Felt Curbside Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

FRAME: Felt 7005 Superlite custom-butted aluminum frame with hydroformed top tube and seat tube. Externally relieved integrated head tube, machined bottom bracket, with bulge butted down tube, Forged and CNC machined dropouts with stainless steel inserts w/ rack and fender mounts. FORK: Felt Urban carbon fiber fork w/ fender mounts DRIVETRAIN: FSA Single Speed 39t chainring w/ guard ACS 16t Main Drive 3/32” Chrome Freewheel w/ Dura Ace 3/32” 16t Track Cog option KMC GOLD 3/32” single speed chain WHEELSET: Alex DA28 Double-Wall all black Aero Rims Felt Precision Track Hubs with Flip-Flop Rear Hub Vittoria Zaffiro tires COMPONENTS: Felt Curbside Flat Bar Felt MTB 5 degree Forged and CNC machined stem Felt Argyle Saddle with custom matching Argyle top tube pad Felt 1.4 Aluminum Seatpost 2 finger BMX Brake Levers Dual Pivot Long Reach Aluminum Brakes with quick release for fat tires & fenders Frame Mounted Dispatch Axle Nut/Bottle Cap Opener Tool

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-6 of 6  
[Sep 12, 2010]
Mark B
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

It rides nice when not broken

Weakness:

Lots, Catastrofic frame failure, some of the cheepest parts I have ever seen

The bikr isw junk, All the componets died in the first year and Felt's only commet was the gayrentee is only on the frame. I replaced parts with upgrades and, as if on Q the frame broke at a bad weld on the seat tube maybe a fluke? It took 5 weeks to get a new frame. Different color and name now a Gridlock. It has been less than a year and the frame is broken in the same bubble gum weld spot as the first frame.. Felt does not appear to return emails.. DO NOT BUY THIS BIKE, it is a lemon and Felt is a rotton fish

Similar Products Used:

Cannondale Capo it is a wonderfull bike

[Jul 26, 2010]
Paul Worden
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stiff responsive frame, lightweight at 8.5 kgs (by my standards!) The flip flop rear 700c wheel lets you run single speed or fixed. Very attractive cream (custard) colour scheme with anodised green bolts, white deep rims, white chain and faux cork handgrips.
45 x 18 gearing is perfectly chosen for commuting. A combination axle spanner and bottle opener is attached to the downtube by wing nuts.

The handlebar is a straight 54 cm length of over-sized chromed alloy. It allows for aggressive manhandling of the bike and powerful hill climbing out of the saddle.

Brakes are Tektro Al704 and they work decisively on the machined rims.

The Vittoria Zaffiro tyres seem to complement the bike.

Weakness:

Saddle is unyielding. Frame proportions seem small. At my height of 182 cms, a 58 cm frame is suggested. This gives a long 22cm extension for the saddle tube and the fitted 90mm stem strechted me out a little more than is comfortable .

The 2010 Felt Curbside is an attractive looking flat handlebar, Single Speed/Fixie alloy framed bicycle running 700c wheels. As supplied the 45x18 gearing is well chosen for town riding and commuting. In use the bike is silent and fast and attracts admiring looks. My only minor criticism is of the unyielding saddle - it looks the part but failed to please my derriere.

I fitted a honey coloured B17 Brooks saddle. I love this bike!

Similar Products Used:

Orbea Onix road bike

[Jun 10, 2009]
Gas
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

What sold me on the bike was the fit. The sizes run really small. So the 51cm runs like most 47cm and the 54 is about the size of a 51cm. I'm small so this all works out. (If your big then the sizes are going to be way off.)

Weakness:

Flexy frame, crap parts, Had the break levers fall part after a week. The worst break pads I've ever seen. Awful freewheel. The rims are heavy and wet painted including the brake surface which equals ear drum splitting

This review is for a 2009 curbside.
Looks great but really an awful bike all the way around. Bought the bike for a completely flat 6 mile round trip commute to work. In less than 1 week had to warranty the brake levers, freewheel.
The internal brake cable guide keeps falling out of the frame. Now after 19 days the BB is blown. Frame is flexy I'm small, 125 lbs and I've never been able to flex a frame til now.
The rims have been wet painted not powercoat, including the brake surface. It didn't occur to me that would be a problem but trying to get the breaks to stop squeaking is impossible And has shredded the crap break pads that had to be replaced after 2 weeks.
Top tube pad is 2 pieces a foam tube and a vinyl cover. They both slide around which is just annoying.
I've never had so many problems with a bike. And I rode a Pista for 3 years as a messenger. I mean common on the pista is a total POS.
Gearing is all of 66 inches which would be fine in a really hilly area but on the flats you'll max out the gear quickly.

