VR | Advanced | 105 | 2020

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Road cycling has evolved. So, too, has the endurance road bike. The VR provides an all-new perspective on experiencing the road, one centered around pushing the limits of distance, topography, and terrain. It’s a bike with which to go forward, to discover, and to evolve. From sunrise to sundown, the VR is your companion to heretofore unknown roads.

Buy it if:

You want a modern road bike designed for all-day, epic road rides, with a focus on comfort and a smooth ride quality. You also prefer the classic tactile sensation of mechanical shifting, and want the most advanced carbon frameset in the VR range.

Don’t buy it if:

You’re looking for electronic shifting—If so, check out the VR | Advanced | Ultegra Di2 model. Or, if you’re looking for the road race bike chosen by our pro teams, check out the FR series. Or, perhaps you want a bike designed for mixed surface riding with massive tire clearance and dual-wheel compatibility? Check out both the Breed and Broam series.

Highlights:

  • Clearance for up to 30mm tires
  • Modern endurance geometry for a broad fit range
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

Upgrades over VR | Performance | Ultegra:

  • Advanced-level carbon layup with TeXtreme carbon, optimized for a smooth ride with greater stiffness under power

Riders all over the world are pushing their bodies farther, and the limits of their equipment further, than ever before. They’re getting off the beaten path and away from their regular grind. They’re 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 cyclists that inspired us to create the VR, the most versatile and capable endurance road bike in our history. Drawing on decades of frame building expertise and carbon fiber and aluminum innovation, our engineers meticulously crafted each and every VR model with the most refined geometry, materials selection, and functional amenities to harmoniously meld together comfort and performance.

The VR is the ideal companion for riding farther than you ever have before. The VR | Advanced line is crafted from several unique types of carbon fibers. UHC (“Ultra Hybrid Carbon”) Advanced fiber is high-modulus, meaning that it’s incredibly stiff to maximize pedaling efficiency and handling feedback. But, when properly manipulated, it also yields a superbly supple chassis to mitigate road feedback and suppress rider fatigue over the course of a long day in the saddle. TeXtreme is another type of carbon that is not only found on our best-performing framesets, but is also utilized in the aerospace industry and on Formula One race cars to both add strength to a structure, as well as reduce its weight relative to alternative composite options. In the case of the VR, the use of TeXtreme allowed our engineers to reduce the bike’s overall weight while ensuring incredible durability and an ineffably sublime ride quality. The VR’s geometry includes a taller stack height relative to its road racing-focused sibling, the FR, which gives VR riders the option of taking advantage of a more upright riding position without having to rely on superfluous headset spacers that are not only aesthetically unappealing, but also subtract from the bike’s overall handling prowess. The VR also has a longer wheelbase than the FR, along with slightly slacker head and seat angles. This gives it a more stable ride quality, making for predictable steering and a solid, planted feel when rolling down fast mountain descents. Finally, the VR also has a shorter seat tube, meaning that a greater amount of seatpost is exposed in order to provide additional compliance where the rider feels it the most.

Seeking out new roads demands the very best equipment. Whether riding pristine tarmac, eroded thoroughfares abandoned to the elements, or even groomed gravel paths leading to parts unknown, the modern endurance cyclist must be prepared for whatever comes his or her way. To accomplish all of this, the VR ushers in a new era of capability with thoughtful features that provide functional benefits for any type of ride. First off, disc brakes come standard on every bike in the VR series. They offer better modulation and performance in every kind of weather, as well as far greater durability for all-day riding, than old-fashioned rim brakes. The VR also features a clever cable management system, which is compatible with every drivetrain in the world, for clean aesthetics and easy maintenance. The VR also sports an optional storage solution location along the top tube, with standard water bottle bolt spacing for use with a host of aftermarket bags or other “bento box”-style accessories. For those riders determined not to let a little wet weather derail their riding plans, the VR is compatible with a proprietary fender kit that can help shun the effects of even the nastiest of rainy days. The VR is also capable of utilizing tires up to 30mm wide (with ISO clearance—6mm of clearance on either side of the tire).

