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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Felt VR. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
18 reasons to buy
- An upright ride position combines with relaxed geometry for long-distance comfort.
- Devox VR2.1 tubeless-ready rims were lauded by experts and liked by wide tires.
- Carbon models were appreciably light.
- A stiff ride quality is reported from owners of both carbon and alloy frames.
- Generous tire clearance welcomes rubber up to a max size of 30-35c.
- A low chainstay-toptube junction increases vibration absorbance.
- An 11-32 tooth cassette offered enough range for the steepest of climbs.
- Mounts are provisioned for a toptube bolt-on bento box as well as fenders.
- Headset sizing is adjusted across frame sizes to maintain consistent geometry.
- Reviewers described the VR’s ride as even and comfortable.
- The VR4’s mixed-brand drivetrain components worked well.
- Shimano Ultegra drivetrain components were outstanding and dependable.
- Perforated bar tape felt comfortable over long distances.
- Prologo Scratch and Kappa Space saddles were deemed comfortable by experts.
- Internal cabling was compatible with mechanical and electronic drivetrains.
- Larger frames over 58cm came with three bottle mounts for maximum slaking.
- Felt's ‘subcompact’ FSA crankset on the V2, was praised by an expert reviewer.
- The VR3’s subcompact 48/32 crankset is well suited to distance riding on varied surfaces.
3 reasons not to buy
- One Felt VR3 owner only received German language instructions.
- An expert said FSA chainrings were a mite reluctant to release between shifts.
- On the VR3, 48t chainrings left some riders wanting for extra speed on flats.
Expert Reviews78/100 based on 2 expert reviews
Felt VR4 Review
Overall, the VR4 is a fine machine. It sets out to be a comfortable long-distance bike and it hits that mark bang on… hard to beat if you want to stay free of aches and pains after big days… the Volvo of endurance bikes.
Bicycles in Comparison: Cross-Border Commuters (Felt VR5) [German]
Felt’s new flagship tourer… combines high comfort and reliable handling with a sporting spirit. The reasonably cheap equipment and the resulting weight cost points.
Road or Cross Tires for a Day in the Dirt?
Slack geometry, massive tire clearance and ultra-low gearing… I really enjoy riding the V2… upright position, cushy rear-end, relatively low weight makes for a comfortable, all-day ride. It’s ready for touring duties too.
Felt VR60 Gravel Conversion…
…I realized that I could take a gravel tire, put it on this, change out the handlebars…and turn this into a gravel bike. Now, this was not an expensive bike, aluminum frame… it feels fast… traction feels good…
Felt VR2 Ushers in New-School Endurance Design For California Brand
On a three-hour ride that tackled a 3.7mi dirt climb and descent, the VR2 felt comfortable but not sluggish… On the asphalt, the VR still felt fast…