Felt Compulsion 2 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 32.2 lbs


Product Description

  • Rear Shock: Fox Float R Air 7.875 x 2.0
  • Fork: RockShox Pike 409 U-turn 95-140mm U-Turn Coil
  • Handlebar: All Mountain Oversize 6061 Handlebar 31.8mm clamp diameter
  • Grips: Felt AM Grip Custom "LOCK-ON" Design


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gusans

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2012

Strengths:    Equilink, Rock Shox Pike and a very well made frame

Weaknesses:    Deore rear hub could need some extra maintenance if you ride hard on it.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike, surprisingly good for climbing, when riding can't notice the 32.2 lbs, and for going down is really stable and fun at the same time.
i bought a 2008 model, with low miles and very good condition and am very happy with this bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mac8005 a Cross Country Rider from klamath falls

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2011

Strengths:    This bike is bullet proof. I have crashed on it four times now; its got a couple scratches, and I bent the handle bars. Considering what I crashed on. The only thing that got damaged was me. The suspension is as forgiving as it gets.

Weaknesses:    This bike is almost 40lbs so when you go for a cross country ride you will be punished, until you go down hill.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for beginers!!! But, you've gotta have a wild side to get all the enjoyment. Bottom line: pay the price to reap the benifits, fitness wise and the wind wistling through your helmet jetting down a hill.

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Favorite Trail:   bogus basin idaho

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   meridian cycle idaho


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bubble1983 a Cross Country Rider from Nottingham

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

Strengths:    Well built, goot stuff on it. Nimbul

Weaknesses:    Loooong 90mil stem, and odd bars.

Bottom Line:   
I've hit trees, walls at stupid speeds and all thats broken was the seat. I do everything on this bike, just a little heavy for long xc rides at 32 pound. Don't know what the special edition has the normal hasn't, apart from it's white, i got number 181 :) and for 1000 pound... its pretty dam good all mountain bike. Just the pike 409's have steel springs, so beware of sagging over time.

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Favorite Trail:   Edale Loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Evans cycles

Similar Products Used:   Scott Ransom

Bike Setup:   50mil truvative stem, scott dh rised bars, V8 pedels, freedom disc wheelset, highrollers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by muzzleman a Weekend Warrior from Schelkovo, Moscow region, Russia

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2009

Strengths:    The good suspension bracket, bicycle vigorously enough goes to uphill, is stable on descents. This bike the best choice for ride in style all-mountain. Equipment SRAM is perfectly entered in the bicycle concept.

Weaknesses:    For heavy riders brakes are rather weak, on descents it would be desirable more capacity. The standard saddle very inconvenient, reminds a chair for tortures

Bottom Line:   
It is an excellent bicycle, with perfect suspension Equilink. It not only looks great, but a??? works like a dream. During using a bicycle, there are no censures to work of components of a bicycle.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in the Crimea

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   www.sportacademia.ru

Similar Products Used:   Giant Trance X2, Cube Fritz

Bike Setup:   standard spec- rockshox pike (with x-firm spring), xt front mech,SRAM x9 rear mech, sram x7 shifters, wtb speeddisc wheels, truvativ cranks- new syncros seatpost (400 mm), and Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow saddle, DMR V12 pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ACorlett a Cross Country Rider from Fife, Scotland

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    Quality kit, efficient rear suspension

Weaknesses:    Weight, truly useless bottom bracket, non-adjustable coil fork

Bottom Line:   
Wheels are a bit heavy, as is the whole thing. Bottom bracket is utter rubbish. Started squeaking after less than 10 hours riding and, despite lubing, is now squeaking, groaning and cracking. Am hoping that a swap to a Superstar ceramic BB will address this.
Wanted a bike that was more fun than an XC bike on the descents and rough terrain, and was prepared to sacrifice some climbing ability. On long land-rover tracks and road sections, this bike drags more than a shorter-travel or lighter more XC-orientated bike, but as soon as the ground gets technical, the bike rules.
It clambers effortlessly over the rootiest, rockiest stuff, irrespective of how steep up or down. The weight doesn't even come in to it then. It just barges through the most technical of sections - the Pike is genuinely awesome.
Rear suspension is every bit as efficient as Felt claim, but is fully active, too - hence it's excellence on technical uphills.
Bottom line is that it's just plain good fun. It makes you ride harder and faster than is probably sensible - have gotten more cuts and bruises than usual, but have had way more fun than usual! It can handle everything I need it to, and makes me want to ride more and encourages me to push my limits.
It's everything I hoped it would be!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in the Cairngorms

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   Giant NRS1

Bike Setup:   Yeti lock-ons
400mm seatpost needed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jenpeez a Weekend Warrior from Yorkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2009

Strengths:    Equilink suspension, pedalling effeciency, component value.

Weaknesses:    The finishing kit is functional but isn't great while the bike is a touch overweight, although it does not ride its weight. Note as well, the cockpit is a little short so taller riders be warned. A layback seatpost does help.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a special edition 2 with some upgrades. It is a fantastic bike that has great handling provided you set it up right. It was also a bargain at £880 with £50 of freebies thrown in (wiggle uk)! Buy one, you will ride over things that before you thought you must avoid. The suspension works like a dream and the bike belies its weight- set up is also a breeze, so it is great for those who can't be bothered with all the tech stuff. Never thought I would buy a Felt as I was going back to cannondale after disappointment with the fisher. Despite some mixed reviews the bargain was too great not to take the risk and what a bargain it was. Look at the Felt website for info on equilink- it does work as they say and looks great.

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Wales

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   wiggle

Similar Products Used:   Canondale prophet, gary Fisher hifi

Bike Setup:   standard spec- rockshox pike, xtr front mech, sram x7, wtb speeddisc wheels, truvativ cranks- new thomson seatpost (layback) and SDG bel air saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Bright a Cross Country Rider from Escondido (San Diego), AC

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    Extremely nimble for an All Mountain bike. Have only used the bike a few times, but it seems to fit me well. The SRAM rear-end shifts like an automatic trans. The front shocks (Rock Shock Pike 95-140mm) ability to adjust travel is very useful to me as I mainly ride cross country, but like the longer travel option. Nice graphics.

Weaknesses:    Needs a quick release on the seat post. Bike is a little heavy - about 33 lbs as I have it equiped.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike with nice component package. This and the simular Fuji were head to head. I feel it's priced high at MSRP ($2500), but at under $2k, it's a good value

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Hodges

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1950.00

Purchased At:   Bike Bling

Similar Products Used:   Specialized ProComp & Giant

Bike Setup:   Med frame (17.5"). Easton Flatboy Pedles (no clips). Slime filled tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BIKESTER a Cross Country Rider from Vermont

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2008

Strengths:    AMAZING SUSPENSION!!!! It is rare that you are able to find a bike with good suspension that is able to effeciantly climb steep hills.This bike can do it. I buy a new mountainbike about every 2 yrs and i have had many bikes. This is the best bike i have ever owned.I dont plan on getting a new bike in 2 yrs. this bike will last me a long time!

*very sturdy
*great suspension
*very reliable and buyer friendly company
*outstanding components


Weaknesses:    a little pricy =/....(although not expensive at all if you consider what you are getting for the price)

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent bike by an excellent company. I recommend this bike to experienced riders who want to take their riding to the next level.

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Favorite Trail:   side winder

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00


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Brand new bike, 2010 Felt Compulsion with the the Ario 2.1 rear shock. After the first ride the o-ring that shows length of travel on the piston seamed to be a bit moist with oil. It was dry prior to the ride. This is my first Air Shock. is this normal? Seams to hold pressure and dampening/reboun ... Read More »

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