Felt Outfitter Electric Fat Bikes

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: Felt Electric MTB Fat Tire, Bosch-specific, double-butted 6061 aluminum, ControlTaper headtube, full internal cable routing, 197 x 12mm Maxle dropouts, disc-brake specific
  • Fork: Felt Fat Tire rigid, oversized hollow crown, Hydroformed 6061 aluminum blades, aluminum tapered steerer, 150 x 15mm Maxle style dropouts, disc-brake specific, eyeleted
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X1 11-speed X-Actuation trigger shifter, SRAM X1 11-speed X-Horizon rear derailleur, Felt Electric MTB Bosch-specific forged aluminum crank, SRAM PC-X1 chain w/ Powerlock, SRAM 11-speed cassette, 10-42T
  • Components: SRAM Guide R hydraulic brakes w/ 4-piston caliper, Felt MTB Alloy 6061 riser handlebar, Felt MTB SL 3D-forged aluminum stem, Alloy 2 bolt micro adjust seatpost, WTB Silverado Race saddle
  • Wheelset: Felt double-wall Fat Tire rims, Forged aluminum hubs, 2.0 / 1.8mm double-butted stainless steel spokes, 15 x 150mm thru axle front, 12 x 197mm rear

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 27, 2016]
rico707
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

She's a FUN ride, turns heads wherever she goes.
Bosch Performance Line motor is awesome!
Solid component package
Front and rear Old Man Mountain racks w bottle openers
She's a TANK and can haul cargo.
Through axels front and rear

Weakness:

2015 model, the rear dropouts have a spacer that you can easily loose when repairing a rear wheel flat. Only Felt makes this spacer and it's specific to the Outfitter, the Lebowski's do not even use these spacers. HUGE design flaw for a bike that is meant for the outback.
LOTS of rear tire flats
LOTS of rear derailleur tuning
No kickstand
If replacing tires like-for-like, they are EXPENSIVE ($130/ea for Schwalbe Jumbo Jims)

Keep in mind I have the first generation 2015 'Fitter, she is my primary ride now and has absolutely wrecked my endurance for climbing. It's really fun to actually be able to enjoy the view going up steep terrain instead of having ur head down and hammering uphill. I absolutely LOVE this bike, BUT! It hasn't been easy...within one year I've needed at 4 rear derailleur tunings. It's not confirmed by Felt, but I strongly believe that this is a common issue with ebikes in general. In my case, I had alot of ghost shifting. I think the extra torque from the motor is causing the rear hanger to bend. I'm on my 2nd hanger and 2nd chain. Check your chain quarterly for stretching.

For 2016 Felt has eliminated the need for the rear dropout spacers. They also added a kickstand for 2016, so that scratches out 2 of the weaknesses I listed. My Outfitter didn't come with a rear kickstand mounting bracket for it so I'm SOL. Felt has not been helpful in helping find a feasible solution. I used to think kickstands were uncool, but since I started using a trailer to take my 5 yr old daughter and 9 yr old pug along for rides, the lack of a kickstand makes the hitching and loading process really stressful.

I highly recommend investing in Mr Tuffy Tire Liners for Fat bikes or be prepared to repair alot of flats. Before liners I tried Stan's Notubes in the intertubes with zero success. The low tire pressures run in fatbikes are not enough to plug up a puncture.

During my first 4 months I used to take her to the beach at least twice a week, but during a routine service there was a ton of sand that made it into the motor housing. So now she's my commuter to work.

Similar Products Used:

2008 SC Nomad for mtb, Fuji declaration (ss) for commuting.

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