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Felt Launches Custom Paint Program

8/23/2011
Irvine, CA – Felt is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new Custom Paint Program.  The Custom Paint Program allows customers to create their own paint and decal schemes for the high-performance Felt F1 frameset, and will later be offered for the Felt DA frameset.  The custom paint options are accessible on the Felt Bicycles website where customers can design their own color combinations in an intuitive and user-friendly format.

Felt will offer two levels of customization with varying degrees of personalization and cost.  The Advanced Option allows consumers to select paint finish, frame color, and decal color and costs an additional $250.  The Ultimate+ Option costs $500 and allows consumers to select paint finish, paint mask color, and decal color as well as to customize a top tube text panel.  Consumers can choose from thirteen high-quality DuPont paints or raw carbon.
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8/23/2011
Irvine, CA – Felt is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new Custom Paint Program.  The Custom Paint Program allows customers to create their own paint and decal schemes for the high-performance Felt F1 frameset, and will later be offered for the Felt DA frameset.  The custom paint options are accessible on the Felt Bicycles website where customers can design their own color combinations in an intuitive and user-friendly format.

Felt will offer two levels of customization with varying degrees of personalization and cost.  The Advanced Option allows consumers to select paint finish, frame color, and decal color and costs an additional $250.  The Ultimate+ Option costs $500 and allows consumers to select paint finish, paint mask color, and decal color as well as to customize a top tube text panel.  Consumers can choose from thirteen high-quality DuPont paints or raw carbon.
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8/14/2011
Wiesbaden, Germany – Andi Böcherer continued to add to his brilliant 2011 campaign, taking his second Ironman 70.3 at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship.  The 28-year-old German took control of the race on the bike leg and never looked back, taking the win in his home country.
 
Böcherer was part of a 14 man lead group entering T1, and he quickly established a lead on the bike.  The bike course, which had nearly 5000 feet of elevation gain, was covered with a light fog, so once riders were up the road, they were out of sight.  Böcherer utilized his aerodynamic position aboard the Felt DA to put time into the field on the downhill sections, and entered T2 as the leader and recording the fastest bike split of the day.  
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8/8/2011
Alta, WyomingAmanda Carey of Kenda-Felt continued her dominance of the National Ultra Endurance Series this weekend, taking the win at the Pierre’s Hole 100, and beating her nearest rival by over an hour and a half.  Carey, the defending NUE Series Champion, covered the 100 mile course in 9:12 which would have gotten her a top ten in the men’s race.

Carey, who lives in nearby Victor, Idaho, was able to capitalize on her knowledge of the Grand Targhee Resort.  With nearly 4000 feet of climbing on each of the four laps, Carey was able to put significant time gaps on both the descents and the power sections.  Taking the lead from the gun, Carey blasted away from her rivals, and began picking her way through the men’s field.  With the win, Carey solidifies her bid for a second consecutive NUE overall title.
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8/8/2011
Brentwood, California – Felt riders Coryn Rivera and Anthony Canevari took home the California Elite Criterium titles over the weekend at the Brentwood Grand Prix.  Rivera, racing for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 won the Women’s Elite race out of a select group of riders.  CashCall Mortgage rider Canevari took second place in the Men’s Elite field sprint and, as the highest placed California, took the California Elite title.
 
The race took place on a challenging criterium circuit in the heart of Brentwood.  The one mile course featured 8 turns which made for aggressive racing.  Rivera, who won this event in 2007, was at the front for the entirety of the race.  Rivera was off the front for the entire race before being caught within the final few laps.  From there, the pack had been whittled down to the strongest contenders.
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8/7/2011
Dohnany, Slovakia – Felt Oetztal X-Bionic’s Thomas Litscher took third in the U23 race at the European Cross Country Championships despite suffering a mechanical on the last lap.  Litscher, who won the Silver Medal at U23 Worlds last year, lost his saddle at the beginning of the last lap while riding in the lead group.  Despite the setback, Litscher held on for the final podium spot.  Litscher was also a member of the Swiss team that took silver in the Team Relay.

