Felt has just gone all-in on the tri market, releasing a brand new model called the IA. This 'Integrated Aero' bike has massive frame members, internal storage, integrated brakes and bars, and a radical new seatpost design that promises greater comfort on the bike. The IA is the first bike from Felt that truly embraces the concept of an integrated design. The aerobars, stem, brakes, and on-frame storage units are now completely proprietary and unique to this bike (along with, as usual, the fork, seatpost, and headset). The aero chords created by the frame are easily the longest on the market, and promise to be extra slippery in the wind. This gallery (and the detailed image captions) contain all the ins and outs of this brand new mean machine. Enjoy!
Frontal profile of the Felt IA. Although this profile is a little broader than what you see on bikes like the Cervelo P5 or Trek Speed Concept, Felt claims there comes a point where simply making everything narrower doesn't necessarily provide the optimal aerodynamics. And to be fair, we've heard similar things recently from other companies including Cervelo and Specialized.