Lighter and quicker than Plus bikes on most terrain, the Dispatch series of bikes are still capable of true mountain biking. The 9/80 is Felt's most affordable 29er and a much better choice than a dual-sport hybrid for multi-surface riding.
New for 2020 is a 1x single chainring up front drivetrain, providing a full gear range from super-low hill climbing gears to higher gears for fast single track and rail trails without a front derailleur.
The Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes provide impressive stopping power, and the SR XCM fork has 100mm of suspension travel which is the perfect amount for most cross country riding.
Head to Head Comparison
|Giant Talon 29 3||$550||Suntour XCT||Shimano 16 speed||Hydraulic|
|Jamis Durango A1||$599||Suntour XCT||Shimano 24 speed||Hydraulic|
|Felt Dispatch 9/70||$649||Suntour XCT||Microshift 1x8||Hydraulic|
|Cannondale Trail 6||$650||Suntour XCT||Shimano 24 speed||Hydraulic|
|Trek Marlin 6||$650||Suntour XCT||Shimano 24 speed||Hydraulic|
Felt aluminum, hydroformed, replaceable derailleur hanger
SR/Suntour XCT-HLO, 100mm travel
6061 riser, 31.8mm
Devox Pauley Grip
MicroSHIFT Advent M619M, 8-speed
Primaero seat-tube mounted top guide
BSA threaded, Square taper, 73mm
Low-profile resin platform
KMC Z8, 8-speed
Freewheel / Cassette:
MicroSHIFT, 8-speed, 12-42T
Tektro M275 hydraulic disc
Butted 6061, single bolt, 15mm offset
single bolt, 31.8mm
Rims / Wheelset:
Double wall, tubeless compatible
100mm QR, 6-bolt, 32H
135mm QR, 6-bolt, 32H
2.0mm stainless steel
Kenda Kadre, 29 x 2.1"
Charcoal Frost (Yellow)