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Vilano FORZA 2.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Tiagra Road Bike

4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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Price: $749.34 - $955.59
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Matte Grey
  • Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum
  • Fork: 12k Carbon Fiber
  • Shimano Tiagra 9 Speed
  • 700C Double Walled Wheelset
  • Free Pedals Included
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Product Description

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.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 32 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00PUGU4YG
  • Item model number: 550FORZA249-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,136 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

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Size: 56cmColor: Grey Verified Purchase
The short and sweet of this bike: the frame and fork are good. For a bike of this price, that's all that really matters. What about the components? Well if you're expecting good components at this price, you have no idea what you're doing and need to have your local bike shop (hereafter referred to as lbs) educate you.
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.
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By Mike on October 8, 2012
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The Good - This bike is FAST. Was able to hit 32mph on a straight under my own power (Cateye bike computer). Shifts like a dream, super smooth and incredibly quiet! Even when cranking hard up an incline had no slip and the chain stayed put(sometimes chains on cheaper bikes skip or jump off the crank when you really get on it). Pretty light at 22 lbs. for the 56cm frame. Everything seems to be sturdy, good construction, decent frame. Tires are listed here as a 700x 25c but they ARE NOT, I received a set of 700 x 23c on mine. Not sure if this is a misprint or just an isolated incident with my order, no biggie, less rolling resistance, but they are also more prone to pinch pops if not up to minimum 110psi. I have been riding the bike for a week now and have not had a single problem with them, so just throwing it out there. The crankset is solid and the front derailluer is decent. The rear Tiagra derailluer is a great unit. The chain glides with ease, and as mentioned before VERY quiet.

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
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Size: 49cm/SmallColor: Matte Grey Verified Purchase
This is a great bike, A lot of the parts are cheap and broke off after 2000 miles. I had to get a new crankset because over time my crank screws came out while riding and Vilano warranty was happy to replace tiny parts even after the warranty expiration.
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.
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The only thing that really needed assembling was installing the brakes.I'm 5'7.5'' and the 52 cm fits me perfectly. I went on my first ride and loved it. Im new to bikes, but some of my friends that have more experience with bikes think this was a very good deal. A very good bike so far
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Size: 61cm/X-LargeColor: Matte Grey Verified Purchase
I am 6'2", inseam 34"and was looking everywhere for info on the right size bike for me. I ended up with the 61cm X-large and love it!
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..
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Size: 53cm/MediumColor: Matte Grey Verified Purchase
The bike is light -20 lb. The color and graphics designs look great -way better than bikesdirect.com bikes. The seat is unpadded and uncomfortable so I replaced that in the first week. Other than that everything looks and feels great.
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