Felt Z85 Flite Alloy Road Bike 2016
Save 42% on the 2016 Z85 Flite Road Bike by Felt!
Felt Z85 Flite Road Bike
Felt Z85 Road Bike - Shimano Tiagra 4700 10 Speed groupset 2016 - Boxed Bike, will need to be assembled by a competent mechanic. FREE DELIVERY !!! Designed for a gran fondo, endurance rides, or a road race, the 2016 Z Series is Felt's most versatile road bike. The geometry puts the rider in an all-day position without compromising performance and handling. The longer wheelbase gives this bike a stable riding platform while still maintaining responsive handling characteristics, resulting in a line ideal for epic adventures and races alike. The Z85 offers the perfect blend of confidence and performance by pairing a Felt FLite aluminum frame with a carbon fiber fork. Shimano Tiagra ensures that the bike performs flawlessly while shifting on a hills or in a sprint. With its compact crank and wide-spaced cassette, this bike will take you up mountains and get you back down with confidence. This bike is the key to your best day yet. Specification: Frame: Felt Endurance Road FLite Custom Butted aluminum, Hydroform TIG-welded construction, threaded BB, replaceable rear derailleur hanger Fork: Felt Endurance Road UHC Performance carbon fiber blades, ControlTaper 1.125" - 1.5" aluminum steer tube Shimano Tiagra 4700 shifters Shimano Tiagra 4700 Front deraileur Shimano Tiagra 4700 Rear Long Cage (GS) derailleur 10 speed Shimano Tiagra 4700 chainset (34/50 compact) KMC 10 speed chain Shimano cassette 11-32T Felt SuperLite Road VariableShape handlebar Felt VariableAngle stem Felt SuperLite Road seatpost Felt Endurance Road saddle Wheelset: Felt Road RSL3 (tubeless ready) wheels with Felt All Weather tires Weight: 9.79kg Boxed Bike, will need to be assembled by a competent mechanic.
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.