Felt Track

No, that picture is not backwards. Felt is once again teaming up with the U.S. women’s team pursuit after making history with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games which was the greatest achievement by a U.S. track racing team ever. Now they want it all!

Felt teamed up with HED, FSA and others to create the Felt TA FRD (Track Aero | Felt Racing Development). Check out the video to see how they came up with this Olympic weapon and why they went south-paw with the drivetrain…

Felt spills the juicy details on how they along with HED & FSA came up with the TA FRD’s design and proprietary components. And when you see why they stuck the drivetrain on the opposite side, the competition will probably say, “why didn’t we think of that”?

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john
john
6 years ago

And the UCI outlaws left side drivetrains in 3…2,,,1,,,

anonymous
anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  john

Of they start going the other direction.

If your crank doesn’t have airfoil profiles and a threaded GXP/Campy bottom bracket you can do this simply by swapping pedal axles and threadlocking the pedals, and just flipping things.

Iceman
Iceman
6 years ago

Remember “Project 96” ?? They never learn

Mick
Mick
6 years ago
Reply to  Iceman

Sure do… but do you actually have a point (?)…or are you just reminiscing?

Huffytoss
Huffytoss
6 years ago
Reply to  Mick

The project was a disaster. The no top tube design was proven to be slower than the Lotus’s, but the designer still pushed it through despite everyone telling him it was a bad design.

SuperDave
6 years ago
Reply to  Iceman

The GT Superbike was a superior machine, unfortunately the team rode the Boone position instead of the now outlawed Superman position.

David R.
David R.
6 years ago

Very cool.

nightfend
6 years ago

There was nothing wrong with project 96 bikes. At the time they were probably the most aero bikes out there. But just because you have a fast bike doesn’t guarantee a gold medal. You still need the athlete.

The new Felt looks great, btw.

Brent
Brent
6 years ago
Reply to  nightfend

Nightfend,
I was about to say this bike triggered a lot of contreversy… when in absolute it didn’t. There was a consensus among the Engineers of winning bikes (Look and Mavic for what I know) that the bike had a lot of troubles, the stiffness was one and if I remember properly there was some questions on the bike sizes.

Quick web search still has traces of the poor feed-backs
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-08-04/sports/9608040319_1_national-coaching-director-medals-bronze

Tri3z71
Tri3z71
6 years ago

Pardon my ignorance, but I’ve wondered why the drivetrain is on the right side? Is there a UCI standard that say’s it must be on that side? So if a company wanted to do a left side, could they?

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Tri3z71

UCI approval only matters if you are racing in UCI-sanctioned events.

For example, triathletes compete under a separate set of rules under a different sanctioning body, many times riding triathlon bikes that aren’t UCI-legal.

Pit
Pit
6 years ago

Wow that is pretty sick. Want to see that in motion on the track.

Pit
Pit
6 years ago

The anti-stem and dropouts, really neat looking aero bits.

Dsand
Dsand
6 years ago

And I’ve been using a felt brougham on the track for some time now…. I’m fat aero bike is the least of my worries. Awesome bike.

peter
peter
6 years ago

NO BAN THIS NOW! IT IS TOO MUCH FOR THE UCI TO TAKE IN!
TOO MUCH TOO SOON!
LOVE IT!