Above are some shots of the Felt Booth. At any point throughout the demo, we had between 30 to 100 people in or around the booth (yes, things got a bit hectic). You can see here a crowd gathering around the bike check in/out area and onlookers viewing the new DA and Cafe series.
Felt's Doug Martin is seen here giving the Felt team an early morning pep talk. For several of us, this was the first time at Outdoor Demo, and we had no idea what to expect.
With so many visitors, we had to bring a lot of bikes. Here is an arsenal of F2's in the morning. These were a huge hit at the show with the Di2 and new F-series frame design.
The Z2 was really popular the second day, as industry insiders checked out the more upright geometry. Many dealers expect that the Z-series will be a popular line in 2011.
The fat tire crowd loves to test ride mountain bikes, and the Nine Team was a hot commodity at Outdoor. By now, most of you have heard the story on 29ers- riders talk about the improved ability to roll over obstructions, reduced rolling resistance, and more stability.
In this photo, one of our Demo Team is working on getting an F2 ready to ride. Between adjusting saddle height, changing out pedals, adjusting tire pressure, adjusting shock pressure, the oppressive heat, and the fast turnover, working on the bikes was a pretty tough job. Fortunately, our Demo guys were up to the task.
All of our Demo Team posing for the camera. These guys were amazing, and in addition to being excellent mechanics, they are also just really good guys. Felt will be releasing a schedule soon that shows where there will be public Demos. That way, those of you who didn't make it to Outdoor will be able to test ride Felt's latest bikes in your own backyard. More details to come...