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    2019 Felt IA 1 Disc Frame

    $5,249.00
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    SKU: BFHCA02
    This product is expected to have limited availability in December 2018

    The Felt IA 1 Disc frameset improves over the original IA by adding disc brakes and a redesigned carbon chassis that improves ride quality and performance. The Felt IA 1 Disc frameset includes the Devox Dagger UHC Ultimate + Nano base bar with Devox ƒ-Bend extensions.
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    The Felt IA 1 Disc frameset is the pinnacle of Felt's triathlon technology and improves over the original IA by adding disc brakes and a redesigned carbon chassis that improves ride quality and performance in real-world race conditions.

    Improving an Industry Benchmark

    The Felt IA has long been the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured and the Felt IA 1 Disc takes performance, ride quality, and value to an all-new level. Simply put - it is the fastest frame on the planet in all real-world racing conditions.

    Since its debut, the IA has never been defeated at the Kona World Championships. As of the start of the 2018 racing season, it has been ridden to five straight victories in the women’s pro division at Kona, to say nothing of its countless other victories across the globe at both the professional and age-group levels. So how does one improve upon such greatness?

    Aerodynamics

    Every racecourse is different, with varying elevation gains, road curvature, and, of course, an endless variety of wind, both in terms of velocity and direction. No bike is ever truly raced in a straight line, and no bike is ever raced inside a vacuum. So, as it has been with Felt’s design philosophy for decades, our engineers sought to optimize aerodynamic efficiency in real-world conditions.

    This means that they used advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to test hundreds of iterations of the new IA Disc at various yaw angles to accurately determine how the bike would perform across a broad spectrum of racing conditions. After crunching the numbers and deciphering the data, our engineers began taking various prototypes to the wind tunnel, where physical forms and tangible frames are truly put to the test.

    Designs were scrutinized, updated, and tested again, all part of Felt’s painstakingly intense iterative product development cycle. In the IA Disc, our engineers crafted a bike worthy of carrying on the legendary IA name,

    one featuring the improved performance that disc brakes bring to the riding experience, the same fit and feel as its beloved predecessor, and an increase in overall speed thanks to a steadfast commitment to aerodynamic efficiency and a markedly reduced level of rolling resistance brought about by the ability to utilize all modern tires.

    Thru-Axle Disc Brakes

    When it comes to triathlon bikes, disc brakes are the new standard in control, confidence, and handling. In crafting a replacement for the legendary IA, Felt engineers knew that the next generation would include disc brakes, that it must exceed the performance capabilities of its predecessor, and, like all Felt bikes, that it would be free of gimmicks, with its function always dictating its form.

    Disc brakes are the best means of controlling a bicycle. Period. They provide more stopping power, greater modulation and more consistent performance than rim brakes. Plus, they perform better in adverse weather conditions. Wherever the road takes you, and in whatever conditions you find yourself, the disc brake-equipped IA gives you the confidence to tackle any descent.

    To accommodate the added stopping forces provided by disc brakes, the IA Disc features thru-axles on both the front (12mm x 100mm) and rear (12mm x 142mm) dropouts, rather than traditional quick-release skewers. The thru-axle is a proven design that provides a more secure interface between the bicycle frame and the wheel, which also enhances the stiffness of the frame-and-wheel connection.

    A stiffer interface at the rear of the bike provides noticeably crisper and quicker shifting with a fully functional and tuned drivetrain, while the front-end of the bike will sport increased handling prowess and a more predictable yet livelier steering feel. The IA Disc also includes a proprietary convenience feature in the form of a custom, flush-integrated, and removable thru-axle.

    Better Tire Clearance

    The IA Disc features more clearance than any previous Felt triathlon bike, meaning that it can accommodate tires up to size 28mm on select rims, per ISO standards.

    Improved Stiffness and Ride Quality

    Rather than slapping on a set of disc brakes to the previous generation IA and calling it a day, Felt engineers created an all-new beast in the IA Disc. While it retains the now instantly recognizable silhouette of one of the winningest and most popular triathlon bikes of all time, a closer inspection reveals key differences.

    A brand-new fork sits front and center, which was necessary to handle the added stopping force of disc brakes, but also features a refined level of compliance to maximize ride quality, stability, and steering response. The IA

    Disc also features a simplified and better-fitting single headtube cover for easier maintenance and adjustability compared to its predecessor.

