Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by NuclearFallout Outstanding Value
I have had the Cycle Force Group (CF) Tour de France Advantage Elite (the bike) now for about 2 weeks of riding and have put a little over 30 miles on it.
Overall this bike is beautiful, light, fast, and a comfortable ride.
The bike came quickly in great shape, but with no instructions on how to assemble. After a little bit of analyzing and some small trial and error the bike was put together w/in 1.5 hours.
The bike came with a maintenance guide which will be priceless for the overall care of the bike.
The bike does need a little bit of care with the electrical systems due to the fact that several feet of wiring is exposed. Therefore, when constructing make sure to have some black wire ties around to ensure clearance from all components.
With in the first two weeks I found that the adjustable bottom bracket bearing had come loose. CF was very helpful with regards to the maintenance and guided me through a quick fix over the phone and internet.
The lights are bright and clear for night riding. The tires are a good hybrid between road-bikes and a trail bike and make quick work of dirt trails. The front fork is compatible with disk brakes. The riding position is upright. The shifters work very swiftly and precisely.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great bike at a very good price.
Bike has all the top of the line components. Compares with similar models of Trek and Raleigh. Requires some mechanical knowledge if you plan to assemble bike yourself. Most things have been preadjusted but still require some fine tuning. If you have had a bike before you shouldn't have any problems.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BaltoSid More bike for the money!
Not only is this an alloy frame but it also has quick release front and rear rims. High quality Shimano shifters (Deore Acera model). It also has adjustable handle bar stem, suspension front fork, rear rack, and a generator with front and rear lights. I priced this model at a professional bike store in Maryland and it cost nearly $1200 for anything that comes close to this!!! Take note this bike comes in 3 frame sizes and you need to know which frame will fit your body. I must also add that the customer service is A #1 at Cycle Force and at Wal-Mart.com. Shipping to your home is only 97¢. You will not regret this purchase at all!!!!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by deckard9080 Good bike, but hard to put together
The manual that comes with the bike does NOT include information on how to hook up the fenders or the lights. Also it was missing a crutial nut that holds on one of the fenders. When I called their customer support, I expected to be directed to a website with detailed instructions. Instead the guy was confrontational and he said, "Of course the bike instructions don't give you instructions on accessories, it's only for the bike."
That is ridiculous. When you receive a box at your door with a bike in it, there should be instructions that cover EVERYTHING. He said he would send me the missing nut but I haven't received it yet. Their customer support is a joke, but at least the bike is affordable.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjslackster Fast bike, hard to assemble, but worth the time.
I've put together a hand full of bikes, this one was by far the most time consuming for me. Even had to have a friend help me out with the light system is has. The fenders are a pain to get in place. As for everything else, its easy. I use this bike to go back and forth to work, and its quiet fast. It brakes easy and quickly. And I love the type of gears on this bike, little to no effort to change gears. I did worry at first, since its the first and currently only bike I have that has this road tires or skinny tires. I weigh about 220, and they seem to hold up just fine. I keep a tire pump, and patch kit on the bike at all times just in case. This is one of four bikes I own, and I use it the most. Only time I don't is when snow and ice is a part of the weather.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scorpio13714 Good value for the price.
I had some minor problems with assembly, e.g. derailleur adjustment. Over all the bike is comfortable and handles well on the road. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone.
Rated 4 out of 5 by vathomas Make sure you have a bike service place tweek it
I CHECKED OUT MANY BIKE BEFORE I BOUGHT THIS BIKE. GETTING READY FOR MY TRIP FROM MPLS TO TWIN FALLS,ID. I ALREADY HAVE HAD IT SERVICED AND CHECKED OUT. I HAVE PUT 300 MILES ON IT . NOW ITS TIME TO ROLL. I WILL BE PULLING A 2 WHEEL TRAILER. MUCH BETTER THAN SOME BAGS ON IT.I MUST SAY I HAVE GOTTAN A FEW NIE LOOKS AT MY BIKE FOR WHAT I PAID.