Felt Decree FRD
Letting you flow fast down the trail
elt’s top-of-the-line, sub-25 lb., 27.5" trail bike eventually showed me why the company’s logo, a pair of wings, is appropriate. Felt announced the new trail bike in the summer of 2015. Models – which range in price from $3,899 for an aluminum front triangle frame to $11,199 for the Decree frd – came out later that year.
On my first outing on the Decree frd, with the geometry set to its slacker and lower setting, I made good use of the protective rubber bumpers on the Raceface Next SL crankarms while navigating my challenging Squamish, B.C., test loop. On smoother trails, this slack setup may not be an issue. For my next ride, I decided to forgo the extra
“This bike seemed to like the higher speeds. It definitely rewards a rider who will push it to the limit.”
forgiveness on the descents by steepening the angles slightly and raising the bottom bracket height by adjusting the flip chips. (Just a word of warning: do not try this trailside unless you have a second set of hands to help line things
With quite a few outings on the Decree, I think this bike would match up well with a confident, skilled rider who needs a versatile bike to race or just to enjoy trail riding in a variety of locales.