Built-in protection: Chainstays can get destroyed due to chain
slap. Felt built a chain guard into the rear triangle to keep the
carbon protected and ensure that integrity of the frame was solid.
Make it your own: Some riders want more than a 1x drivetrain,
and with a removable front derailleur hanger, riders have the
option to add more gears to their bikes if they need it.
The reason for the season: Felt spent quite a bit of time
experimenting with suspension and prototype frames. In the
end, they found that RockShox suspension worked best with
their linkage. Each level of Decree receives the same suspension
platform with a custom tune for its linkage.
A job well done: The men behind the curtain seemed at peace
with the bike that they have worked so hard on for the last couple
years. Long-term testing is still down the trail for us, but the time
we spent riding in Italy with Felt on their newest incarnation gave
us a hopeful outlook. ❏
Ready for more: The trails at
Lake Garda aren’t just about
ripping downhill; we did plenty
of climbing to test out the full
capabilities of the Decree.