Bike Dreams: Felt Curbside


For all of my empty attempts at wearing low-cut denim or smoking American Spirit cancer sticks, I’ve finally come to the realization that I’m simply not cut out for the hipster lifestyle. I don’t especially like Pitchfork (anymore) and I never really got Animal Collective. I thought The Science of Sleep was two stars at best. About the only thing I have to offer is a healthy sense of snark, but alas, even that is starting to look so last year.

But maybe there’s still hope — between NPR and Felt’s cool-but-not-too-cool Curbside fixie, I might just be able to get back into the scene. BOOYAH!…I mean…uh…right on, man.

[more tasty photos after the jump]


Featuring a Superlight 7005 aluminum frame, a carbon fork and a flip-flop rear wheel, the Curbside promises to bring the worlds of performance and post-punk style a little closer together. The matching seat and top tube pad are too vibey for words, and the included axle nut tool also includes a bottle opener, which wins points with this drinker cyclist. The dual pivot brakes are a nice touch since you’ll likely be able to get this thing rolling fast, and the oversized straight bar — wrapped with tape, no less — is awesome, even if Felt does give the 31.8 mm bar a questionable name (the Felt Meat Stick [?]).

Of course, these days fixies are more plentiful than vintage-style screenprinted tees, so the $729 MSRP might seem a little exhorbitant, especially when you’re living off that part-time gig at the indie video store. If you’re looking for some of that Felt style with a few less flourishes, you might want to check out the Brougham [below].


Moving from an aluminum frame to a sturdy cro-moly steel design and ditching the extras (like the axle tool/bottle opener) drops the price for the Brougham down to a very friendly $529 MSRP. In crowd, here I come!

[A special thanks to Britt for some of the hipster jokes. Too bad she secretly wishes to be one.]

[Felt Bicycles Urban Alternative line]


2 Responses to “Bike Dreams: Felt Curbside”

  1. 1 nick
    May 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    i want to rub my cock all over this, really i do.

  2. May 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    You need to get one of these — $729 MSRP probably equals out to a $500 street price, if we can find a dealer for these things around here. Do it……

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