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 thrilled to announce our new partnership with Thomson Bike Tours, one of the most renowned cycling tourism organizations in the world. We'll be equipping them with the latest Felt road and gravel bikes to help further elevate the riding experience of their first-class cycling adventures.
Summer in the northern hemisphere has arrived, and that means warmer temperatures and fewer flurries of precipitation. Hot, dry conditions demand a unique approach to both preparing for your ride and making sure you’re keeping yourself safe while out on the bike. He's how to ride in hot weather.
In celebration of the Felt athletes heading to Tokyo this summer for the world’s biggest sporting competition, we’re helping race fans get to know them. Ashleigh Gentle is a pro triathlete who has had some incredible racing successes throughout her career. This year, she’s focusing on a top result in Tokyo.