We started off stating that the VR40 is a great value, and we believe it. Comparing the parts spec and features to a comparable equipped Trek or Specialized, the VR40 comes in a couple hundred dollars less expensive. And that paint… If ever there was a choice between two comparable bikes, we’re certainly going to recommend the bike with the matte “Acid” green paint job. There are so many things going on with this bike that it's hard to list them all.
- An update to front and rear thru axles connect the frame to the wheels and make the bike feel instantly secure.
- Disc brakes allow for secure stopping and massive tire clearance. This ability to run larger tires at lower pressures makes the VR line suited for exploring less than perfect roads.
- Integrated rack and fender mounts give the bike flexibility without adding weight. Want to go full fenders and panniers? The VR40 can accommodate that.
- A new subcompact drivetrain gives a huge range of gearing. A 48/32 crank paired with a ten speed, 11-34 cassette offers incredible versatility and options. If you prefer 40 + mph city limit sprints to seated gravel climbs, you may feel lacking, but that is such a tired argument. If we remove ourselves from the ego of wanting to ride the same gearing as Peter Sagan, we realize that compact gearing is more suitable for all but the most elite riders.
This combination of geometry, parts spec, and even paint make the Felt VR40 a fantastic buy. The bike is instantly comfortable, incredibly adaptable, and above all, fun. We’ve got these in stock in all of our stores and are happy to fit you to this, or to any of the new Felt's in the VR line.
Do your research. Make spreadsheets comparing part spec of other similarly priced bikes. Come in and chat with our sales staff. Sit on the VR40 and take it for a test ride. We’re confident that the merits of the bike will win you over.