We test the trail focused Felt Decree 1!
The Felt Decree 1 has a solid frame build and a good spec. Felt have matched playful geometry and 27.5” wheels with a well-designed suspension platform. That same playful geometry might be seen as a little old school by some, and I think the responsive bike could really benefit with a rear hub with less lag. If you're after a bike that descends well and flicks between corners, but doesn't give anything up in pedaling efficiency, then you'd love the Felt Decree 1.
If you love big, fast high speed descents in truly big mountains, then maybe the Decree isn't for you. It's a good value bike, I'd probably prefer a GX Eagle spec in exchange for some higher quality wheels and stronger brakes, but that's just based on my preferences. As it is, the Felt Decree 1 is ready to shred and light up the tight and technical trails.
Model Decree 1
Available Sizes 16”, 18”, 20” (tested), 22”
Frame Material UHC Advance Carbon Fiber
Fork RockShox Pike RC Debonair, Charger 2, Boost, 150 mm
Shock RockShox Super Delux RCT, Debonair with custom tune 205x 62.5mm Trunnion, 140mm
Shifter SRAM XO1 Eagle 12sp
Derailleur SRAM XO1 Eagle 12sp
Crank SRAM XO1 Carbon ,Eagle 34T
Bottom bracket SRAM GXP, BSA Threaded 73mm
Chain SRAM XO1 Eagle 12sp
Cassette SRAM XG1295 12sp 10-50t
Hubs Race Face Trace, 9 degree engagement
Spokes Straight Pull Double Butted
Rims Race Face Aeffect R 27.5” 30mm internal
Tyres Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO/TR, 27.5” x 2.5 WT
Brakes SRAM Guide RSC with 180/160mm
Stem Devox 7 Degree 31.8mm
Handlebars Devox Carbon 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 9 deg sweep, 780mm
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race Cr-mo Rails