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2017 Felt VR3 carbon

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2017 Felt VR3

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $3,699.00

Special Price $3,299.00

Your Savings: 11%

Quick Overview

When the open road calls and you find out the road isn't paved that well...

Details

Color: Matte Textreme/Chartreuse

Size: 54, 56 and 58cm. Please call for size availability

3-figure distances, unpaved trails, potholed roads, steep ascents, and precipitous descents in the same day require a bike that will put up with, well, anything.

With centuries, "challenge rides" and gravel races becoming more common by the month, riders have been asking for a bike that can take on everything in sight. Comfort is paramount, and the VR3 started with a more upright fit and stable handling. A tall head tube, wide road tires, long wheelbase and Prologo Kappa saddle are helpful, but the core of this bike's ride quality is the frameset. Built with feather-light TexTreme carbon fiber, the frame and fork of the VR3 is constructed for smoothness, pure and simple. With incredibly thin TexTreme carbon sheeting, the VR3's frame and fork can be built with very little resin that might cause changes in weight from one unit to the next. Thin tapered seat stays absorb shock from pavement transitions and potholes, while a flattened top tube soaks up vibration. High torsional strength is also helpful when putting power to the pedals, especially when a steep climb needs to be conquered. A BB386 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free pedaling response. A tapered head tube adds extra precision during fast descents and high-speed turns, too. The VR3 also boasts thru-axle hubs that not only assure perfect disc brake alignment, but also improve overall torsional strength for brilliant handling. Useful touches like internal cable routing for a clean look, and a third bottle mount on the top tube make the VR3 a sleek and handy companion on day-long adventures.

The VR3 needed a component group built around the idea that the steepest climbs are at the end of any given ride, not the beginning. The drivetrain is a useful mix of Shimano Ultegra derailleurs, 11-speed Shimano dual-control shifters, a Shimano 11-32T cassette and low-geared Rotor 3D 30 Adventure crankset boasting 46/30T chainrings. Yes, your lowest gear is a less than 1-to-1 ratio! Lumpy ride profiles and steep climbs of 10+% will be there waiting, but now the bike is more than ready. Knowing that you might be descending a hill that was just as steep as the way you got to the top, Felt added serious brakes to the VR3: Shimano's hydraulic RS685 dual-control levers are connected to RS805 hydraulic calipers for excellent stopping power and long service life. Lightweight alloy 3T Discus C35 wheels are shod with 700x28c Vitoria Rubino Pro tires for refined ride quality, confident grip and easy acceleration. An alloy Felt VR road handlebar, alloy Felt VR stem, Felt VR UHC Performance carbon fiber seatpost and the aformentioned Prologo Kappa saddle complete this superlative bicycle.

Additional Information

Year 2017
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Carbon
Speeds 22 speed
Features Light weight, stable handling, upright fit, TexTreme carbon fiber frame and fork, Shimano Ultegra derailleurs, 11-32T Shimano cassette, 48/32T Rotor 3D 30 Adventure crankset, Shimano R685 dual-control levers, Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc brakes, alloy 3T Discus wheels, 700x27c Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires, alloy Felt VR handlebar, alloy Felt stem, UHC carbon fiber seat post, Prologo Kappa Space saddle
Manufacturer Felt