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    Felt Bikes?

    hey all..
    wanting to get back into Mountain biking and was wandering if Felt is a good Company?

    In the past i have had a Trek MTN bike and i have a Specialized Road bike. I received a gift certificate to a local bike shop for christmas and they only carry Felt bikes.
    I was going to get a Felt mountain bike with the gift Certificate, but if they are not a good brand i will just spend the money on upgrading the gruppo on my road bike..

    thanks
    Jlightle

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    Man, the bike shop guys on here might speak more fluently as to the company, buy Felt makes some top notch bikes. You don't see a lot of there mountain bikes locally, and I'm not sure why that is, but they make great mid-level road and CX bikes - and there are lots of sponsored pros on the high end Felts. I would definitely consider Felt in the brands of bikes to look at.
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    I have a felt Q520 that I bought as an entry level mtb, and really like it.
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    Felt does make good quality bikes. The reason that you don't see more Felt bikes is that they don't put quite as much effort to market thier mountain bikes. The Virtues are an awesome bike. The local Felt dealer in Huntsville says that don't put as much R&D money in thier mountain bikes as thier road and cross lineup, but that doesn't mean that they are bad bikes.
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    Awesome.. i was looking at the "Felt Nine Sport ("29er") or the Q720...
    or maybe the Q620...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-lite View Post
    Awesome.. i was looking at the "Felt Nine Sport ("29er") or the Q720...
    or maybe the Q620...
    The Felt Nine Sport would be an excellent starter bike. Not only is it a good starter bike, but they use the same frame for that they use for thier $2000 Nine Race. What does that mean? It means that the frame is well worth upgrades. Which is very good since you won't have to buy a new bike if you REALLY get into it like so many of us do.
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    An entry level mtn bike that you can upgrade.....Score! The bikes are good. Well worth having another in your stable.
    Thank you sir may I have another?!

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    I have two Felts. A virtue 3. And just got a Redemption. They are awsome bikes.

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    felt bikes is owned by jim felt.jim felt was johnny Omara mechanic(johnny was a great pro motocross rider and is now a expert level mountain bike racer)jim used to weld bikes for johnny and outher riders and knows a thing or two about making great bikes.

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    Jim Felt also worked at Easton when they developed and manufactured the tubesets for many of the top bike brands. I think this is where he picked up a ton of bicycle mfg. experience. He's a super nice guy and offers a lot for the money. I think all his aluminum frames use 7005, whereas my preference is toward 6061, but that's a minor issue.

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    Thanks for all the info.
    i just went on the felt website and watched some of there videos about the history of the company...

    they seem like a great bunch of guys that just want to make great bikes. i think i'm going to get the nine trail and upgrade my Road bike to a felt as well.. i really want the Nine Sport, but man i really don't like the color, and that is 75% of the bike...

    now i just need to sell some bikes and get some money.

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