Cross-country (XC) racing has evolved. The courses are faster and more technical, and the competition is stronger and tougher. Meet the new Edict. It’s lighter and stiffer, of course. But its secret sauce is a combination of an efficient geometry and a proprietary suspension system that combine to make it climb quicker, handle better, and descend with more confidence. So you can take it anywhere, even beyond the barriers. XC has evolved. So, too, has the ultimate XC bike.
ULTIMATE XC SUSPENSION
Drawing on decades of carbon fiber innovation, Felt engineers developed a proprietary suspension system optimized for the Edict. FAST (Felt Active Stay Technology) utilizes carbon fiber’s unique material properties in a leaf spring-style seat stay design in conjunction with a single lower pivot. FAST eliminates unwarranted movement and maximizes pedaling efficiency, delivering impeccable traction, total control, and increased rolling speed, all in the lightest package possible.
Bearing Metric Shock
Bearings provide less friction than traditional bushing-based suspension linkages, significantly decreasing friction and improving overall efficiency. The new Edict has been optimized for metric shocks, too, the new standard from suspension manufacturers for high-performance riding.
IMPROVED LEVERAGE CURVE
The distance a bike’s rear axle travels relative to how much its shock compresses is called a leverage ratio, which constantly changes throughout a ride. Mapping these ratios on a leverage curve, Felt engineers have cracked the code for the ideal suspension for XC racing, giving the new Edict ideal small bump sensitivity and bottom out resistance.
SAG SET IN MOLD
By utilizing carbon fiber’s unique material properties, Felt engineers designed the Edict’s FAST suspension system with molded-in sag. Thanks to Felt’s carbon expertise, the Edict’s seat stays move into their neutral position once the rider climbs aboard. This is a design that eliminates excess frame weight, and improves both pedaling efficiency and rear end traction.
MODERN XC GEOMETRY
Based on feedback from the world’s fastest racers, the new Edict features a thoroughly modern geometry. A steeper seat angle puts the rider into a more forward position to increase climbing prowess. A slacker head angle provides more control for faster descending. A longer top tube allows the rider to use a shorter stem, providing quicker steering response for tackling technical terrain.
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+ 450g LIGHTER
+ REAR CONTACT STIFFNESS: +20%
+ HEAD TUBE STIFFNESS: +24%
The new Edict is 450 grams lighter than its predecessor. That’s one full pound! Not only that, but the frame is also 15% stiffer. It’s a staggering achievement from which racers will reap enormous benefits, including quicker acceleration, enhanced climbing ability, and faster lap times.
Pioneering Carbon Tech
For decades, Felt Bicycles has pioneered innovations in carbon fiber, including the use of cutting-edge materials and countless revolutions in manufacturing processes. What does this mean for you, the rider? Quite simply, Felt mountain bikes are the highest quality on the market, designed for pure speed and a perfect ride quality.