The Vilano FORZA 2.0 is equipped with a 12K Carbon racing fork, Shimano Tiagra derailleur and shimano 9 speed sti shifters. This is an excellent choice for club rides, training and exercise.<strong>Full Specs:</strong></br> <ul> <li>Model: Forza 2.
Vilano FORZA 2.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Tiagra Road Bike
|Price:||$749.34 - $955.59|
- Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum
- Fork: 12k Carbon Fiber
- Shimano Tiagra 9 Speed
- 700C Double Walled Wheelset
- Free Pedals Included
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The bike comes partially assembled, and though I was able to assemble it the rest of the way without an issue, I ended up taking it to my lbs to do the final tune and throw slime tubes in the tires so as to avoid flats (living in NM, goatheads are prevalent). I also put a new seat on the bike, as the one that comes with it sucks. But to be fair, the seat that came on my $4k Gary Fisher mountain bike sucked too. Bike manufacturers almost never give you a good seat. So, after taking it to my lbs for the final tune and buying the seat, I'm in $600. I would say that for what you get, this bike is comparable to a lot of bikes that are in the $700-900 range (and you'll still have to put a new seat on those as well), so it's a decent little deal. It's a very nice looking bike, with the logo very understated. The bike is very fast, very smooth to ride.
The wheels came relatively true, and my lbs said I needed to ride it for a while and then bring it back to get them trued.
One particular issue? The crank kinda sucks, and the large gear ring on my particular crank came bent. Not much, but you can see it, and it's just an example of the poor build quality of the crank. But to be fair, at this level, the crank you'll get on any bike is going to be basically crap. And even though the crank is bent, it's not bent enough that it really affects anything as far as the ride, and my lbs was able to dial things in so nothing rubs with relative ease.Read more ›
Things that should be thrown out before your first ride - The saddle is probably the most uncomfortable that ive ever sat in, but doubling up on my gel cycling shorts made it tolerable. Brakes suck, they stop, but you really have to squeeze'm. I didnt even look at the pedals, just thru them out and replace with some Shimano SPD clipless pedals off my old bike.
All in all, im VERY satisfied with this purchase. Great bike, great price. :D
the wire guide under it is plastic, that broke 1000 miles in. The tires are cheapo, I replaced with gator skin. the gear shift caps come off easy and I continue to have to glue them on because they are plastic and the their screw holes ripped. One day I will get new shifters. Be careful the bike scratches very easy. My paint job is riddled with scratches.
I have no problem with the issues thus far. Vilano has provided a great bike for me. I don't know if it's the bike or the wheels but I always pass any other cyclist. Few manage to keep up. I was even thinking about buying a new one, that can sparkle while this one would be my training bike.
I bike to work, 11miles each way on the Chicago lakefront trail and could not be happier with this bike. So far I have clocked a little over 500 miles and have not had a problem. The seat is useless and got the "Planet Bike 5020 Men's ARS Standard Anatomic relief saddle with gel", which is good enough. On another note: Be careful in the rain on these narrow tires as I had a bad fall and broke an elbow so for Fall I'll replace the front wheel with something thicker and less likely to skid on a slick surface like a city bridge..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received my Vilano Forza 2.0 today and took it for a short ride. The frame and fork are good, but I was extremely disappointed to see that some of the components are not as... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mehdi
This bike is very good! Let me start with this. It is my first road bike and I wanted to buy something in the middle between entry level and sometimes nicer and this bike did the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is my first road bike. Totally happy with it. Light, fast, and looks great!Published 16 months ago by NHU-THAO T NGUYEN
No instruction book or operation manuel. Box told me to go to web site and view very confusing and generic video. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by Dave
it's really really light, u can easily ride to school or ur office in a short time. everything is perfect.worth to buy it.Published on November 19, 2012 by E