    The IA Disc also sports an all-new rear triangle that is built around the bike’s disc-brake and thru-axle system. Not only does this design provide the stiffness needed to handle the stopping power of disc brakes, but it also ensures crisper shifting with a properly dialed-in drivetrain, and maximizes pedal efficiency by transferring all of the rider’s power to the rear wheel so no watt is ever wasted.

    Improved Carbon Layup

    In trying to improve upon the performance of the legendary IA triathlon bike, Felt engineers revisited the core element of the chassis: its carbon fiber construction. Drawing on decades of carbon fiber innovation, they tested the merits of several new layups in conjunction with Felt’s industry-leading construction methods in order to ensure that the IA Disc would not only be as aerodynamic as its predecessor, but remain at the same impressively low weight and retain its incredible ride quality.

    Integrated Storage

    The IA Disc comes equipped with Felt’s latest top tube storage solution, the integrated CALpac 2.0. This storage unit features ample space for all of the riding essentials to which a rider needs quick and easy access.

    Likewise, the IA Disc includes the BTSpac storage device, located behind the seat tube. This unit is ideal for a flat tire repair kit and/or on-the-go tool kit, or any other items that a rider doesn’t require while pedaling on the bike. It’s shape has been aerodynamically optimized for the IA Disc, meaning that it creates no penalty in terms of aerodynamic drag. It can also be easily removed via two hidden bolts.

    Geometry and Handling

    The IA Disc features the very same tried-and-true geometry that has propelled Felt riders to the top step of the podium for over five years, which includes an undefeated run of five straight Kona World Championship wins. No other triathlon bike rides like the IA, and you’ll feel the difference from the very first pedal stroke thanks to its impeccable steering response for technical corners and stable handling for all-out, sustained efforts in the aerobars.

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    Products specifications
    Frame
    Felt IA Tri Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber | 12x142mm Syntace thru axle
    BB Shell
    BB30
    Fork
    Felt Dagger Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber | 12x100mm thru axle
    Seatpost
    Felt VariMount Aero Tri UHC Advanced carbon fiber
    Headset
    FSA | IS Integrated | 1.125" sealed ACB cartridge bearings
    Aerobar
    DEVOX ƒ-Bend 3-position extensions
    Handlebar
    Devox Dagger UHC Ultimate + Nano base bar
    Stem
    Felt Dagger integrated
    Accessories
    IA CALpac 2.0 | IA BTSpac storage box | Dagger stem cover with garmin mount
    Accessories
    Thru axles | F Devox leverless 12x100x117L M12x1.5x12.5L | R Devox leverless 12x142x162.5L Syntace M12x1.018L

    The Felt IA 1 Disc frameset is the pinnacle of Felt's triathlon technology and improves over the original IA by adding disc brakes and a redesigned carbon chassis that improves ride quality and performance in real-world race conditions.

    Improving an Industry Benchmark

    The Felt IA has long been the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured and the Felt IA 1 Disc takes performance, ride quality, and value to an all-new level. Simply put - it is the fastest frame on the planet in all real-world racing conditions.

    Since its debut, the IA has never been defeated at the Kona World Championships. As of the start of the 2018 racing season, it has been ridden to five straight victories in the women’s pro division at Kona, to say nothing of its countless other victories across the globe at both the professional and age-group levels. So how does one improve upon such greatness?

    Aerodynamics

    Every racecourse is different, with varying elevation gains, road curvature, and, of course, an endless variety of wind, both in terms of velocity and direction. No bike is ever truly raced in a straight line, and no bike is ever raced inside a vacuum. So, as it has been with Felt’s design philosophy for decades, our engineers sought to optimize aerodynamic efficiency in real-world conditions.

    This means that they used advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to test hundreds of iterations of the new IA Disc at various yaw angles to accurately determine how the bike would perform across a broad spectrum of racing conditions. After crunching the numbers and deciphering the data, our engineers began taking various prototypes to the wind tunnel, where physical forms and tangible frames are truly put to the test.

    Designs were scrutinized, updated, and tested again, all part of Felt’s painstakingly intense iterative product development cycle. In the IA Disc, our engineers crafted a bike worthy of carrying on the legendary IA name,

    one featuring the improved performance that disc brakes bring to the riding experience, the same fit and feel as its beloved predecessor, and an increase in overall speed thanks to a steadfast commitment to aerodynamic efficiency and a markedly reduced level of rolling resistance brought about by the ability to utilize all modern tires.

    Thru-Axle Disc Brakes

    When it comes to triathlon bikes, disc brakes are the new standard in control, confidence, and handling. In crafting a replacement for the legendary IA, Felt engineers knew that the next generation would include disc brakes, that it must exceed the performance capabilities of its predecessor, and, like all Felt bikes, that it would be free of gimmicks, with its function always dictating its form.

