Compulsion Series

Equally capable of tackling an enduro gravity event or an all-day, all-mountain epic, Compulsion is Felt’s do-it-all trail machine. With patented Equilink™ suspension and 6” (150mm) of fully active travel, the Compulsion is the pinnacle of all-mountain performance. Get up the hill faster and devour the most technical descents with greater ease.
Equally capable of tackling an enduro gravity event or an all-day, all-mountain epic, Compulsion is Felt’s do-it-all trail machine. With patented Equilink™ suspension and 6” (150mm) of fully active travel, the Compulsion is the pinnacle of all-mountain performance. Get up the hill faster and devour the most technical descents with greater ease.

The 2012 Compulsion series—with new hydro-formed tubes—is now lighter, stronger and stiffer. The weight of every model was reduced for more agile performance on the trail, and the new models feature head angles that are one degree slacker (now 67.5 degrees) for improved handling in aggressive, technical terrain. In addition, the stiffness and strength of every Compulsion frame has been bolstered by the use of all-new forgings, links and hardware. Cartridge bearings ensure smooth travel, and the pivot axles have been updated with a new custom thru-shaft for improved durability and strength.

So how did we make the Compulsion as capable on the climbs as it is the descents?  Easy. Felt’s patented Equilink™ suspension system completely equalizes all negative influences from pedaling and braking. This eliminates the need for a “clever” shock with lots of platform or compression damping to imitate true efficiency. With Equilink™, the Compulsion produces such efficient and compliant pedaling you will feel like you are riding a 3” travel bike. That is, until you crest the hill, start your descent and absorb that first big hit. And that is the Compulsion’s secret: the pedaling efficiency of a true trail bike, combined with 6" (150mm) of travel.

Compulsion Prime

Tame the roughest trails with 150 or 160mm of plush, fully active Felt Equilink rear suspension travel. The hydroformed and double-butted 7005 aluminum frame tubes make this versatile machine even stiffer for more precise handling in aggressive terrain and lighter for tackling backcountry climbs. With slightly modified geometry and fully active, adjustable Equilink suspension travel—plus the world-class performance of SRAM XO Components, Compulsion Prime is the fastest way to conquer all trails.

Compulsion Rhythm

Tame the roughest trails with 150 or 160mm of plush, fully active Felt Equilink rear suspension travel. The hydroformed and double-butted 7005 aluminum frame tubes make this versatile trail machine even stiffer for more precise handling in aggressive terrain and lighter for tackling backcountry climbs. With slightly modified geometry and fully active, adjustable Equilink suspension travel, Compulsion Rhythm promises consistent, reliable performance in all types of terrain.

Compulsion Expert

Aggressive enough to shred gnarly descents, agile enough to power up technical climbs. With a strong, lightweight and perfectly balanced 7005 aluminum frame and 150 or 160mm of adjustable Equilink suspension travel, Compulsion Exper inspires confidence in all conditions. A 150mm Fox Talas RL fork and powerful Avid hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano drivetrain keep you going, no matter how rough the trail.

Compulsion Comp

It pedals like a lightweight cross-country bike yet it bombs down rough descents with the smooth, stable feel of an aggressive all-mountain bike. The secret to Compulsion Comp’s versatility is its Equilink suspension and its stiff-but-strong aluminum frame. Adding precision performance and rugged durability to this versatile all-mountain machine are reliable SRAM X-9 and X-7 components and WTB SpeedDisc All Mountain wheels.