5lb/6.8kg women's specific race rig
This article originally published on BikeRadar
At the USA Cycling national championships July 4 and 5, 21-year-old Katie Antonneau won both the road race and the U23 time trial aboard Felt race bikes. Here we take a look at the Felt ZW1 road machine, which tips the scales at 15lb/6.8kg.
In May, Antonneau (Exergy-Twenty16) finished 14th and 23rd at the US pro time trial and road championships, respectively.
Standing just under 5-foot-2 (1.57m), Antonneau rides a size small in the women's ZW series with a 70mm stem and compact cranks. Felt sells the ZW line in four sizes: petite, small, medium and tall. Felt says the ZW frames fit women from as short as 4-foot-9 (1.4m) in the 42cm petite, up to 5-foot-11 (1.8m) in the 50cm tall.
About half the Exergry-TWENTY16 women's pro team uses the ZW women's bikes, while the rest use Felt's standard F series race bikes.
While the team's ZW1 is sold as a frameset only, there are seven other ZW frames with less expensive carbon fiber that come as complete bikes.
The ZW1 uses Felt's UHC Ultimate + Nano MMC carbon fiber frame, which Felt says weighs 900g for the frame. The BB30 shell and dropouts — traditionally aluminum on carbon frames — are also made of carbon fiber.
Check out the photo gallery at above right for a close look at the bike.
The ZW series is Felt's performance women's line
Complete bike specifications
Frameset: Felt ZW1 FitWoman, size small
Fork: Felt ZW1 Ultimate + Nano carbon fiber
Headset: FSA Integrated
Cranks: SRAM Red 2012 SRM, 170mm, 50/34T
Chain: SRAM Red 1091
Cassette: SRAM Red 2012, 11-25
Brake calipers: SRAM Red w/Zipp Flash Pro pads
Shift levers: SRAM Red
Derailleurs: SRAM Red
Wheels: Zipp 404 Firecrest tubulars
Tires: Zipp Tangente tubulars (23c)
Seat: Fizik Arione
Seatpost: Zipp SL Speed
Stem: Zipp SL Service Course, 70mm
Handlebar: Zipp SL Service Course, 40mm (c-to-c)
Tape: Zipp Service Course CX
Pedals: Speedplay Zero (titanium)
Water bottle cages: Arundel carbon fiber
Chain catcher: K-Edge
Number plate: K-Edge
Rider's height: 5-foot-2 (1.57m)
Seat tube length, c-t: 450mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 407mm
Top tube length: 515mm (horizontal)
Head tube length: 130mm
Weight: 15lbs/6.8kg (with cages and pedals)
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