The Felt FRD program is near and dear to us so we hand-picked partners we believe make the best bike components available. These are the parts we strive to put on our own bikes. Thanks to Felt Bicycles and our other partners, SRAM, Thomson Bike Products, Reynolds Cycling, RockShox, Continental and Lizard Skins, we were able to build these unrivaled carbon trail bikes – our dream bikes – and make them available to you for purchase. You can also visit our Park City demo center and try them out on one of the finest trail networks in the world.
Felt Bicycles is a leader in cutting-edge bike design, cycling R&D and carbon fiber frame technology. The company got its start in the late 1980s when founder, Jim Felt, began building bicycle frames for professional triathletes. With a full range of road, mountain, cyclocross, lifestyle and electric-assist bikes, Felt’s mission is to design, develop and deliver the best bicycles in the world.
FELT RACING DEVELOPMENT
Felt’s FRD program represents the pinnacle of bicycle performance with some of the lightest, stiffest and most technically-advanced bikes available. The FRD program was created by Jim Felt to make factory-level carbon fiber and other racing technology available to cycling enthusiasts who want the very best.
SRAM – Shifting & Brakes
The clear leader in mountain bike technology, SRAM produces the most advanced and innovative drivetrains in the industry. They pioneered the 1x drivetrain and their Eagle™ 12-speed shifting (an industry first) makes bikes lighter and more intuitive with no performance compromise.
CONTINENTAL – Mountain Bike Tires
After extensive testing, we chose Continental tires for their extreme durability, low rolling resistance, high puncture resistance, excellent sidewall strength and low overall weight. Continental mountain bike tires are among the highest-performing, most technically-advanced on the market today. All tires on our Felt FRD bikes are handmade in Germany.
THOMSON BIKE PRODUCTS – Handlebars, Stems, Dropper Posts
For over a decade, Thomson stems and seatposts have been the most coveted in the bike industry; and they recently added carbon handlebars and cartridge-style dropper seatposts to their lineup. Like all Thomson bike components, the bars and droppers posts are incredibly lightweight, robust and dependable. All bikes in the FRD Demo Program are spec’d with Thomson handlebars, stems and dropper posts.
REYNOLDS CYCLING – Carbon Wheels
Our top-of-the-line PCBD Build FRD bikes come with Reynolds Cycling’s industry-leading Black Label™ Enduro carbon wheels. Built to withstand the rigors of Enduro World Series racing, Reynolds Enduro carbon wheels are incredibly stiff, light and tough with wicked engagement thanks to their Industry Nine Torch hubs. We’ve ridden all the competition and Reynolds carbon wheels are, hands-down, the best and most durable that money can buy.
ROCKSHOX – Suspension
Our FRD Program mountain bikes are exclusively equipped with RockShox suspension. Offering the best performance and weight in the all-mountain/trail category, the RockShox Pike fork, RockShox Monarch RT3 Solo Air with High Volume Eyelet (custom tuned to the Virtue FRD) or the RockShox Monarch Plus RC Debonair with High Volume eyelet (custom tuned for the Decree FRD) were the clear choice for our FRD dream bikes. Rockshox suspension is buttery smooth, reliable and easy to tune; and the black Pike RCT3 Solo Air fork looks great with Felt’s sexy TeXtreme carbon FRD frames.
LIZARD SKINS – Grips
One of the original companies to offer lock-on mountain bike grips, Utah-based Lizard Skins makes a wide variety of high-performance grips and protective gear. Choose the Lizard Skins Logo, North Shore or Danny MacAskill Signature lock-on grips with custom, laser-engraved PCBD lettering on the clamps.