Felt's IA series of bicycles represent the result of decades of engineering, design and ongoing development. The IA Advanced Force brings some of cycling's cutting edge technologies to the party: Wireless 12-speed shifting.
The frame of the IA Advanced is built with Felt's Advanced-grade carbon fiber and a material found in Formula 1: TexTreme. By using ribbon-style TexTreme carbon fiber, Felt can use much less resin than conventional-thread carbon fiber, keeping weight exceptionally low while retaining impressive strength. Felt's InsideOut construction process also ensures the highest quality control with every IA Advanced triathlon bicycle.
The aerodynamic frame shape of the IA Advanced went through countless virtual designs and wind tunnel models before prototypes were sent to world-class athletes for real-world testing. The result is a shape that cheats the wind, handles technical courses and keeps weight very low for bike courses long and short. An integrated top tube storage aperture and a BTSpac seat tube storage box keep essentials and nutrition tucked out of the wind.
SRAM's 12-speed Force eTap AXS shifting is a brilliant choice for triathlon machines. No issues with cable routing, lightning fast operation, and the ability to shift from the aero bars and the base bars all but eliminate any ergonomic and functionality issues. A 48/35T carbon fiber crankset and 10-28T cassette bring a wide gearing range to the IA Advanced. The batteries for each derailleur can run between 500-600 miles between charges. Cool, huh?
Reynolds supplies the tubeless carbon fiber wheelset. The AR 58 (front) and AR62 (rear) wheels boast an impressive toroidal profile that behaves better in crosswinds than V-profile wheels. Weighing only 1730 grams, these wheels spin up out of tight corners with ease. The 58mm profile of the front wheel shrugs off gusty winds. The deeper 62mm profile of the rear wheel knifes through the air much better than "climbing" wheels. The 19mm front/21mm rear interior width allows the tire to produce a better contact patch for faster cornering at speed. Sapim Sprint bladed stainless steel spokes add an extra dash of aero. Tires are Continental's Grand Sport Race in a 700x25c size.
Hydraulic disc brakes are the new benchmark in braking, especially on technical courses. Felt knew they had to give every IA Advanced rider an advantage on hilly, twisty terrain, so they went to SRAM for their tri-specific flat-mount brakes. SRAM's hydraulic S-900 calipers and levers bring better lever feedback, excellent stopping power in all conditions -rain or shine- and even longer service life compared to standard rim brakes. Thru-axle wheel installation ensures perfect brake rotor alignment every time you install wheels.
An ISM PS 1.0 tri-specific saddle sits atop an Advanced-grade carbon fiber aero seatpost. The extra-long saddle rails allow for perfect adjustment, even for odd fits. Out front, an alloy Devox Bayonet stem and Devote Ergomod aero bars complete the cockpit. The forearm pads come with plenty of extra riser components, allowing for a more upright posture for long-course events.
A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
|Frame||Felt IntegratedAero Disc | UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber|
|Fork||Felt IntegratedAero Dagger Disc | UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber|
|Rims/Wheels||Reynolds AR58/62 DB Custom carbon fiber|
|Hubs||Reynolds alloy w/XDR drive body|
|Spokes||Stainless steel bladed|
|Tires||Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x25c|
|Crankset||SRAM Force, DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB BSA|
|Chain||SRAM Force Flattop|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1270, 10-28T|
|Shifters||BaseBar: SRAM eTap Blips / Extensions: SRAM eTap Clics|
|Handlebars||BaseBar: Devox Bayonet 3.1 | SuperLite aluminum / Extensions: Devox Ergomod | aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Felt EVA arm pads with anti-microbial cover and Felt Gel tape|
|Stem||Felt Dagger 31.8 | SuperLite aluminum|
|Brake Levers||SRAM S-900 AERO HRD, hydraulic|
|Brakes||SRAM S-900 AERO HRD, hydraulic disc, flat mount, w/SRAM CenterLine XR, Center Lock, 140mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Felt AeroTRI IL 1.0 VM | UHC Advanced carbon fiber|
|Accessories & Extras||IA CALpac 2.0 Top Tube storage / IA BTSpac Seat Tube storage box / SRAM PowerPack (battery charger, 2x battery) / Reynolds tubeless valve stems (2x75mm) / Compliance Channel aero seatpost covers / Carbon assembly paste|
* Subject to change without notice.