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Felt VR 40 (2020)



The Felt VR endurance bikes are a modern version of Felt's acclaimed Z series bikes and are designed for a rider who wants a road bike, but with the option of running wider 700x32mm multi-surface tires for off-pavement riding.

The VR series bikes are significantly lighter and faster than the comparable gravel and adventure bikes now popular on the market and fill a real need for a light, fast and versatile bike for more athletic but non-competitive riders.

Frame and Fork

The VR40 frame is constructed of lightweight, butted and hydroformed aluminum tubing with internally routed cables to keep everything functionally and aesthetically clean.

Up front the carbon fiber fork provides road vibration dampening and the aluminum steerer tube is the current standard: tapered, with a 1.125″ bearing at the top and a 1.5″ bearing at the bottom to maximize lateral stiffness.

Drivetrain and Brakes

The shifters and derailleurs are 20 speed Shimano Tiagra and the brakes are Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, one of the few dual piston cable actuated disc brakes on the market.

The crankset is a FSA Omega with a compact 50/34 chainring combination and the cassette range is Shimano 10 speed 11-34.

The resulting one-to-one 34/34 lowest gear is actually lower than a triple crank touring bike gear. You can climb the steepest hills with the VR40 .

Wheels and Contact Points

The remainder of the components are Devox by Felt. The seatpost, stem and handlebars are aluminum. The wheels are tubeless ready and the tires are 700x28 puncture resistant Vittoria Zaffiro multi-surface.

Available in the full run of sizes: 43, 47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm.

 

Head to Head Comparison

Msrp Drivetrain Disc Brakes
Jamis Renegade S4 $1,199 Sora 18 speed Mechanical 
Trek Checkpoint AL3 $1,199 Sora 18 speed Mechanical
Cannondale Topstone Sora $1,250 Sora 18 speed Mechanical
Giant Toughroad SLR GX1 $1,270 Sora 18 speed Mechanical
Felt VR40 $1,299 Tiagra 20 speed Mechanical
Specialized Diverge E5 Elite $1,400 Tiagra 20 speed Mechanical


Specifications

Frame:

Felt custom butted aluminum, hydroformed smooth welded

Fork:

Felt Variable Road UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque

Headset:

FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearing

Stem:

Devox Variable Angle

Handlebar:

Devox Road Endurance

Bar Tape:

Felt VelvetGel tape

Shifters:

Shimano Tiagra 10-speed

Front Derailleur:

Shimano Tiagra

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Tiagra 10-speed

Crankset:

Shimano Tiagra, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket:

Token BB386 with 24mm bearings

Chain:

KMC X-10 EPT, 10-speed

Cassette:

Shimano 10-speed, 11-34T

Brake Levers:

Shimano Tiagra

Brakeset:

Tektro MD-C610 dual piston flat mount disc

Seat:

Devox MIG

Seatpost:

Devox UHC Performance carbon fiber

Wheelset:

Devox Variable Road VR2.1, tubeless compatible

Tires:

Vittoria Zaffiro folding, 700 x 28c

Availability