Felt TK

79/100
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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Numbers of Gears
Weight
15.1, 16.4, 17.7 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Felt TK. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • TKs were lightning fast at getting up to speed and maintaining it.
  • A high bottom bracket offered excellent clearance on banking and turns.
  • The front forks of TK1s and TK2s are drilled for a brake.
  • Riders found TKs comfortable and smooth on road.
  • A carbon fork contributed to compliance and comfort on TK1s and 2s.
  • Aluminum frames proved stiff on the TK2 and TK3.
  • Buyers deemed the TK2 to be an excellent value track bike.
  • An incredibly high-quality build and finish was recognized on TKs.
  • These bikes are light, from 15.1lbs for the TK1 up to 17.7 for the TK3.
  • Owners praised the durability of their TK track bikes.
  • A ‘shark fin’ seat tube and flared top tube make for an impressive look.
  • Prologo Zero II saddles on the TK1 and TK2 needed no replacement.
  • Integrated chain tensioners made tire changes easy.
  • Steel dropout inserts proved durable through frequent wheel changes.
  • Track riders said the TK2 was a great starter bike for the velodrome.
  • The TK1’s carbon fiber frame exhibited negligible flex.
  • Reynolds carbon tubular wheelsets were lauded on the TK1.
  • The aerodynamic qualities of TK track bikes impressed racers.

10 reasons not to buy

  • Smaller sizes can exhibit toe overlap on turns.
  • The TK1’s carbon seat mast must be precisely cut to eliminate creaking.
  • One pro rider said that the Prologo Zero II saddle wasn’t the best on longer rides.
  • Aluminum TK1 and TK2 frames could be unforgiving on roads.
  • Tight clearances don’t allow for wider tires
  • Aggressive geometry wasn’t ideal for casual street riders.
  • TKs don’t have any mounts for bottle cages.
  • Rear bridges are not drilled to attach a rear brake.
  • Stock drop bars placed riders in an excessively aggressive position.
  • An expert suggested that Mavic Ellipse wheels were best suited to casual racers.

Bottom line

The Felt TK2 and TK3 models proved to be high-quality options for starter track riders or as a racy option for the fixed gear street rider. Front forks are drilled for a brake. Casual riders and messengers both reported that riding a TK on the street was a fast, exciting and rewarding experience. Racers said there was no need for upgrades from a TK when racing in the velodrome. An expert felt that the TK2 was not boutique or flashy, but a good representation of a reliable, high-performance option in its class. TK1s kick up the quality and price a few notches with a full-carbon, aero frameset.

Expert Reviews

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VeloNews
Level 3 expert

Felt TK2 Track Bike

Level 3 expert

You’d struggle to come anywhere close to this value, explosiveness, and handling… it’s impressively stiff, and our test rider lauded its responsiveness… and quickness… It does everything you want without the flash…

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Ride Soft
Level 1 expert

… Fixed Gear. Felt TK3 [Russian]

Level 1 expert

Such aggressive geometry is usually reserved for the track…

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VeloNews
Level 3 expert

Sarah Hammer’s World Champion Felt TK1

Level 3 expert

…the seatpost/seat mast configuration seems like a great step in the direction of increased adjustability while maintaining packability (in a conventional bike case).

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User Ratings

92/100 based on 10 ratings
  • 5 star
    70%
  • 4 star
    30%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    0%
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Rankings

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#47   Best Commuter - City
Bottom 40%
#36   Best Road
Bottom 30%
#12   Best Single Speed - Fixed Gear
Bottom 50%
#79   Best of All Bikes
Bottom 40%

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Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Felt TK
79
Average All Bikes
81
Average Felt Bike
82
Average Commuter - City Bike
79