Andy Holmes from Felt shows us the line of Nine Series bikes for 2012. The Felt Nine line includes the new Comp with a higher end alloy frame and good quality componentry, the Team, Elite, Race, Sport and Trail models. Continue reading →
Strengths: Great geometry, comfortable, "shark skin finish"
Weaknesses: little heavy, takes work to flick around turns and the fork is not optimal
Been riding this bike for about 2 years now and am very happy with the purchase. The geometry is outstanding which makes for a great climber and its a very comfortable ride especially for being a hardtail. I have rode many bikes (epic29, scott scale, niner jet 9) and although each has their strength I still believe this bike to be very capable. This bike has been on every kind of terrain from east coast, rocky single track to epic trails like the east coast slick rock trail and never once have I felt this bike was hindering my skills in any way. Any one looking for a sleek and fun hardtail with plenty of upgrade potential should certainly have a look
a Weekend Warrior
from Lansdale, PA, US
Date Reviewed: December 2, 2010
Strengths: Great frame. Clean grips (shifters don't interfere with grip). Good fork, the adjusters actually adjust, very little flex. Happy with the brakes.
Weaknesses: Shifting could be better. Will deffinately be the first thing to upgrade.
I'm really happy with the bike. A lot of brands are coming out with bargain bin 29ers, which is great, but this bike has quality components and really feals like a bike a new, but serious rider can grow into. I also think the shop you buy from is important and Bike N Blade was/is great.
Bike Setup: Stock other than swapping the big ring for a bash ring.
a Weekend Warrior
from Pittsburgh, Pa
Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010
Strengths: quality, value
Weaknesses: unknown at this time
seems to be a good bike, components are x7 rear, x-5 front, hayes hydro brakes, frame quality is good...I am impressed with the bike, just got it today, I have not been on a bike in about 10 years or so, but this thing rides nice...good for a big guy like me 6'3", 245 lbs...last bike was a Giant Sedona..can not wait to hit the trails...the guys at Biketek were great to deal with.
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.
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I currently own a 2011 Specialized Rockhopper Comp. I picked it up last August/September and have been enjoying it ever since. However, considering my financial situation is a bit better right now, I'm starting to realize that I can afford a bike with better components.
I have a buddy at work that ... Read More »
I am considering a 29 incher and have a Felt Q520 now that I really like. I am just getting back into it after some plates and screws (and maybe a couple extra pounds) and plan on doing the New Hampshire Untamed race next year, which is a 200 mile / 24 hour race with mountain biking, hiking , and Ka ... Read More »