FRD stands for "Felt Racing Development". Felt Bicycles with this label feature a unique construction method and set of materials that truly set them apart as world-class race bikes.
The FRD models use more time-consuming construction techniques that eliminate excess resin, additional carbon fiber, and higher-volume bonding agents. Because of the approach, the FRD level frames are both lighter and stiffer than the regular Felt model below them.
The FRD level is for the customer who wants the best of the best.
All FRD level frames feature Textreme™. It is a type of carbon that is lighter and stronger than other grades without giving up impact resistance.