The unpredictable and constantly changing terrain in cyclocross puts a rider’s skills to the test, and it’s also the ultimate proving grounds for a bike. The sport requires a lightweight, high-performance bike that can stand up to the elements and excel in a wide variety of punishing terrain. Enter the all-new Felt FX Series.
The Felt-sponsored pros that depend on FX bikes demand a few things: The bikes have to handle confidently in dirt, sand, mud or snow. They have to be lightweight to zip up climbs, toss over a shoulder and carry through barrier sections. They have to always shift like new, stop instantly and accelerate like a rocket out of corners. Failure to do any one of these things is a compromise our racers can’t accept.
For 2012, Felt implemented years of design experience, racer input, and cutting-edge technology to create a World Cup caliber cyclocross bike. The F1X was built for cyclocross pros like multiple U.S. National Champion Ryan Trebon, the new FX series benefits from the advanced engineering, materials and manufacturing processes of Felt’s latest-generation road bikes. Featuring full carbon fiber construction, the F1X blends Felt’s newest road frame technologies with cyclocross geometry, additional mud clearance, arcing seatstays and a flattened top tube underside for more comfortable shouldering.
The result is unparalleled performance. The F1X frame weighs over 300 grams less than Felt’s previous top-of-the-line offering, while a BB30 bottom bracket, tapered headtube, and UHC Performance carbon fiber deliver optimal power transfer.
From the F1X to the singlespeed Breed, each Felt FX bike blends all the features of a serious cyclocross race bike with real-world versatility so that it’s perfectly capable of doing a race one weekend and an epic dirt-road ride the next. FX is game for any adventure where you might encounter pavement, dirt and who knows what else.
Whether you’re shooting for a national championship or just dabbling in ’cross to improve your fitness—or even if you just need a fast, quick-handling and dependable bike for rides that might lead you off the pavement—there is an FX just for you.