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ChainReactionCycles.com also has Felt Doctrine 6 XC Carbon Hardtail Bike (2018, Chartreuse-Blue-Carbon) on sale for $823.99 - $20 w/ promo code CLEAR2019 = $803.99. Shipping starts at ~$64. Thanks PoorFatKid & SaltyOne

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  • 36cm (14")
  • 40cm (16")
  • 46cm (18")
  • 51cm (20")
  • 56cm (22")
Wiggle.com also has Felt Doctrine 6 XC Carbon Hardtail Bike (2018, Chartreuse-Blue-Carbon) on sale for $823.99 - $20 w/ voucher code NEWUS (applied at the payment screen) = $803.99. Shipping starts at ~$72.24.

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  • 40cm (16")
  • 46cm (18")
  • 51cm (20")
  • 56cm (22")
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Very nice carbon fiber MTB. 60%. Use code CLEAR2019 for another $20 off. All sizes in stock as of this posting.

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I've got some time (finally) to address a few of the posts from yesterday that I wanted to comment on so this may get a bit lengthy. On the front end, I'm no expert. My riding glory days were in the mid to late 90's and my trusty steed was a Trek Y3 full suspension heavy pig so take everything I say with a grain of salt....

For the guy asking why he's getting $170 for shipping: sounds like you have a quantity 2 in the cart. I know because I needed to order two of these last week and was shocked to see that shipping was $170 so I changed it to 1 to see and it dropped down to $64. Placed two separate orders using two accounts/codes and all was good.


Shipping is fast. I ordered last Thursday the 12th and my wife's (16") arrived yesterday, Monday the 16th already. Mine will be here tomorrow (Wednesday the 18th) due to canceling my 20" and going with an 18" instead.


On sizing I'm right in between the 18" and 20" sizing according to the Felt sizing chart. I'm 6' tall but have a short 30" inseam... I'm all torso. The height makes me think I'm a 20" but the inseam falls squarely into the 18" category. In the end I was at flip a coin and the stand-over height on the 18" is 29.2" so I opted for the 18" in the end. I'm so close that I bet either one would have been fine and I'm such a novice that I doubt I'd ever notice a difference anyway.


There's no additional import duties or tax. It says right on the CRC page that any of that sort of thing is already included in your price so you won't have to worry about any hidden fees.


2x front gearing (especially this one) is going to be an upgrade from most of the 3x fronts you find in this price point. Not as good as 1x for weight, quietness and reliability but still a fair upgrade from the standard front 3x you tend to find in this $800ish price range normally.


I see people keep talking about finding better bikes for the same money on Craigslist and I can tell you with 100% certainty this isn't as easy as some claim. I wasted an entire summer watching three CL regions near me and the only bikes were low-level junk. Anything even approaching the quality of this bike was being sold for all the money or was snapped up by someone else within minutes (literally) of being posted. The days of getting a mid-range or entry-level bike with quality components in good condition for a good price on CL are over. The best deal I saw for $800 was a Specialized that was a couple of years old with a 3x front (bleh!) and coil front shocks (double bleh!) but was in good condition. It was sold within minutes of posting and I just happened to run into the guy who bought it at the pool a few weeks later. It was a good deal but not great. I would argue that this bike at this price was better in most measurable aspects.


People keep saying that "Carbon Fiber isn't worth it" and insert various reasons. You'd be right if we were talking about this bike at $2k but at this price it's not bringing a premium. It's comparing with similar aluminum frame bikes at this price point so why not save "only" a few pounds for a comparable bike if the price is right?


This bike, with these components and laid out this way with a carbon fiber frame for $850ish to your door all-in is a killer deal. People keep posting inferior bikes for $600-$700 saying they're better and I have yet to see one that offers the same or more in terms of overall package. It's like some people have to prove how smart they are by posting a "better" bike for less money when it's actually less bike and they money isn't even that much difference once you factor in tax and/or shipping. The even funnier one is those who seem to own a time machine talking about deals from months and even years ago that haven't been available for some time now and show no signs of returning ever.


For bikes you can own right now at $850 total this is a great deal. It's not perfect for everyone and I even debated as it wasn't 100% what I wanted but when you step back and compare it for what else I've seen over the last several months at the same exact price point it's a no brainer. If you absolutely hate it you can throw it on CL and sell it in "like new" condition for probably around $1200ish once this CRC sale ends and they're out of stock. So, in true slickdealer fashion, buy the damn thing and ride it and see for yourself and if you hate it make money on it. No amount of reading will tell you if you'll like it or not as this stuff is so subjective.


