Felt considers the Compulsion 1 to be “the most advanced enduro bike on the planet.” It is designed to smash technical descents and perform at a high level on the hardest endurance courses in the world. If you are not a downhill rider, this versatile machine doubles up to give you an outstanding feel for everyday trail riding. The Compulsion 1 does a great job flying over obstacles like roots and rocks with a top-notch shock system and excellent steering that benefits from manageable 27.5-inch wheels.
This frame is built entirely of carbon, creating a light and stiff endurance bike. The rear triangle and links are also made entirely of carbon. The frame of the Compulsion 1 has a unique geometry that helps it climb far better than other endurance bikes. With this extra climbing ability working in conjunction with its ability to bomb downhills, you will have a huge advantage in any endurance race you enter on a Felt Compulsion 1.
The Felt Compulsion 1 is so dominant on technical courses thanks in part to its revolutionary suspension technology. Its shock system contains the Equalink 6-bar system which promotes anti-squat properties, preventing unnecessary movement of the shock. This all translates to top of the line handling and ride quality. This cutting-edge suspension system gives riders more traction on climbs and stronger pedaling on the flat sprints. Absorbing every bump that comes your way keeps your legs fresh for a longer and more consistent ride.
This endurance leader is built specifically for 1x-drivetrains for added reliability when it comes to shifting and maintenance. To make the Compulsion 1 even more versatile and convenient, it incorporates Flip Chip Technology. This allows the rider to simply adjust the bike’s geometry, using just a few tools, from high and steep to low and slack. Taking advantage of this feature will give you a chance for some extra preparation to accommodate the type of course you place on riding next.
The Felt Compulsion 1 is one of the most versatile endurance bikes on the market today. Investing in this frame will let you build your perfect bike that can crush descents, sprint on flats, and climb far better than your average endurance bike. The bonus of adjustability makes this one of the leading bikes in its category. If you are ready to get serious endurance racing or simply want to build a bike that can perform at the highest level on any trail, the Felt Compulsion 1 is a great choice.
- Frame: Felt All Mountain, UHC Advanced carbon fiber, MMC with InsideOut construction, Full carbon dropouts, 170mm travel, Equilink suspension, ControlTaper head tube, post disc mount, replaceable derailleur hanger, 73mm threaded BB, carbon fiber trunnion rocker links,12 x 148mm Syntace style thru axle, internal derailleur cable/brake hose/dropper post routing, Ø30.9mm seat post size
- Shock: FOX Performance Float X2, 205 x 65mm Trunnion
- Headset: FSA sealed cartridge bearings, semi-integrated, No.57, 1.125 - 1.5"