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Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by prhino, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. prhino

    prhino New Member

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    Yes, I ended up buying the F75. I paid an extra $50 over what I would have paid at the other place, but I think it was worth it.

    The funny thing is, I didn't notice how mis-matched the componentry is on the Felt bikes. You get a bit of Ultegra, a bit of 105, a bit of no-name. It's kind of bugging me, but I guess it doesn't matter.
     


  2. Al R 1955

    Al R 1955 New Member

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    Do not let it bug you.....most bike mobs do it untill they get near the top level cause it always sounds good to say Ultegra even if it is only one component ie rear derailleur.
     
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    They do this to give you the best bang for your buck. Why pay the extra cost for the better front derailer, when you use so rarely.
     
  4. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    I don't share your benevolent view of the manufacturers. If I were to choose one part of a higher groupset, I'd go for shifters, followed by crankset/BB. The RD makes bugger all shifting difference, bugger all weight difference, and, especially at manufacturer's wholesale rates, little cost difference.
    It's a marketing con; we all look at the RD to "identify" the quality level of a bike. It's a cheap and easy way of having a bike seem one quality rung higher.
    Doesn't mean it isn't a good bike, 'though. ;)
     
  5. prhino

    prhino New Member

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    Just a follow-up, I've had my Felt F75 for a few weeks now and am loving it. I did the BRW triathlon on it last weekend and it went great.

    I notice that Dean Woods now have it on special for $1649, which is a really nice price, and $250 less than I paid!
     
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