Similar Products Used:

Binchi Pista, Fuji track, 70's Fuji track, 70's Cinelli track.

[Jun 10, 2009]
Squib
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

What sold me on the bike was the fit. The sizes run really small. So the 51cm runs like most 47cm and the 54 is about the size of a 51cm. I'm small so this all works out. (If your big then the sizes are going to be way off.)
The fact this bike has room for fenders and 28c's is great. The other single speeds that have fender eyelets weigh several pounds more and are 4130. And the fact its AL mean you don't have to worry bout rust (all nice while riding through a CO winter)Carbon fork and a integrated headset makes life pretty easy too.
The bars are nice and the 1st thing EVERYONE notices. They're 31.8 all the way across. Comes with a little wrench to deal with the funky drop outs. And it is shiny.

Weakness:

Flexy frame, crap parts, Had the break levers fall part after a week. The worst break pads I've ever seen. Awful freewheel. The rims are heavy and wet painted including the brake surface which equals ear drum splitting
squeaking (even with kool stops). Funky drop outs. Bars, have to be taped due to size and if you lose a bar end your screwed. Saddle looks great but is a weird shape with no give to it at all. So completely uncomfortable after only a couple of miles. 3/32 chain, should be a 1/8 so you don't have to adjust chain tension every couple of days
Brakes and crank arms pitted and discolored after being ridden 3 miles in the rain. BB creaks after 15 days of commuting. Pedals are single sided which is just annoying.

This review is for a 2009 curbside.
Looks great but really an awful bike all the way around. Bought the bike for a completely flat 6 mile round trip commute to work. In less than 1 week had to warranty the brake levers, freewheel.
The internal brake cable guide keeps falling out of the frame. Now after 19 days the BB is blown. Frame is flexy I'm small, 125 lbs and I've never been able to flex a frame til now.
The rims have been wet painted not powercoat, including the brake surface. It didn't occur to me that would be a problem but trying to get the breaks to stop squeaking is impossible And has shredded the crap break pads that had to be replaced after 2 weeks.
Top tube pad is 2 pieces a foam tube and a vinyl cover. They both slide around which is just annoying.
I've never had so many problems with a bike. And I rode a Pista for 3 years as a messenger. I mean common on the pista is a total POS.
Gearing is all of 66 inches which would be fine in a really hilly area but on the flats you'll max out the gear quickly.

Similar Products Used:

Binchi Pista, Fuji track, 70's Fuji track, 70's Cinelli track.

[Jul 06, 2008]
Brewtality
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Snappy acceleration. Lightweight. Great set up for the money. Lightweight aluminum frame and carbon fork for $600.

Weakness:

Saddle is uncomfortable after a short ride.
A few defects in the paint.

What a fun bike. This thing takes off like a rocket. Stoplight to stoplight sprints are a blast.
Don't be turned off by the argyle pad and saddle. It grows on you!!

Similar Products Used:

Kona Paddy Wagon

[Apr 14, 2008]
cLinton
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very light! 18lbs stock. stiff. quick. responsive. FLASHY!! quick acceleration. Tons o fun!

Weakness:

FLASHY i feel like bike thieves are fighting each other as to who will steal it first. top speed(of course can be adjusted) i'm moving up to a 42tooth chainring. Stock saddle uncomfortable for more than a 2 or 3 mile ride. I commute around 20miles a day.

actually 2008... Love love love my curbside!!! snappy! accelerates quickly and smooth. gets me wherever I need to go in a hurry and I have fun getting there.

Similar Products Used:

hybrid HT mtn bikes. older schwinn 10speed. No comparison

Roadbikereview Newsletter

Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2021 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.