Felt Bicycles releases the B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bikes for 2011. All three triathlon bikes have a high modulus carbon frame with a reduced weight by 5%. The B12 comes with an aero tubeset that features internal cable routing. It has forged horizontal dropouts and Felt 3.2 Airfoil carbon steerer. It has SRAM Red with R2C bar end shifters and SRAM Red TT chainrings to deliver smooth shifting and high aerodynamics. Its Bayonet handlebars can be adjusted with total weight of 19.62lbs. The retail price for the Felt B12 is $3499.
The B14 shares the same fork with
Ultegra Dura Ace derailleurs and TRP aero brake levers. It also has a 10-speed Shimano bar end shifters. The new B14 also uses the Felt TTR-3 700c 40mm deep aluminum rims which has a CNC machined braking surface. It also makes use of the Bayonet 6061 T6 base bar with integrated length that can be adjusted. Other components like gel arm rest pads, 3D aluminum forged stem, Monocoque seatpost and a Felt 3.3 Tri/TT saddle. The B14 weighs 19.98lbs and retails for $2799.
Finally, the B16 is the most affordable among the new triathlon bikes. Priced at $1999, it features the new Shimano Ultegra derailleurs with Felt TTR-4 700c wheelset with 30mm deep aluminum rims. It has dual pivot brakes, Teflon bushings and stainless steel parts. The B16 has 6061 butted aero base bar and also 7075 aluminum f-bend extensions which are adjustable. With Shimano 105 components, the B16 weighs 20.78lbs.