The Top 10 Moments for Felt Athletes in 2017

December 22, 2017

female triathlete raises hands finish line

We’re counting down the top 10 moments of 2017 for Felt athletes! There were countless race wins by Felt athletes around the world, both at the professional and amateur levels. Here are some of the most exciting victories, achievements, and moments in the lives and careers of Felt pro athletes.

female bike racer corners in group yellow jersey

SHO-AIR TWENTY20 PRO CYCLING WINS CASCADE CLASSIC: The Sho-Air TWENTY20 pro women’s cycling team is one of Felt’s longest running partnerships, and we’re proud to support women’s racing. The squad had a terrific season of racing in 2017, with one of their highlights being Allie Dragoo’s incredible overall victory at the Cascade Cycling Classic.

couple ride bikes selfie

TRIATHLETES JOSH AMBERGER & ASHLEIGH GENTLE HAVE BREAKOUT SEASONS: Triathlon power couple Josh Amberger and Ashleigh Gentle each enjoyed a stellar racing season in 2017. Amberger took victories at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship and the Ironman 70.3 Calgary event, both of which included new course records. Amberger also made his Kona World Championship debut, where he lit up the race early on during the swim leg, a bright sign of his potential for future success at triathlon’s biggest race. Ashleigh Gentle won her fourth straight victory at the Noosa Triathlon and the fifth win of her career at that prestigious event. Gentle also had an incredibly consistent year, winning the World Triathlon Series event in Montreal, and eventually finishing second overall in the series.

female triathlon bike racer corners in front of fans

MIRINDA “RINNY” CARFRAE WELCOMES NEW BABY GIRL: Three-time Kona World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae took some time off from racing in 2017 to focus on starting a family. She and her husband, fellow pro triathlete Tim O’Donnell, welcomed a healthy and beautiful baby girl, Isabelle, into the world on August 22.

bike racers turn handlebars

HOLOWESKO-CITADEL WINS REDLANDS, JOE MARTIN, BEAUCE, CASCADE & MORE: The Felt-powered Holowesko-Citadel men’s pro road cycling team has long been one of the most consistently successful programs in the pro peloton. The 2017 racing season was no exception. This past year saw Holowesko riders taking overall titles at some of the toughest stage races on the calendar, including the Joe Martin Stage Race, the Redlands Classic, Tour de Beauce, Cascade Cycling Classic, and several other wins over the course of the year.

female mountain biker rides downhill

LARISSA CONNORS WINS LEADVILLE 100 & EVERYTHING ELSE: Larissa Connors is a force of nature, and throughout 2017, she proved it. Her biggest result came at the legendary Leadville 100 mountain bike race, where she stormed to victory aboard the all-new Felt Edict. In addition, Connors also took several wins at brutal endurance off-road events like the Grizzly 100, Filthy 50 and Park City Point to Point.

female mountain bike racer climbs a hill

SINA FREI WINS XC MTB U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Sina Frei of the JB-Brunex mountain bike team posted several huge wins throughout the 2017 racing season. All of that fine form led to a dominant performance at the biggest race of the year, where she took home the U23 World Championship.

women track cycling team racing

USA CYCLING TRACK STARS WIN MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Felt athlete Chloe Dygert had another stellar season of racing in 2017. This included a hugely impressive win in the individual pursuit at the Track World Championships. Dygert also led the U.S. Women’s Team Pursuit Squad to a world championship title, as well, along with fellow Felt riders Jennifer Valente and Kelly Catlin.

mountain bike racer leads through fans

NICOLA ROHRBACH WINS ROC D’AZUR: Swiss mountain bike and cyclocross rider Nicola Rohrbach is always a steady performer in whatever race he enters, a testament to his versatility and fitness. In 2017 he posted several terrific results, including a hugely impressive win at the famous Roc d’Azur mountain bike race.

muddy cyclocross bike racer sunshine

WOUT VAN AERT WINS CYCLOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Belgian superstar Wout Van Aert entered the 2017 cyclocross world championships looking to defend his title aboard his Felt Fx race bike, and he did just that. Van Aert fought hard throughout the day over a rough and muddy racecourse, eventually taking the lead and never looking back. Will Wout secure a third consecutive world title in 2018? Few would bet against him.

female triathlete finish line triathlon hawaii

DANIELA RYF WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE KONA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Daniela Ryf is currently the greatest triathlete in the world. Period. This year, she won her third consecutive Kona World Championship—the fifth straight world title for the Felt IA race bike in the Women’s division. Ryf also won the 2017 70.3 World Championship, her third career title in that distance. There is seemingly no end to the Swiss athlete’s dominance in the near future, which begs the question, could she one day become the greatest of all time? Lofty expectations aside, look for Ryf to continue her winning ways in 2018.




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Getting the proper size bike is key to comfort, performance, and safety. The world's best bike, if the wrong size for you, won't make you a better rider.
Our bike sizing guide is meant to give some general direction as to the best size to fit you based on your height. This is just one variable in a very complex system between rider and bike so keep in mind that rider proportions, fitness levels, and other aspects particular to the individual cyclist has a big impact on how you'll feel and perform on your new bike. Our size guidelines are not a substitute for a professional bike fit. If you have size questions, please don't hesitate to visit your local qualified bike fitter or reach out to us.