    Disc brakes are the best means of controlling a bicycle. Period. They provide more stopping power, greater modulation and more consistent performance than rim brakes. Plus, they perform better in adverse weather conditions. Wherever the road takes you, and in whatever conditions you find yourself, the disc brake-equipped IA gives you the confidence to tackle any descent.

    To accommodate the added stopping forces provided by disc brakes, the IA Disc features thru-axles on both the front (12mm x 100mm) and rear (12mm x 142mm) dropouts, rather than traditional quick-release skewers. The thru-axle is a proven design that provides a more secure interface between the bicycle frame and the wheel, which also enhances the stiffness of the frame-and-wheel connection.

    A stiffer interface at the rear of the bike provides noticeably crisper and quicker shifting with a fully functional and tuned drivetrain, while the front-end of the bike will sport increased handling prowess and a more predictable yet livelier steering feel. The IA Disc also includes a proprietary convenience feature in the form of a custom, flush-integrated, and removable thru-axle.

    Better Tire Clearance

    The IA Disc features more clearance than any previous Felt triathlon bike, meaning that it can accommodate tires up to size 28mm on select rims, per ISO standards.

    Improved Stiffness and Ride Quality

    Rather than slapping on a set of disc brakes to the previous generation IA and calling it a day, Felt engineers created an all-new beast in the IA Disc. While it retains the now instantly recognizable silhouette of one of the winningest and most popular triathlon bikes of all time, a closer inspection reveals key differences.

    A brand-new fork sits front and center, which was necessary to handle the added stopping force of disc brakes, but also features a refined level of compliance to maximize ride quality, stability, and steering response. The IA

    Disc also features a simplified and better-fitting single headtube cover for easier maintenance and adjustability compared to its predecessor.

    The IA Disc also sports an all-new rear triangle that is built around the bike’s disc-brake and thru-axle system. Not only does this design provide the stiffness needed to handle the stopping power of disc brakes, but it also ensures crisper shifting with a properly dialed-in drivetrain, and maximizes pedal efficiency by transferring all of the rider’s power to the rear wheel so no watt is ever wasted.

    Improved Carbon Layup

    In trying to improve upon the performance of the legendary IA triathlon bike, Felt engineers revisited the core element of the chassis: its carbon fiber construction. Drawing on decades of carbon fiber innovation, they tested the merits of several new layups in conjunction with Felt’s industry-leading construction methods in order to ensure that the IA Disc would not only be as aerodynamic as its predecessor, but remain at the same impressively low weight and retain its incredible ride quality.

    Integrated Storage

    The IA Disc comes equipped with Felt’s latest top tube storage solution, the integrated CALpac 2.0. This storage unit features ample space for all of the riding essentials to which a rider needs quick and easy access.

    Likewise, the IA Disc includes the BTSpac storage device, located behind the seat tube. This unit is ideal for a flat tire repair kit and/or on-the-go tool kit, or any other items that a rider doesn’t require while pedaling on the bike. It’s shape has been aerodynamically optimized for the IA Disc, meaning that it creates no penalty in terms of aerodynamic drag. It can also be easily removed via two hidden bolts.

    Geometry and Handling

    The IA Disc features the very same tried-and-true geometry that has propelled Felt riders to the top step of the podium for over five years, which includes an undefeated run of five straight Kona World Championship wins. No other triathlon bike rides like the IA, and you’ll feel the difference from the very first pedal stroke thanks to its impeccable steering response for technical corners and stable handling for all-out, sustained efforts in the aerobars.

    Products specifications
    Frame
    Felt IA Tri Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber | 12x142mm Syntace thru axle
    BB Shell
    BB30
    Fork
    Felt Dagger Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber | 12x100mm thru axle
    Seatpost
    Felt VariMount Aero Tri UHC Advanced carbon fiber
    Headset
    FSA | IS Integrated | 1.125" sealed ACB cartridge bearings
    Aerobar
    DEVOX ƒ-Bend 3-position extensions
    Handlebar
    Devox Dagger UHC Ultimate + Nano base bar
    Stem
    Felt Dagger integrated
    Accessories
    IA CALpac 2.0 | IA BTSpac storage box | Dagger stem cover with garmin mount
    Accessories
    Thru axles | F Devox leverless 12x100x117L M12x1.5x12.5L | R Devox leverless 12x142x162.5L Syntace M12x1.018L