Pro bike: Kaitlin Antonneau's Felt ZW1

Women's specific race bike

At the USA Cycling national championships on 4-5 July, 21-year-old Kaitie Antonneau (Exergy TWENTY16) won both the road race and the U23 time trial aboard Felt race bikes. Here, BikeRadar take a look at her Felt ZW1 road machine, which tips the scales at 6.8kg (15lb).

Standing at just under 5ft 2in (1.57m), Antonneau rides a size Small in the women's specific Felt ZW Series, with a 70mm stem and compact cranks (the bikes come in four sizes – Petite, Small, Medium and Tall). Felt says the ZW frames fit women from 4ft 9in (1.4m) to 5ft 11in (1.8m).

About half of the Exergy TWENTY16 women's pro team uses ZW bikes, while the rest use Felt's standard F Series race bikes. The team's ZW1 is sold as a frameset only (claimed frame weight is 900g) and uses Felt's UHC Ultimate + Nano MMC carbon fiber frame. The BB30 shell and dropouts – traditionally aluminum on carbon frames – are also made of carbon fiber.

There are seven other ZW frames with less expensive carbon fiber that come as complete bikes.

Check out our image gallery for a close look at Kaitie Antonneau's Felt ZW1.

The ZW Series is Felt's performance women's line

Complete bike specifications

  • Frameset: Felt ZW1 FitWoman
  • Fork: Felt ZW1 Ultimate + Nano carbon fiber
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Cranks: SRAM Red 2012 SRM, 170mm, 50/34T
  • Chain: SRAM Red 1091
  • Cassette: SRAM Red 2012, 11-25
  • Brake calipers: SRAM Red w/Zipp Flash Pro pads
  • Shift levers: SRAM Red
  • Derailleurs: SRAM Red
  • Wheels: Zipp 404 Firecrest tubulars
  • Tires: Zipp Tangente tubulars (23c)
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Arione
  • Seatpost: Zipp SL Speed
  • Stem: Zipp SL Service Course, 70mm
  • Handlebar: Zipp SL Service Course, 40mm (c-to-c)
  • Tape: Zipp Service Course CX
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero (titanium)
  • Water bottle cages: Arundel carbon fiber
  • Chain catcher: K-Edge
  • Number plate: K-Edge

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 5ft 2in (1.57m)
  • Seat tube length (c-t): 450mm
  • Seat tube length (c-c): 407mm
  • Top tube length: 515mm (horizontal)
  • Head tube length: 130mm
  • Weight: 6.8kg (15lb) with cages and pedals
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
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  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA
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