I didn't buy a $500 bike expecting $5,000 quality. I did expect a good quality product and I got it. When it came in (great shipping time by the way), I took it to a local bike shop and payed the small fee to put it together and size it to me. I did replace the shipped pedals with clipless pedals and bought a better seat (only really disappointing part on the bike). The first ride I did on it was an easy 12 miles and everything worked great. Highly satisfied, and I got exactly what I paid for and expected.
I ordered the 50 cm bike because I am 13 and still growing. This is my main training bike with my team. I've put just over 50 miles on it. After pro build, it probably needs to be adjusted a little bit more at a local bike shop. Over all this is a very good bike. If your looking for a training bike or just getting into road biking this is the way to go for very cheap
UPS delivered my bike the other day; and after opening the box to check out what I got, I decided to take to a LBS for assembly. $65.00 bucks later I'm extreanly happy with this bike. The shifting was a little new to me, but after a few shifts it's pretty easy to catch on.
I put the seat off my mtn. bike on it, and now I'm riding it regularly.
It's very light and easy to ride; but when cruising in the tallest gear, it almost needs one more shift up.
However; for what I paid ($429.00) I'm very happy!
I agree with the previous review. Great bike. I do recommend replacing the pedals, seat and tires.
I;ve had my Forza3.0 for 2 weeks, and it arrived in perfect shape. Assembly was easy for me and I was riding within 40 minutes. A great mid-level road bike that is fast and esy to handle. GREAT BIKE FOR THE $$$$ spent.