Felt Bicycles has always been an engineer-driven brand with a penchant for optimizing to the nth-degree. That optimization started in triathlon and road, but has naturally extended into their full lineup over the years — particularly as the FRD program has expanded. Their latest creation is the all-new Decree — a trailbike built around 27.5″ wheels, 150mm (front)/140mm (rear) travel and adjustable geometry.

Felt’s XC-oriented bikes (Edict) have long used their FAST suspension technology. This system eliminates the rear pivot and instead relies on the natural material flex throughout the suspension travel. By going this route with the all-new Decree, the rear end is stiffer and the swingarm¬†is actually built at the optimal sag point for maximum pedaling efficiency. As a result, this bike is lighter (24.6 lbs) and more capable.

Why don’t we just let the engineers at Felt and their athletes guide us through the details in the following video.

The new Felt Decree is available in three carbon models and an aluminum model as follows:

  • Decree FRD
    • UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon frameset
    • SRAM XX1 drivetrain
    • RockShox PIKE RCT3 Dual Position Air fork
    • Easton carbon bits
    • Weight: 24.6 lbs
    • Price: ¬†$9999
  • Decree 1
    • UHC Advanced +TeXtreme carbon frameset
    • SRAM X01 drivetrain
    • RockShox PIKE RC Dual Position Air fork
    • Felt carbon bits
    • Weight: 25.5 lbs
    • Price: $6499
  • Decree 3
    • UHC Performance carbon frameset
    • Shimano XT drivetrain
    • RockShox PIKE RC Solo Air fork
    • Felt aluminum bits
    • Weight: 27.18 lbs
    • Price: $4499
  • Decree 30
    • 6061 aluminum frame with UHC Performance carbon swingarm
    • Shimano Deore drivetrain
    • RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air fork
    • Felt aluminum bits
    • Weight: 29.15 lbs
    • Price: $3499

The Felt Decree 1 is shown below:

Felt Decree 1

More Info: Visit FeltBicycles.com/Decree

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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