Combining the agility and performance of a cross-country bike with the stability and control of an aggressive trail bike, Felt’s award-winning Virtue line offers the most versatile mountain bikes on the market. With 5” (130mm) of tunable, fully active Equilink™ suspension, and a unique blend of cutting-edge frame materials, it’s equally capable of midnight laps in a 24-hour race or epic all-day trail rides.
The Virtue Series has been continually refined since its inception three years ago. Modifications to the 2010 series include a refined front triangle for incredibly precise trail handling, a slightly lower bottom bracket for greater ride stability and a slackened head tube angle for improved control on the trail. The Superlite Alloy front triangle is 100 grams lighter than last year, and this year’s Virtue 2 model now features the same carbon fiber rear triangle as the Virtue 1, an upgrade that shaves a full pound off the frame.
The Superlite Alloy front triangle with forged and integrated gussets at the most highly stressed frame junctions, along with an internally machined BB shell and head tube, help maximize strength while keeping weight to a minimum. The result is a more torsionally stiff frame with the handling characteristics that inspire confidence on any trail. This year’s Virtue Series frames also benefit from a 69-degree head angle, one degree slacker than previous models.
Virtue series rear triangles are made with proprietary carbon fiber or heat-treated aluminum (depending on model). Cold-forged links are used to increase strength and decrease lateral flex. Every pivot uses sealed cartridge bearings for smooth, precise travel, and the pivot axles use a custom thru-shaft for improved durability and strength.
The Virtue features custom-valved shocks that keep the suspension active in all terrain. While many frame designs rely on platform damping to reduce unwanted suspension movement, Felt’s Equilink™ allows the shock to do its job without the rider influencing suspension performance. On the Virtue One and Two, Fox’s Pro Pedal feature allows the rider to further tune the ride for all trail conditions. It’s everything you need to ride any trail with more speed, comfort and efficiency than you ever dreamed possible.