Tackle rugged terrain with ease on Felt's Nine 80 29er. With Felt's light, butted-aluminum frame, a 100mm-travel Suntour fork and tough 29-inch rims wrapped in grippy Schwalbe tires, this awesome bike flies over bumps and rocks as you zoom around the trails. A smooth Shimano/SRAM drivetrain with Suntour cranks shifts with ease, while the Tektro disc brakes serve up loads of stopping power. And, this 29er sports Felt's supportive seat and riser bars for ride-all-day comfort.
|Frame||Felt XC, butted 6061 aluminum, Hydroform, semi-integrated head tube, replaceable derailleur hanger, IS disc mounts, standard 73mm threaded bottom bracket, Ø30.9mm seatpost, Ø34.9mm low clamp front derailleur|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT, Preload, 100mm|
|Headset||FSA NO.10 w/16.2mm custom cone spacer|
|Rims/Wheels||Aluminum double wall, 18mm inside|
Front: Forged aluminum, 6-bolt
Rear: Forged aluminum, 6-bolt
|Tires||Schwalbe Rapid Rob Kevlarguard, 29 x 2.1|
XS/SM - 170mm
MD/LG/XL - 175mm
|Bottom Bracket||Square taper|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus, low clamp 34.9, dual pull, top swing|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X4, long cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Sunrace CSM56, 8-speed, 11-34T|
|Shifters||SRAM X4 3x8|
|Handlebars||Felt MTB 6061 riser, Ø31.8mm, 15mm rise x 6° sweep x 9° bend (720mm)|
|Tape/Grips||Felt Wing Grip, double-density|
Felt MTB 3D-forged threadless 1-1/8" +/- 7° rise for Ø31.8mm handlebar w/ black Cr-Mo bolts
XS - 70mm
SM/MD - 80mm
LG - 90mm
XL - 100mm
|Brake Levers||Tektro TS360A|
|Brakes||Front Brake: Tektro M280 mechanical disc, 180mm rotor/Rear Brake: Tektro M280 mechanical disc, 160mm rotor|
|Pedals||Low-profile nylon platform|
|Saddle||Felt MTB performance|
Felt butted 6061, dual-bolt micro-adjust 15mm offset, Ø30.9
|Accessories & Extras||Aluminum 6061 CNC cold-forged w/ Cr-Mo bolt, Ø34.9mm|
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This level in the Nine series is very much entry level. The frame is heavy and the rims are weak. I ride on trails with lots of rocks and rough spots. The disc brakes rattle constantly through rough areas. I've tried to tighten the discs and even loosen the pads but no luck. The spokes come lose during every ride and must be tightened back up before the next ride. The tires are thin and make more for a smooth dirt path rather than a rocky trail. The price point makes this bike very accessible but simply be aware as you consider it and consider the terrain you will be riding on. When the trails are smooth this bike is smooth but when things get rough it starts to rattle and come loose.
When I first saw this bike I was a little concerned about its size. Once I rode it however I realized it was a very smooth and well mannered ride. The handling was very predictable and overall the ride quality was that of a much more expensive bike. If you are looking for a 29er in this price range I higher recommend this one.