Originally Posted by BlastRadius
If someone carried Felt typically it would be their road bikes. Felt isn't the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions hybrid or flat-bar road bikes.
I've seen pretty much all the dealers carry Felt drop bar road bikes. Bike Connection also had the Felt X-city hybrid bike, but this does not have front gearing.
I've heard that Felt was R&D intensive and produced excellent, high-performance bikes. I was hoping that some of their road bike technology and expertise filtered down to their flat bar road bikes. Please let me know if I am mistaken in my assumption.
Felt Speed's geometry, component set, and pricing (based on my research on their web site) seems like a good fit. The few Internet reviews I've seen also had nice things to say about Felt Speed. That is why I was keen on test riding it and, if it felt comfortable, purchasing it. If they are not known for models other than their road bikes, should I reconsider? Should I stick with one of the known brands (Trek, Jamis, Giant, Specialized, etc.)?