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 aim to do our part in helping more folks discover the joys of cycling through educational programs, while at the same time bettering California’s infrastructure for bicycle commuters and anyone else who wants to experience the joy of two wheels. That's why we partnered with California Bicycle Coalition on this great cause.
Rally UHC Cycling’s road captain, the venerable Svein Tuft, is calling it a career at the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec and Montréal on September 13th and 15th. The 11-time Canadian National Time Trial Champion and two-time road champion will lead a roster full of Canadians at North America’s premier WorldTour one-day races.
A cyclocross bike is ideally suited for going fast on a racecourse, while a gravel bike is best for all-day adventures over mixed terrain. But what separates these two types of bikes in terms of different riding experiences? And can’t you just have one of the two types of bikes to use for both gravel and cyclocross?