Fellow X-Bionic Riders Blaza Klemencic, Adelheid Morath, and Karl Markt also secured prominent results at the European Cross Country Championships.  In the women’s elite race, Klemencic took fifth place in a world-class field, an impressive comeback from her DNF at the Championships last year.  Morath crossed the line tenth, which meet the Olympic standard for Germany.  En route to the tenth place, Morath recorded the third fastest circuit time of all riders.
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8/1/2011
Hadleigh Farm, England – Felt Otztal X-Bionic rider Karl Markt once again proved himself as one of the elite talents in XC racing, finishing third in the Olympic Test Event over the weekend.  Markt, who just won the Austrian National Championship two weeks ago, arrived on the podium alongside two former XC World Champions.  The 31-year-old Austrian is putting together a fantastic season with X-Bionic, taking multiple UCI wins and podiums.

The Olympic Test Event in Hadleigh Farm gave riders the opportunity to race the Olympic course for 2012.  The racers completed seven laps of the rolling course in hot temperatures, which quickly separated the field.  Markt, riding a full-suspension Felt Edict LTD, was among the top four riders throughout the race.
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7/17/2011
Beaver Creek, Colorado – Felt triathlete Josiah Middaugh won the XTERRA Mountain Championship in record time.  Middaugh covered the 22 mile course 19 seconds faster than fellow Felt triathlete Seth Wealing who took second place. 

Middaugh, who lives in Vail, Colorado, considers the Beaver Creek race his home course.  Up until this edition, however, Middaugh had never been able to translate the home field advantage to a victory, finishing third in the past two events.  For a moment, it looked as if Middaugh would have to wait another year for victory, as he came out of the water 1:47 behind Wealing.  Middaugh’s strength on the bike paid off, gaining him the lead half way through the bike leg.  Middaugh never looked back, and completed the race with the fastest time of the day and new course record of 2:12:05.
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7/17/2011
Portland, Oregon – Project London 2012 captured several track records this weekend at the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge, en route to wins in the Kilo and Team Sprint.  The American-based team has drawn immediate success since its formation just a few months ago, and has dominated the domestic track racing scene.

Kevin Mansker set the tone in the Kilo, recording a new track record on Friday night with a scorching 1:07.79.  That time bested the previous track record, held by Per Bjesse since 2009, by half a second.  That track record is the second in month of July for Mansker, who also broke the flying 200m time at the Testarossa Challenge on his way to victory in the Sprint.
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7/11/2011
Frisco, Texas – Felt athlete Matt Baranoski was the class of the field at the U.S. Junior Track Nationals.  The eighteen-year-old won each of the five races he entered, met two Junior Worlds qualifying standards, and set a new track record in a dominating performance. 

Baranoski’s first event was the Kilo where he delivered the fastest time in the men’s 17-18 division by nearly three seconds.  Baranoski’s time (1:05.6) qualified him for Worlds was also established a new track record.  Baranoski won the Sprint, Flying 200 (11.151), and Keirin.  Baranoski then teamed up with Kaleb Koch and Ryan Gadow in the Team Sprint where they rode to a decisive victory.
 
Baranoski’s next competition will be Moscow for Junior Track Worlds in August.
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7/10/2011
San Rafael, California – Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 racer Coryn Rivera emerged victorious at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium.  The nineteen-year-old American outsprinted her competitors to the line for her first win as the newly minted U23 National Criterium Champion. 

Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 demonstrated exceptional teamwork throughout the race, taking turns pushing the pace and executing a perfect leadout for Rivera.  Alison Tetrick Starnes and Tayler Wiles kept the tempo high, wearing out many of Rivera’s rivals early in the race. Wiles, the U23 U.S. Time Trial Champion, took to the front in the last lap and pulled Rivera to the head of the field, where she could unleash her world-class sprint.  From there, Rivera dashed to the front of the field, taking her second win at San Rafael in the past three years.
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