Meet the FR. There’s a reason it’s our flagship race bike series. Actually, there are dozens of reasons. But here’s all you need to know: If you’re looking for the best-handling, fastest-climbing, smoothest-riding road racing bike in the world, you’ve found it in the FR line.
Buy it if:
You’re looking for an all-around road race bike designed for incredible handling and pedaling efficiency, as well as the durability afforded by an aluminum frame.
Don’t buy it if:
You want a carbon frame. Have have several great options for you, including the FR | Advanced and FR | Performance lines, each with three and two complete bikes on offer, respectively.
- Clearance for up to 28mm tires
- Hydraulic disc brakes for unrivaled stopping power
- SuperLite aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork
Upgrades over FR | Performance line:
The FR represents one half of the ideal union between bike and rider. Free of excess, it was painstakingly and obsessively honed for the needs of the most committed road cyclists, in order to win battles of will, attrition, and tactics on any racecourse. When you strip away unnecessary indulgences and gimmicks, all that is left is pure performance, embodied in a bike that is an extension of you.
While carbon fiber is undoubtedly the most popular bicycle frame material of this day and age, it’s by no means the only one. Aluminum road bikes first began dominating professional racing several decades ago, and it’s easy to understand why. Aluminum was lighter than steel, and frame makers had more freedom in the size, shapes, and profiles of tubes at their disposal. Aluminum technology has continuously advanced over time, and today’s aluminum bikes offer incredible performance by any standard. What’s important for all cyclists to remember is that frame material alone doesn’t yield a high-performance or poor-quality bike. Just like how the finest food ingredients demand the skills of a chef to yield a truly exquisite meal, bicycle frame materials require engineering expertise to produce a truly great bicycle. While aluminum itself is slightly heavier than most types of carbon fiber, all other things being equal, this isn’t always the case. In fact, a well-designed and finely crafted aluminum frame will be lighter, pedal more efficiently, and ride more smoothly than a poorly designed carbon frame.
The FR | 30 frame is constructed from our SuperLite aluminum, which isn’t just a silly moniker—this frame truly is amongst the lightest on the market compared with comparable aluminum frames. More importantly, however, our engineers worked tirelessly to ensure that the FR | 30 maintained the same ride experience as its carbon counterparts. This includes the same geometry that is optimized for quick handling, and also features a broadened, modern fit envelope to allow all riders to achieve their most powerful riding position. Other details include internal cable routing and a fork crafted from our UHC Performance-level carbon fiber to further aid precise handling and mitigate excessive road chatter on the bike’s front end.
We partnered with Japanese component icon Shimano to created this FR | 30 project. It includes a full Shimano 105 groupset consisting of mechanical shifters and derailleurs, as well as a 105 crankset, for reliable, precise gear changes and a light-action feel at the levers. The bike also comes with Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes, which provide vast amounts of stopping power and modulation over old-school rim brakes, especially when the weather turns nasty. Also included is a stem and handlebar combination from Devox, as well as a carbon Devox seatpost. The wheels come from Devox, too, in the form of tubeless-compatible aluminum hoops that pair great with a set of Rubino IV G+ tires in size 25c.
The FR | 30 offers the same fantastic ride quality and unrivaled performance as the carbon FR line, all with the modernity of disc brakes, in a sleek package that will provide endless smiles for miles.
Felt Race Road SuperLite custom butted aluminum, Dynaform smooth welded construction, 68mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell, 12 x 142mm Syntace style thru axle, flat mount disc brake standard, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
Felt Race Road UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque construction, size specific ControlTaper carbon fiber steerer tube, integrated crown race, crown and blades. Flat mount disc standard, 12 x 100mm thru axle
FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearing with Felt VariableHeight Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), Felt top cap, 51 - 54cm: No.382, 1.125 - 1.25", 56 - 61cm: No.42, 1.125 - 1.5"
Devox, ±6¡ rise, ¯31.8mm, 43cm: 70mm, 47cm: 80mm, 51cm: 90mm, 54 - 56cm: 100mm, 58cm: 110mm, 61cm: 120mm
Devox Ergonomic Road Design, short 65mm reach, 125mm drop, ¯31.8mm, 43 - 47cm: 380mm, 51cm: 400mm, 54 - 56cm: 420mm, 58 - 61cm: 440mm
Felt Gel tape with reflective Felt Bubble-Tech F-Wing bar end plugs
Shimano 105 ST-R7020, 11-speed, 43 - 47cm: Shimano 105 ST-R7025 Short-reach
Shimano 105 R7000 band-type, ¯34.9mm
Shimano 105 R7000 11-speed short cage
Shimano 105 R7000, 52/36T, 43 - 47mm: 165mm, 51cm: 170mm, 54 - 56cm: 172.5mm, 58 - 61cm: 175mm
Shimano 68mm BSA threaded
KMC X-11 EPT, 11-speed
Shimano 11-speed, 11-30T
Shimano 105 ST-R7025, hydraulic
Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc, 140mm rotor
Devox UHC Performance carbon fiber with microadjust head, 43 - 51cm: ¯27.2mm x 294mm length, 54 - 61cm: ¯27.2mm x 344mm length
Felt single bolt, ¯30.6mm
Rims / Wheelset:
Devox Road RSL1.9, tubeless compatible 19mm inner width, 23mm depth
Devox RSL3D, sealed cartridge bearing, 12 x 100mm thru axle, Center Lock, 28H
Devox RSL3D, sealed cartridge bearing, 11-speed, 12 x 142mm thru axle, Center Lock, 28H
Front: 12 x 100 x 123, thread: M12 x 1.5P x 16L, Maxle; Rear: 12 x 142 x 163 (163L + 9 head = 172 total), thread: M12 x 1.0P x 19L, Syntace
2.0mm stainless steel
Rubino IV G+ folding, 700 x 25c
Carbon assembly paste
1) Midnight Blue Fade (Black), 2) Charcoal Grey (Fire Fade)
19.1 lb, 8.70 kg
Specifications subject to change without notice.