Our Take
 
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.

 

Brand                                                       Felt
Model                                                       Decree 1
RRP                                                          $8750
Weight                                                      12.98kg
From                                                         apollobikes.com
 
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