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    Question Felt R series AC1 road bike

    looking into upgrading from my first road bike, which is old aluminum 14 speed road bike under the Performance Bike house brand (R105 model). Shimano rx100 groupset, sti shifters, mavic rims. I believe it's from around 2001?

    I'm 5'10 with a 31.5" bike inseam.

    I ride paved trails, doing some hills, and I am registering for some 40 - 65 mile rides in the fall.

    found a local seller who is moving this Felt R series AC1 road bike for $500

    here is the description:

    56cm Frame is from around 2005, Carbon hybrid frame. Carbon rear stay, forks, seat post and stem. Groupset circa 2012 with Shimano 105 components. Components have less than 50 miles on them. Needs nothing. Always kept indoors and never in the basement. DT Swiss wheels and new tires. Comes with extra tubes, tool kit, Profile design cruising bars, hybrid clip in pedals. Will throw in size 11 riding shoes if u want. Only ridden twice since built. Like new condition.

    Thoughts ?

    Last edited by jkoven1; 07-27-2018 at 10:33 AM.

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    I believe that the Performance bike is an entry level bike that you're looking at. It was a decent bike back in the day. Just to let you know, it is likely a mid 1990's bike. I had a buddy that worked for Performance back then and he had the R206 model. The were decent race bikes, but being the 105, you had the price point issue going. Any drivetrain components fail and you could be stuck upgrading your entire group. As for the Felt, the AC1 was a frameset, and a good one at that. I haven't seen one of those in years. I used to race on it's successor, the FA frameset. Great bikes and definitely leaps ahead of the Performance R105....It's a good 8-10 years newer. The seller calls it a hybrid due to it being an aluminum frame with carbon seatstays, but make no mistake, it's a race bike. It is essentially an F-Series frameset. I'd buy the AC1. It's a fine machine and they built it up with some stout components. As long as it fits and it checks out, it shouldn't disappoint.
    Last edited by terbennett; 08-09-2018 at 11:53 AM.

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