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The new 2014 Felt Z100 Road Bike

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We may only be halfway through 2013, but that hasn’t stopped Felt from releasing the brand new 2014 Z100 to us at Triathlon LAB!

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Like its 2013 brother, the 2014 Felt Z100 has a 6061 aluminum frame paired with a Felt Endurance Road UHC Carbon Fork, making this bike a lightweight, responsive, well-rounded machine “that can speed through flats and climb to new heights.”

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Now, unlike its 2013 brother, the 2014 Felt Z100 comes with the new Shimano group, Claris. This entry-level groupset comes with an 8-speed setup, giving a quality feel for new riders. The z100 also comes with a 50-34T compact crankset, helping new riders get used to pedaling a fast cadence. The 11-32T rear cassette is pretty entry-level friendly, too.

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Another great thing about this bike is the Felt Supergel Tape that comes wrapped on the handlebars; this tape is amazingly shock-absorbent, and amazingly comfortable.

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And here’s a few more pics to whet your appetite:

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What do you think of the new 2014 Felt Z100? Love the new color scheme? Miss the 2013 blue paint? Dig the new Shimano group? Let us know!

-Chris

Also, if you’d like to contribute to the Triathlon LAB blog, or if you have a question for our mechanic about gear, repairs, frame materials, etc, shoot me an email at Chris@triathlonlab.com!