Felt Bicycles introduces the Z5 Road Bike for 2011. Marketed to be a versatile performer, the Z5 features a high modulus carbon fiber frame that has a forged dropout, replaceable hanger with 3K finish. It adheres to Felt’s classic racing specific geometry.
The fork comes with the same material as the frame with aluminum dropouts and carbon blades. It also has the Felt compression drive and a 1-1/8” steerer and crown. New Shimano 105 brakes, cassette, derailleurs, chain and shifters are on the Z5 with Mavic CXP-22N aluminum rims. It also has machined UB control braking surface and wear indicator, dual pivot brakes on stainless steel parts and Teflon bushings.
Painted with DuPont, it has a gloss clear finish and weighs 18.09 pounds with frame weight lighter by 10%. The Felt 2011 Z5 road bike comes in sizes of 700c x 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm, retail price is $1999.