The unpredictable and constantly changing terrain in cyclocross puts a rider’s skills to the test, and it’s also the ultimate proving grounds for a bike. The sport requires a lightweight, high-performance bike that can stand up to the elements and excel in a wide variety of punishing terrain. Enter the all-new Felt FX Series.
The Felt-sponsored pros that depend on FX bikes demand a few things: The bikes have to handle confidently in dirt, sand, mud or snow. They have to be lightweight to zip up climbs, toss over a shoulder and carry through barrier sections. They have to always shift like new, stop instantly and accelerate like a rocket out of corners. Failure to do any one of these things is a compromise our racers can’t accept.
For 2012, Felt implemented years of design experience, racer input, and cutting-edge technology to create a World Cup caliber cyclocross bike. The F1X was built for the rigors and demands of elite level cyclocross races, including World Cups and National Championships. As a result, the new FX series benefits from the advanced engineering, materials and manufacturing processes of Felt’s latest-generation road bikes. Featuring full carbon fiber construction, the F1X blends Felt’s newest road frame technologies with cyclocross geometry, additional mud clearance, arcing seatstays and a flattened top tube underside for more comfortable shouldering.
The result is unparalleled performance. The F1X frame weighs over 300 grams less than Felt’s previous top-of-the-line offering, while a BB30 bottom bracket, tapered headtube, and UHC Performance carbon fiber deliver optimal power transfer.
From the F1X to the singlespeed Breed, each Felt FX bike blends all the features of a serious cyclocross race bike with real-world versatility so that it’s perfectly capable of doing a race one weekend and an epic dirt-road ride the next. FX is game for any adventure where you might encounter pavement, dirt and who knows what else.
Whether you’re shooting for a national championship or just dabbling in ’cross to improve your fitness—or even if you just need a fast, quick-handling and dependable bike for rides that might lead you off the pavement—there is an FX just for you.