Felt Compulsion 1 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

FRAME: Compulsion Aggressive Trail/All Mountain Full Suspension Featuring Equilink, 145mm Travel, 6061 Series DB Aluminum w/Hydroform TT, Oversize DT & ST, Butted Seat/Chainstays, Cold Forged Yokes and Dropouts, Fully Integrated Head Tube. FORK/SHOCK: Rockshox Pike 426-U-turn Coil, Turnkey Lockout, 20mm Maxle, Adjustable travel 95-140mm, Motion Control, 32mm Aluminum Stanchions, Butted Alloy Steerer, Floodgate, Rebound & Compression Adjust; Fox Float RP23 Air, Pro Pedal 3-Position Lever, Rebound Adjust DRIVETRAIN: Deore XT “Shadow” Rear Derailleur, XT Front Derailleur, XT Hollowtech II Crankset, XT Rapid Fire Shifters, XT Cassette, HG-73 Chain WHEELSET: Shimano Deore XT M776 ALL-Mtn Wheelset, wi/ 20mm Front Hub, Maxxis Ignitor 2.35 Folding Kevlar Tires COMPONENTS: Deore XT Servo Wave Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180mm FT/160mm RR Rotors, Fully-Integrated Headset, Felt Form Freride Saddle, Easton EA-50 Seatpost, Easton EA-70 Stem, Easton EA-70 Monkey bar, Felt All Mtn Lock-on Grips

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alainzen a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2013

Strengths:    Almost everything! Stiff and solid frame, versatile suspension, Shimano XT drivetrain, real All-Mountain bike.

Weaknesses:    Shimano XT wheels

Bottom Line:   
Great all-mountain bike and very versatile for almost any riding style. Great climber as well as for downhill use. The bike's wheelbase is slightly longer than whatever I previously owned but you get use to it after few rides. The Shimano XT hydraulic brakes are great.
I just upgrade my bike with a Shimano XT 2 x 10 drivetrain and XTR brakes and I feel like I have a new bike!

Cons: Shimano XT wheels. Very stiff and solid wheels, UST, and light. The issues are coming from the spokes that won't keep their tension and the freehub that is not very reliable. But, to be honest, so far so good.

I highly recommend the bike to anyone who is looking for a state of the art bike that can do almost anything.

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Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Enduro FSR, Giant Trance 1

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT 2 x 10 drivetrain, XTR 180mm brakes, tubeless tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2010

Strengths:    It has the best rear suspension i have ever tried
the Deore XT is amazing. The Rock Shox are so awesome and they and they are very smooth. The frame is so hard and stiff which is good.

Weaknesses:    The Fox float r is a bit too bouncy

Bottom Line:   
Awesome its the best bike EVER
I recommend it to Anyone at any age.

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Favorite Trail:   BT nature reserve trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Bikehaus

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Cant remember in my head

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DrewN209 a Weekend Warrior from Stockton, CA - USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2010

Strengths:    Full XT drivetrain; Cranks, Wheels, Brakes, etc. Light and rigid w/ a plush ride. Suspension adjustablity is limitless.

Weaknesses:    The cables being routed on top of the downtube pretty much make the waterbottle cage mounting bolts completely useless...

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely love this bike. I'm 5'10" and the medium fits me perfect and feels so light and flickable underfoot. Plush ride downhill and screams up hill like no 150mm travel bike should. I got a new 09 on closeout for 2100.00 dollars off and I couldn't be happier.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Cycle Center

Bike Setup:   100% stock w/ Deore XT clipless pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by burlzee28 a Weekend Warrior from Franklin, NH, USA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2010

Strengths:    This bike is smooth as silk both up and down hill. The Equilink technology really works. Climbs like goat and bombs down on rails.

Weaknesses:    The front end seem light when going up steep hills. I found using a taller gear corrected the problem.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a frameset and built it up during the winter. With the early spring around here I have been out quite a few times in the past month or so. This bike is amazing. I have ridden a Jamis XLT for the past 4 years and really liked the bike alot. Until now that is. This Felt is so smooth and effortless to ride. The Equilink works perfectly. I have never found the need to use the pro-pedal, The suspension design is that good. This bike i definately worth checking out if you have the chance.

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Favorite Trail:   Lost Wall

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   2004 Jamis XLT 2.0

Bike Setup:   XT drivetrain, Avid Elixir Brakes, Thompson Seatpost and Stem. Fox Fanilla RLC, Fox RP23. Maxxis Ignitors w/ stans tubeless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ExtraChrisB a Cross Country Rider from North County San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

Strengths:    Great bike climbs like a demon trying to escape from hell i.e. Great, but can still bomb most downhill with ease and handle small to medium drops and jumps.

Weaknesses:    I only got to demo the bike for a week so I dident really get a chance to totally dile it in for my weight (over 200 lb's) and riding style, but it still perfomed great but if I had to find a weakness I would have to fault the over the front geometry that the bike has, on steep downhill the bike puts alittle to much weight on the front fork. I demo'ed the Felt's next step up bike the Redemtion the week before and it seemed to suffer from the same problem and after some research online it seems to be a common complaint I guess Felt measured the geometry in sag as aposed to measuring with know sag. By my last ride on the Compulsion I adjusted the fork settings and it seemed to help but it still felt like it wanted to put me over the bars every chance it could. But my demo dident have the Fox Talis fork like it was sposed to it had a Rock Shox P.I.K.E. Which is fairly similar but might not have helped the geometry of the bike much.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike I fell in love with it. Felt hit one out of the park when they designed the rear suspension it climbs even better then a 29 pound bike should even if you leave the shock on, I dident even try it in pro pedal or lock out I dident need to and I hate to climb I ride to go fast downhill not to go slow uphill but with this bike it almost made climbing fun. Bombing downhill is also a blast on this bike, with 5 and a half inches of travel it soaks up most anything you can through at. The only thing I would change WHEN I buy this bike is the front fork I think if I put a longer fork on it would make the bike a 10 out of 10 instead of the 9.5 its at now. But even if I had to keep it the way it is I wouldent complain.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Mammoth

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Bike Bling

Similar Products Used:   Felt Redemtion, Giant Reign, Giant VT two

Bike Setup:   Stock level one except for the fork

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Getting rad on a 2009 compulsion 1.

So i got this bike a few months back, built it up, took it to northstar a few days after the build was done, and rode it so hard a got an impact flat and dented the rim. Took it all apart, let it sit there while I got back into Big Bikes, and just recently i decided to get it built back up. my frien ... Read More »


I want an ALL MTN rig and have a tough decision basing it upon the two bikes' suspension systems. 2010 Trek Remedy 8 or 2009 Felt Compulsion 1. Both are the same price, as is why Im asking you guys to help me. I have ridden both, but not on dirt due to store restrictions. They both feel great. ... Read More »

My 09 Felt Compulsion 1

Picked up a brand new 17.5" Compulsion on closeout last night. I'm very impressed with the build quality and XT drivetrain... Anyone have any setup tips before I hit the trails ? I initially set the rear at 14mm (they reccomend 14-17)... seems very plush but this is my first full suspension, ... Read More »

2009 Felt Compulsion 1

I'm looking at picking this Bike up for 2500.00 on closeout. This will be my first full suspension MTB and will serve duty as my AM and Trail bike. I raced BMX for years as a kid and have recently fell in love with aggresive trail riding... I currently ride a hardtail but would like to get a full su ... Read More »

2010 Compulsion 1 - needs a home...

Someone needs to grab this sweet Compulsion 1. Like new and only a handful of rides... I paid my 2.00 so here is the linky... [url]http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showproduct.php?product=51742&cat=[/url]Read More »

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