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Felt Dispatch 9 | 70

The Dispatch 9 | 70 is the middle of the 29er lineup, features the typical Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes and coil spring suspension fork for the price range, but we really like the drivetrain.

Which is the new Sunrace Advent 1x (single chainring) drivetrain. Double (2 chainring) cranksets and front derailleurs are improvement over triples but really why have them? 1x keeps coming down in price every year.

1x drivetrains have been standard on $1,000+ bikes for years. 2x and triple cranksets will be gone from mountain biking forever, soon, because they have never shifted well going uphill. 

There is no better mountain bike for the money this year.

Head to Head Comparison 

MSRP Suspension Drivetrain
Giant Talon 29 $750 RS XC30 Shimano 2x9
Cannondale Trail 5 $780 SR XCM Shimano 2x9
Felt Dispatch 9 70 $799 SR XCM Microshift 1x9
Jamis Highpoint A2 $799 SR XCM Shimano 2x9
Trek Marlin 7 $799 RS XC30 Shimano 2x9
Specialized Rockhopper $975 SR XCR
Shimano 1x10