Felt VR5 (2019)

$ 2,499.00

Call for availablity: In-store pickup only



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 VR5 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 VR5 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 Frame/Fork Components
Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5 $2,399 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105
Felt VR5 $2,499 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105
Cannondale Synapse Carbon $2,499 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105
Jamis Renegade Expert $2,499 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105
Trek Checkpoint SL5 $2,799 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105
Specialized Diverge Comp $3,000 Carbon/Carbon Shimano 105


Specifications

Frame:

Felt Variable Road UHC Performance carbon fiber, MMC with InsideOut construction, carbon fiber BB386 bottom bracket shell, 12 x 142mm with Syntace style thru axle, flat mount disc brake standard, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, internal mechanical or electronic cable routing Shock:

Fork:

Felt Variable Road UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque construction, size specific ControlTaper carbon fiber steerer tube, integrated crown race, crown, blades, flat mount disc standard, 12 x 100mm thru axle

Headset:

FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearing with Felt VariableHeight Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), Felt top cap, 43 - 47cm: IS-21, 1.125", 51 - 61cm: No.42, 1.125 - 1.5"

Stem:

Devox VariableAngle, ±8°/±16° rise, Ø31.8mm, 43cm: 70mm, 47cm : 80mm, 51cm: 90mm, 54 - 56cm: 100mm, 58cm: 110mm, 61cm: 120mm

Handlebar:

Devox Road Endurance, 65mm reach, 125mm drop, Ø31.8mm, 43-47cm: 380mm, 51cm: 400mm, 54 - 56cm: 420mm, 58 - 61cm: 440mm

Bar Tape:

Felt VelvetGel tape with 3M reflective base with reflective Felt Bubble-Tech F-Wing bar end plugs

Shifters:

Shimano 105 ST-R7020, 11-speed, 43 - 47cm: Shimano 105 ST-R7025 Short-reach

Front Derailleur:

Shimano 105 R7000 braze-on

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano 105 R7000 11-speed long cage

Crankset:

FSA Gossamer Pro ABS Adventure BB386EVO, 50/34T, 43 - 47cm: 165mm, 51cm: 170mm, 54 - 56cm: 172.5mm, 58 - 61cm: 175mm

Bottom Bracket:

FSA BB386 with 30mm bearings

Chain:

Shimano 11-speed

Freewheel / Cassette:

Shimano 11-speed, 11-34T

Brake Levers:

Shimano 105 ST-R7020, hydraulic 43 - 47cm: Shimano 105 ST-R7025 Short-reach

Brake (Front):

Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

Brake (Rear):

Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc, 140mm rotor

Saddle:

Prologo Scratch Space T2.0

Seatpost:

Devox UHC Performance carbon fiber with microadjust head, Ø27.2mm x 344mm length

Seatpost Clamp:

Felt single bolt, Ø30.6mm

Rims / Wheelset:

Devox Variable Road VR1.9, tubeless compatible 19mm inner width, 23mm depth

Front Hub:

Devox RSL3D, sealed cartridge bearing, 12 x 100mm thru axle, Center Lock, 28H

Rear Hub:

Devox RSL3D, sealed cartridge bearing, 11-speed, 12 x 142mm thru axle, Center Lock, 28H

Thru Axles:

Front: Devox leverless 12 x 100 x 123L, thread: M12 x 1.5 x 15L; Rear: Devox leverless 12 x 142 x 166L Syntace style, thread: M12 x 1.0 x 15L

Spokes:

2.0mm stainless steel

Tires:

Vittoria Rubino Pro G+, folding, 700 x 28c


VR Series Overview


Felt VR Series: https://feltbicycles.com/collections/vr