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Old 09-25-09, 08:31 PM
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Forte Components

New pefromance catalog has brifters and derailluers by forte. Anybody willing to try em?
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Old 09-25-09, 08:33 PM
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Old 09-25-09, 08:33 PM
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No. And by "no", I mean "hell no."
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Old 09-25-09, 08:34 PM
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Forte makes some cheap tires, I like cheap!
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Old 09-25-09, 08:38 PM
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By "Forte" you mean "Microshift", at least for the brifters. No idea who makes the derailleurs, but it may be Microshift as well.
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Old 09-25-09, 08:38 PM
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Forte tires suck.
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Originally Posted by chefxian View Post
Forte tires suck.
When I sell a bike I put 2 new Forte tires on it and the buyer is usually very excited that they get new tires. And I'm happy that I only had to spend $10 or whatever for 2 tires. So for that they don't suck, but I've never ridden on them, so I can't comment on the ride quality.
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Old 09-25-09, 09:11 PM
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I'll be racing on MicroShift next year, I'm hoping that it's nice, but you never know. Mine isn't the aluminum groupset, though.
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Old 09-25-09, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
I'll be racing on MicroShift next year, I'm hoping that it's nice, but you never know. Mine isn't the aluminum groupset, though.
why are you switching to microshift? team sponsorshuip?
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Old 09-25-09, 10:44 PM
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I used a cheap forte titan wheel set for awhile. Stayed true and they got me places, no complaints.
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Old 09-25-09, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by chefxian View Post
Forte tires suck.
yes and no...I put 900 miles on a pair of GT2's on my road bike, then one was worn to cords and the other had a casing separation - not a tire I'd want to do any descending on, but cheap. Replaced with GP 4000's

On the other hand, I've got about 3000 miles on a pair of Metro's on my commuter, they're still looking good. I'll probably replace them with Schwalbe's or equivalent when the time comes, but they have done a fantastic job for the money.

Hard parts are another story - I don't think its worth it myself. I'd buy something that I'd know will last and perform. On my last build, being short on money, it was Dura ace and Ultrega scored cheap on Ebay.
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Their pedals sucked, their shoes sucked, their seatpost sucked, but their wheels are alright. I guess it's a crap shoot, which makes sense because they're all rebranded from various other makers.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Their pedals sucked, their shoes sucked, their seatpost sucked, but their wheels are alright. I guess it's a crap shoot, which makes sense because they're all rebranded from various other makers.
Oi, what's wrong with their pedals?

(I'm riding with CR150 pedals and they work perfectly. )
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They had too much play in them for my taste. I had the SPD compatible road version, btw.
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They look like someone took Sora brifters and moved the thumb button, added a shift paddle, and lock the planal movement of the brake lever.
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Old 09-26-09, 12:17 AM
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Anyone have links to these online?
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Love the Forte Titan wheels!
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Old 09-26-09, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrino View Post
Love the Forte Titan wheels!
You've never ridden decent wheels then.

I have some Forte Deeps, the rear was a piece of junk. Eyelets cracked and the freehub blew up, after only 2k miles or so.

The front is alright, but nothing special.
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Basically junk. The only Forte bike component I bought failed.
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I have forte's Carve SPD pedals.

I've used shimano brand, as well as Ritchey SPDs. The Forte Carves are the smoothest, and most precise feeling. Also very nicely made and finished. Not bad for pedals that I bought for $30.
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I use Forte saddles; they just happen to fit my butt better than others I tried that were 3-4x the price. Unfortunately they stopped making/rebranding the kind I like, so whenever I need to replace them it could be a long search.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
I'll be racing on MicroShift next year, I'm hoping that it's nice, but you never know. Mine isn't the aluminum groupset, though.
Same here. I'm finally upgrading to 10 speed ad I'm going to use the Nashbar gruppo. Figure if I crash it there is no big loss. I've already got Nashbar brifters for my next build which should be completed this weekend. There aren't really any bad reviews about the gruppo out there.... many seem to equate it to Ultegra level.

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Old 09-26-09, 11:14 AM
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Forte sucks really bad, horrible quality control. . I had a cheap stem from them, and its crappy construction almost cost me a King headset.
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Old 09-26-09, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ScarcelyAware View Post
Oi, what's wrong with their pedals?

(I'm riding with CR150 pedals and they work perfectly. )
And float was very limited, and they didn't work smoothly, and they, sometimes, almost impossible to unclip, and they creaked when loaded.
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Old 09-26-09, 11:29 AM
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Forte stainless cages work fine, they're light enough (45g), strong, and cheap...$10 right now.
Also have Forte MTB tires which are acceptable.
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