If you’re thinking about getting a Mathews Creed bow, there are things you need to know before purchasing one.

This review will cover everything you need to know to decide whether the Mathews Creed bow is right for you. We’ll start with its specifications and then discuss some of the key features and cons of owning this bow, including a look at what other users have said about it. Keep reading to learn more!

Mathews Creed specs & Review: Is it a good bow?

Specs List

Brace Height                          7 “
Axle to Axle Length                          30 “
Draw Length                        26.5 “ – 29.5 “
Draw Weight                          50 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed                          328 fps
Weight                          3.85 lbs
Let-Off                            80%

The Different Parts 

Following are some vital parts of the Mathews Creed:

The Riser

This is an integral part of Mathews’s creed because it determines how much weight you can draw. Its weight, bow length, and draw length determine how powerful your shot will be. This is where you attach sights, arrow rests, stabilizers, etc. If a riser feels cumbersome when unstrung, it won’t feel so bad once it’s on your bow. 

Many kinds of risers are available today, but most fall into one of three categories; aluminum, carbon fiber, or wood. Each material has its strengths and weaknesses, which we’ll discuss later.


This bow’s limbs are divided into three sections, each with its specific function. These sections are limbs, risers, and draw-knobs from front to back. Stabilizers (also called limbs) provide stability for your bow during shooting by balancing out all of the bow’s weight components. This is why stabilizers should never be cut short. 

Risers attach to your bow from each end and carry your sight window, giving you an accurate sight picture no matter your draw length.

Cables and Cams

This part consists of two stringers that run parallel to each other. These are where you will be placing your arrow rest, peep sight, and cables. Cables can be purchased or made using various materials like rope, yarn, or shoelaces. Be sure to make them with a material compatible with your bow so it doesn’t break in the middle of a shot.

 Once you have everything set up on your bow, take it out for a test shoot to see if everything works properly. If not, adjust accordingly until you get what works best for you. 

Key Features 

Here are some key features of this bow:

The Fuse System

The most convenient thing about owning a Mathews creed bow is its use of Fuse technology. This new take on modular accessories makes it easier than ever for you to upgrade your bow in a straightforward step. Because of Fusion’s adaptability, you won’t need additional inserts or add-ons when you want to change from a mechanical sight to an optical one—slide on a new cam, and you’re good to go. 

You can even purchase different cams to shoot at different draw lengths. The versatility that comes with Fuse technology makes it easy for hunters of all ages and skill levels to get their hands on top-quality gear without breaking their bank accounts. 

Speed Parallel Cam System

A big problem with these bows is that they don’t shoot as fast as a recurve bow. The reason is compound cams work and slow down during their draw cycle. The Creed bow uses a parallel cam system, which shoots just as fast (or faster) than most recurve bows. It’s one of the fastest bows on today’s market.

Flared Quad Limbs

In addition to being a beautiful design feature, flared limbs on a Mathews creed bow act as a built-in stabilizer. When you hold a compound bow in your hands without an arrow cocked, you can feel how vibrating and heavy it can get when you release and follow through with your shot. 

The more mass that’s held closer to the center of rotation (the grip of your compound bow), the less wobble will be present in your shot, which can translate into more accuracy. A heavier set of quad limbs helps make for a more stable platform at full draw.

Dynamic Vibration Dampening System (D-VDS)

Designed to improve accuracy and consistency, every one of these bows features a Dynamic Vibration Dampening System that quells vibration from both limbs after you’ve fired an arrow. This allows your bow to be quieter and more consistent than ever. Plus, it lessens hand shock for those suffering from problems like tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. 

And while it’s true that you can add some dampeners on your own, most are bulky and require tools; with Mathews’ built-in dampeners, however, there are no additional parts to add. You get better performance out of your bow right out of the box.

Proprietary Carbon Riser Technology (C.R.T.)

This carbon riser technology works with C.R.T. limbs, which increase speed and decrease vibration for incredible performance and comfort during high-volume shots.

Built from aircraft-grade carbon, C.R.T. limbs are 25 percent lighter than those found on other models, allowing archers to take faster shots without sacrificing accuracy or power—an important consideration when shooting longer distances or at higher draw weights.

 Mathews Creed Bow: Cons

Let’s take a look at the cons of this bow.

 The Draw

 While users liked how smoothly they could pull back their arrows, others complained about how difficult it was to pull back.

One reviewer commented that you have to get used to how hard it will be pulling back [the string] when you first start shooting, while another said they had trouble drawing back even after months of practice. This isn’t necessarily a deal breaker—it just means you should be prepared to spend some extra time getting used to your new bow.

 The String 

Many reviewers were happy with how easy it was to replace their strings as needed, but there were some complaints about quality control.

Some reviewers reported receiving broken strings right out of the box, which means you may need to exchange yours if you don’t feel like dealing with a hassle down the road.

Its Durability

The quality of construction is superior to most bows on today’s market, but it’s still nowhere near as good as some of its competitors. This means that you need to handle your bow more gently than others. Additionally, you may need to go through extended periods without using your bow.

 This can be frustrating if you love hunting or archery and want to spend most of your time with a bow in hand. When properly cared for, however, these issues can be addressed effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the FPS of a Mathews Creed?

The word ‘FPS’ stands for feet per second. The Mathews Creed has a speed of 328 FPS.

Is Mathews Creed a good bow?

Matthews Creed is a great bow that is made with high-quality materials. It’s comfortable to hold and shoot, while also being an easy bow to maintain. If you’re in the market for a new recurve or compound bow, make sure to check out what this company has to offer.

What year did Mathews make the creed?

Mathews Creed was manufactured in 2013.

What’s the difference between Mathews Creed and Creed XS?

The Mathews Creed has a 30-inch axle-to-axle length, while the Creed XS is at 28 inches. Both have the same draw weights of 50 to 70 pounds, but the Creed XS’s draw length ranges from 26 to 30 inches versus 26.5 to 29.5 inches for the Creed.

Mathews Creed

Bottom Line 

Regarding accuracy and speed, the Mathews Creed lives up to its name—but not everyone thinks this bow is worth their money. If you require an upgrade from your current Mathews bow, I think you’ll be pleased with what you get from their Creed model. The price is suitable for a bow that has all of these features. If you can afford to spend more on a high-end model like this one, then, by all means, do so!