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    Felt Dude - anyone ?

    Just wondering if anyone here pedals this bike ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maineCommuter View Post
    Just wondering if anyone here pedals this bike ?
    The one that comes out in November?
    I have been riding one for 2 years....thanks to my trusty time machine

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    Looks like a nice spec'ed bike for the price. Pity about the color though, not a fan of powder blue bikes....

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    ooh. sorry. did not notice the release date. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    The one that comes out in November?
    I have been riding one for 2 years....thanks to my trusty time machine

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    Yeah the color is a little off for me too. The bottom image, however, shows a black version. I wonder if there will be choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Looks like a nice spec'ed bike for the price. Pity about the color though, not a fan of powder blue bikes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    The one that comes out in November?
    I have been riding one for 2 years....thanks to my trusty time machine
    lol... ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.. thanks for making me laugh this early in the am at work

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    Wow, the 70 looks pretty sweet. How are the Shimano components (Deore, XT, SLX, Alivio) compared to the common SRAM X-series? Comparable to X5, X7?

    Thanks!

    Added: strange sizing with 16 and 18.5. And that's a short stem.

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    Looks good. I prefer shimano generally, but they don't have twist shifters so....

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    I can tell by just looking at those pictures that it won't feel lively and playful....it will have self steer at 4 psi...and will feel un-neutral on turn in while cornering.
    I can tell.
    Now...back to time traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Wow, the 70 looks pretty sweet. How are the Shimano components (Deore, XT, SLX, Alivio) compared to the common SRAM X-series? Comparable to X5, X7?

    Thanks!

    Added: strange sizing with 16 and 18.5. And that's a short stem.
    Here's an approximate comparison:
    XTR = XX1
    XT= X9
    SLX= X7
    Deore= X5
    Alivio= X3

    short stems rule unless you don't like lively handling and prefer your bike to steer like a truck.

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    Thanks Gigantic. Pretty crappy spec there then. I have Alivio and Deore (and the Tektro brakes) on my hardtail, and pretty meh.

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    Gigantic pretty much nailed it, except that i find XTR more on par with sram's XO offering.
    I would say that felt nailed it in the looks department, but thats about it. IMO they are severely overpriced for the build spec.
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    Nice looking bike, I like the blue.
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    Re: Felt Dude - anyone ?

    Those Schwalbe tires are looking good.

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    I haven't researched all the new products but seems like a lot of bike for the money. Blue polarizing for sure, so many black bikes these days. I think each level is well equipped for the money & can live with either color.

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    Those fine folks at fat-bike.com snapped a pic of the Felt Double Double 30 and it's slightly different than what is on the Felt website. The bottle cage bosses are different and the color looks much better IMHO. I'm pretty excited about this one.

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    This has popped up on my radar also since it's available local. Anyone try this at Interbike? The photo shows a dirty bike so someone must have time in the saddle.
    Felt specs show it pretty well equipped. Been looking at the Fat Boy and Double Double(Dude) kills it spec wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    I can tell by just looking at those pictures that it won't feel lively and playful....it will have self steer at 4 psi...and will feel un-neutral on turn in while cornering.
    I can tell.
    Now...back to time traveling.
    Mayor- That's a pretty bold statement. Explain further...??? My LBS checked with Felt, ETA is looking like November 1 arrival at Felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clobber View Post
    Mayor- That's a pretty bold statement. Explain further...??? My LBS checked with Felt, ETA is looking like November 1 arrival at Felt.
    I think he was kidding around,.....just maybe.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I think he was kidding around,.....just maybe.....
    Touche'

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    The geo looks similar to a Fatboy and between the two, I'd probably go with the Felt.

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    My LBS said November is now December... HERE WE GO AGAIN!?! Anyone know any specifics on an actual ETA?

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    What are the usual reasons delivery dates get pushed back ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maineCommuter View Post
    What are the usual reasons delivery dates get pushed back ?
    On a boat coming across the ocean. With fat bikes especially; I feel they make unrealistic ETA dates so LBSs & consumers don't buy something else that is actually currently available. Well, I've already waited this long, what's another 3 to 4 weeks...

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    I don't ride dudes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    I don't ride dudes
    It's actually now called the Double Double or Double D for short. Double D's are always a nice ride!!!

