When we started using this hashtag, the intention was to echo Felt’s heritage in racing. It made sense. Our first frames were created for Kona World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser. Since then, we’ve always supported athletes through sponsorship and have used rider-testing input in our product development since we began. Racing (or competition) inherently beckons one to push oneself beyond his or her limits, whether that's from a mental, physical, or equipment standpoint. As a manufacturer, we’ve always understood this and have made it a central part of our guiding ethos.
But "racing" isn't just about formal competition. For many folks, toeing a start line isn’t important, or just doesn't fit in with schedules or lifestyle. The excitement found in a daily ride or an upcoming challenge with your own Start/Finish is key. At any level, in its purest form, "racing" is about the thrill. We honor that.
We all remember the sense of freedom and escape our first childhood bike ride gave us. Now, we have new reasons, new escapes, and new rushes to fuel our inner racer: set a new PR in your next triathlon, crack the top 10 on a Strava segment, descend that knuckle-grabber route, beat your buddy in a city limit sign sprint, or complete your first century ride. For us, the thrill of competition is there to grab wherever and whenever you want. And, as such, #racingmatters.
We're a proud supporter of US Military Endurance Sports, and we're excited to showcase several of the organization's athletes who inspire others to strive for a healthy lifestyle. Tristan Manderfeld is a versatile athlete who is seeking high-level success across all disciplines of cycling.
Cycling can be made all the more joyous when you ride with a group of friends. The sport offers one of the most unique arenas for social interaction, and the benefits of group rides are innumerable. From organizing workouts to catching up with your buddies, group rides can turn any old spin into a special occasion.
Felt Bicycles is a proud supporter of US Military Endurance Sports, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote endurance sports as part of a healthy lifestyle to active and Veteran members of the US Armed Forces. This Veterans Day, you can support the organization by purchasing an exclusive kit.