Product Comparison: Vilano FORZA 3.0 vs Vilano FORZA 4.0


General Specifications
About the Product
The Vilano FORZA 3.0 TRI is a well equipped entry level triathlon bike with a flat bladed carbon fork and shimano Sora derailleur. This is an excellent choice for an anyone getting started with triathlons.
The Vilano FORZA 4.0 TRI is the lowest priced triathlon bicycle equipped with integrated brake lever shifters. This is an excellent choice for an anyone getting started with triathlons.
Brand
Vilano
Vilano
Model
FORZA 3.0
FORZA 4.0
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Number Of Gears
24
24
Type
Triathlon Bike
Triathlon Bike
Frame Material
6061 Double Butted Aluminum
6061 Double Butted Aluminum
Suitable For
From 5'7" to 5'10"
From 5'7" to 5'10"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Vilano FORZA 3.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Sora Road Bike
  • I am 5’8” with a 31” inseam and the stand over height is just about perfect for me.
  • IMHO It’s built with enough quality and integrity that it should last anyone for years or until they opt to upgrade.
  • The frame is solid and I am happy with the feel and the aesthetic of the bike.
  • Lightweight attractive and affordable! I am very pleased with the bike at this point!
  • Bike is super tight once you adjust and tighten things up.
Vilano FORZA 4.0 Aluminum Integrated Shifters Road Bike
  • The frame is light enough and the equipment that comes with it is great for any level rider.
  • Since receiving the bike I have to say I am impressed with the construction from top to bottom.
  • This bike and it's very good for the money, other brands sell the same quality bikes for hundreds more.
  • The ride is super smooth, changing gears is seamless, the frame is lightweight and very durable.
  • It's fast and easy to handle. Lightweight also for carting to a bike trail or park.
Size & Weight
Height
44 in.
44 in.
Weight
31.7 lbs.
32.6 lbs.
Width
71 in.
71 in.
Depth
17 in.
17 in.
Components
Pedals
Platform w/ Toe Strap
Platform w/ Toe Strap
Wheel Size
28 in.
28 in.
Tires
28" x 0.875"
28" x 0.875"
Derailleurs
Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris 3-Speed / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora 8-Speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris 3-Speed / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora 8-Speed
Shifters
Microshift SB-R083 Integrated Shifter/Brake Lever STI
Microshift SB-R083 Integrated Shifter/Brake Lever STI
Brakes
Promax Caliper
Promax Caliper
What customers say about "Components"
Vilano FORZA 3.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Sora Road Bike
  • You can easily compare the components to bikes like diamondback airen 2 that sell for $1,200! I would highly recommend it!
  • I understand that it is an “Entry level bike”, but it will get me down the road with brakes and shifters that work properly.
  • The Shimano brand makes a good quality product for shifters and deraileurs.
  • I've replaced the seat, but still have the original tires. Both derailleurs are shimano sora.
  • Brakes work pretty well. No problem locking rear wheel out of the chute.
Vilano FORZA 4.0 Aluminum Integrated Shifters Road Bike
  • The integrated shifters are great. You don't have to remove your hands from the brake handles to shift making it safer when riding.
  • It has the coolest Integrated Brakes and Gear shifters on the same handles so both are always at your hands reach.
  • Rides smooth and fast. The bike shifts smoothly and flawlessly after you get the derailleurs adjusted.
  • The integrated shifter is really comfortable and intuitive to use and the bike is fast enough for any casual/fitness/recreational rider.
  • The wheels are thin and the handle bars are turned under, so you can ride like a pro if you want.
Features
Color
Matte Silver
Black
Extras
12K Carbon Fiber Racing 1 1/8" threadless fork
700c Steel Racing 1 1/8" threadless fork
Handlebar
Alloy 6061 Bore: 26.0mm Width: 42cm
Alloy 6061 Bore: 26.0mm Width: 42cm w/ Clip-On Tri Bars
Seat
Cionlli
Cionlli
Foldable Design
No
No
Assembly Required
Partially
Partially
What customers say about "Features"
Vilano FORZA 3.0 Aluminum Carbon Shimano Sora Road Bike
  • A few other added pluses are the carbon fork and the rims with the C&C machined braking surface.
  • This bike is great. It came "disassembled," but I only had to put on the front wheel, handlebars and pedals.
  • Also for puting it together, its super easy. It comes disassembled but the directions are good. Don't fret about that part!
  • It took me about an hour and half to assemble it and another hour and a half to tune it. I have yet to take it on a long ride but my first impressions so far are good.
  • It came well packaged and was pretty easy complete the assembly.(handlebars, pedals, front brake, saddle. Rest was already assembled.)
Vilano FORZA 4.0 Aluminum Integrated Shifters Road Bike
  • I got this one and the 3.0 for my wife and I. It took me less than an hour on each to assemble, and both rode fairly well right away.
  • Bike came 90% assembled and your left with just attaching the seat, handle bars and pedals which is very easy.
  • The gears change easily and the seat is adjustable. Good deal.
  • I can shift with my hands on top of levers or while down on the drop bar - very nice.
  • The bike is great. It's fast, light and comfortable.
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