Felt 7 Eighty W Mountain Bike
Felt’s 7 Eighty uses a butted 6061 aluminum frame that offers nimble handling in twisty turns and stability in sketchy, technical conditions. The bike is packed with features from a semi-integrated head tube (a nice highlight not typically seen at this price point) to dual bottle cages. A plush Suntour XCT fork serves up 100mm of travel for smoothing out harder hits and choppy trails, while the SRAM 8-speed transmission nails precise shifting every time. The 7 Eighty holds a sweet spot of balance in stiffness and compliance for smooth riding on the flats and playful responsiveness on winding trails. 27.5-inch wheels deliver superb rollover and quickness. At a shade over 30 pounds the bike is no lightweight, but still offers a smooth and reliable ride as it scoots along trails, rolling hills, and even bike paths.