Every racecourse is different, with varying elevation gains, road curvature, and, of course, an endless variety of wind, both in terms of velocity and direction. After endless simulated modeling, wind tunnel testing, and real-world riding of prototypes, countless new designs were scrutinized, updated, and tested again, the cycle repeating anew. The result is a bike worthy of carrying on the legendary IA name, one also featuring the improved performance that disc brakes bring to the riding experience. It’s not merely fast in a straight line—it’s faster in all conditions.
DISC BRAKES & THRU-AXLES
Disc brakes are the best means of controlling a bicycle. Period. Plus, they perform better in adverse weather conditions. Wherever the road takes you, and in whatever conditions you find yourself, the disc brake-equipped IA gives you the confidence to tackle any racecourse. To accommodate the added stopping forces provided by disc brakes, the IA features thru-axles rather than traditional quick-release skewers. It’s a proven design that provides a more secure interface between the bicycle frame and the wheel, which also enhances the stiffness of the frame-and-wheel connection. We also offer a version of the IA with rim brakes for athletes who still prefer that classic feel.
The IA comes equipped with Felt’s latest top tube storage solution, the integrated CALpac 2.0. This storage unit features ample space for all of the riding essentials to which a rider needs quick and easy access. Likewise, the IA includes the BTSpac storage device, located behind the seat tube. This unit is ideal for a flat tire repair kit and/or on-the-go tool kit, or any other items that a rider doesn’t require while pedaling on the bike. It’s shape has been aerodynamically optimized for the IA, meaning that it creates no penalty in terms of aerodynamic drag.
|Frame||Felt Aero TRI/TT | UHC Performance carbon fiber|
|Fork||Felt Aero TT/Tri | UHC Performance carbon fiber with aluminum steerer tube|
|Shifters||MicroSHIFT A11, TRI/TT|
|Front Derailleur||Brazed-On | integrated backup plate, non-replaceable, aluminum|
|Rear Derailleur||Standard Mount | QR 130 TT/TRI, integrated with frame, Non-Replaceable|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 R7000, 52/36T|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded | BSA 68mm|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 R7000, 11-28T|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601|
|Brake Levers||Tektro TL720|
|Brakes||Rim, Direct Mount | Chainstay, under bottom bracket|
|Front Wheel||Devox WheelRRS.A1 with Shimano hubs | 24/19|
|Rear Wheel||Devox WheelRRS.A1 with Shimano hubs | 24/19|
|Tires||Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x25c|
|Stem||Felt Dagger 31.8 | Lite aluminum|
|Handlebar||BaseBar: Devox Bayonet 3.1 | SuperLite aluminum / Extensions: Devox Ergomod | Aluminum|
|Seatpost||Felt AeroTRI IL 1.0 VM | UHC Advanced carbon fiber|
|Size||48, 51, 54|