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Posted on Oct 3, 2013

Vilano FORZA 4.0 Aluminum Road Bike Review

Vilano FORZA 4.0 Road BikeThe Vilano FORZA 4.0 Aluminum Road Bike with Integrated Shifters from Shimano is well crafted cycle and it shares many of the features you would find on much expensive bike. The ride is ultra smooth thanks to the lightweight all aluminum frame.

Many of today’s riders are riding much longer distances and therefore they need a bike the is durable enough to withstand the many miles they log each day. This bicycle uses only high quality parts made from lightweight alloys, high strength aluminum and steel.

The 24-speed gear train and Shimano rear derailleur deliver smooth and effortless shifting of the gears in order to help the rider get the most speed out of stroke. The gear shifters and brake levers are mounted in the perfect positions on the alloy handlebars. This makes for much more comfortable shifting and braking operations.

When strength really counts this Vilano model relies on its double butted 6011 aluminum frame, alloy crank and high strength steel racing forks to hold up to the stresses of long distance road riding.

Key Features

  • All 6061 Aluminum Frame
  • 8-speed Shimano Rear Derailleur
  • Black Anodized 700c CNC Machined Wheels
  • Lightweight Alloy Handlebars

The Good Stuff

  • The brake and shifter levers are located close together
  • Super smooth ride and effortless shifting
  • Reasonable price point makes it a great value

The Bad Stuff

  • Padding on the seat is underwhelming

Buyer Opinions

We discovered  more about this bike as part of our research online. We found a couple dozen customer reviews posted online and from these reviews it received most four and five stars out of a possible five stars. Along with ratings it received mostly positive remarks from the reviewers.

The most praised part of this bike is the price. It is one of the most valuable items you can get in it’s price range, and it performs just as well as very expensive bikes. The aluminum frame that this bike is built on is lightweight, but still very sturdy. You can take this cycle on long rides, and it will still hold up.

Others commented that the FORZA 4.0 24 speed road bike is a great bike for all around use. Unfortunately, reviewers did find one common downside to this bike. The seats are not padded well. For some, they found it necessary to buy biking shorts because the ride was too uncomfortable.

Where to Buy the Vilano FORZA 4.0 Online

Other Forza Models to Consider