We partnered with Shimano to deck out the VR | Advanced line with three different component packages to give riders the freedom to choose how they interact with their VR and with the road itself. In addition to one built with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, as well as one featuring Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, we also offer this particular model with Shimano’s 105 drivetrain. Every component in Shimano’s lineup offers rock-solid dependability, and the famed Japanese component maker’s 105-level products are part of a high-performance system with an intuitive and reliable interface that functions exactly like its pricer cousin, Shimano Ultegra series group, with crisp and smooth shifting front and rear. The only differences are an incredibly slight weight penalty (less than what you’d pack in your jersey pockets for an average-length ride) and a cheaper price tag. Each bike in the VR | Advanced line includes hydraulic disc brakes for complete control on fast descents and reliable modulation in all weather conditions. Every bike in the VR series also includes optimal endurance road bike gearing: a 50/34 chainring and a cassette with a 34-tooth largest cog. This pairing provides plenty of range, all the way up to the hallowed 1:1 gear ratio for conquering any climb. This particular VR | Advanced | Ultegra model rolls on Devox tubeless-compatible wheels for a smooth ride quality and solid power transfer when the speed kicks up. They’re wrapped in Vittoria Rubino G+ tires in size 28c—but the VR can accept up to size 30mm tires (measured, and to remain within ISO standards that call for 6mm of clearance on either side of the tire between it and the frame). A svelte, matching cockpit component selection from Devox completes the build.

The VR is a jack-of-all-trades, but it’s also a master of many. With all of the performance credentials for which Felt bikes are renowned, a sublime ride quality that will keep your legs feeling powerful even at the end of an all-day ride, and a host of unique technologies that make it incredibly versatile, the VR is your ideal companion for chasing every road on the horizon. Road cycling has evolved, and so, too, has the endurance road bike. Now it’s your turn.

Frame:

Felt Variable Road UHC Advanced + TeXtreme 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

Fork:

Felt Variable Road UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber monocoque construction, size specific ControlTaper carbon fiber steerer tube, integrated crown race, crown and 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, ¯31.8mm, 43cm: 70mm, 47cm : 80mm, 51cm: 90mm, 54 - 56cm: 100mm, 58cm: 110mm, 61cm: 120mm

Handlebar:

Devox Road Endurance, 65mm reach, 125mm drop, ¯31.8mm, 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:

Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34T,43 - 47cm: 165mm, 51cm: 170mm, 54 - 56cm: 172.5mm, 58 - 61cm: 175mm

Bottom Bracket:

Token BB386 with 24mm bearings

Chain:

KMC X-11 EPT, 11-speed

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 Dimension Space

Seatpost:

Devox UHC Performance carbon fiber with microadjust head, ¯27.2mm x 344mm length

Seatpost Clamp:

Felt single bolt, ¯30.6mm

Rims / Wheelset:

Devox Variable Road VR2.1, tubeless compatible 21mm 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: 12 x 100 x 123, thread: M12 x 1.5P x 16L, Maxle; Rear: 12 x 142 x 163 (163L + 7 head = 170 total), thread: M12 x 1.0P x 19L, Syntace

Spokes:

2.0mm stainless steel

Tires:

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

Accessories:

Carbon assembly paste, chain plate protector

Finish (Accent):

1) Aquafresh / TeXtreme, 2) Midnight Blue Fade / TeXtreme

Weight:

18.5 lb, 8.39 kg

Specifications subject to change without notice.


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6'5"  195+CM

FR61 IA58 Breed61
VR61 DA/B61 Broam61
FRW61 FX60

6'4"  192–194CM

AR61 FRW61 FX60,63
FR61 IA56,58 Breed61
VR61 DA/B58,61 Broam61

6'3"190-191cm

AR61 IA56,58 FX60
FR61 DA/B58,61 Breed61
VR61 TK61 Broam61
FRW61

6'2"187-189cm

AR61 IA54,56,58 FX60
FR58,61 DA/B56,58 Breed58,61
VR58,61 TK61 Broam58,61
FRW58,61

6'1"185-186cm

AR58,61 IA54,56,58 FX57,60
FR58 DA/B56,58 Breed58
VR58 TK58,61 Broam58
FRW58

6'0"182-184cm

AR58 IA51,54,56,58 FX57
FR56,58 DA/B56,58 Breed56,58
VR56,58 TK58,61 Broam56,58
FRW56,58

