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Pro Bike Check: Casey Coffman's Felt Virtue LTD

<b>Do-it-all shredder, Casey Coffman, introduces you to his Felt Virtue LTD</b> -by Tim Zimmerman

<b>Casey is 5'10" and rides a medium. The Virture comes in S, M, L, and XL sizes.</b>

<b>Felt's UHC Ulimate+ Nano carbon frames are incredibly technical. UHC stands for Ultra Hybrid Carbon which feature a hybrid blend of high modulus raw carbon fiber. The stiffest fibers are used in certain areas of the frame, more durable fibers in others. Nano refers to a proprietary resin matrix that increases frame strength at the molecular level.</b>

<b>The Felt Virtue has adjustable travel from 120-130mm.</b>

<b>Felt uses their patented Equilink suspension design to isolate active working suspension from drivetrain or braking influence.</b>

<b>X-Fusion suspension front and rear. Up front is a 140mm travel Velvet with 15mm thru-axle and an O2 RCX rear air shock.</b>

<b>Dragging some bars! Casey does it all on his Virtue, so his suspension gets adjusted accordingly.</b>

<b>Casey runs ethirteen XCX+ cranks and a TRS+ chainguide (he says SRS in audio, but it's a TRS+). At the Ashland Oregon Enduro, he ran a 38t ring to keep from spinning out.</b>

<b>The Forumla R1 brakes have so much power that Casey is only running 6-inch rotors front and rear.</b>

<b>Casey is picky about his brakes, specifically lever placement and throw.</b>

<b>Tried and true. The Gravity Dropper Turbo adjustable seat post keeps the ride height right.</b>

<b>Pretty rad! An old v-brake noodle keeps the routing on his Gravity Dropper nice and tidy.</b>

<b>The Virtue has built-in mounts for cable routing. Casey used the mount to fasten a guide made for electrical wires to keep his seat post cable secure but free.</b>

<b>You know Casey means business with a stem like this Sunline!</b>

<b>Casey switches tires depending on conditions. At Ashland, he ran pretty aggressive tires to handle the wet conditions.</b>

<b>His new Shimano 10-speed cassette makes running the single ring up front a lot more manageable than in previous years.</b>

<b>The Wippermann Connex chain in "gold" color, LOL. Shred it and forget it.</b>

<b>WTB Laser Disc trail wheels may not be the lightest, but they keep Casey rolling. He runs tubes to keep his frequent tire changes easy.</b>

<b>Aside from dialing in his seat post cable routing, Casey had one other mod at Ashland...a DIY tube fender.</b>

<b>Thanks Casey! For more information on the Felt Virture LTD, check out <a href="http://feltbicycles.com/USA/2012/Mountain/Virtue-Series/Virtue-LTD.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#ffff00">Feltbicycles.com</font></a></b>

Casey Coffman slays the Oregon Enduro Series on his new Felt Virtue LTD and gives you some insight into this carbon beauty.

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