Pedal Force QS3 review

Pedal Force QS3
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As a blank canvas on which to build your own project bike, the QS3 offers good quality, and excellent value too. Cost: Ceiling price for the 2011 QS3 group buy is $850 which converts to £544 at current exchange rates. If 60 people sign up that reduces to $549, or a mouthwatering £350. Our test bike bought with the build as seen would cost an amazingly low £1,700. At time of writing the scheme had just gone live and 30 potential purchasers had registered in the first few days. Check the website to follow the status of the Group Buy scheme. Contact:

Reasons to buy
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    Good value

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    Good customer service

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    'Group buy' system means you could get a bargain

Reasons to avoid
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    Racing-oriented geometry may not suit sportivists

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Pedal Force is a web-based company with an innovative approach to selling carbon frames. It first came to CW's attention a couple of years ago when a few local riders were spotted on the sleek, unbranded and swoopy-looking RS2 frames. Our interest heightened when we were told the frames were bought online at a super-low price.

To our further surprise we found Pedal Force was offering a number of substantially discounted ‘build' options, allowing the customer to purchase frames with all levels of groupset or combination of groupsets from Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo, to best suit their needs. Wheel options also appeared very competitive.

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