Felt: Felt Q500
- Felt's Range:
- MTB Q Series
- Mens Bike
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The Felt Q series captures the original and sometimes forgotten essence of what mountain biking is supposed to be: A Quest for adventure.
While Felt's Q’s are designed for everyday cross country performance, the technology inside the frame is nothing short of extraordinary. All Q’s use premium 6061 aluminum tubing, and share state-of-the-art forming technologies with their RXC siblings.
For 2008 the Q series underwent a significant redesign to reduce weight, as well as to capitalize on the latest in tube forming technology. All Q models feature a new rear triangle which has been simultaneously slimmed down and stiffened by employing a new A-stay design. Upper end Q models even benefit from a new doublehydroform top tube, adding stiffness as well as style with a muscular flare at the seat tube function. All Q’s utilize an externally butted seat tube an oversized/flared down tube. The internallymachined, hourglass-shaped, semi-integrated head tubes and 3D cold-forged dropouts exhibit the fact that no technical detail goes unchecked by Felt's in-house engineering team.
When it comes to the ride and handling, Q frame geometry can be described as less aggressive and a bit more upright, providing greater comfort in all-condition type riding. The seat tube is oversized at the BB shell for max stiffness, yet tapers back at the top, providing for a smaller diameter, more compliant seatpost. Combined, these features give Q frames their lightweight and comfortable feel, as well as exceptional power transfer and climbing ability.
Every Q model within their line features disc brakes for maximum stopping power, Shimano drivetrains for dependable shifting, and the latest in suspension fork technology. And should the need arise, all Q’s even feature carrier and fender mounts - ready to be outfitted. With Felt's quest for performance already fulfilled, you can rest assured your Q will handle whatever adventure you bring its way.
|Frame||Felt 6061 PG Aluminium, Round Tapered Top Tube, A-Style Seatstay Design, Oversized Semi-Integrated Head Tube, Replacable Derailleur Hanger, Rack & Mudguard Mounts, Basta-Lock, Disc-brake specific.|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT-V2 75mm travel, Pre-load, Internal spring, Alloy Crown, Alloy lower with STKM Stanchions. Includes mini boots|
|Headset||Semi-Integrated 1 1/8” Aheadset - Cane Creek Type, Steel Cups, Caged Bearing, with Alloy Laser Top Cap, Custom Curved 1 x 15mm + 2 x 5mm Straight Washers|
|Stem||Alloy One-Piece Melt-Forged Design, 1 1/8” Threadless Aluminium, 4-Bolt, 10 Degree Rise. Extensions: 15.5=80mm; 17.5/19.5=100mm; 21.5=120mm|
|Handlebar||Steel, 30mm Rise, 6 degree Bend, with Felt Logos. Widths: 15.5-17.5=580mm; 19.5=600mm; 21.5=620mm|
|Grips||Felt Dual-Density Extra-Soft & Sticky (Recipe #25) center with Hard Outer Durometer, 130mm Length, 30mm OD, Grey outer/Black grip section|
|Crankset||Shimano FC-M311-L 3 Piece crank Melt-Forged Aluminium Arms, 42/34/24T, Black Resin Spider cover Steel chainrings, includes Capless Axle Bolts, Riveted, 50mm Chainline with 123mm Axle, 15.5=170mm; 17.5-21.5=175mm|
|BB Set||TH Cartridge Type, Cro-Mo Axle & Cup|
|Front Mech||Shimano FD-M310 Dual Pull|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Deore Top-Normal Version RD-M410|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus ST-EF50 EZ-Fire Plus, 24 Speed|
|Chain||KMC Z7 (8-Speed) Silver Outer|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-850, 8-Speed Cassette, 11-32T|
|Brakes||Avid Single Digit 3, V-Type Brake, Aluminium, Linear Spring, with One-Piece 70mm Pads|
|Levers||Shimano Altus EZ-fire Plus, Integrated w/Shifters|
|Saddle||Felt “Facade” Comfort, Low Side Profile Look with Wide/Flat/Plush Top, Double-Density Base, Satin Steel Rails|
|Seat Post||Felt, Alloy Micro-Adjust, 100% Black, 2014 Low-Profile Head & Extruded Rall Clamps, 27.2mm x 350mm (CEN) / Felt Bolt-Type, Cold Forged + CNC, 6061 Aluminium, with Steel Barrel Nut Design, 31.8mm|
|Pedals||MTB Design Steel Cage / PP Body|
|Rims||WTB DX23 Doublewall, 26 x 1.5 x 32H, 23mm Width, Presta Valve, Black Anodized, 475g|
|Hubs||KK Cold-Forged Aluminium Body, 32H, 6 Bolt disc compatible with Rubber Seals & Alloy Quick Release / Shimano FH-M475, 6-Bolt Type Rotor Mount, 8 Speed Cassette 32H, with Quick Release|
|Tyres||WTB Motoraptor 26 x 2.1. 22TPI Skinwall All Black with Wire bead with Presta Valve inner tubes|
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