Team riders on the new Decree at Lake Tahoe.
From Felt: "Light, stiff and incredibly capable, the Decree features XC-like climbing, descending prowess and adjustability to match any athletes’ ultimate ride. Felt’s team of mountain bike engineers designed several versions of the Decree to ultimately create the final frame. From shock tuning, to stiffness testing to carbon selection, the engineers spared no expense in perfecting every detail of the Decree."
The straight talk from TEAM ROBOT: I've been working with Felt's engineers on this project from start to finish, and they really knocked it out of the park on this one.
From Felt: "The geometry can be adjusted by rotating eccentric chips located in the seat stay pivot. By changing the orientation of these chips, the bottom bracket height will be raised or lowered by 10mm and the head angle will be slackened or steepened by 1 degree. The adjustable geometry allows riders to personalize the Decree to unique riding styles."
The straight talk from TEAM ROBOT: Flip your geometry from awesome to awesome-r.
From Felt: "The cables are all internally routed with an entrance at the head tube and an exit near the bottom bracket. Both sides have removable plugs to fit Di2, shift, or brake cable that can be configured to suit the rider’s needs. These features result in a clean, snag-free design."
The straight talk from TEAM ROBOT: I know, I know, you don't like internal cable routing and normally neither do I. But this time it's been done so cleanly, I think you might change your mind. Keep your mind open.
From Felt: "The seat tube pivot is around 20mm lower than on previous models to allow for more seat post insertion on the smaller sizes. The seat tube lengths have also been made shorter to allow more clearance for the mechanisms on dropper posts. With this option, riders have a wider range of fits on the bike."
The straight talk from TEAM ROBOT: I'm tall so I don't have a lot experience with this, but apparently smaller people have trouble fitting their dropper posts in their frames with room to spare. Felt solved that.
Check out more on our website, and check out the full product development cycle that I got to be part of: http://www.feltbicycles.com/decree/