For as long as people have been riding bikes, there have been people riding bikes over long distances, traveling across the land, and experiencing the unique perspective that only pedaling can provide. That long-heralded mystique of bike touring thrives today in the form of the Broam. But whereas the touring bikes of the past were relatively limited in scope in terms of what roads they could traverse and what gear they could carry, the Broam is an unbridled bikepacking machine. It’s only limited by its rider’s spirit of adventure. Be it freshly paved tarmac or dusty gravel, superfast descents or strength-sapping ascents, the Broam will not only get you to your destination but also make the journey worthwhile.
The Broam | 40 frame is constructed from Felt's SuperLite aluminum, which isn’t just a silly moniker—this frame truly is amongst the lightest on the market compared to bikes with similar riding goals. The Broam | 40 frame is paired with a carbon fiber fork crafted from their UHC (Ultra Hybrid Carbon) Advanced carbon fiber, and was specifically tuned to handle the rough, high-frequency chatter and big hits of gravel roads. It’s high-modulus, meaning that it’s incredibly stiff to maximize rolling efficiency and handling feedback. The Broam’s geometry is best described as relaxed, with slack head and seat angles, a long wheelbase, and a tall stack height. All of these combine for a ride that is incredibly stable at high-speeds, as well as a comfortable riding position that can be enjoyed all the way until the sun goes down and beyond.
A top tube-mounted storage solution with standard water bottle bolt spacing gives riders a spot to secure additional nutrition, tools, or any other accessories needed to tackle a long day in the saddle. The Broam | 40 is also capable of accepting racks and fenders, making it a delightful companion for wet weather riding and commuting. And because we all know hydration is key, all Broam bikes that are size 51cm and bigger feature three water bottle mounting locations inside the front triangle.
The Broam is a jack of all trades, yet it is also a master of nearly every type of drop-bar riding. It sports a smooth, stable ride quality that can be enjoyed all day long, and it’s decked out with enough options to help carry all of your gear for whatever adventure you have in mind. Whether that’s an all-day spin on tarmac, a rough and tumble gravel grinder, or even a multi-day bikepacking trip to parts unknown, the Broam is ready.
Frame: Felt Adventure Road Disc Superlite custom butted aluminum, smooth welded construction, 68mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell, 12 x 142mm with Syntace style thru axle, flat mount disc brake standard, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, internal mechanical cable routing
Fork: Felt Adventure Gravel UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque construction, Control Taper 1.125" - 1.5" aluminum steerer tube, flat mount disc standard, 12 x 100mm thru axle with mid-mount rack and fender mounts
Headset: FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearing with Felt Variable Height Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), Felt top cap and aluminum bolt, No.42, 1.125 - 1.5"
Stem: Devox Variable Angle, ±8¡/±16¡ rise, ¯31.8mm, 47cm: 80mm, 51cm: 90mm, 54 - 56cm: 100mm, 58cm: 110mm, 61cm: 120mm
Handlebar: Devox adventure bend, 86mm reach, 130mm drop, 8¡ flare, ¯31.8mm, 47cm: 400mm, 51cm: 420mm, 54cm: 440mm, 56 - 61cm: 460mm
Bar Tape: Felt VelvetGel tape with 3M reflective base with reflective Felt Bubble-Tech F-Wing bar end plugs
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 10-speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX400 braze-on, with Ø31.8mm clamp adapter
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX400, 10-speed long cage
Crankset: Shimano GRX600 10 speed, 46/30T, 47-51cm: 170mm, 54 - 56cm: 172.5mm, 58 - 61cm: 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Hollowtech BSA threaded
Chain: KMC X-10, 10-speed
Cassette: Shimano 10-speed, 11-34T
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
Brake Front: TRP HY/RD hydraulic flat mount disc, 160mm rotor
Brake Rear: TRP HY/RD hydraulic flat mount disc, 140mm rotor
Saddle: SR Essenza Blackstar Gel
Seatpost: Devox Lite Road, ¯27.2mm x 330mm length
Seatpost Clamp: Felt single bolt, Ø31.8mm
Rims/Weheelset: Devox Adventure 2.1 Disc, tubeless compatible 21mm inner width, 23mm depth
Front Hub: Devox GR.1 Disc, 12 x 100mm thru axle, 6-bolt, 28H
Rear Hub: Devox GR.1 Disc, 11-speed, 12 x 142mm thru axle, 6-bolt, 28H
Thru Axles: 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
Spokes: 2.0mm stainless steel
Tyres: Maxxis Refuse with Silkworm, folding, 700 x 40c
Specifications subject to change without notice.