ROAD PERFORMANCE, ENDURANCE, GRAVEL & ADVENTURE MODELS | AR, FR, VR, BREED, BROAM

43cm 47cm / 48cm 51cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 61cm

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

144.7 -152.4 cm
4’9”-5’0”

152.4 -167.6 cm
5’0”-5’5”

167.6 -172.7 cm
5’5”-5’8”

172.7 -177.8 cm
5’8”-5’10”

177.8 -182.8 cm
5’10”-6’0”

182.8 -187.9 cm
6’0”-6’2”

187.9 -195.5 cm
6’2”-6’5”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

67.3 -71.2 cm
26.5”-28.0”

71.2 -74.9 cm
28"-29.5"

75.1 - 76.2 cm
29.6’’-30.0”

77.9 -82.0 cm
30.7”-32.3”

81.0 -85.0 cm
31.9”-33.5”

84.0 -87.1 cm
33.1”-34.3”

87.3 -91.1 cm
34.4”-35.9”

TRIATHLON & TT MODELS | DA, IA*, B

48cm 51cm 54cm 56cm 58cm

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

152.4 -167.6 cm
5’0”-5’5”

167.6 -172.7 cm
5’5”-5’8”

172.7 -180.3 cm
5’8”-5’11”

180.3 -187.9 cm
5’11”-6’2”

187.9 -195.5 cm
6’2”-6’5”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

70.8 -74.4 cm
27.9”-29.3”

74.4 - 77.9 cm
29.3’’-30.07”

77.9 -83.0 cm
30.7”-32.7”

83.0 -85.8 cm
32.7”-33.8”

85.8 -88.9 cm
32.7”-35.0”

*For additional insight on choosing the best size and set-up for your DA and IA models, please download and use our TRI/TT fit calculator.

CYCLOCROSS MODELS | FX

47cm 50cm 53cm 55cm 57cm 60cm

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

152.4 -167.6 cm
5’0”-5’5”

167.6 -172.7 cm
5’5”-5’8”

172.7 -177.8 cm
5’8”-5’10”

177.8 -182.8 cm
5’10”-6’0”

182.8 -187.9 cm
6’0”-6’2”

187.9 -195.5 cm
6’2”-6’5”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

71.2 -74.9 cm
28”-29.5”

75.1 - 76.2 cm
29.6’’-30.0”

77.9 -82.0 cm
30.7”-32.3”

81.0 -85.0 cm
31.9”-33.5”

84.0 -87.1 cm
33.1”-34.3

87.3 -91.1 cm
34.4”-35.9”

TRACK MODELS | TK-FRD

52cm 55cm 57cm 60cm

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

160.0 -167.6 cm
5’3”-5’5”

167.6 -175.2 cm
5’5”-5’9”

175.2 -180.3 cm
5’9”-5’11”

180.3 -187.9 cm
5’11”-6’2”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

75.1 -76.2 cm
29.6”-30.0”

77.9 - 82.0 cm
30.7’’-32.3”

81.0 -85.0 cm
31.9”-33.5”

84.0 -87.1 cm
33.1”-34.3”

FITNESS | VERZA

47cm / 48cm 51cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 61cm

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

152.4 -167.6 cm
5’0”-5’5”

167.6 -172.7 cm
5’5”-5’8

172.7 -177.8 cm
5’8”-5’10”

177.8 -182.8 cm
5’10”-6’0”

182.8 -187.9 cm
6’0”-6’2”

187.9 -195.5 cm
6’2”-6’5”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

71.2 -74.9 cm
28.0”-29.5”

75.1 - 76.2 cm
29.6’’-30.0”

77.9 -82.0 cm
30.7”-32.3”

81.0 -85.0 cm
31.9”-33.5”

84.0 -87.1 cm
33.1”-34.3”

87.3 -91.1 cm
34.4”-35.9”

MTB FULL-SUSPENSION | Edict, Decree, COMPULSION

16" 18" 20" 22"

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

158.4 -170.1 cm
5’3”-5’7”

170.1 -177.8 cm
5’7”-5’10”

177.8 -185.4 cm
5’10”-6’1”

185.4 -193.0 cm
6’1”-6’4”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

74.4 - 77.9 cm
28.0’’-30.7”

77.9 -83.0 cm
30.7”-32.7”

83.0 -85.8 cm
32.7”-33.8”

85.8 -88.9 cm
33.8”-35.0”

MTB HARDTAIL | DOCTRINE, DISPATCH

14" 16" 18" 20" 22"

RIDER HEIGHT
CM / FT

152.4 -167.6 cm
5’1”-5’4”

162.5 -170.1 cm
5’4”-5’7”

170.1 -177.8 cm
5’7”-5’10”

177.8 -185.4 cm
5’10”-6’1”

185.4 -193.0 cm
6’1”-6’4”

RIDER INSEAM
CM / INCHES Measured from crotch to floor.

70.8 -74.4 cm
27.3”-28.3”

74.4 - 77.9 cm
28.3’’-30.7”

77.9 -83.0 cm
30.7”-32.7”

83.0 -85.8 cm
32.7”-33.8”

85.8 -88.9 cm
32.7”-35.0”