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2018 Felt IA16 red

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2018 Felt IA16

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $2,999.00

Special Price $2,699.00

Your Savings: 10%

Quick Overview

Felt's IA series starts with this head-turner

Details

Color: Red/White/Black

Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56 and 58cm. Please call for size availability

The IA16 is Felt's most affordable rule-breaker! This machine isn't legal at national and world time trial championships due to restrictive UCI rules, but triathlons (and triathlon bicycles) aren't hamstrung by a rulebook written in Switzerland.

The IA16 makes every mile faster with a frame and fork designed with real-world conditions in mind. Yaw angles of 5-15 degrees are more commonly encountered, and so the IA16's rounded trailing edges resist gusts and buffeting more effectively than teardrop tube shapes. Also, the IA16 was developed with multiple trips to a wind tunnel made by Felt's R&D staff to get the final frame shape just right. Those deep cross-section tubes slice the air much better than boxy shapes! Computational Fluid Dynamic -or CFD- analysis helped make the frame shape of the IA16 nearly perfect, but wind tunnel development (not just testing of the final product) is where Felt really dials in their machines.

Once the shape of the IA16 was perfected, Felt used their proprietary UHC Performance carbon fiber to produce a lightweight "chassis" that helps you fly up inclines as well as slice through the air. A press-fit BB30 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery, even during uphill, out-of-the-saddle charges. Internal cable routing keeps the IA16 looking clean and sleek, too. Even the rear brake caliper is tucked under the bottom bracket to hide from the wind. Cool, huh? An integrated top tube space for energy gels and food is convenient, while a storage box located on the seat tube gives the bike even better aero numbers, too. The UHC Advanced carbon fiber fork is also aero-shaped, giving the IA16 a better profile as it meets the wind.

An FSA Omega 50/34T crankset and 11-28T Shimano cassette does power delivery duty, while Shimano's reliable 11-speed 105 derailleurs takes up gear change duties. 11-speed MicroShift bar-end shifters are found on the alloy aero extensions, while standard aero levers on found on the base bar. tubeless-ready 27mm-profile alloy Devox wheels bring light and durable rolling stock to the IA16. 700x23c Felt tires help keep drag numbers low, too. An ISM saddle sits atop a UHC Advanced carbon fiber blade-style seatpost that is secured by Felt's InternaLoc clamp. That clamp design is not only sleek, but it also reduces stress on the frame when securing the saddle height.

If you have questions on bike fit, or wish to get a comprehensive bike fit session with a member of our staff, please call for details.

Additional Information

Year 2018
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Red
Speeds 22 speed
Features Light weight, aero shaping, stable handling, UHC Performance carbon fiber frame, internal cable routing, integrated rear dropout adjustment, integrated top-tube storage space, UHC Advanced carbon fiber aero fork w/1.125" carbon fiber steerer tube, 11-speed microShift shifters, aero/TT brake levers, Shimano 105 front derailleur, Shimano 105 rear derailleur, FSA Omega 50/34T compact crankset, Shimano 11-28T cassette, tubeless-ready alloy Devox 30A wheelset, 700x23c Felt Aero tires, alloy dual-pivot front brake caliper, alloy direct-mount dual-pivot brake caliper mounted under crankset/bottom bracket, Felt bayonet 3 base bar w/alloy aero extensions, UHC Advanced aero seatpost w/Felt InternaLoc seat clamp, frame-mounted BTSpac storage box
Manufacturer Felt