Felt Breed 30 (2019)

$ 1,899.00

Size: 51cm thru 58cm in stock

 



The Felt Breed gravel bikes are new for 2019 and feature the 650b wheel size.

650b? Here is what you need to know about this wheel size: http://www.bikepacking.com/gear/700c-to-650b/

This bike, the Breed 30 is the model we have in the shop. The Felt Breed 20 is available to order.


Frame and Fork

The Felt Breed 30 frame is constructed of butted, hydro-formed aluminum tubing. The fork is carbon fiber. 

The bottom bracket is the newest standard 86.5mm design with sealed cartridge bearings maximum durability.

Shifter cables are full length housing routed internally, as is the hydraulic brake line to the rear brake. The aluminum steerer tube is tapered, with a 1.125″ bearing at the top and a 1.5″ bearing at the bottom to maximize lateral stiffness.

The seatstays on the frame surround the outside of the seat tube instead of just attaching directly behind the seatpost, a design that slightly reduces frame stiffness felt by the rider.

The bike will feel more complaint and smoother, particularly over rough surfaces, because of it.

Drivetrain and Brakes

With the exception of the crankset, the drivetrain and brake systems on the Felt Breed 30 are Shimano 11 speed with flat mount hydraulic brakes and mechanical shifting.

Braking on the bike once the pads have been bedded in is very strong with minimal lever effort and very good modulation. There simply is no substitute for Shimano's hydraulic disc brake.

The crankset is Praxis Works Alba sub-compact crankset with a 48/32 chainring combination, the cassette range is Shimano's new 11-34 for 11 speed drivetrains.

The result is a lowest gear combination of 32 front/34 rear, super low for the longest climbs while still retaining top end speed with a 48/11 highest gear.

 

Wheels and Contact Points

The remainder of the components on the Devox by Felt. The seatpost is carbon fiber, to dampen shock and vibration. The stem and handlebars are aluminum.

The wheels are Devox tubeless ready 650b with 24 spokes front and rear and centerlock brake rotor mounts for Shimano rotors.

Tires are 650x47 WTB Byway and the saddle is from Pro Logo.

The Breeds are available in a full range of sizes: 47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm.

Ride Quality

The Felt Breed series are true gravel bikes, capable of being ridden harder than any 700c gravel bikes we've seen.

They demonstrate that 650b is the right wheel size for gravel bikes that are being used primarily or exclusively off pavement.

If you are looking for a more versatile bike, something better suited for multi-purpose and multi-surface riding - take a look at Felt's new Broam series as well as Jamis' acclaimed Renegade series gravel/adventure bikes.


Head to Head Comparison: 650b Gravel Bikes

MSRP Frame/Fork Shifting Brakes
Salsa Journeyman $1,099 aluminum/carbon Sora 9spd Mechanical
Kona Rove NRB $1,799 aluminum/carbon Sram Apex Mechanical
Felt Breed 30
$1,899 aluminum/carbon Shimano 105
Hydraulic
Kona NRB DL $2,299 aluminum/carbon Shimano 105 Hydraulic
Felt Breed 20 $2,499 aluminum/carbon Sram Force Hydraulic
Cannondale Slate Apex 1 $2,899 aluminum/carbon Sram Apex Hydraulic