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Interbike show, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 22-26, 2008

Part 4 - September 24: Felt unveils a new arsenal for 2009

Felt will add a 26" carbon hardtail to its 2009 lineup
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Beefy tube profiles up front
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The rear end is similarly stout
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Fork travel is set at just 80mm which befits the Six's racing intentions.
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A clever plate bolted just ahead of the bottom bracket
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The 130mm-travel Virtue gets a total revamp for 2009
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A more compact Equilink suspension layout
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The upper link has also beefed up
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Tube profiles up front are notably bigger
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Lower-end Virtues now receive an aluminum rear end
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Even the seatpost diameter has been increased
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Pivot hardware has been completely redone
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The 150mm-travel Compulsion has been similarly redone.
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As on the Virtue, a more compact Equilink suspension layout
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A newly kinked seat tube allows the use…
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…of a standard front derailleur
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Slacker head tube angles on both the Compulsion and Virtue
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The rear disc mount looks to be well protected.
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Felt's DA time trial/triathlon frame
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A tidier upper clamp on the Bayonet 2 fork system
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A longer leading edge supposed improves aerodynamics
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The DA will also feature Felt's own Devox aero bars.
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Slotted clamps in the base bar
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The extensions will come intentionally long
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Internal brake cable routing
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The base bar can be flipped upside-down
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An optional add-on grip
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Felt-sponsored triathlete Michellie Jones
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Sorry, this paint job is just for Jones.
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Mmm… purple.
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The Devox component range will also include this saddle…
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...with its full carbon shell and carbon rails.
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The Felt AR aero road bike joins the lineup for 2009.
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A less expensive TK3 track bike
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Conventional dual seat stays on the TK3 replace the TK2's monostay design.
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Felt will offer four 'cross bikes for '09
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Who needs gears?
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The purposeful front end gets the job done.
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The Tektro cantilevers are wide-profile for more mud clearance.
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This handy tool will be included with the Breed
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…but the other end of the tool is clearly intended for something else.
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