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Felt VR | 105 (2020)

Felt’s goal with the VR bikes was to design a bike that will have the responsive handling of a racing bike on paved roads, but versatile and durable enough to traverse dirt and gravel roads simply by installing larger tires.

This combination of performance and versatility offered by bikes like the Felt VR models is the latest direction for road bike design.

Felt VR Carbon Frame

The Felt VR5 frame is constructed using Felt’s MMC method, this means that Felt molds major pieces of the frame as a unit, rather than having myriad individual pieces that are then bonded together. 

The carbon fiber used in the frame, and the way that carbon is laid up, works its usual magic, providing a smoother ride than aluminum, filtering out much of the road shock and high frequency vibration that an aluminum frame tends to transmit to the rider, while also offering a stiff platform for power transmission to the road. 

Compared to an aluminum frame the carbon fiber frame’s lighter weight, vibration damping and additional lateral stiffness are all appreciated.

Felt VR Components

The shifters and brakes are Shimano's newest 105 R7000 series with full hydraulic brakes, the crankset is an FSA Gossamer Pro with sub compact chainrings.

The 48/32 teeth chainrings are lower than the conventional road compact double combination of 50/34, so that with the wide range 11-34 cassette the gear ratio is a very low 1:1 which is great for the unrelenting SW PA hills.

Head to Head Comparison

Msrp Frameset Components
Giant Revolt Advanced 2 $2,450 Carbon Shimano 105
Felt VR Advanced 105 $2,499 Carbon Shimano 105
Cannondale Topstone Carbon 105 $2,750 Carbon Shimano 105
Specialized Diverge Sport $2,800 Carbon Shimano 105
Trek Checkpoint SL5 $2,890 Carbon

Shimano 105



UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon


UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon


FSA integrated sealed cartridge


Devox Variable Angle


Devox Road Endurance

Bar Tape:

Felt VelvetGel


Shimano 105 ST-R7020

Front Derailleur:

Shimano 105 R7000

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano 105 R7000


Shimano R7000, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket:

Token BB386


KMC X-11 EPT, 11-speed


Shimano 11-speed, 11-34T


Shimano BR-R7070 hydraulic


Prologo Dimension Space


UHC Performance carbon fiber


Devox Variable Road VR2.1


Vittoria Rubino Pro G+, 700 x 28c

VR Series Overview


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