Monday, November 22, 2010

Amanda Carey's Felt F15X

Felt rider Amanda Carey is having a terrific 2010 cross season, and just recently won the Iceman Challenge point to point MTB race. Although she is currently recovering from the flu, Carey raced the USGP at Fort Collins aboard her Felt F15X.

Frame: Felt F15X
Fork: Easton EC70X
Stem: FSA SL-K Black
Front Brake: TRP CX-9
Rear Brake: TRP CX-9
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Shift Levers: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: FSA SL-K Light w/Rotor Q-Ring 44/33
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeater
Wheelset: American Classic Carbon 58 Tubular
Saddle: WTB Devo
Seat Post: FSA FR-270

Friday, November 12, 2010

SF Bike Expo Fashion Show

Over the weekend, Felt traveled to NorCal for the San Francisco Bike Expo. It was an interesting event, synthesizing several distinct cycling cultures. It is pretty surreal to see cyclocross racers right next to a dirt jump competition. We met people interested in buying their first bike, kids looking for BMX rides, seasoned industry vets, custom bike builders, free ride pros, masters road racers, fixed gear trick riders, and everything in between. It was really rewarding to see how many people are interested in Felt Bicycles and to see how diverse those people are.

In addition to vendor booths and competitions, the SF Bike Expo also included the Pedal Savvy Fashion Show which showcases bicycles and bicycle-oriented clothing. Below are some pictures from the show, featuring the Brougham, Cafe 8 W, and Verza City 3.

All Photos are credit to Rebecca Williams.

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It was a great event, and we plan on being there next year - so keep an eye out for us!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Injury!

Felt employees have a long, long, long history of documenting their injuries (cycling related or otherwise) here on the Garage Door. Therefore, we welcome the newest member to the Felt injured team, Uwe, Felt's International Marketing Manager.

Uwe went down on his commute from the office to his residence. His front wheel slid out, inducing a hard impact on the tarmac concentrated on his elbow. The damage: dislocation of the elbow, comminuted fracture of the olecranon, and complete ligament rupture.For those of you who don't know medical jargon, Uwe's doctor provided a much simplified characterization of the injury - "a total elbow disaster." Ouch.

Two months, three specialists, four surgeries, five screws, two ligament pins, one prosthesis, and one infection later, Uwe is starting to feel better. X-rays:

Good luck Uwe!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Felt Demo Truck at Orchard Cross in New Hampshire

This weekend, the Felt Demo Truck stopped by Orchard Cross, the New Hampshire Cyclocross State Championships held at Applecrest Farm. The event was put on by NorEast Cycling, and sponsored by legendary LBS, Gus’ Bike Shop. Felt was there to give mechanical assistance to riders, let people demo our cyclocross lineup, and have a good time. Applecrest Farms insured the latter by providing live music, a petting zoo, apple cider donuts, and a gorgeous landscape on which to race. The former two tasks were left in the capable hands of Sean, one of our East Coast demo truck managers and a total bike nut.

Orchard Cross was probably one of the most well attended cycling events in New England this year, drawing around 450 racers, and about as many spectators. Below are some pictures from the event, enjoy!


The Felt booth was busy all day.

A very well attended event.

Costume races are becoming more and more popular in cyclocross (especially those events that occur near Halloween). Here is someone dressed up as an Avatar character and riding a Felt Breed - way to color coordinate!

Sean seen here tackling one of the barriers.

Sean again on his F75X.

Keep your eyes out for a later post - local TV station WMUR mounted a camera to Sean's bike for the race, and is going to put up a video story of the race. We will post it here when it becomes available.