The Felt IA FRD of Tim Reed

Aussie Tim Reed won Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake with a great performance and here is our look at the Shimano equipped Felt IA FRD of this budgie smuggler.

Hey, may I show you my very trick Felt race bike.

Tim Reed rides a 54cm Felt IA FRD and he loaded it up so we can show our readers the complete setup.

For the rear wheel Reed opted for a Shimano PRO TeXtreme disc.

Tim Reed has 165mm Shimano Dura-Ace cranks with Atomic Performance coated chainrings. And yes there is a power meter.

Stages is the power meter of choice for Reed.

Up close with the front triangle of the Felt IA FRD. There is only a bottle on the seat tube.

Reed rides a Cobb JOF saddle and carries spare stuff below it.

It is a Schwalbe saddle bag that holds some of the goods.

It is not really surprising to find a Shimano drive train on a bike that has Shimano Pro wheels.

The XLab Torpedo sits between the arms of Reed and is his main liquid nutrition reservoir.

Reed has a Schwalbe Ironman 22mm tire up front on a Shimano Pro C75 tubular wheel.

The rear tire is a 26mm Schwalbe One.

Gels are stashed in the integrated storage system of the Felt IA FRD.

Tim Reed rides with ski bend extensions with minimal bar tape.

A Garmin Edge gives Reed the data during racing and training.

No tape needed for Reed on the base bars.

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