The Felt IA FRD up close

Clemmons Bicycle is a high-end bike shop in North Carolina with lots of cool triathlon gear and among the brands they carry are Felt, Scott and Cervelo. They are also a Retul bike fitter and are passionate about a variety of cycling related sports. They were about to work on a new Felt IA FRD to get it customized for the consumer who bought it, but we managed to check it out before changes were made. Well, we added pedals so it would look complete, and the customer already has Rotor cranks and Reynolds RZR wheels to replace what came stock.

This is a 51cm Felt IA FRD and it is quite an impressive looking machine. As we took the pictures onlookers gathered to check it out.

The front triangle of the Felt is very massive and is crafted from what Felt calls Tri UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon fiber.

Up close with the Felt Dagger cockpit of the IA FRD.

Shimano Dura-Ace TT Di2 shifters are becoming a standard n high-end bikes.

The arm pads can be brought out quite a bit wider if needed.

This is where the cables are disappearing into the frame.

There is storage space below the IA Aeropac cover.

A push here opens the Aeropac.

The Felt Dagger fork matches the the frame nicely.

The front brake hides inside the Dagger fork.

The rear brake is situated below the chain stays.

The Vision TriMax Carbon TT BB30 53/39T crankset is stock on the IA FRD.

The Di2 battery can be installed in the seat post but on complete bikes going to retailers it is actually installed at the BatPac near the bottom bracket.

The 11 speed Shimano Dura Ace Di2 rear derailleur is ready for action.

The ISM Attack saddle is stock.

72mm and 58mm Reynolds wheels with Felt tires round out the package.

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