For 2013 Felt B16 the Irvine-based bicycle company is bringing the technology from that DA-level frame down to the mid-level B-series. The most notable difference is that the B-series drops the Bayonet front end in place of a traditional 1.25″ steerer tube and standard fork. This is an increase from Felt’s previous standard-steerer bikes, which had used 1-inch bearings.
Felt B16 The most affordable full carbon fiber TT/Tri bike in Felt’s 2013 line makes no compromises when it comes to performance. The foundation of the B16 is the fast, efficient frameset that features Felt’s UHC Performance carbon fiber frame material, formed through Modular Monocoque Construction. Shimano Ultegra derailleurs and an FSA Omega compact crank help ensure that every ounce of your energy propels you forward to a new best time.
- Wind Tunnel
This product directly benefited from advanced computer design work using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) software from CD-Adapco as well as extensive wind tunnel testing to make them as aerodynamically efficient and technologically advanced as possible
- Internal Cable Routing
This indicates the use of flow-through internal cable routing. It reduces wind drag and prevents contaminants from entering and interfering with the function of brake or shifter cables.
- Inside Out
InsideOut is a revolutionary internally optimized molding process that completely eliminates excess material, and therefore weight, inside the frame tubes and junctions. Placing polyurethane inserts inside the frame during the molding process—especially at the bottom bracket and head tube area—and then applying a precise amount of pressure and heat results in perfectly formed tubes, inside and out.
- Modular Monocoque Construction
Modular Monocoque Construction is an advanced carbon fiber manufacturing technique that allows Felt to mold individual sections of the frameset and then join them together. The main advantage of MMC is that it allows each section to be optimized to meet the specific engineering demands of that particular section of the frame.
- UHC Performance
UHC Performance is a T700-based blend of raw carbon fiber, which has a tensile strength that’s 7.9 times greater than 3/2/5 titanium and a stiffness rating that’s 3.34 times greater than 6061 aluminum. UHC Performance brings the unmatched performance of a Felt carbon fiber bike to more affordable pricing levels than ever before.
Specs Felt B16 :
|sizes||51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|frame material||Carbon Fibre|
|brakeset||Tektro Aero Felt Integrated Aero w/ cartridge brake pads|
|front derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
Gallery Felt B16 : Photo
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