From the first moment you swing a leg over Felt's Edict 3, you (and your competition) will practically feel the unbridled speed. Felt's spectacular UHC Performance Carbon frame begins at the stiff, tapered head tube and ends with their quick-climbing, ultralight carbon FAST 100mm rear suspension. RockShox doles out the traction with a 120mm Reba RL out front and a Monarch RT in the rear so you can stomp over technical terrain with nary a second thought. Techy or smooth, Shimano and Race Face team up for 11-speeds powering light 29-inch wheels shod in Schwalbe rubber. Felt supplies the finishing bits and since you have to slow down eventually, Shimano discs reign you in after even the hottest run.