Gravel riding is here, and it’s the new breed of cycling. Sure, riding drop bars on dirt isn’t a new thing. Many folks will rightfully point out that it’s been a way of life for many cyclists for as long as people have been pedaling atop two wheels. Shoot, even historians remind us that the Tour de France began on gravel roads. But these days, there are more eyeballs on the gravel riding scene, more legs in the game, and more minds opening up to the wonderful world of off-road adventure. And it’s awesome. That’s why Felt created the Breed. To chase the sunset across empty gravel roads. To discover a new perspective along our local trails. And to further expand the incredible freedom a bicycle can offer. So whether you’re just discovering a new way of riding, or are a dyed-in-the-wool gravel grinding veteran, the Breed is for you.
Dual-Wheel Compatibility & Tire Clearance
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 the Breed compatible with both 650b and 700c wheel sizes. The Breed comes standard with 650b hoops which, combined with its plush gravel tires, preserves the Breed’s geometry for a road bike feel but with mind-blowing cushioning for off-road trails. The Breed can also be outfitted with wheels in the traditional road bike size of 700c, if that’s your thing. With 650b wheels, the Breed can accept up to 2.1-inch-wide tires; with 700c wheels, there’s room for up to 45mm tires.
Sleek Storage & Versatility
Whether it’s a spare tube, tool kit, or some snacks, all-day gravel excursions may require extra supplies. The Breed features 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. The Breed also has you covered if the weather turns foul, or if you’re looking to commute by bike. It comes with a fender hardware kit in order to mount the majority of aftermarket rain-combatting fenders. It also features cleverly hidden rack mounts for both utility and sleek aesthetics.
T47 Bottom Bracket
Yes, there are more bottom bracket standards in the world than you can shake a stick at. But we love the Breed's T47 standard. 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.