We visited the friendly folks of Felt USA at their headquarters in Irvine, CA and they proudly showed us their new 130mm travel 29er.
“We initially tested prototypes of this bike with 140mm travel but we found the handling a little bit slow for our liking. So we ended up with 130mm travel in the rear and 140mm in the the front”. They seem to have hit a sweet spot with this bike as it sports a 69 degree head angle and chainstays of 450mm or 17.7 inches. The Nine 1 is spec’d with SRAM X01 1×11 gearing, Rockshox Reverb Stealth Post and Easton Haven Tubeless wheels.
Other features include a high direct mount front derailleur for shorter stays, 142 mm rear thru axle and internal cable routing
Pricing Virtue Nine Series (MSRP)
Virtue Nine 1 $6,199 – featured in photos
Virtue Nine 3 $4,149
Virtue Nine 20 $3,799
Virtue Nine 50 $2,799
Virtue Nine 60 $2,199