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Endurance road bicycles have had a serious following, and Felt wanted to set themselves apart from the rest with their own version. Welcome to the VR Advanced.
The "Advanced" designation refers to Felt's Advanced-grade carbon fiber. By mixing Textreme carbon fiber with their own "recipe", Felt's VR Advanced frame is a masterpiece of lightness, pedaling response and smooth ride quality. If you've been bounced around on stone-hard aluminum bicycles, or experienced noodley machines that can't corner with confidence, the VR Advanced is worth a look. Every tube shape was obsessed over, ensuring high performance on day-long adventures. A more upright fit allows the VR Advanced to fit a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- more easily. The long wheelbase and slacker geometry promotes a stable handling quality; perfect for rough and choppy pavement. There is clearance for tires up to 34mm wide (!), offering plenty of options for riders needing extra-wide rubber for terrible "roads". Up front, the VR Advanced boasts a fully carbon fiber fork mounted in a tapered head tube, adding excellent handling precision and better brake feedback. A BB386 bottom bracket anchors the crankset for instant pedaling response. 12mm thru-axles not only assist in aligning the brake rotors when installing wheels, they add additional lateral rigidity that improves handling further. Internal cable routing keeps the VR Advanced looking sleek, while two bottle cage mounts and a top tube "tank bag" mount helps keep everything at hand during long excursions.
Shimano's outstanding electronic Di2 shifting technology is also found on the VR Advanced. Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra Di2 drivetrain operates with incredible speed and precision. It even trims the front derailleur for you as you shift cogs across the back! Brilliant! Shifting is done with buttons at familiar locations on the Ultegra brake levers. The lithium ion battery hides inside the seat tube, and runs about 900-1000 miles between charges. A 50/34T Ultegra crankset is matched with an 11-34T Shimano HG800 cassette, boasting a wide gearing range for tackling challenging inclines.
Reynolds AR29 carbon fiber wheels and Vittoria Rubino Pro IV 700x30c tires make up the rolling stock of the VR Advanced, ensuring light weight and sleek aerodynamics with every mile. Shimano's Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes ensure positive stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. Devox supplies the handlebar, stem and seatpost, while Prologo's Dimension Space T4.0 saddle is a comfy perch for day long epic rides.
A Shimano SM-BCR2 battery charger cable is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
Felt continues to offer excellent performance at every price level. The VR60 is a prime example of how Felt's Variable Road (or VR) series brings high performance to an affordable price point.
The VR60 starts with a lightweight custom-butted FLite aluminum frame and UHC Advanced carbon fiber fork. The frame's shaped and tapered tubes ensure impressive torsional strength while retaining light weight and a smooth road feel, especially on rough and choppy surfaces. The geometry of the VR60 emphasizes a more upright posture for a wider range of rider fits and flexibilities. Up front, the UHC carbon fiber fork soaks up fatiguing vibration while helping to keep the entire chassis light. Details such as internal cable routing, a ControlTaper head tube/steerer tube interface, flat-mount disc brake installation and a top tube "bento box" mount demonstrate how Felt wants your first endurance road bike experience to be a good one. But they didn't stop there...
Shimano's 8-speed Claris conponents are found throughout the VR60's drivetrain, including the adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front derailleur and long-cage rear derailleur. This family of components might be Shimano's most introductory product for road bicycles, but the overall feel and functionality of Claris will set a high standard. An alloy Shimano Claris 50/34T compact crankset and 11-34T cassette brings a wide gearing range to the VR60, making steep ascents less challenging. Tubeless-ready alloy Devox wheels are wrapped with 700x30c Vittoria Zaffiro semi-treaded tires for easy acceleration and confident grip. Cable-operated Tektro disc brakes bring effective stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. A Devox saddle, alloy Devox seatpost, alloy Devox stem and alloy Devox road handlebar complete this value-packed machine.