Road cycling has evolved. Riders all over the world are pushing their equipment further than ever before. They’re getting off the beaten path, exploring new roads and spending more time in the saddle on solo excursions, group adventures, and epic gran fondos, all to satisfy their passion for the ride. These are the riders that inspired Felt to create the VR, the most versatile and capable endurance road bike in their history. Drawing on decades of frame building and carbon fiber innovation, the engineers meticulously crafted each and every VR model from the ground up with the most refined geometry and materials selection of any Felt endurance road bike, ever, harmoniously melding together comfort and performance.
Key to the VR’s meticulously tuned level of compliance is their decades-long dedication to pushing the limits of carbon fiber construction. The VR is the result of a “form following function” design, with every element of the frame precisely configured to achieve the most sublime ride quality. For example, its rear triangle utilizes seat stays that are positioned outboard of the seat tube. Along with the utilization of disc brakes, this allowed their engineers to free up the seat stays from having to handle braking forces, meaning that they have been tuned entirely to work in conjunction with the tapered seat tube profile to ensure maximum compliance at the rear wheel. The aluminum iterations of the VR also feature this same dedication to maximizing rider comfort, as well.
Thanks to its endurance-oriented geometry and disc brakes, the VR possesses superior all-weather versatility. To further enhance that versatility, their engineers gifted it sleek, hidden rack mounts, and also developed a proprietary fender kit that seamlessly integrates with the VR frame. And whether it’s a spare tube, tool kit or extra nutrition products, all-day riding excursions may require extra supplies. The VR features a mounting location along the top tube for installing a “bento box” style storage bag. The two-bolt setup features standard water bottle cage spacing, which gives riders the freedom to utilize a wide selection of aftermarket storage solutions.