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Felt Bicycles VR5W

Felt Bicycles VR5W
$2,399.00
$2,649.00
Color:
White (Pearl)
Size:
51cm
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Any road bike meant for day-long adventures has gone through some serious changes in the last couple of years. This is Felt's version, and it's designed to fit women better, too.


The Felt VR5W takes the old ZW series from Felt and pushes the envelope for smoother riding and better performance. The frame is not only light, but offers an upright fit for a more comfortable posture. The UHC carbon fiber layup is designed differently for each size, ensuring small riders aren't beaten up by a stiff bike, or tall riders complaining about a rubbery feel. The bottom bracket of the VR5W anchors the crankset in a BB386 press-fit unit, ensuring flex-free power delivery. The bike's tapered steerer tube adds a precise feel to handling and braking, especially in high-speed turns and descents. 12mm thru-axle hubs not only keeps disc brake alignment excellent, but also improve the VR5W's torsional frame stiffness. Flat-mount brake caliper mounts and internal cable routing give the VR5W a sleek, clean look. There's even a third bottle mount on the tube tube for an accessory box. If you want to add a rear rack to the VR5W, Felt offers an adapter set (sold separately) for clean installation.


The drivetrain of the VR5W was chosen for all manner of challenging inclines and terrible surfaces. Shimano's 105 derailleurs are operated with 11-speed Shimano RS505 adjustable-reach levers, ensuring precise shifting and long service life. An 11-32T Shimano cassette is matched with an FSA Gossamer Pro 48/32T crankset for tackling seriously steep roads and inclines. Helping to keep speed reigned in is the job of a set of Shimano RS505 hydraulic disc brakes that boast self-adjusting pads and excellent lever feedback. Disc brakes boast excellent stopping power in all conditions, wet or dry. Alloy Felt tubeless-ready wheels are shod with 700x28c Schwalbe Durano RaceGuard tires for easy acceleration and a smooth ride on broken pavement and hardpan. A Prologo Kappa saddle sits atop a UHC carbon fiber seatpost, while a shallow-drop alloy road handlebar completes the cockpit of this epic-ready machine.

Specs

Frame Felt Fit Woman Variable Road UHC Advanced carbon fiber, MMC with InsideOut construction, BB386 bottom bracket standard and Syntace style thru axle dropouts, flat-mount disc brake standard, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, mechanical (internal) or electronic (internal) cable routing
Fork Felt Fit Woman Variable Road UHC Advanced carbon fiber monocoque construction, size specific ControlTaper carbon fiber steer tube and carbon fiber steer tube, crown, blades with flat- mount disc standard and Maxle style dropouts
Headset 43 - 47cm: FSA IS-21 integrated, 1.125" sealed cartridge bearing
51 - 56cm: FSA NO.38/42, 1.125" - 1.5" sealed cartridge bearing
Felt VariableHeight Cone Spacers (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum), 1 x 10mm + 2 x 5mm PC headset spacers, Felt carbon fiber top cap and aluminum bolt
Axles Front: 12 x 100mm
Rear: 12 x 142mm
Rims/Wheels Felt Fit Woman Versatile Road VR19 Disc (tubeless ready), 19mm Width (Inner), 23mm Depth
Hubs Front: Felt Versatile Road RSL3 Disc, sealed bearing, 28H, Center Lock
Rear: Felt Versatile Road RSL3 Disc, sealed cartridge bearing, 28H, 11-speed, Center Lock
Spokes 2.0mm stainless steel
Tires Schwalbe DURANO RaceGuard, 700c x 28c tires
Crankset New FSA Gossamer Pro ABS Adventure BB386 EVO
43-47cm =165mm
51cm = 170mm
54 - 56cm = 172.5mm
Chainrings FSA 48/32T
Bottom Bracket FSA PF30
Chain Shimano 11-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 long cage
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 11-speed, 11-32T
Shifters Shimano RS505 Hydraulic
Handlebars Felt Fit Woman VR OS SuperLite Road VariableShape, short 65mm reach, 125mm drop, Ø35mm
43cm = 400mm
47 - 51cm = 420mm
54cm = 440mm
56 = 460mm
Tape/Grips Felt VelvetGel Tape
Stem Felt Fit Woman VR OS SuperLite, ±6° rise, Ø35mm
43cm = 60mm
47 = 80mm
51cm = 90mm
54cm = 100mm
56cm = 100mm
Brake Levers Shimano RS505 Hydraulic
Brakes Front: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc with Shimano Ice-Tech 160mm rotor
Rear: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc with Shimano Ice-Tech 140mm rotor
Saddle Prologo Kappa DEA2
Seat Post Felt Fit Woman VR UHC Performance carbon fiber, Ø27.2mm, 330mm length

* Subject to change without notice.

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