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lawrences
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FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:27 pm

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Sorry for the non OCP photo haha.

Got the bike back in August and really loving it. Frame is stiff and fast on the flats the Ultegra groupset does the job more than satisfactorily. Only thing I'm looking to upgrade is the wheels. The RS30's are fine for training and such but I feel they are the weakest link when it comes to a race.

If anyone has some good suggestions for wheels for crits and some time trials with clip on bars please post.

Thanks for looking.

P.s I know there is a "suitcase on the saddle" But i hate the feeling of having bulked out jersey pockets.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:06 am

If you don't want full pockets you can add another bottle cage and get one of the bottle cage storage thingys (or just use a normal water bottle with a bag inside so you can pull everything out easily.

Would look much better than a saddle bag -> although would be more of a pain if you want to take a cage off for crits.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:15 am

Not a bad idea for short rides where I won't be drinking too much. It's got a second bottle cage on now so could do that no problem and I would be taking the saddle bag off for crits anyway.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby declan1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:03 am

That's rather nice! Some deep section carbon wheels would look really good on that!

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby noodleman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:32 am

Nice bike. Really pleased with mine too. I can highly recommend Reynolds assaults. Good price and lightweight too.
You can search my posts to see a pic of my AR4 with them on to see wether you like them.
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Re: FELT AR4

Postby ILM Zero7 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:52 pm

Used to have an AR4 it was so stiff, great to wind up on long flat roads, but needs some 50mm carbons to make the most of its aero slipperiness
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Re: FELT AR4

Postby Cornish-J » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:26 pm

looks great, god knows when you took that picture...i havent seen sun down here for months!

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:47 pm

The picture is from late October sometime. Was far too nice a day not too make the most of it.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Fri May 17, 2013 12:04 pm

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Just got some deep sections from the classifieds. Took this photo on the first test ride. The bike is so fast right now. Snapped up 4 KOM's which I think were all mine already but still very pleased.

Shall be race tested in a few TT's when exams are finished with.

If I get any photo's with a nicer background I'll put them up. I Was trying to get a shot looking out from the lizard toward Falmouth but I got lost.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby declan1 » Fri May 17, 2013 12:28 pm

Looks much better apart from the aerobars! :D

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 pm

I'm training for Time Trials and it's my only bike so not much I can do about that :P The carbon weave on the aerobars matches the frame if that helps haha.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby declan1 » Fri May 17, 2013 12:36 pm

lawrences wrote:I'm training for Time Trials and it's my only bike so not much I can do about that :P The carbon weave on the aerobars matches the frame if that helps haha.


You can take them off when you're not TTing ;)

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby andytee87 » Fri May 17, 2013 21:06 pm

Is the top photo Pendennis? Falmouth in the sun is pretty hard to beat

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Fri May 17, 2013 22:33 pm

andytee87 wrote:Is the top photo Pendennis? Falmouth in the sun is pretty hard to beat


It is. That's a bloody good spot. Not many clues in that photo.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby VTech » Fri May 17, 2013 23:24 pm

Stunning bike.
Living MY dream.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby andytee87 » Sat May 18, 2013 08:10 am

lawrences wrote:
andytee87 wrote:Is the top photo Pendennis? Falmouth in the sun is pretty hard to beat


It is. That's a bloody good spot. Not many clues in that photo.


Went to uni in fal, so plenty of time spent around gylly and Pendennis. Bike looks fantastic by the way- maybe I'd remove the wheel vinyls but that's just personal aesthetics

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby fludey » Sat May 18, 2013 08:23 am

Nice bike I want one :)
If you decide to trade wheels in let me know I could do with some better wheels on my other felt :?
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Re: FELT AR4

Postby fludey » Sat May 18, 2013 08:26 am

Just noticed has yours got a compact on it?
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Re: FELT AR4

Postby lawrences » Sat May 18, 2013 08:42 am

Thanks Vtech

andytee87 wrote:Went to uni in fal, so plenty of time spent around gylly and Pendennis. Bike looks fantastic by the way- maybe I'd remove the wheel vinyls but that's just personal aesthetics


I'm at Uni here now :). I was thinking about the wheel decals, maybe swapping them for white ones. But I will probably leave them for a bit and see how I feel. Club kit is yellow so it's never going to look good in a race.
fludey wrote:Just noticed has yours got a compact on it?


It's the stock 52/36 And I run 11-25's at the back.

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Re: FELT AR4

Postby fludey » Sat May 18, 2013 19:01 pm

Mine has 53/39 but would have preferred 52/36 or lower...changed the rears have choice of 11-25 or 11-27...maybe I just need stronger legs :roll:
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