Pedal Force RS2 review

Pedal Force RS2
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Pedal Force RS2 looks fantastic, is extremely lightweight, comfortable yet sporty enough to race and costs ridiculously little. I’d suggest there are many web-based companies who might be looking at Pedal Force and its product with some awe.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely low price

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    Great customer service

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    Packaged carefully

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    Swoopy tube design

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    Builds to under 17lb

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    Handles superbly

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    Five year warranty

Reasons to avoid
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    You can't test ride it (for obvious reasons)

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A year ago word reached me that US-based mail order company Pedal Force was offering quality carbon frames, like the Pedal Force RS2, at ridiculously low prices on a ‘group buy’ scheme. I was in the market for a second or ‘winter’ bike and these prices were so low I figured I’d put them to the test to see if it really is possible to buy a frame comparable to the many ‘own brand’ frames offered by several UK-based firms.

My ‘bidding’ process took place in January and delivery was promised for April. So I took the plunge and put in a bid for an RS2 then watched the prices plummet as people signed up. In the end the total cost (remember 12 months ago the dollar exchange rate was much more favourable) came to just under £300 for frame and forks. You also have an option to purchase groupsets and wheels at low prices but remember this was a budget-orientated project and I didn’t want to incur too much import tax.

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