2014 ZW Series

The ZW Series is a genuine woman-specific road bike series. As with all of our FITWoman® products, the goal of Felt’s ZW was to address the specific needs of female cyclists from both an engineering and anatomical perspective, along with improving performance. Many manufacturers introduce women’s bikes by changing components and graphics to visually distinguish them from men’s models. Felt started the entire engineering process from scratch on the ZW series, from the carbon lay-up on up.

The ZW features a longer wheelbase for enhanced stability. There are more cockpit positioning choices. The sloping top tube provides superior stand-over clearance for climbing and sprinting with improved vertical compliance.

Those design features contribute to the ZW’s overall ride quality, but to truly optimize a bike for women, and to address every anatomical detail, every angle and dimension of the frame was scrutinized. Because a woman’s body has distinctly different proportions than a man’s, simply making a smaller frame is not an effective solution. Essentially, Felt reverse-engineered the geometry to achieve the desired fit. The ZW material lay-up is customized to improve performance and features such women-specific qualities as smaller diameter tubing, thinner tube walls and shorter frame intersections.

As with everything that Felt engineers, the ZW is focused on performance. Over the last three years, the ExergyTWENTY16 Pro Women’s Cycling Team has ridden the ZW to numerous victories in some of the most prestigious races in the world. The ZW is stiff enough for unfettered performance; light enough to fly over hills, and compliant enough to ride all day.

Finally there is a bike you can call your own: The Felt ZW Series.