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Felt VR40 2017 - Road Bike

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Product Description

For every adventure down the road. The Felt VR40 is a comfortable and efficient endurance bike for discovering a new road cycling experience.

Striking the ideal balance between all-day comfort and high-performance cycling, the custom butted 6061 aluminium frame features an endurance-oriented geometry which offers a comfortable and efficient riding position.

The VR offers a smooth ride, even over rough road surfaces, thanks to the endurance-tuned compliance. The rear triangle features bridgeless seat stays that are positioned outboard of the seatube and are tuned to ensure maximum rear wheel compliance while maintaining lateral stiffness for efficient power transfer. The fork has carbon fibre blades which further improve comfort by absorbing ‘road buzz’.

Ready to take on rough road adventures tyre clearance is greater than most road bikes and the VR can handle up to 30mm wide tyres. Through axles front and rear add stiffness while mudguard mounts allow you to fit extra winter protection.

With a super-compact chainset and wide range cassette the Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed drivetrain gives you reliable shifting with all the gears that you need to ride every road, including the steepest of climbs. The Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer powerful stopping control in all weather conditions.

Extend you ride and improve your riding experience on the Felt VR40 road bike.

Key Features:

  • Custom butted 6061 aluminium frame for a comfortable ride
  • Carbon bladed fork for a smooth ride
  • Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed drivetrain for reliable shifting
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power
  • Sizes: 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm
  • Colour: Matte Silver (Black, Cyan)
  • The Felt VR40 is available with 0% APR finance

Specification

Frame: Felt Variable Road Disc FLite Custom Butted 6069 aluminum, Hydroform TIG-welded construction
Fork: Felt Variable Road Disc UHC Advanced carbon fiber construction, size specific ControlTaper carbon fiber steer tube and carbon fiber steer tube, crown, blades with flat- mount disc standard and 12 x 100mm Maxle style dropouts
Rear Shock: N/A
Headset: 51 - 61cm: FSA NO.38/42, 1.125|| - 1.5|| sealed cartridge bearing
Stem: Felt VR OS SuperLite, ±6° rise, Ø35mm, 51cm =90mm, 54 - 56cm =100mm, 58cm =110mm, 61cm =120mm
Bars: Felt VR OS SuperLite Road VariableShape, short 65mm reach, 125mm drop, Ø35mm, 51cm = 420mm, 54cm = 440mm, 56 - 61cm = 460mmFelt VelvetGel Tape with 3M Reflective BaseFelt Bubble-Tech ||F Wing||
Front Brake: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc with Shimano Ice-Tech 160mm rotor
Rear Brake: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc with Shimano Ice-Tech 140mm rotor
Brake Lever: Shimano RS405 Hydraulic
Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra clamp-on, Ø34.9mm
Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra long cage
Shifters: Shimano RS405 Hydraulic
Speed: 20
Rims: Felt Versatile Road VR21 Disc (tubeless ready), 21mm Width (Inner), 23mm Depth
Front Hub: Felt Versatile Road RSL3 Disc, 12mm Thru Axle, sealed bearing, 28H, Center Lock
Rear Hub: Felt Versatile Road RSL3 Disc, 12mm Thru Axle, sealed cartridge bearing, 28H, 11-speed, Center Lock
Spokes: 2.0mm stainless steel
Front Tyre: Vittoria Zaffiro Folding, 700cx28c
Rear Tyre: Vittoria Zaffiro Folding, 700cx28c
Seat Post: Felt VR UHC Performance carbon fiber, Ø27.2mm, 330mm length
Chainset: FSA Vero Pro Adventure BB386 EVO, 43-47cm =165mm, 51cm = 170mm, 54 - 56cm = 172.5mm, 58 - 61cm = 175mmFSA 48/32T
Bottom Bracket: FSA PF30 w/19mm Reducer
Chain: KMC 10-speed
Cassette: Shimano 10-speed, 11-34T
Pedals: N/A
Weight: 9.75kg, 21.5lbs.

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Felt VR40 2017 - Road Bike Reviews

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Build Quality
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Performance
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Value For Money
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Customer Reviews (2)

5
Perfect for the adventurous road rider

I'm very happy with this bike. Coming from a mountain bike background I wanted a bike that was road focused but able to handle the bumpy tarmac bike paths and gravel forestry tracks that you find in South Wales. Also needed something of a mountain goat to haul me up the many climbs we are blessed with. Took a punt on the VR40 as it ticked all the boxes; tiagra or better, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminium frame with focus on comfort, lots of bottle mounts, compact gearing but still light and racy. I love it. Only complaint is the super compact chsinset means running out of gears on the downhills but that is an easy upgrade. Tyres are skinny for a gravel bike but have stood up to the chunky gravel forestry roads well so far. Surprisingly capable off road. Chuffed to bits.

I'm very happy with this bike. Coming from a mountain bike background I wanted a bike that was road focused but able to handle the bumpy tarmac bike paths and gravel forestry tracks that you find in South Wales. Also needed something of a mountain goat to haul me up the many climbs we are blessed with. Took a punt on the VR40 as it ticked all the boxes; tiagra or better, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminium frame with focus on comfort, lots of bottle mounts, compact gearing but still light and racy. I love it. Only complaint is the super compact chsinset means running out of gears on the downhills but that is an easy upgrade. Tyres are skinny for a gravel bike but have stood up to the chunky gravel forestry roads well so far. Surprisingly capable off road. Chuffed to bits.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great Versatile All Rounder

Comfortable bike on all surfaces. Lightweight helps on long climbs.

Comfortable bike on all surfaces. Lightweight helps on long climbs.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Road Bike Sizing

Road Bike Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Road Bike.

Height

Size

4’8” / 143cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4’9” / 145cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4’10” /  148cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4’11” / 150cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’0” / 152cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

44

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

 

49

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

52

54

 

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

54

56

 

 

 

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

 

56

58

 

 

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

6’3” / 191cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

61

 

6’4” / 193cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

6’5” / 196cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

64

6’6” / 198cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’7” / 201cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’8” / 203cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’9” / 205cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64


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Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Bike Guide

 

Is a Road Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-11 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.

Road Groupsets

Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

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What's In The Box

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