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    Hope Compulsion/Virtue size for 5'6" rider?

    looking for a 2009 compulsion but not sure about size. I've contacted Felt dealers within 100 miles of Houston, but none carry/have in stock the Compulsion or Virtue models which means I can't physically throw my leg over one and find out.

    I've been told to go with the small, 15.5", frame by several shops yet I'm still concerned. I don't want to drop $2k on a mail order bike that doesn't fit. I'm currently riding a 17.5" hardtail which is a tad big for me, but I'm comfortable on it. I rode a 15.5" hardtail (motobecane) and that felt like a child's bike hence my concern.

    What say you experienced Compulsion and Virtue owners?

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    Doesn't matter now....I JUST PULLED THE TRIGGER ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Did you go with a small? That's what I was going to guess.

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    yup, small frame. Hopefully the buyer's remorse will fade away once I to ride it! I've never bought a bike this expensive. Hope it's worth it...

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    I'm almost 6 foot and went with a 19.5 virtue 3.

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    I'm 5'8" and I ride 19.5 2009 compulsion 3.

    some parts change like the 90mm stem to 50mm and adjust the saddle and its fine...

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    I'm in the same boat as Justin51; 6'2 and riding a 19.5 virtue 3. I didn't fell comfortable on a 21.5.

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    Just wondering what you ended up getting? I am 5'7 also says 15.5. I too am many hours away from a Felt dealer and will be ordering mine on line and picking up while I am away so i will not have a chance to try it. I am a female so probably have a little shorter reach. Just curious how you made out.
    Thanks

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