Felt Breed 20 review

“A bike for all types of cycling experience”

After riding the Felt Breed 20 the biggest takeaway was that it’s a bike that offers the rider the best of all worlds. 

Before we jump into what makes the bike the way it is , let’s see what components you get right out of the box. 

The frame is made from SuperLite aluminum which as the name suggests, makes the overall weight of the bike surprisingly low, it’s advertised as one of the lightest aluminum gravel bikes on the market. You get SRAM Force Cx1 shifters and hydraulic disc brakes, along with an 11-speed, long-cage rear derailleur. They’re combined with a SRAM 11-42 cassette, and a Praxis Zayante Carbon-S crankset with a 40-tooth chainring. The BREED 20 runs a 650b Devox GR.2 wheelset with 47mm wide Vittoria Terreno Dry tubeless ready tires. 

I took the bike out for a spin to experience the way it handles different kinds of pavement and the potential appeal it would have to different styles of riders. 

To put it simply the Felt Breed 20 is a bike that can do it all. Within reason, this bike will grant you access to all types of cycling experiences. It’s robust enough to take the beating of an off-road session and will grant you a smooth rolling experience on paved roads. Perfect for the city, it will navigate the streets with ease. If you feel adventurous with the bike it can take you to a bike-packing trip as far as your legs can go.

I climbed hills, took on descents, rode on rocky and gravel roads with some steep elevation, navigated busy city streets and felt confident and comfortable. This isn’t the bike that will help you get peak performance numbers at any one discipline. Not that you can’t, I scored some of top 10 Finishes in a couple of segments in my ride. This is a bike that will keep you excited with the many different options of riding it offers. This is a bike that will get you in touch with the roots of cycling which is getting on the saddle having fun. 

Full run-down of the specs: 


Felt Gravel Race Disc Superlite custom butted aluminum, hydroform smooth welded construction, T47 86 bottom bracket shell, 12 x 142mm with Syntace style thru axle, flat mount disc brake standard, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, internal mechanical cable routing


Felt Adventure Gravel UHC Advanced carbon fiber full monocoque construction, ControlTaper 1.125″ – 1.5″ carbon steerer tube, flat mount disc standard, 12 x 100mm thru axle with fender mounts


FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearing with Felt VariableHeight Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), Felt top cap and aluminum bolt, No.42, 1.125 – 1.5″


Devox, -7¡ rise, ¯31.8mm, 47cm: 80mm, 51cm: 90mm, 54 – 56cm: 100mm, 58cm: 110mm, 61cm: 120mm


Devox Gravel SL, 70mm reach, 126mm drop, 16¡ flare, ¯31.8mm, 47cm: 400mm, 51cm: 420mm, 54cm: 440mm, 56 – 61cm: 460mm


Felt VelvetGel tape with 3M reflective base with reflective Felt Bubble-Tech F-Wing bar end plugs


SRAM Force Cx1, 1×11


SRAM Force CX1, 11-speed long cage


Praxis Works Zayante Carbon-S 1x DM M30, 40T, 47cm: 165mm, 50cm: 170mm, 53cm: 172.5mm, 55 – 60cm: 175mm


Praxis Works M30 T47 86.5


SRAM 11-speed


SRAM 11-speed, 11-42T


SRAM Force Cx1, hydraulic


SRAM Force Cx1 hydraulic disc flat mount with 160mm Centerline rotor


SRAM Force Cx1 hydraulic disc flat mount with 160mm Centerline rotor


Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0


Devox UHC Performance carbon fiber, ¯27.2mm x 47 – 51cm: ¯27.2mm x 300mm length, 54 – 61cm: ¯27.2mm x 350mm length


Felt single bolt with integrated rack mounts, ¯31.8mm


Devox GR2.1 SL, 650b Disc, tubeless compatible 21mm inner width


Devox GR3 Disc, sealed cartridge bearing, 12 x 100mm thru axle, 6-bolt, 24H


Devox GR3 Disc, sealed cartridge bearing, 11-speed, 12 x 142mm thru axle, 6-bolt, 24H


Front: 12 x 100 x 125, thread: M12 x 1.5P x 17L, Maxle; Rear: 12 x 142 x 163 (163L + 9 head = 172 total), thread: M12 x 1.0P x 19L, Syntace


2.0mm stainless steel


Vittoria Terreno Dry, TNT Grey, tubeless ready, 650b x 47c


Removable rack/fender eye-bolts, removable chainstay fender mount, removable seat stay fender bridge


White Chaff / Charcoal

Preview by Mido Rider


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