Felt‘s new Verza model, the Regency, is clearly inspired by the everyday bikes of the Netherlands.
These are three-speed steel bikes for comfortable cruising. Sturdy, practical touches include a fully-enclosed chainguard, custom matching rack and fenders, and a basket with the step-through version or a saddlebag for the standard frame. The step-through will also eventually have a matching skirt guard, although it’s not shown here. The saddle is wide and comfortably sprung with nice logo details. Both step-through and standard versions are $699.
Notably missing from the booth were the messenger-style offerings with skinny tires and narrow bars… it seems that Dutch is the new fixie.
It doesn’t end here, we’ve got a lot more coverage of Interbike 2011.