Felt RXC Pro XC Hardtail

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2199.00


Product Description

Simply put, the RXC Pro is the attainable sibling to the RXC Team. Designed for equally serious cross-country and X-Terra racers, the RXC Pro features a Felt superlite 7000 series Aluminum / Carbon frameset, a superlight Manitou Skareb Comp fork w/lockout, Mavic Rims, and a complete XT group--pumped up with an XTR rear derailleur. Coming in at a very respectable 22.2 lbs and a surprisingly affordable price, the RXC Pro can’t be beat in overall spec value.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Steiner a Weekend Warrior from Washington DC

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2008

Strengths:    GREAT derailer! Shifting was seamless and barely noticeable, unless it was a low speed, doing a hard shift and even then, changing gears was very smooth.

Weaknesses:    Grips! Have to say that the handle grips are a little uncomfortable after a while of riding. Have to consider either replacing the grips with a gelled grip or get gloves. Cost value is the rough the same expense.

Bottom Line:   
While shopping for a bike, I came across this 2006 model, Yeah a 2006. Comparatively, it is the same as the 2008. Only difference is, I only paid $500.00 (brand new) vice 2100-2500.00 MSRP that you will find out there now. DEFINATELY was a smart choice in purchasing even though I was unfamiliar with this brand. Would recommend to anyone look at bikes to look thoroughly and if you have the spare pocket change, you wont regret the choice in FELT..

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Favorite Trail:   Various DC trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Hudson Trail Outfitters (Pentagon Row)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mosie a Weekend Warrior from Snyder, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2007

Strengths:    Fast bike, great geometry, great component groupo

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
This bike flies!! The geometry on this bike allows me to climb better than any other bike has and as a pro mountain biker once said "good climbers win races". It holds in the turns and reacts quickly when needed. I changed the rear tire as we need a wider one in the wet northeast but other than that I am riding with a smile and the next day I am still smiling because I am not sore...and faster than ever. I am a 5'8" woman and the setup is great for me. On some bikes I am too stretched out and on my 2006 RXC Pro I am setup perfectly...no changes needed from the stock bike! Thanks Felt!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hunters Creek/Sprague Brook

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   GT Zaskar with XTR groupo & Skareb fork


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stephen devon a Weekend Warrior from baltimore

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2005

Strengths:    Light and quick. Good climber. All XT components with XTR rear derailer and life time warranty on frame

Weaknesses:    1.9 continental tires. Changed out to 2.1 tires. Have to be careful; clearance in rear under seat stays is limited.

Bottom Line:   
Was considering buying a full suspension bike, but found this bike on sale and since I ride mostly all XC I decided to go with the weight savings and better climbing capabilities. I rented a full suspension, but found the biggest advantage in the weight savings over my older bike, I decided to stay with a hardtail that weighed in at 22.2 lbs. Won't have bought it for retail price ($2200)or if manufacturer didn't provide a life time warranty on the frame. I'm an older rider (53years young) and so far I've been very happy with the purchase and I am definitely going faster, climbing much better and have been able to handle all the technical stuff that are on the trails I ride. It is also made for a good bike to beat around on the urban landscape for running errands and the like. The frame feels whimpy but so far it has handled my 210lbs as I bang over logs and through stream beds without a problem.

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Favorite Trail:   Loch Raven Resavoir

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Hudson Trail Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Older Raleigh M600 hardtail

Bike Setup:   Stock with XT components, inlcuding V brakes, with XTR rear derailer . Changed tires from 1.9 to 2.1 and installed carbon riser bar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Healey a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Texas, U.S.

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2005

Strengths:    Very fast and stable tracking. Incredible climbing and out of the saddle hammering. Light, fast, rear carbon stays do their job well and light as a feather at 22.2 lbs.

Weaknesses:    Paint job chips a little. Skareb fork has a some flex, but not noticable at higher speeds.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a reasonably priced hard tail with all the features of an expensive one. That's exactly what I got! Test rode half a dozen similar bikes, but nothing compared to the ride or the price. I weigh 180 lbs and have pounded the hell out of the bike. The XT V-Brakes surprised me with their performance. I am used to XTR hydraulic disc and was a little worried, particularly in wet conditions, but have been very pleased. In fact, the V-Brakes are a lot less trouble and lighter. This bike is worthy of a high end set of wheels and carbon seat post, bars etc... I'm guessing this might put it in the 20-21lb range. I'm not a weight junkie, but am very impressed with the stock weight of this bike.
I can't say enough about this bike. I have mountain biked for quite a few years and decided to begin racing this year with my Scalpel 3000(great bike). The last three races I used the Felt Pro and won all three races. As far as I'm concerned it's all about being on the podium!!!

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Favorite Trail:   All trails, hills, rocks, creeks etc.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   360 Cycleworks

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic Pro, Scalpel 3000 (still ride one), Klein Attitude, Specialized M5 S-Works.

Bike Setup:   Full (2005)XT setup with an XTR rear rapid rise. Mavic rims, Hutchinson python's, ODI lock on grips, Felt stem, seatpost, bars. Mavic 717 rims, Skareb Comp fork, Shimano 959's.

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