Steamroll rocks, carve turns, and fly up climbs faster than you ever thought possible with the incredible ride quality of the Felt Nine 1. Engineered with an all new premium-grade UHC Performance carbon fiber, the 2013 Nine 1 is pure performance. It blends the speed and stability of larger 29-inch-wheels with the quick handling of a lightweight XC hardtail. A 100mm Fox 32 Float fork, race-ready Shimano XT components—including a 2x10 crankset—and WTB Stryker TCS 29 wheels round out this dream setup.
Strengths: Great spec for a really good price. Geometry is spot on! Super small bump compliance.
Weaknesses: The use felt's proprietary bars, stem, seatpost. Not that this is a bad thing but they don't use name brands. Not a huge deal.
I bought the 2014 felt nine 1. Comes with mostly XT components (wheels, crank, brakes, front derailleur) and has XTR rear derailleur.
Overall it is an awesome bike with great spec. Very fast and the geometry is very comfortable and compliant while still being very very fast. This is an awesome bike that they sold out of last year. I know this company is mostly known for their road bikes, but this is and INCREDIBLE mountain bike!
Check out the details on my blog, I think it turned out pretty well. I've got a few rides in on it and am very impressed.
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Still on my quest to purchase my first 29er. Looks like I have narrowed it down to 3 options.
1) LBS - $1900 CAD tax in - 2012 Felt Nine Elite Carbon
2) Online - $1850 - 2012 SC Highball R XC
3) LBS - $1890 CAD tax in - 2012 Giant XTC 29er 1
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I figured this was the place to start a thread like this.... since it will be my first 29er and the such.
Also I realize the Comp is slight up from the Talon 0 but LBS 2 has no Sports and is discounting the Comp by $260 off MSRP to move the bike. So you see my quandary.
Alas, there is mor ... Read More »