Felt Edict Pro

$5,500

Felt Edict Pro     Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

THE SELL: One of the lightest full-suspension bikes around.
THE TEST: Our testers praised the simple, single-pivot rear-suspension design, which gets its four inches of travel from flex in the chainstays, on this flyweight carbon-fiber frame. Even better, the Fox RP23 shock's three-position ProPedal afforded excellent traction on the ups and a surprisingly plush ride on the way down. "Climbs like a billy goat, descends like a zip line," wrote one tester. The full XT component package shifted and braked flawlessly—and will for years to come. One slight waver: several testers found the Edict's front end too fast. "Twitchy!" wrote one. "Squirrelly," said another. Wider handlebars would help, as would a longer stem.
THE VERDICT: Wicked fast, but might be too jittery for some. 23.5 lbs; feltbicycles.com
CLIMBING: 4
DESCENDING: 4

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