Felt Dispatch Series
Looking for a good hardtail mountain bike for a great price? Check out the Dispatch series from Felt.
With the Dispatch series, you get a handful of different trail bikes, some with 27.5” diameter wheels and some with 29”.
The wheel size and the price will determine how many gears you get, with 29’er versions outfitted with both higher high gears (for faster speeds on the road or smooth trails) and lower low gears (that will help a rider manage the longer roll-out of a big 29-inch tire).
Interestingly, in a society where we’re used to getting more for every dollar spent, the more money you spend on a mountain bike these days typically means the fewer gear combinations in the drivetrain. Triple cranksets on the entry-level bikes, double front chainrings are found on the medium-priced versions, and single-chainring 1X systems dominate the most expensive offerings.
Whatever version you pick you get quick handling, robust component choices, tires that handle a variety of soil types and trail conditions, comfortable saddles and great suspension.