Felt F70 vs Avanti San Remo Pro

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by peterlip, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm about to purchase a 3 chain ring, 105 equipped bike, and have narrowed it down to the Felt F70 and the Avanti San Remo Pro. The Felt I can get a little cheaper, and in my opinion looks better, but the Avanti is slightly better equipped. Decisions, decisions..

    Has anybody out there had any experiences with either?



    Peter.
     
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  2. Cycliste

    Cycliste New Member

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    I test rode the F70 but not the Avanti (wouldn't even know where to find one, don't seem to be in the USA :eek: ).

    The F70 rides smoothly and responsiveness is good. The 105 gears worked great, though on the bike I tested minor adustment on FD was needed.
    I did not like the bars and stem position but that is something the LBS was ready to swap. Ergo bars and horizontal stem would probably got me close to a perfect fit and steering.

    Because I had tried (much) more expensive bikes with carbon SS, I can say the F70 rivals with those, but also because I had tried the new Ultegra 10, I wanted to check the F65 or F60 instead, which I am waiting on one available to test ride.

    From a good test ride, I can tell the F70 is a great bike and an excellent value, probably best in this frame / component category.
     
  3. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

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    Yes, I think Avanti is based in New Zealand, so may not be available outside Australia & NZ (???).

    Thanx for the feedback on the F70. The more I research, the more I lean towards the Felt. All I need to do now is test ride them.
     
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