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- ASIN: B00PUGU4YG
- Item model number: 550FORZA249-P
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,490 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Vilano FORZA 2.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Tiagra Road Bike
|Price:||$549.00 - $672.06|
- 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 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.
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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.
Light weight 22-23 lbs.
Very good components for the price range
Stylish (my wife said pretty bike)
Solid frame and forks for the money.
Free professional assembly which for me was a must. This will eliminate many of the complaints. With new bikes rims need truing up while shifters and brakes needing adjustments to be road ready.
-Tires and tubes we're unusable for me . 5"11 250lbs... Changed to 700x25c with no problem. Gatator skins..
-700x28c will not fit... tried them and may fit the back with different brake pads but rubs on the fork.
-seat was poor too like most bikes you buy so I changed as well.
- Brakes are similar to most in this price range and fine for most riding but I live on steep hills and I will not be riding down with these brakes.
I also upgraded the pedals because it is a road bike and to get the most out it you should clip in. I got the reversible pedals with platform on one sid and clip on the other for flexibility. Love them.
Over a very good choose for my 1st rode bike.
After more riding and my failed attempts to be A remorseful buyer I love my bike. Unable to find any thing at LBS under $900.00 with similar components. It is lighter than all the LBS bikes in the price range.
The main problem is that the very nice Tiagra derailleur which is included on this bike is a 10 speed derailleur but the cassette and the shifter are for 9 speeds. The Shimano compatibility chart is available on their web site showing the proper combinations of rear power train parts, but Amazon will not let me post the URL here. After talking to several bike technicians and Vilano, I replaced the Tiagra derailleur with the Shimano Sora RD-3500 Rear Derailleur GS Medium Cage 9 Speed, which is the Shimano recommend derailleur for this 9 speed combination. (There are a couple of choices, make sure you get the right one for your cassette) The bike now works smoothly in all gears and I love it.
The bike arrived with places for attaching two water bottle type accessories. Two of the mounting points had screws inserted and two did not. The threads in all four threaded holes were damaged and the threads on the attached screws were also “boogered”. It was necessary to clean the threads up with a tap and replace the two damaged screws.
Now that I have everything fixed and adjusted, this is a five star bike.