This is my anecdotal review of my new 2001 Felt FC build. Got the 2011 Felt FC frame from Campus Cyclery in Cincinnati and the wheels and group stuff from Main Street Bikes in KY.
Aesthetically the frame is so clean. I love the monochromatic colorway. Black and white is great for me. I’m o.k. with the little dashes of red. But I’ll tell you the truth, I never want a red bike, I don’t buy red colored components. Anyhow, from a design point of view the frame screams GO>
As soon as I got it built with the help of slumberjack (chewning) and Jamie I took it out for a little spin. It was about 10:30 at night and dark so I really couldn’t go for a ride. The initial sensation is that it’s “linear.” wtf, does that mean? It has a profound sensation of every pedal push moving the bike forward on a razor tight line. The streets around College Hill / Cincinnati are not smooth by any means, still it absorbs the road chatter efficiently. This is most likely helped by the Easton EC90 fork.
I’ll be taking her on our maiden race tomorrow. it’s a hilly steep mofo with fast descents. I’ll report in with full feedback.
So the rocket ship is built and now I’m fine tuning the engine……………