The ergonomic grip of the 6061 Butted Aluminum handlebar helps to make the ride comfortable. The grips of the F3 are Felt's Gel Ribbon Cork Tape grips. This bike is a step up from the lower cost F4 model in that it has higher quality SRAM components, Fulcrum racing front and rear hub, Ultra High Modulus Modular carbon frame and fork (which offer a combination of durability and light weight), and an overall lower weight (16.66 pounds). However, this bike lacks the higher cost F2 model's Shimano Dura-Ace electronic gear-shifting system (which changes gears quicker and requires less maintenance than a traditional gear-shifting system), which comes equipped with a battery. There are size options available for the Felt F3 road bike.