Felt Decree 1
The Felt Decree 1 is one of the best-spec’d, lightest and most popular mountain bikes we carry. We chose the Decree 1 for our top-tier fleet because of its versatility and outstanding performance. The Decree perfectly balances mid-travel suspension (140mm rear/150mm front) and terrain-slaying geometry with low weight and amazing climbing efficiency. There isn’t really another bike like it and we consider it the ultimate all-round Park City trail bike.
The Decree is a fresh trail bike platform that builds on Felt’s extensive carbon fiber frame design and suspension engineering experience. The Decree 1 has 140mm of rear wheel travel controlled by Felt’s own FAST flex stay suspension design (more on the FAST suspension, below), making it one of the most efficient climbers we’ve had the pleasure of riding. And when it’s time to go down, low, slack, adjustable geometry makes the Decree a standout on the trail. The 66.5° head angle (in the low-slack position) and 150mm RockShox Pike fork provide trail-gobbling, confidence-inspiring control on a bike that weighs in at just 25.5 pounds (11.6 kg) with the stock aluminum wheels. Upgrading to a set of our enduro-oriented carbon wheels from Reynolds Cycling drops the weight below 25 pounds (11.3 kg) for a ridiculously light capable trail bike that competes way above its weight class.
Felt Decree 1 Carbon Fiber Frame
A lot of thought and engineering went into the Decree frame – from the construction to the trail-friendly geometry, not one detail was ignored. Some highlights are the adjustable geometry Flip Chips in the seat stay pivots, internal cable routing with removable plugs, lowered seat tube geometry and Felt’s TeXtreme carbon fiber. That checkerboard texture in the frame isn’t just for looks, either. Using a special blend of high modulus fibers for weight and stiffness, with low modulus fibers for impact resistance, Felt’s TeXtreme carbon is recognized as some of the best in the bike business. The Decree 1 we carry features UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon, one step down from the Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon used in the top-of-the-line Decree FRD frame. As a result, the Decree 1 sells for thousands less and still weighs in at a svelte 25.5 pounds (11.6 kg).
Felt Decree FAST Suspension
The Decree has 140mm of travel in the rear and a 150mm RockShox Pike RC fork up front. The suspension system is Felt’s own FAST (Felt Active Stay Technology) flex stay design – basically a linked single pivot system with about 20mm of tuned flex in the seat stays for neutral pedaling and maximum traction control. Since the FAST system has fewer moving parts it’s also lighter, stiffer and more durable. Felt worked closely with RockShox to custom-tune the Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair rear shock for small bump sensitivity and a progressive curve that really makes the suspension feel bottomless.
Felt Decree 1 – The Bottom Line
A true one bike quiver killer, the Decree is an excellent climber and handles rocks, drops and steep technical trails like a longer travel enduro bike. It’s also perfect for after work trail riding, all-mountain backcountry exploring or even a day at the bike park. For a hands-on report, read Photo-John’s Felt Decree First Ride Review on Mtbr.com.
Felt Decree 1 – Where it Fits
We choose bikes we believe are unique and standouts in their class and we don’t think there’s another bike that compares to the Decree 1’s combination of tight, efficient pedaling, long travel and slack, aggressive geometry. In terms of our 27.5 mountain bike lineup, it fits in between the Devinci Django, a 130mm front/120mm rear-travel bike, and the Devinci Troy, a 150mm front/140mm rear-travel all-mountain/trail bike.
To see how the Felt Decree 1 fits in with our entire bike lineup, check out our Mountain Bike Guide.
