Gear Top 14 stories of 2014: Felt factory tour Lennard Zinn goes into detail about the California company's six most notable designs and manufacturing processes Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In A TeXtreme fabric top layer on a Felt Virtue FRD mountain bike frame not only gives a nice checkerboard appearance, but it resists stresses from all angles. It also sandwiches layers of unidirectional fabric between itself and a similar TexTreme sheet to form the bottom layer that prevents unidirectional fibers from imploding inward in the case of a hard impact. Photo: Lennard Zinn | VeloNews.com Don't miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+.