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2017 Felt IA2 black/silver

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2017 Felt IA2 Di2

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $6,999.00

Special Price $4,999.00

Your Savings: 29%

Quick Overview

So high tech, the Tour de France won't let it race!

Details

Color: Matte Carbon/Silver

Size: 51cm

The Felt IA2 might be the rolling definition of an "unfair advantage".

Above 30kph -about 18mph in old money- a rider spends about half their energy just pushing through the air. That's also assuming that the air is completely still. When a headwind comes into play, riding faster gets even harder. Why not let the bike help to reduce the workload? The Felt IA2 is designed to do exactly that. In fact, the IA2 is so good at cleaving the air like a hot cinder through jell-o, the Tour de France wouldn't allow it in a time trial! Triathlons, however, are not limited by such rulebooks. Felt knew they could let their design staff run wild, and this is some of their best work to help you go faster.

Engineering and developing aerodynamic speed machines takes time and know-how, and Felt has plenty of both. Felt's own UHC Advanced carbon fiber is used thoughout the frame and fully-carbon fiber fork, bringing an outstanding stength-to-weight ratio to every mile. Computational Fluid Dynamics software -or CFD- is used to perfect the frame and fork shape of the IA2 before a single plastic mock-up is sent to the wind tunnel. Once the shape has been refined, prototypes are sent to Felt's professional athletes and put through the meat grinder of the pro triathlon circuit. Triathletes riding Felt IA series of triathlon bicycles are undefeated at Kona as of 2019, allowing them to give valuable feedback to Felt's design team. Felt's UHC Advanced carbon fiber is a "recipe" of different raw forms of carbon fiber to bring feather-lightness, high torsional strength, and a smooth ride quality to the IA2.

The details make all the difference when seconds count, and the IA2 has them covered. Integrated brake calipers and internal cable routing offer a super-sleek profile to the wind, while a press-fit bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery. Integrated top tube storage for gels or even a smartwatch makes yet another aspect of race day hassle-free. Deep fork blades and a blended fork crown help manage air turbulence effectively, making the deep-chord down tube work even better at high speeds.

Drivetrain duties are handled by Shimano's revolutionary Ultegra Di2 electronic component group. Instead of cables and housing, servo motors move the derailleurs with lightning-quickness. So quick, in fact, it even prolongs the lifespan of the chain. Shifter buttons are found at the end of the aero extensions and the end of the base bars. With more than one position to operate the drivetrain, the rider can shift while standing out of the saddle. Just try that with bar-end mechanical shifters! Shimano Ultegra front and rear derailleurs are powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery submerged inside the seat tube. Charging is done at the junction box at the IA2's head tube. Time between recharges is usually between 900-1000 miles. A Shimano Ultegra 52/36T alloy crankset and 12-25T Ultegra cassette adds a wide gearing range for challenging high-speed courses and fast bike splits.

Deep-section carbon fiber TTR wheels cleave the air better than shallow alloy hoops, and are lighter to boot. The front TTR1 rim is 50mm deep, while the rear TTR0 rim is a whopping 90mm. The deeper the rim cross-section, the lower the drag. 700x23c Felt TTR tires keep rolling resistance low as well. The IA2's ISM Adamo Attack saddle is padded for comfort when the rider is in an aggressive position during extreme efforts. It sits atop a wing-shaped UHC Advanced carbon fiber seatpost/mast that reduces the crossing of turbulence from left to right, keeping the air managed more effectively. The base bar is installed on a direct-mount stem, adding torsional stength when pedaling out of the saddle. The aero extensions and forearm pads are also adjustable, ensuring a comfortable fit for short distance events to long-course IronMan races.

A Shimano charging cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.

Additional Information

Year 2017
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Black
Speeds 22 speed
Features

Ultralight weight, aerodynamic design, aggressive aero fit, UHC Advanced carbon fiber frame, InsideOut carbon fiber frame construction, BB30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, horizontal dropouts with adjustable stops, fully integrated brake calipers, integrated CalPac top tube storage, Felt Dagger UHC Advanced carbon fiber fork w/carbon fiber steerer tube and dropouts, integrated front brake caliper, 11-speed Shimano electronic Di2 bar-end shifters (2-button), Shimano Ultegra Di2 front derailleur, Shimano Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur, Shimano Ultegra 52/36T crankset, Shimano 12-25T cassette, Shimano chain, Felt TTR1 Novatec carbon fiber front wheel w/50mm Depth (front), Felt TTR0 Novatec carbon fiber rear wheel w/90mm Depth (rear), 700c x 23c Felt Aero TTR2 tires, Felt Aero Brake System with integrated covers front and rear, ISM Adamo Attack STN saddle, Felt Vibration Reducing Aero Tri UHC Advanced carbon fiber seatpost/mast, alloy Felt Dagger stem, Felt Dagger UHC Ultimate + Nano base bar with Felt S-Bend 3-position extensions, battery charger cable

Manufacturer Felt