ZW Series

The goal of Felt’s ZW Series is to honestly address the unique needs of women cyclists from both an engineering standpoint and an athlete’s perspective. Many manufacturers introduce women’s bikes by simply switching some parts, such as saddles and handlebars, and changing the frame graphics to set them apart from men’s models. But Felt started the entire design and engineering process from scratch.
 
The ZW shares some of the ride characteristics of the Z Series. Both feature a longer wheelbase for an extremely confident, assured ride quality. Both offer more handlebar positioning choices, a sloping top tube for superior stand-over clearance and improved vertical compliance that results from a more exposed seatpost.
 
Those design features contribute to the ZW’s overall ride quality, but to really optimize the bike for women, and to address every anatomical detail, every angle and dimension of the frame was scrutinized. Because a woman’s body has distinctly different proportions than a man’s, simply making a smaller frame is not an effective solution. Essentially, Felt reverse-engineered the geometry to achieve the desired fit.
 
Constructed from the same materials as the Z Series bikes, the ZW lay-up is customized to improve performance for women. The top-of-the-line ZW model uses Felt’s unparalleled UHC Ultimate+Nano carbon fiber, and in all ZW bikes the materials are carefully optimized for women’s needs. For example, they all feature smaller diameter tubes, thinner tube walls and shorter tube intersections.
 
As with everything that Felt designs, the ZW is focused on performance.  Felt’s Pro women’s team Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 and reigning Olympic Triathlon champion Emma Snowsill have ridden the ZW to multiple victories in some of the most prestigious races in the world. The ZW is stiff enough for unmatched efficiency, light enough to keep the pros flying over hills, and designed with size-appropriate vertical compliance.
 
Beyond the frame, other ZW women-specific parts and components include slightly shorter cranks and carefully selected compact gearing. The stems are shorter and the handlebar is narrower and shallower. The brake levers feature adjustable reach for smaller hands, and every ZW comes with a comfortable women’s-specific saddle.
 
So what does it all mean? It means that finally there is a bike you can call your own. A bike that’s comfortable, invigorating, motivating and thoroughly enjoyable.Text Block: Category Info - 12596

ZW3 650

The woman-specific lightweight, super-efficient UHC Advanced carbon fiber frame of the ZW3 was designed with input from Felt's elite female road racers and triathletes. This isn’t just a repurposed men’s bike—the ZW3, built with Felt’s FITWoman geometry, and is custom engineered to meet the specific needs of women athletes. Smaller-diameter carbon fiber tubes, a shorter cockpit to accommodate female proportions, and race-ready parts including SRAM Red components plus Zipp Service Course stem and seatpost—it’s all part of the ZW3 package.

ZW4 650

Designed specifically for women riders, the 2012 ZW4 features the same FITWoman geometry preferred by racers Coryn Rivera and Emma Snowsill. Smaller-diameter carbon fiber tubes and a shorter cockpit are custom-built to accommodate female proportions. The lightweight and efficient UHC Advanced MMC carbon fiber frame delivers fantastic performance and Shimano Ultegra components provide exceptional shifting.

ZW5 650

With a UHC Performance carbon fiber frame, the women-specific ZW5 has incredible torsional stiffness for quick acceleration and razor-sharp handling. At the same time, this custom blend of frame materials, built with Felt’s FITWoman geometry, offers comfort and control for a silky smooth ride. And reliable Shimano 105 shifting helps you fly up hills and speed through the flats.

ZW6

With women-specific components including custom-shaped handlebars and an ergonomic saddle, the ZW6 blends comfort and performance in a package that’s designed just for female riders. The FITWoman UHC Performance carbon fiber frame and fork gives it a lightweight, zippy ride quality on par with many pro road bike models.

ZW6 650

With women-specific components including custom-shaped handlebars and an ergonomic saddle, the ZW6 blends comfort and performance in a package that’s designed just for female riders. The FITWoman UHC Performance carbon fiber frame and fork gives it a lightweight, zippy ride quality on par with many pro road bike models.

ZW75

Felt’s FITWoman custom-butted and shaped Superlite aluminum frame tubing forms the heart of this lightweight, stiff performance road bike that’s built specifically for female proportions. The VR carbon fiber seatstay, fork and seatpost add a smooth ride quality, while a handlebar and a saddle designed just for women give it a ride quality that’s both precise and stable. Reliable SRAM Apex drivetrain components and brakes ensure comfort and control with every pedal stroke.

ZW75 650

Felt’s FITWoman custom-butted and shaped Superlite aluminum frame tubing forms the heart of this lightweight, stiff performance road bike that’s built specifically for female proportions. The 7005 superlight aluminum seatstays, paired with a UHC carbon fiber fork and seatpost add a smooth ride quality, while a handlebar and a saddle designed just for women give it a ride quality that’s both precise and stable. Reliable SRAM Apex drivetrain components and brakes ensure comfort and control with every pedal stroke.

ZW95

Built specifically for a woman's proportions, the FITWoman ZW95 offers incredible performance at an affordable price. Felt’s FITWoman custom-butted and shaped Superlite aluminum frame tubing forms the heart of this lightweight, stiff performance road bike. A carbon fiber fork and female specific geometry deliver exceptional ride quality, while a handlebar and saddle designed just for women create a ride quality that’s both precise and comfortable. The ZW95 with its high quality parts including the 10-speed drivetrain rival many bikes that cost twice as much.

ZW95 650

Built specifically for a woman's proportions, the FITWoman ZW95 offers incredible performance at an affordable price. Felt’s FITWoman custom-butted and shaped Superlite aluminum frame tubing forms the heart of this lightweight, stiff performance road bike. A carbon fiber fork and female specific geometry deliver exceptional ride quality, while a handlebar and saddle designed just for women create a ride quality that’s both precise and comfortable. The ZW95 with its high quality parts including the 10-speed drivetrain rival many bikes that cost twice as much.