Thursday, January 21, 2010

Compulsion 3's for Sale!

As another year has quickly passed us by, its time to move on our trusty bikes and hit the road for some new machinery. The good people at Felt have offered us bikes again for the year, to fill with adventure and pretty pictures, and so we are forced to part with our current Compulsions.

These bikes sit in a position of all day, all mountain bikes, and with the addition of new trails all around the state, they would make any rider a happy camper. Whilst they won't climb like a 22lb hardtail, the Equilink does a masterful job of converting every watt coming from your legs, into efficient forward motion. An inherrant lack of bob and chain torque related suspension action, keeps you happy on the climbs and then the smile on the backside of the hill threatens to split you face in two!

These bikes simply love the singletrack, and the wide opens stuff as well. With the front thru-axle on the Pikes (which is being featured in many XC forks more and more) the steering is stiff and positive to a tee. The travel on the back is controlled by the Fox shock and leaves you able to enjoy every moment on the bike.

The SLX groupset, whilst it lacks the lustre of the higher placed groupsets like XT and XTR, serves its master admirably, and we were never looking for better performance from the equipment. The brakes are a standout, massive controlled power at your fingertips!

All up, this awesomely fun and reliable package will suit any rider from someone starting out in the sport, to a racer looking for a weekend play bike. The pricing is an absolute bargain for a bike barely one year old, ridden only on our Epix rides (no training rides to wear things out) and lovingly maintained by the genius that is GVRaceTech.

So help us help you - email for more information and we'll see you out there!

Spec's are below.

Frame ConstructionTIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material7005 double butted aluminum, w/hydroformed TT
Fork Brand & ModelRockShox Pike 409 Dual Air, 140mm travel
Fork MaterialSingle
Rear ShockFox Float R XV, 150mm travel

Component GroupShimano SLX
BrakesetShimano SLX disc w/180mm rotor front/Shimano SLX disc w/160mm rotor rear brakes, Shimano SLX Hydraulic levers
Shift LeversShimano SLX RapidFire
Front DerailleurShimano SLX
Rear DerailleurShimano SLX Shadow
CranksetShimano SLX, 22/32/44 teeth
PedalsNot applicable
Bottom BracketShimano SLX Hollowtech II
BB Shell WidthUnspecified
Rear Cogs9-speed, 11 - 32 teeth
ChainShimano HG73
SeatpostFELT Alloy Micro Adjust, 30.9mm diameter
SaddleFelt XAM
HandlebarFelt XAM OS 6061 ALU riser
Handlebar ExtensionsNot included
Handlebar StemFelt AM 3D forged alloy
Headset1 1/8" integrated

HubsFront: Shimano SLX 20mm thru-axle centerlock disc, Rear: Shimano SLX centerlock disc
RimsWTB SpeedDisc All Mountain, 32-hole
Tires26 x 2.30" Felt Devox XAM
Spoke BrandStainless, 14ga. (2.0mm)
Spoke NipplesBrass