5'11"180-181cm

AR56,58 VRW56 FX55,57
FR56,58 IA51,54,56,58 Breed56,58
VR56,58 DA/B56,58 Broam56,58
FRW56,58 TK56,58

5'10"177-179cm

AR56 VRW56 FX55
FR56,58 IA51,54,56,58 Breed56,58
VR56,58 DA/B56 Broam56,58
FRW56,58 TK56,58

5'9"174-176cm

AR56 VRW56 FX53,55
FR56 IA48,51,54,56 Breed56
VR56 DA/B54,56 Broam56
FRW56 TK54,56

5'8"172-173cm

AR54 VRW54,56 FX53
FR54,56 IA48,51,54,56 Breed54,56
VR54,56 DA/B54,56 Broam54,56
FRW54,56 TK54,56

5'7"169-171cm

AR51,54 VRW54 FX50,53
FR54 IA48,51,54 Breed54
VR54 DA/B54,56 Broam54
FRW54 TK51,54

5'6"167-168cm

AR51 VRW51,54 FX50
FR51,54 IA48,51,54 Breed51,54
VR51,54 DA/B54 Broam51,54
FRW51,54 TK51,54

5'5"164-166cm

AR51 VRW51 FX47,50
FR51,54 IA48,51,54 Breed51
VR51 DA/B51 Broam51
FRW51,54 TK51

5'4"162-163cm

AR51 VRW51 FX47
FR48,51 IA48,51,54 Breed51
VR51 DA/B51 Broam51
FRW48,51 TK51

5'3"159-161cm

FR48,51 IA48,51 FX47
VR51 DA/B47,51 Breed51
FRW48,51 Broam51
VRW47,51

5'2"157-158cm

FR48 IA48,51 Breed47
FRW48 DA/B47,51 Broam47
VRW47

5'1"154-156cm

FR48 IA48,51 Breed47
FRW48 DA/B47,51 Broam47
VRW43,47

5'0"152-153cm

VRW43 DA/B/S47,51
IA48 TK43

4'11"149-151cm

VRW43 DA/B47
IA48 TK43

4'10"147-148cm

IA48
DA/B47
TK43

4'9"144-146cm

IA48
DA/B47

4'8"141-143cm

IA48

4'7"139-140cm

IA48

4'6"136-138cm

IA48

4'5"134-135cm

IA48

6'5"  195+CM

CompulsionXL (22") DoctrineXL (22") SurplusXL (22")
DecreeXL (22") Dispatch 9XL (22") DDLG (21")
VirtueXL (22") Dispatch 7XL (22") 7XL (22")
EdictXL (22") NineXL (22")

6'4"  192–194CM

CompulsionXL (22") DoctrineXL (22") SurplusXL (22")
DecreeXL (22") Dispatch 9XL (22") DDLG (21")
VirtueXL (22") Dispatch 7XL (22") 7XL (22")
EdictXL (22") NineXL (22")

6'3"190-191cm

CompulsionXL (22") DoctrineXL (22") SurplusXL (22")
DecreeLG (20"), XL (22") Dispatch 9XL (22") DDLG (21")
VirtueXL (22") Dispatch 7XL (22") 7XL (22")
EdictXL (22") NineXL (22")

6'2"187-189cm

CompulsionXL (22") DoctrineLG (20"), XL (22") SurplusLG (20"), XL (22")
DecreeLG (20"), XL (22") Dispatch 9LG (20"), XL (22") DDLG (21")
VirtueXL (22") Dispatch 7LG (20"), XL (22") 7LG (20"), XL (22")
EdictXL (22") NineLG (20"), XL (22")

6'1"185-186cm

CompulsionLG (20"), XL (22") DoctrineLG (20") SurplusLG (20")
DecreeLG (20"), XL (22") Dispatch 9LG (20"), XL (22") DDMD (18.5"), LG (21")
VirtueLG (20"), XL (22") Dispatch 7LG (20") 7LG (20")
EdictLG (20"), XL (22") NineLG (20")

6'0"182-184cm

CompulsionLG (20") DoctrineMD (18"), LG (20") SurplusMD (18"), LG (20")
DecreeLG (20") Dispatch 9MD (18"), LG (20") DDMD (18.5")
VirtueLG (20") Dispatch 7MD (18"), LG (20") 7MD (18"), LG (20")
EdictLG (20"), XL (22") NineMD (18"), LG (20")

