The new Felt Broam adventure/gravel series of bikes are a redesign of the super versatile VR series and are equally at home riding bike paths or pavement, commuting to work year around and bikepacking through the wilderness.
Frame and Fork
The Broam frame is constructed of lightweight, butted and hydroformed aluminum tubing with internally routed cables to keep everything functionally and aesthetically clean.
Up front the carbon fiber fork provides road vibration dampening and the aluminum steerer tube is the current standard: tapered, with a 1.125″ bearing at the top and a 1.5″ bearing at the bottom to maximize lateral stiffness.
All Broam series frames include mounts for rear racks, front and rear fenders, three water bottle cages and a top tube bag. You can carry some gear!
Drivetrain and Brakes
The shifters and front derailleur are Shimano Claris, the rear derailleur is Shimano Sora. Braking on the bike is provided by Tektro mechanical disc brakes.
The crankset is from FSA with a 46/30 chainring combination and the cassette range is 11-34. The resulting 30/34 ratio lowest gear is perfect for hilly SW Pennsylvania.
Wheels and Contact Points
The remainder of the components are Devox by Felt. The seatpost, stem and handlebars are aluminum. The wheels are tubeless ready and the tires are 700x40 puncture resistant Maxxis Refuse.
The Broams are available in the full run of sizes: 47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm.
Head to Head Comparison
|Jamis Renegade Exile||$830||aluminum/aluminum||Shimano Claris||Mechanical|
|Felt Broam 60
|Giant Toughroad GX3||$1,000||aluminum/carbon||Shimano Claris||Mechanical|
|Specialized Diverge E5||$1,000||aluminum/carbon||Shimano Claris||Mechanical|
|Jamis Renegade Explore||$1,000||aluminum/carbon||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|
|Cannondale Topstone||$1,000||aluminum/carbon||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|