With the B14, Felt made sure triathlon bikes weren't the exclusive realm of professionals. Stable geometry, a smooth ride quality and very low drag make this bike a real segment-crusher! Felt built the B14's frame with their propriatary UHC Performance carbon fiber, keeping weight low while still maintaining high strength for out-of-the-saddle efforts. Tweaking the aerodynamics on the B14 isn't hard with adjustable sliding rear dropouts that allow the rear wheel to get tucked into the seat tube cutout. Internal brake and shifter cable routing keep the B14's aero numbers low as well. Two bottle mounts on the frame bring more options for hydration on a long course. The aero-shaped UHC Performance carbon fiber fork even features carbon fiber dropouts, further lightening the chassis.
The B14 is armed with Shimano's latest 11-speed Ultegra R8000-series derailleurs and MicroShift bar-end shifters, making for smooth operation in the heat of competition. The rear derailleur is even tucked in to escape the wind better! An 11-28T Shimano 11-speed casssette is paired with an FSA Omega 50/34T crankset, offering a massive gearing range for roller-coaster bike courses. 27mm-deep tubeless-ready alloy Devox wheels are shod with 700x23c Vittoria Zaffiro Slick tires, bringing tenacious grip and a smooth feel to the bike leg. Keeping speed in check are a standard dual-pivot caliper up front and a hidden TRP brake caliper at the rear under the chainstays. Aero levers on the base bars keep braking close at hand. An aero-shaped Bayonet 3 alloy base bar and 3-way adjustable alloy aero bars can be refined for a perfect balance between comfort and aerodynamics. Topping the blade-style UHC Performance seatpost is a Prologo Nago Evo Tri40 saddle.
|Frame||Felt Aero TT/Tri UHC Performance carbon fiber, MMC with InsideOut construction, horizontal dropouts with integrated dropout adjusters, internal mechanical or electronic cable routing|
|Fork||Felt Aero TT/Tri UHC Performance carbon fiber blades and dropouts, 1.125-inch aluminum steerer tube|
|Headset||FSA IS-21 integrated, 1.125-inch integrated sealed cartridge bearing with Felt VariableHeight Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), Felt top cap|
|Rims/Wheels||Devox 30A, tubeless ready, 17mm width, 27mm depth|
Front: Devox TTR4, 24H
Rear: Devox TTR3, sealed cartridge bearing, 28H
|Spokes||2.0mm stainless steel|
|Tires||Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick folding, 700 x 23c --- 47cm: Vittoria Rubino G+ 650 x 23c|
|Crankset||FSA Omega Compact BB30|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA BB30 with 30mm bearings|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-speed short cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 11-speed, 11-28T|
|Shifters||microSHIFT TT 11-speed|
|Handlebars||DEVOX Bayonet 3 base bar with DEVOX F-Bend 3-position extensions, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Felt VelvetGel tape, Felt Tri Tip grips and dimpled gel pads with Felt bar end plugs|
|Stem||Devox Tri, 17° rise, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||Aero TT/Tri|
|Brakes||Dual pivot caliper; TRP T822 TT direct mount caliper brake|
|Saddle||Prologo Nago Evo Tri40 T2.0|
|Seat Post||Felt DA/B Aero UHC Advanced carbon fiber, 350mm length|
* Subject to change without notice.