5'11"180-181cm

CompulsionMD (18"), LG (20") DoctrineMD (18") SurplusMD (18")
DecreeLG (20") Dispatch 9MD (18") DDMD (18.5")
VirtueMD (18"), LG (20") Dispatch 7MD (18") 7MD (18")
EdictLG (20") NineMD (18")

5'10"177-179cm

CompulsionMD (18"), LG (20") DoctrineMD (18") SurplusMD (18")
DecreeMD (18"), LG (20") Dispatch 9MD (18") DDMD (18.5")
VirtueMD (18"), LG (20") Dispatch 7MD (18") 7MD (18")
EdictMD (18"), LG (20") NineMD (18")

5'9"174-176cm

CompulsionSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineSM (16"), MD (18") SurplusSM (16"), MD (18")
DecreeMD (18"), LG (20") Dispatch 9SM (16"), MD (18") DDSM (16"), MD (18.5")
VirtueSM (16"), MD (18") Dispatch 7SM (16"), MD (18") 7SM (16"), MD (18")
EdictMD (18"), LG (20") NineSM (16"), MD (18")

5'8"172-173cm

CompulsionSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineSM (16") SurplusSM (16")
DecreeMD (18"), LG (20") Dispatch 9SM (16") DDSM (16")
VirtueSM (16"), MD (18") Dispatch 7SM (16") 7SM (16")
EdictMD (18") NineSM (16")

5'7"169-171cm

CompulsionSM (16") DoctrineSM (16") SurplusSM (16")
DecreeMD (18") Dispatch 9SM (16") DDSM (16")
VirtueSM (16") Dispatch 7SM (16") 7SM (16")
EdictMD (18") NineSM (16")

5'6"167-168cm

CompulsionSM (16") DoctrineXS (14"), SM (16") SurplusXS (14"), SM (16")
DecreeMD (18") Dispatch 9XS (14"), SM (16") DDSM (16")
VirtueSM (16") Dispatch 7XXS (14"), SM (16") 7XS (14"), SM (16")
EdictSM (16"), MD (18") NineXS (14"), SM (16")

5'5"164-166cm

DecreeSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineXS (14") SurplusXS (14")
EdictSM (16") Dispatch 9XS (14") 7XS (14")
Dispatch 7XS (14")
NineXS (14")

5'4"162-163cm

DecreeSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineXS (14") SurplusXS (14")
EdictSM (16") Dispatch 9XS (14") 7XS (14")
Dispatch 7XS (14")
NineXS (14")

5'3"159-161cm

DecreeSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineXS (14") SurplusXS (14")
Dispatch 9XS (14") 7XS (14")
Dispatch 7XXS (12"), XS (14")
NineXS (14")

5'2"157-158cm

DecreeSM (16"), MD (18") DoctrineXS (14") SurplusXS (14")
Dispatch 9XS (14")
Dispatch 7XXS (12"), XS (14")

5'1"154-156cm

DecreeSM (16") Dispatch 7XXS (12")

5'0"152-153cm

DecreeSM (16") Dispatch 7XXS (12")

6'5"  195+CM

Verza Speed AluminumXXL (61) Verza Speed CarbonXXL (61) VERZAeLG (20")
Verza PathXL (22") LEBOWSKeLG (20") NINEeXL (22")
OutfitterLG (20")

6'4"  192–194CM

Verza CafÉXL (21") Verza Speed CarbonXXL (61) VERZAeLG (20")
Verza Speed AluminumXXL (61) LEBOWSKeLG (20") NINEeXL (22")
Verza PathXL (22") OutfitterLG (20")

6'3"190-191cm

Verza CafÉXL (21") Verza Speed CarbonXL (58), XXL (61) VERZAeLG (20")
Verza Speed AluminumXL (58), XXL (61) LEBOWSKeLG (20") NINEeXL (22")
Verza PathXL (22") OutfitterLG (20") DUALeXL (22")
TOTE'mLG (20")

6'2"187-189cm

Verza CafÉXL (21") Verza Speed CarbonXL (58) SPORTe58
Verza Speed AluminumXL (58) LEBOWSKeLG (20") VERZAeMD (18"), LG (20")
Verza PathLG (20"), XL (22") OutfitterLG (20") NINEeLG (20"), XL (22")
TOTE'mLG (20") DUALeXL (22")