I too was frozen with fear on all of the info and data one could examine ad nauseam. Your classic case of paralysis by analysis. In the end you'd be very hard pressed to find a better overall deal even if you don't "need" everything this bike has to offer. Sure you can get something more "suited" for a beginner but why limit yourself when a bike that offers a higher ceiling is about the same price?


People are struggling to prove a better USED (questionable history/condition) bike for the same price exists and this is brand spankin' new to your doorstop for well under $900. It's a Slickdeal without a doubt.
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Front TA means through axle. They are a larger diameter than tradition skewers and thus are supposed to be stronger.

FS is Full Suspension
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CRC is a reputable online shop. They are the largest online bike retailer in Europe and possibly the world...

Shipping to USA is relatively quick (~1week) and should be duty free. Also, if something is wrong, they'll make it right (you can negotiate for gift certificate for cosmetic damage, tune, mis-advertised component, etc..)

all size seem to be available.
Rockshox 30 silver solo front shocks (100mm travel)
DEORE derailleurs, STX shifters, raceface crank, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
advertised as under 28 Lbs. For $804 (after coupon code) + $64 shipping to USA. No tax.

Excellent general purpose mountain bike for casual enthusiast riders.
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Wish it was front TA
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Anyone have experience with the "Orders over $800 including shipping may be subject to US import duties"?
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Nice deal. Need FS. Dangit.
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Good deal!

CRC is a reputable online shop. They are the largest online bike retailer in Europe and possibly the world...

Shipping to USA is relatively quick (~1week) and should be duty free. Also, if something is wrong, they'll make it right (you can negotiate for gift certificate for cosmetic damage, tune, mis-advertised component, etc..)

all size seem to be available.
Rockshox 30 silver solo front shocks (100mm travel)
DEORE derailleurs, STX shifters, raceface crank, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
advertised as under 28 Lbs. For $804 (after coupon code) + $64 shipping to USA. No tax.

Excellent general purpose mountain bike for casual enthusiast riders.
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Anyone have experience with the "Orders over $800 including shipping may be subject to US import duties"?
No additional duties.

When I bought mine my cart showed the below- see the last line.

Bulky Tracked Delivery - $64.00
Estimated delivery 6-10 working days pending customs clearance.
- Duty Paid on ALL wheels, frames & bikes.
- All duties and taxes for bikes are included in shipping cost.
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Thank you guys!

Pardon my ignorance, but when people say they want "front FA" and and "need FS"... what do they mean? My searches aren't turning up anything. :-)
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Thank you guys!

Pardon my ignorance, but when people say they want "front FA" and and "need FS"... what do they mean? My searches aren't turning up anything. :-)
Front TA means through axle. They are a larger diameter than tradition skewers and thus are supposed to be stronger.

FS is Full Suspension
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Front TA means through axle. They are a larger diameter than tradition skewers and thus are supposed to be stronger.

FS is Full Suspension
Thanks. Ah, I should have been able to figure out FS... through axle is new to me. Given that my super aggressive riding days are over (I'm 52) I think this would be just about perfect for me. I don't want the extra weight and bobbing of FS and through axle probably won't matter to a guy like me. :-)

It was weird, my height (5' 11") said I should get the 18" but my inseam (33.25) said get the 20". I went for the 20" since I figure inseam is more important... did I screw up and should I try to switch?

Thanks again!
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Thanks. Ah, I should have been able to figure out FS... through axle is new to me. Given that my super aggressive riding days are over (I'm 52) I think this would be just about perfect for me. I don't want the extra weight and bobbing of FS and through axle probably won't matter to a guy like me. :-)

It was weird, my height (5' 11") said I should get the 18" but my inseam (33.25) said get the 20". I went for the 20" since I figure inseam is more important... did I screw up and should I try to switch?

Thanks again!
I would say you made the right call. I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and know 18" tend to be too small. Either 19" or 20" seem to fit me best.
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Also on sale at Wiggle for the same price https://www.wiggle.com/felt-doctr...tail-bike/ with $20 off with new customer code NEWUS
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Agree 100%. Surprised it isn't on a bike with that MSRP. No tapered fork either.
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