2011 Felt DA - Production Info
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The standard DA front end features Felt's own Devox bar, and Shimano Di2.
The standard DA front end features Felt's own Devox bar, and Shimano Di2.

At the Interbike Outdoor Demo day, we got a closeup look at the new 2011 DA, as well as some detailed information about what the final production bike will look like.


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  • Felt uses a side-pull brake up front which doesn't add much frontal area
  • Felt's proven Devox bar will come standard with the 2011 DA.
  • The S-shaped downtube was novel, but won't see the production line.
  • The rear seatstays on the 2011 DA leave a little window to view Felt's logo.
  • The bike features the BB30 standard.
  • The standard DA front end features Felt's own Devox bar, and Shimano Di2.
  • Another shot of the swooping prototype-only downtube.
  • The rear sidepull brake isn't hidden by a cover, making it easier to install and adjust.
  • Garmin rode CNC-machined fixed-angle stems, which will indeed be made available to the public.
  • The seat tube has a little flare on the rear edge that Felt says helps with the aerodynamics.
  • The production bike will have an adjustable angle stem like the current DA.
  • The 2011 DA complete with Di2, left, and the frameset, right.
  • Both the adjustable and this fixed-angle stem make for a very sleek-looking junction with the top tube.
  • The view of the rear triangle, sans rear wheel.
  • The nice thing about an uncovered rear brake is its ease of adjustment.  You can even swap out the brake shoes without removing anything.

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