6'1"185-186cm

Verza CafÉLG (19"), XL (21") Verza Speed CarbonXL (58) SPORTe58
Verza Speed AluminumXL (58) LEBOWSKeMD (18"), LG (20") VERZAeMD (18")
Verza PathLG (20"), XL (22") OutfitterMD (18"), LG (20") NINEeLG (20")
TOTE'mLG (20") DUALeLG (20"), XL (22")

6'0"182-184cm

Verza CafÉLG (19"), XL (21") Verza Speed CarbonLG (56), XL (58) SPORTe58
Verza CafÉ WMD (18") LEBOWSKeMD (18") VERZAeSM (16"), MD (18")
Verza Speed AluminumLG (56), XL (58) OutfitterMD (18") NINEeMD (18"), LG (20")
Verza PathLG (20") TOTE'mLG (20") DUALeLG (20")

5'11"180-181cm

Verza CafÉLG (19") Verza Speed CarbonLG (56) SPORTe55, 58
Verza CafÉ WMD (18") LEBOWSKeMD (18") VERZAeSM (16"), MD (18")
Verza Speed AluminumLG (56) OutfitterMD (18") NINEeMD (18")
Verza PathLG (20") TOTE'mLG (20") DUALeMD (18"), LG (20")

5'10"177-179cm

Verza CafÉLG (19") Verza Speed CarbonLG (56) SPORTe55
Verza CafÉ WMD (18") LEBOWSKeMD (18") VERZAeSM (16"), MD (18")
Verza Speed AluminumLG (56) OutfitterMD (18") NINEeMD (18")
Verza PathMD (18"), LG (20") TOTE'mMD (18"), LG (20") DUALeMD (18"), LG (20")

5'9"174-176cm

Verza CafÉMD (17"), LG (19") Verza Speed CarbonMD (54), LG (56) SPORTe52, 55
Verza CafÉ WMD (18") LEBOWSKeSM (16"), MD (18") VERZAeSM (16")
Verza Speed AluminumMD (54), LG (56) OutfitterSM (16"), MD (18") NINEeSM (16"), MD (18")
Verza PathMD (18") TOTE'mMD (18") DUALeSM (16"), MD (18")

5'8"172-173cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonMD (54) SPORTe52
Verza CafÉ WMD (18") LEBOWSKeSM (16") VERZAeXS (14"), SM (16")
Verza Speed AluminumMD (54) OutfitterSM (16") NINEeSM (16")
Verza PathMD (18") TOTE'mMD (18") DUALeSM (16"), MD (18")

5'7"169-171cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonMD (54) SPORTe49w, 52
Verza CafÉ WSM (16"), MD (18") LEBOWSKeSM (16") VERZAeXS (14")
Verza Speed AluminumMD (54) OutfitterSM (16") NINEeSM (16")
Verza PathSM (16"), MD (18") TOTE'mMD (18") DUALeSM (16")

5'6"167-168cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonSM (51), MD (54) SPORTe49w
Verza CafÉ WSM (16"), MD (18") LEBOWSKeSM (16") VERZAeXS (14")
Verza Speed AluminumSM (51), MD (54) OutfitterSM (16") NINEeXS (14"), SM (16")
Verza PathSM (16") TOTE'mSM (16"), MD (18") DUALeSM (16")

5'5"164-166cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonSM (51) SPORTe48, 49w
Verza CafÉ WSM (16") TOTE'mSM (16") VERZAeXS (14")
Verza Speed AluminumSM (51") NINEeXS (14")
Verza PathSM (16")

5'4"162-163cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonSM (51) SPORTe48
Verza CafÉ WSM (16") TOTE'mSM (16") VERZAeXS (14")
Verza Speed AluminumSM (51") NINEeXS (14")
Verza PathSM (16")

5'3"159-161cm

Verza CafÉMD (17") Verza Speed CarbonXS (47), SM (51) SPORTe48
Verza CafÉ WSM (16") TOTE'mSM (16")
Verza Speed AluminumXS (47), SM (51) NINEeXS (14")
Verza PathSM (16")

5'2"157-158cm

5'1"154-156cm

5'0"152-153cm

SPORTe44w, 44