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Felt TA FRD: Gear of the Day

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No, someone didn’t slip something into your drink—that crank’s really on the left side. And yes, this bike really costs $25,999. The Felt TA FRD is a purpose-built machine made to trounce all other bikes. Developed in conjunction with Team USA’s women’s team pursuit squad, it’s designed with the sole purpose of going fast in a velodrome. That means it’s optimized to the yaw angles experienced on those banked left turns, necessitating a specific airfoil design. Plus the carbon fiber is top shelf, the same as used in F1 and aerospace. And when a project gets this specific, to win one event, it means examining every part. That’s why special HED aero wheels with narrow hubs finish off the build. 

$25,999.00; feltbicycles.com