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    I felt the same way about a Fatboy ;-)

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    This bike looks really awesome- but did I read right that it's an all aluminum fork?!?

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    anyone heard anymore about the double release date, my dealer said mid dec, now it's mid jan, typical fatbike crap
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    I ended up bypassing this bike in large part due to the fact that the wheels and hubs are no-name. Being a big guy who rides every day, I tend to be quite hard on my bike. I've destroyed quite a number of hubs and have taco'd my share of rims. Those are two places where I try to not scrimp overmuch and it seems, given the other components that this is where Felt is shaving dollars to keep it under 2K.

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    this bike is still vaporware, I feel sorry for the felt dealers
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    Yeh;

    I was in the Ithaca NY dealer, and everyone was looking at.... skis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    this bike is still vaporware, I feel sorry for the felt dealers
    Nope. I haven't seen it myself, but Backcountry Bike and Ski in Palmer AK got them in last week. Not sure how many or which model, but they have the Felt Fatties.

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    Felt dealer here and we received one of each…..the Double-double 70 is a nice bike for the money at $1300 and the first time we've been able to sell a decent fat bike for less than 1800. Actually sold it yesterday as we were pulling it out of the box. Wish i could get more : )

    the 30 gets a nicer drivetrain, much nicer shimano hydro brakes, carbon post and handlebars.

    Both bikes have the Schwalbe Jumbo Jim (26X4)….first time we've seen these in person. And it appears both bikes have plenty of room to run up to a 4.7" tire if needed.


    One thing Felt is doing that we didn't like…..steerer tubes cut off way too short. only 10mm of stack height under the stem. And compounded by flat handlebars. In the snow….we like the handlebars taller.

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    My one LBS got a couple in last week as well, so not vaporware any more. Really nice looking bike and best price I have seen on an LBS fattie, especially one with carbon bars N post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    Nope. I haven't seen it myself, but Backcountry Bike and Ski in Palmer AK got them in last week. Not sure how many or which model, but they have the Felt Fatties.
    I saw them there as well 2 of each built up had sold one and Josh was building another one.

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    What is the reasoning behind taller h-bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by surly_an_instigator View Post
    What is the reasoning behind taller h-bars?
    I just bought the Double Double 30. I picked it up on 1-20. The blue looks much better in person. It's darker and its a matte finish.
    Where I live I don't get any snow. Trails are hard pack with loose dirt.
    The bike has the stock tires and they are ok, I would get something else for these kind of trails. I like the bike. It rides nice. No steering issues. Shifts well and the brakes work fine.
    I only have a few rids on it. I'm going out Sunday to actually ride it a harder and longer. So I'll see how it goes. So far I really like and nothing to bit#h about. Good bike for the money.

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    I rode a double double 30 at my LBS in ohio this week..beautiful bike. .these pics online don't do it justice.I'm thinking of pulling the trigger very soon. ..in gonna have them swap out the fork for a bluto.

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    Jason. It does look way better in person. Rides great. Where I live I need to swap out the tires. The trails here are mainly hard pack with loose. I agree about getting a Bluto. I too want to get one. I'm going to ride mine for a while to get use to it, then swap to a Bluto. I say pull the trigger and get the bike!!

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    Here you can find some real live pictures of the Felt DD30 and some parts on the scale.
    It's written in German but the pictures says a lot....
    Felt Double Double 30 ? Vorstellung (Update) |

    For deep snow, one has to swap the tires with taller ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abikenerd View Post
    Jason. It does look way better in person. Rides great. Where I live I need to swap out the tires. The trails here are mainly hard pack with loose. I agree about getting a Bluto. I too want to get one. I'm going to ride mine for a while to get use to it, then swap to a Bluto. I say pull the trigger and get the bike!!
    Bike and bluto is ordered and my 29er sold!! Now, I wait...unfortunately for me, the west cost longshoreman labor situation is gonna screw me...the bikes are sitting on a boat in port with no one to unload them.

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    Saw the double D at the LLBean Store in Freeport today. Nice bike. :-)

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    My LBS has the Double 70 on the floor, and the e-bike version. If you got a buddy who you want to get out and join the fun, but who might need a little extra help to keep up, that e-bike can really change someone's life. It sucks getting old, but that bike can add another 10 years to your riding.


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