Pro Bike Check: Casey Coffman's Felt Virtue LTD

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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  • rb716

    7/18/2012 10:06 PM

    Yeah Casey! That Virtue is a fine-lookin' bike.

  • devin-m

    7/18/2012 5:47 PM

    So Coffman, If I win an A's race does that make me 'Pro'?

  • F.Prefect

    7/18/2012 9:26 PM

    Well.....I guess you should win an A race and see what happens.

  • swilson669

    7/18/2012 1:42 PM

    coffman is a beast

  • scriz

    7/18/2012 12:24 PM

    So I was curious about this Equilink... did some googling and came up with a bunch of 5 year old threads about how they stole the idea from Kavik cycles. Anyone know the skinny?

  • McGillicutty

    7/18/2012 2:13 PM

    Though the technologies share a very similar look, the two systems operate quite differently. Felt’s Equilink suspension system is a Six-bar linkage design. Six-bar linkage designs have been utilized as far back as 1876 and were certainly nothing new to the suspension world when Felt set out to develop our own version roughly 130 years later. As there are many variations of Single-pivot, Four-bar linkage, and other suspension systems in our industry, Equilink is Felt’s unique application of a Six-bar linkage design, tailored to achieve Felt’s desired performance characteristics. It is not unusual for engineers in any industry, at any point in history, trying to solve the same problems while armed with similar knowledge and resources, to find similar-looking solutions. Any perceived similarities between Felt’s Equilink and other Six-bar linkage designs are purely superficial. Unique and patented, Felt is proud of the award-winning performance Equilink has delivered since 2006.

  • royalbomber

    7/18/2012 12:11 PM

    that chain is neat