Vilano Forza 1.0

June 29, 2014 0

The Vilano Forza 1.0 comes with an aluminium frame and carbon fork. It is an intermediate level high-performance road bike ready to hit the tracks. It offers smooth ride quality and can also serve as an excellent alternative of an affordable commuter.  It has a 30 speed gear range which makes it ready to face any terrain with utmost ease. The bike comes with Shimano Tiagra STO 10 speed shifters for seamless and fast shifting and the Alloy calliper brakes offer precision braking and superior control. Equipped with components which have been carefully chosen, this bike offers to you a complete package of smooth ride quality, speed, comfort and reliability.Specifications
The bike comes equipped with 6061 Double Butted Aluminium Frameset with 12K Carbon racing fork; FSA Vero Crankset; Alloy 105 millimetre stem (+/-10 degree, 26 millimetre bore); Shimano 4600 10 speed cassette (11-25T); Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket; KMC x10 Chain and Formula Hub.
Shimano Tiagra STI 10 speed shifters have been used for gears along with Shimano Tiagra front derailleur and Shimano 105 rear derailleur.
The other components that make up the bike are Double Walled CNC Machined Black Sided Anodized 700c Rims; Kenda 700C x 23C tires; Alloy Caliper brakes; FSA Integrated headset; Alloy Handlebar; Alloy 27.2  millimetre x  300 millimetre Seatpost and Cionlli saddle.

Review
The Vilano Forza 1.0 is an entry/intermediate level road bike which can be used as a commuting as well as for exercising or just for hitting the roads. The aluminium frame- carbon fork combination works really well and keeps the bike’s weight in check. Before installing accessories, the bike weighs around 23 pounds which is pretty impressive for an aluminium frame bike. The looks of the bike are slick and stylish and definitely comes as a plus point. The Shimano shifters work well and offer a 30 speed gear range. The bike does not come assembled and if you have not done something like this before, you might have to reach out for help to a professional bike mechanic or your local bike shop.
The brakes on the other hand are just OK. Yes, you can work with them initially but eventually, you might have to think of upgrading those. The tires that come with it are pretty low end and after assembly, you might have to tune it up thoroughly before you get going.
The reflectors also can pose a problem. The rear reflector is mounted at a wrong angle and cannot be adjusted. You will need to adjust the break cable if you install the front one and if you are intending to ride this one at nights, you should replace the reflectors with a new pair that works with this bike.
As an intermediate level bike, this one can be considered as a good option. Apart from the few glitches mentioned, the bike performs well overall and offers lots of features within an affordable budget.

 

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