OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS.

Whether it’s pushing the boundaries of carbon fiber construction or revolutionizing aerodynamic development, we’re proud of the work we’ve put in over the decades, but we’re never truly satisfied with what’s come before. Sure, we’re always keen to better our competitors in the realms of innovation, but, more importantly, we’re committed to self-improvement. After all, isn’t bettering yourself one of the greatest things about riding a bike? So beyond the broad strokes of technological developments, when it comes to creating a truly stellar bicycle, it’s all about the details. And we’ve made a habit out of sweating the details for over thirty years, because when you obsess over every element of improving the riding experience, you'll end up with a bike that is much more than the sum of its parts. Here’s a list of some slightly less unheralded yet incredibly thoughtful features you’ll find on several models of Felt bikes.

"When it comes to creating a truly stellar bicycle, it’s all about the details."

DISC BRAKES &
THRU-AXLES

Disc brakes are the new standard for drop-handlebar bikes in all riding conditions. They provide more stopping power, greater modulation, and more consistent performance than rim brakes, especially when the weather turns nasty. Our latest collection of drop-bar bikes utilize the Flat Mount disc brake standard for the best in performance and security, as well as clean aesthetics. Complementing the bikes' disc brakes are 12mm thru-axles, which provide a more secure interface over traditional quick-release skewers, along with better stiffness for quicker acceleration, better handling, and crisper shifting.

T47 BOTTOM BRACKET

Yes, there are more bottom bracket standards in the world than you can shake a stick at. But we love the relatively new T47 standard, found on the Breed gravel bike. It has all of the benefits of old-school threaded bottom brackets, like creak-free performance and easy maintenance. But it also takes advantage of the latest technology to maximize stiffness for putting down all the watts. It’s durable and gets the job done exceptionally well, just like the Breed.

HIGH-VISIBILITY DETAILS

The longest and most adventurous rides occur at all hours of the day. And that’s why we incorporate a unique selection of high-visibility aesthetic accents throughout several of our bike lines. Several models feature handlebar tape developed in collaboration with one of Felt’s trusted component partners that features a classically subdued style in bright daylight, yet produces a striking degree of reflectivity in low-light environments. These include the FR, VR, AR, Breed, and Broam. Likewise, select frames include several understated and refined graphic details that yield enhanced visibility to ensure both bike and rider are always in the spotlight—these include the Broam adventure road bike, and the Verza Speed flat-bar road bike.

UNIQUE STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Whether it’s a spare tube, tool kit, or some snacks, all-day riding excursions may require extra supplies. Both the Breed gravel bike and Broam adventure road bike, along with the VR endurance road bike, feature a mounting location along the top tube for installing a “bento box” storage bag. The two-bolt setup features standard water bottle cage spacing, which gives riders the freedom to utilize a wide selection of aftermarket storage solutions.

RACK & FENDER CAPABLE

Looking for a ride that can haul enough gear for a weekend bikepacking adventure, or everything you’ll need on your daily commute? The Breed, Broam, VR, and Verza Speed models have you covered. They come with a fender hardware kit in order to mount the majority of rain-combatting options on the market, and they also feature cleverly hidden rack mounts for both utility and sleek aesthetics. Simple integration means that when it’s time to ditch the baggage and race your buddies up and down fast roads and technical trails, our bikes are ready—like a superhero shedding their street clothes to speed off and save the day.

DUAL-WHEEL COMPATIBILITY

Who says you can’t have it all? Different wheel sizes give you the freedom to run whatever size or type of tire you wish. That’s why we made both the Breed gravel bike and the Broam adventure road bike compatible with both 650b and 700c wheel sizes. Hoops in size 650b, combined with plush gravel tires, preserves the bike’s geometry for a road bike feel but with mind-blowing cushion for off-road trails. On the flip side, the Breed and Broam can also rock 700c wheels. No matter which bike you choose or what wheels you run, you'll have the ability to use some huge rubber, so no route is unreachable.

CLEVER CABLE MANAGEMENT

When it comes to bike design, we sweat the details. Our latest crop of road and triathlon bikes feature the most advanced internal cable management systems we’ve ever developed. They’re compatible with every drivetrain on the market, from mechanical to both wired and wireless electronic, and this includes both one-by (1x) and two-by (2x) groups that feature one or two chainrings, respectively. Cable ports are fully sealed for protection from the elements, preventing dirt and moisture from entering the frame.