Felt ZW5

Gear

There’s a lovely “swoopiness” to the Felt ZW5 that makes you want to play around rather than just ride in a straight line, because you know it can handle whatever you throw at it and never lose its footing. The ZW5 had the longest wheelbase in our test group, and it had a ride quality akin to a touring bike but it never felt sluggish or lumbering, just certain of its path.

Women who prefer a more stretched out position over the bike will enjoy the fit on the ZW5. The frame stiffness allows for plenty of acceleration when needed. The ZW5 is a great bike for all-day rides and, at just under $2000, it’s a super value. Carbon, Shimano 105, $1999 www.feltbicycles.com

Last modified: February 24, 2012

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