Felt built its name by creating innovative, aerodynamic bikes to race against the clock. For more than 20 years, we have continually brought new ideas to rider positioning, efficiency and, above all, aerodynamic performance. From World Champion triathletes MirindaCarfrae, and TerenzoBozzone, Olympic and World Time Trial Champion Kristin Armstrong, to the pros of Argos- Shimano, when it comes to solo efforts, winners rely on Felt.
The bikes you see in our 2013 TT/Tri Series have undergone years of development refinement and have already been proven—in the wind tunnel and in competition—to be our fastest yet.
It starts with the DA, Felt’s premier TT/Tri bike. Incorporating radically shaped frame tubing, UHC Ultimate+Nano carbon fiber, and a host of new technologies including the Bayonet 3 Steering System and proprietary, aerodynamic brakes, the latest generation of the DA has already tallied several major international victories.
The DA’s design process was timeconsuming and expensive, but the results speak for themselves. After extensive internal brainstorming, detailed rider feedback, and studies in airflow and tube shapes, the engineering team used powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to test their designs in a virtual environment. CFD, commonly used in the design of F1 racecars and multimillion dollar yachts, allows Felt to dial in our designs before creating physical prototypes.
By the time the DA prototypes were built, Felt engineers already understood what frame shapes worked best; but the development phase is never complete until the bike is analyzed in the wind tunnel. Over a period of more than a year, adjustments were made, new prototypes built—until they got it absolutely perfect.
But the real strength of Felt’s TT/Tri Series is its depth. For 2013, the DA will be available in seven different configurations including a new women’s specific model. The B Series bikes, which are continuously recognized by cycling magazine editors for their blend of incredible performance and value, have been updated to improve performance across all pricepoints. Both the B2 and B12 frames are descendents of the DA frames, with nearly identical shaping. Engineers tweaked the front end to accommodate the standard fork, giving the headtube an aero and torsionally stiff hourglass shape. The result is a frame with ProTour caliber performance.
Every Felt TT/Tri bike is outfitted with a meticulously selected collection of components and parts. Each one, no matter its price, is built to offer the best aerodynamic performance and fit so that you can reach your goals. With Felt TT/Tri bikes, your best performance has never been more attainable.