August 09, 2016 – Felt Bicycles announces the release of its two newest road bike series, FR and VR. These latest additions to Felt’s line of road cycling platforms were each created following several years of engineering development and offer riders two new advanced models in Felt’s stable of high-performance road bikes.
Starting with a clean sheet of paper, Felt engineers designed the new FR road bike from the ground up with racing geometry that boasts impeccable handling characteristics and a precision tuned chassis that exceeds the performance demands of Felt’s professional athletes. The FR also showcases several integration features that have been optimized for contemporary drivetrains and components, including a unique cable management system that is compatible with every drivetrain on the market. The FR also features a BB386EVO bottom bracket standard for a stiff chassis foundation and optimal pedaling efficiency. Along with a rim brake-equipped version, the FR will also be available in a disc brake-equipped version featuring 12mm front and rear thru-axles.
“The FR is the result of Felt’s longstanding mission to create the best possible instrument for speed,” says Hubert Otlik, Felt’s Global Road Brand Manager. “To accomplish this, Felt’s engineers broadened the fit envelope of our legendary race geometry to ensure that all riders can attain their most powerful and efficient position, all while increasing stiffness, decreasing weight and improving the ride quality of the FR’s predecessor.”
The all-new VR endurance road bike incorporates an incredible degree of versatility befitting the modern endurance road cyclist. It’s equipped with disc brakes and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, enough clearance for utilizing a variety of tire widths, as well as several optional integrated convenience features like a proprietary fender mount kit and a top tube storage solution for securing ride accessories like tool kits or nutrition products. The VR also showcases a new sub-compact gearing standard that enhances the VR’s climbing capabilities.
“The VR is the evolution of the endurance road bike. Felt’s engineers designed it with a ride quality like no other, one that is efficient for spirited road riding and optimally compliant for epic, all-day adventures and exploring that dirt path at the top of your favorite paved climb. This is thanks, in part, to its sub-compact gearing that provides a 1:1 ratio for empowering riders to conquer any climb, even at the end of a long day in the saddle.”
FR & VR Microsites
To support the launch of the FR & VR, Felt has launched two new microsites. This sites focus on the rider experience of each model, and delves into the development process of Felt’s engineering teams. Learn the story about how and why we designed and engineered the all new FR & VR platforms.
Also, the microsites are the places to find the brand new action and tech videos for the FR & VR.
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