2016 Felt ZW6 Disc

Felt ZW6 Disc Carbon Women’s Road Bike

Everyone should ride a bike that’s designed to fit their body, needs and budget. With custom carbon tubing, geometry and componentry designed specifically for women, the Felt ZW6 Disc is part of Felt’s “Fit Woman” road bike line. It’s a high-performance road bike for ladies who don’t want to take out a second mortgage on the house. The ZW6 Disc has a carbon fiber frame and fork, disc brakes and a Shimano drivetrain - all of which have been thoroughly vetted, tested and approved by Felt’s female athletes and employees.

Felt is an established leader in carbon fiber bicycle frame design and they make some of the lightest, strongest and most sophisticated carbon in the business. The ZW6 Disc gets Felt’s Fit Woman Road Disc UHC Performance carbon fiber. It’s significantly more affordable than their top-of-the-line frame material but still as light and strong as the carbon in many manufacturers’ top-of-the-line race bikes. The Felt ZW6 Disc isn’t just a smaller version of a men’s road bike, either. Felt uses specially-developed carbon tubing with a smaller cross section to custom tune their Fit Woman frames for a “responsive and confident ride.”

Disc brakes are one of the latest innovations for road bikes and we’re really pleased to offer them in an affordable women’s-specific model. They’re safe, easy to use and they’ve proven themselves on high-end mountain bikes for over a decade. While they can provide more stopping power, disc brakes are really about safety. Better modulation and consistent performance regardless of weather and road conditions mean you’ll be safer and more confident on a bike with disc brakes.

Rounding out the package, the Felt ZW6 Disc has a 9-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain with Dual Control levers, a female-specific saddle, short-reach handlebars and a Felt Fit Woman disc wheelset with Vittoria’s versatile Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires. Beginning cyclist, weekend warrior or backroads enthusiast - the Felt ZW6 Disc offers outstanding value and performance for women cyclists of all types.

Women's-Specific Design:: Felt’s commitment to women is more than just skin deep. Many women’s bikes are simply repackaged men’s models with smaller frames and flowery, pastel graphics (the skin). That’s not the case with the ZW6 Disc and the rest of Felt’s Fit Woman line, though. With custom tubing, geometry and componentry that’s female-tested and approved, the Felt ZW6 Disc will make women feel confident and comfortable in the saddle
Disc Brakes: Although disc brakes are relatively new to road bikes, they’re quickly being accepted and we believe they make riding safer, more comfortable and more fun. The most obvious benefit of disc brakes is more predictable performance on wet roads. However, better modulation means more control no matter what the conditions are. The Felt ZW6’s TRP Spyre disc brakes are cable-actuated, making them easy to adjust and maintain.
Carbon Frame: One of the most respected carbon fiber manufacturers in the bike industry, Felt makes carbon frames for all types of riders and budgets. The female-specific ZW6 Disc frame uses women’s-specific custom tubing constructed from Felt’s own UHC Performance carbon fiber. The result is a bike that’s light, efficient and tuned especially for women.
Frame: Felt Fit Woman Road Disc UHC Performance carbon fiber, MMC w/ InsideOut construction, aluminum BB30 & carbon dropouts, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, IS disc mount, mechanical internal cable routing (electronic compatible)
Fork: Felt Fit Woman Road Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque construction, carbon fiber steer tube, integrated crown race, crown, blades, post mount disc tabs & carbon dropouts; 1.125″ (Petite, Small), ControlTaper 1.125″ – 1.5″ (Medium, Tall)
Drivetrain: 9-speed Shimano Sora shifters, derailleurs, crankset and cassette
Wheels: Tubeless-ready Felt Fit Woman WRSL3 Disc wheels
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro
Sizes: 43, 45, 47, 50cm
Sizes in our fleet: All sizes
Finish: Matte Carbon with Fluoro Coral and Charcoal accents
Weight (actual): 19.09 pounds / 8.66kg
Brakes: TRP Spyre C Disc with 160mm rotor in the front and 140mm rotor in the rear
Stem: Felt Fit Woman SuperLite with +/-17° rise for 31.8mm handlebar (60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm)
Handlebar: Felt Fit Woman SuperLite Road with short 65mm reach and 120mm drop (380mm and 400mm)
Seatpost: 27.2mm Felt Fit Woman Road UHC Performance carbon fiber – 330mm length
Saddle: Felt Fit Woman Road
Crankset: Shimano Sora Petite
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora short cage
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora braze-on
Chainring: Shimano 50/34T
Cassette: Shimano 9-speed, 11-32T
Headset: FSA IS-21 integrated with sealed cartridge bearing
Bottom Bracket: BB30
Grips: Felt SuperGel Tape
Your Height Recommended Frame Size Top-Tube Length
4’9-4’11 43 (Petite) 495
4’11-5’5 45 (Small) 512
5’3-5’8 47 (Medium) 525
5’6+ 50 (Tall) 545
Size 43 45 47 50
Top Tube Length 595 512 525 545
Seat Tube Length (Center to Top) 430 450 470 500
Head Angle 70.25° 71.25° 72° 72.5°
Bottom-Bracket Drop 72 72 70 70
Chainstay Length 410 410 417 417
Stack Height 517 530 541 561
Reach Length 357 363 372 384
Wheelbase 974 977 990 1002

All specifications are subject to change. Measurements are in ‘Millimeters’ unless otherwise noted.

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