It pedals like a lightweight trail bike yet it bombs down rough descents with the smooth, stable feel of an aggressive all-mountain bike. The secret to Compulsion LT 50’s versatility is its Equilink suspension and its stiff-but-strong aluminum frame. Adding precision performance and rugged durability to this versatile all-mountain machine are reliable SRAM X-7 and X-5 components and WTB SpeedDisc All Mountain rims.
Strengths: Smooth operator, rides over everything with smooth efficiency. Excellent climber - I like to bike on the road or trail to where I'm gonna drop in, climbs super efficiently for a bike with so much suspension. Also having the rebound adjustment on the Rockshox Monarch allows you to make adjustments for when you decide to take the plunge.
Weaknesses: Not the lightest bike out there - weight is noticed on anything you have to actually pedal on. While it is an excellent climber, it is definitely not the most ideal for more extended cross-country endeavors. Price is fairly high, while I am very satisfied with my purchase, I feel like a comparable bike may have been somewhat more affordable. However I hear that Felt has excellent customer service, so should anything major happen, I feel pretty confident in the company backing up its product.
Great bike, lots of fun, and it can do everything. Not necessarily a bike you would try to buy on a "budget" per se, but it definitely feels solid. Again, excellent climber when needed, although a bit on the heavy side for a cross country trek. On the down hill it will ride over everything so feel confident taking this bike on more challenging trails.