The Bay Area is abundant in these two things - hills and triathletes. Traditionally, a pure bred tri bike doesn’t get along too well with steep climbs or twisty descents, leaving many riders spending a lot of money on both a road bike for training on and a dedicated tri bike for race day. Luckily there are a few bikes out there that blur those lines.
We just got in a shipment of the revamped 2014 Felt AR. Deep, wind cutting aero tubes and tight clearances with traditional road bike geometry and drop handlebars make it the perfect multipurpose machine for all day road riding on the most technical routes while giving up nothing to true aerodynamic performance.
New from previous generations is a refined frame shape for even better aero performance, a tapered head tube and BB30 shell for improved stiffness, reshaped seat stays for more comfort and compliance, as well as a bit weight loss.
If you’re looking for a fast road bike that can pull double duty as a true aero tri bike, make sure to stop by the shop and check out the new Felt AR. We’ve got them in stock now, dressed in either Shimano 105 or the all new 11 speed Ultegra 6800.