|Drivetrain:||SRAM X01 1×11 – with X01 11-speed shifters, X01 rear derailleur, X01 crank, X1 chain and XG1175 10-42T cassette|
|Wheels:||Stock: DT Swiss M1800 27.5 wheelset – custom built for Felt with M1700 aluminum rims and M1900 hubs with straight pull spokes. Park City Bike Demos Upgrade: All bikes in our A level demo fleet, such as the Decree 1, are available with any of Reynolds’ 2016 Mountain Wheels.|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25|
|Sizes:||SM (16″), MD (18″), LG (20″), XL (22″)|
|Sizes in our fleet:||All sizes|
|Finish:||Matte TeXtreme with orange highlights|
|Weight (actual):||11.6 kg / 25.57 lb.|
|Frame:||Felt Trail, UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber, MMC w/ InsideOut construction, Full carbon dropouts, 140mm travel, FAST suspension, ControlTaper head tube, post disc mount, replaceable derailleur hanger, standard 73mm threaded bottom bracket, 12 x 142mm|
|Fork:||150mm RockShox Pike RC Dual Position Air|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||140mm / 5.5″|
|Shock:||Custom-tuned RockShox Monarch Plus RC3|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide RSC with carbon levers, 180mm front rotor and 160mm rotor|
|Front Derailleur:||None: 1×11 shifting|
|Stem:||Felt MTB 3D-forged with +/- 7° rise (60mm or 70mm)|
|Handlebar:||Felt MTB carbon Flat top with 8mm rise and 9° sweep (760mm)|
|Seatpost:||RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt Race – chromo|
|Grips:||ESI Racers Edge silicone grips|
|Your Height||Recommended Frame Size||Frame Seat-Tube|
|Size||SM (16″/ 406mm)||MD (18″/ 457mm)||LG (20″/ 508mm)||XL (22″/ 559mm)|
|Virtual TT||22.2 in. / 565mm||23.4 in. / 595mm||24.6 in. / 625mm||25.8 in. / 655mm|
|Seat Tube Length||16 in. / 406mm||18 in. / 457mm||20 in. / 508mm/td>||22 in. / 559mm|
|Head Tube Length||3.5 in. / 90mm||4.1 in. / 105mm||4.9 in. / 125mm||5.7 in. / 145mm|
|Head Angle (Slack / Steep)||66.5° / 67.3°||66.5° / 67.3°||66.5° / 67.3°||66.5° / 67.3°|
|Seat Angle (Slack / Steep)||73° / 73.8°||73° / 73.8°||73° / 73.8°||73° / 73.8°|
|Bottom-Bracket Height (Low)||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm|
|Bottom-Bracket Height (High)||13.8 in. / 350mm||13.8 in. / 350mm||13.8 in. / 350mm||13.8 in. / 350mm|
|Bottom Bracket Shell Width||73mm||73mm||73mm||73mm|
|Chainstay Length||16.9 in. / 430mm||16.9 in. / 430mm||16.9 in. / 430mm||16.9 in. / 430mm|
|Stack Height||22.3 in. / 567mm||23.2 in. / 590mm||24.0 in. / 609mm||24.7 in. / 627mm|
|Reach Length||15.4 in. / 391mm||16.4 in. / 417mm||17.4 in. / 441mm||18.3 in. / 465mm|
|Standover Height||27.3 in. / 694mm||28.5 in. / 725mm||30.5 in. / 774mm||32.4 in. / 822mm|
|Wheelbase||43.6 in. / 1107mm||44.8 in. / 1139mm||46.1 in. / 1171mm||47.4 in. / 1203mm|
|Adv. Frame Weight (Medium)||N/A||5.4 lbs. / 2.48kg||N/A||N/A|
Check our Demo Bike Sale page for deals on lightly-used Felt Decree demo bikes.
|Felt Decree FRD Eagle||Felt UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon||SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12||150mm Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air||Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair with custom tune||DT Swiss XMC1200 Carbon wheelset||$9,999|
|Felt Decree FRD||Felt UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon||SRAM XX1 1×11||150mm Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air||Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair with custom tune||DT Swiss XMC1200 Carbon wheelset||$8,999|
|Felt Decree LE||Felt UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon||SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12||150mm DVO Diamond||DVO Topaz||Spank Oozy Trail wheelset||$6,499|
|Felt Decree 1||Felt UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon||SRAM X01 1×11||150mm Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air||Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair with custom tune||DT Swiss M1800 wheelset||$5,999|
|Felt Decree 3||Felt UHC Performance carbon||Shimano XT 1×11||150mm Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air||Rock Shox Monarch RT3 Debonair with custom tune||Felt aluminum wheelset||$3,999|
|Felt Decree 30||6061 aluminum with carbon rear triangle||Shimano Deore 2×10||150mm Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air||Rock Shox Monarch RT Debonair with custom tune||Felt aluminum wheelset||$2,999|
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