Once limited to aerospace and motor sports, carbon fiber is now the material of choice for high-performance bicycles. Lighter than aluminum, stronger than steel, and with Felt’s manufacturing techniques, carbon fiber bicycles offer an unmatched combination of ride compliance, stiffness, strength, and efficiency. With its incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio and malleability, carbon fiber is second to none for building the world’s best bicycles.
Carbon fiber, in its raw form, is a conjoining of thin, strong fibers. These fibers come in a variety of grades based on overall strength and stiffness. The higher the modulus, the stiffer and lighter it is. However, this doesn’t mean that the best bikes are completely constructed from high modulus carbon fiber. On the contrary, the key to building bikes is to mix and match modulus, finding the ideal characteristic balance stiffness, strength, weight and cost.