April 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm #10246
Assuming fit is good with both bikes, what are your thoughts on the Felt B12 vs. the Cervelo P2C Ultegra? I can get the Cervelo for retail $2500 and the Felt B12 for $2,399 ($300 below retail). I presently ride a Felt F4, so I’m a bit partial to the Felt.
Thanks for your thoughts!April 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm #94837
You probably couldn’t go wrong with either one. If it was up to me I would go with the felt because it is a little less expensive (even though when you are spending that much on a bike, $100 is not that much more) and I personally like the look of the Felt alot more than the Cervelo. However, Cervelo is the “it” bike to have right now and there is a reason for that because they make top notch stuff.
My vote is for the Felt.April 10, 2008 at 12:02 am #94842
just get the Felt…it’s sexierApril 10, 2008 at 12:44 am #94846
Yeah, tThe Felt B12 really caught my eye. It looks a lot more impressive in person, in my opinion. The combination of the black fade and clear coat really stands out.April 10, 2008 at 1:28 am #94851
+1. Faced with the Felt vs. Cervelo dilemma last fall, I went with the Felt & couldn’t be happier.April 10, 2008 at 1:50 am #94855
ChunkyBParticipanttri-ac wrote:just get the Felt…it’s sexier
+1. That is one of the sexiest bikes I’ve ever seen. I keep looking over my shoulder to make sure my wife can’t see what I’m looking at.April 10, 2008 at 1:58 am #94856
I hear you brother. Wife is right next to me.April 10, 2008 at 2:24 am #94861
The wheels on that Felt, while not exactly pure aero race wheels, are a nice upgrade over most stock wheelsets. If you don’t have dedicated race wheels, that is another mark in the Felt’s favor.April 10, 2008 at 2:27 am #94863
I’ve always liked the cervelo. looks rad on with the white.April 10, 2008 at 2:30 am #94865
I’ll go against the grain… P2C.
Bikes are negotiable. If they won’t negotiate on the price, get free stuff or service.April 10, 2008 at 4:07 am #94875
Here’s a great article on the P2C…April 10, 2008 at 4:27 am #94874
bikesportmichigan.com has a great article comparing the $2500 price point for triathlon bikes. included in it are the P2C ultegra and B12. i currently am facing the same dillema. its worth the read.April 10, 2008 at 11:24 am #94878
I checked out that Bikesportmichigan article (they have a lot of really informative articles on that site) and both the Cervelo P2C Ultegra and the Felt B12 seemed to come out on top consistently in most categories. It sounds like they’re very comparable. To me, it’s coming down to appearance. If I could get the P2C Dura Ace paint job on the Ultegra, I’d probably go that route, but the black and silver paint job on the Ultegra just doesn’t do it for me. I know that’s shallow, but when all else is relatively equal, I want to smile when I see my new bike.
p.s. – the proprietary aero wheels seem to put the Felt over the top, anyway.April 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm #94881ndtriathlete wrote:I know that’s shallow, but when all else is relatively equal, I want to smile when I see my new bike.
You’re talking to the guy who has the bike with matching wheels with matching suit with matching sunglasses. You’ll get no argument from me on your color choice.April 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm #94950
I had the same debate back in December. I rode both bikes and like them both, but ended up going with the Felt and don’t regret it for a second. Haven’t had any issues, though I’m thinking I may change out the saddle. I can also say I posted my fastest Half-IM bike split with it two weeks ago. My (biased) advice, go with the Felt.
PS – I posted my review of the B12 here on trifuel, for what it’s worth
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