You won’t have heard of Force. They’re a bargain brand from central Europe. We’ve just got some of their stuff. Here’s some absolute steals of deals.
Force workshop floor pump
What do you want out of a track pump? Stability, easy to read gauge, positive valve head, generous hose length, big stroke length, comfy handle, high pressures easily achieved.
Well, this pump does all that.
Force torque wrench
We all want a torque wrench. It’s the sort of thing we’re forever picking up and putting back down again in B&Q. £40 isn’t exactly pocket change but it’s a very, very good price for a torque wrench of this calibre.
22cm long ratchet designed to be used with ¼” socket. Torque settings from 0 -14nm. Supplied with Torx T20, T25, Hex 4, 5, 6, 8 and 8, 9, 10mm sockets. Good quality storage case too.
Force puncture repair kit
Some patch kits are rubbish. You know the ones. Thick, stuff patches without feather-edges. Dinky amount of glue. This kit has 7 high quality feather-edged patches, a generous amount of glue and a usefully sized piece of sandpaper. For a quid fifty.
Force Z68 tights without pad
These tights have a lot of uses. As well as being useful as a cycling layer, they’ll end up being used for all sorts of things. Running, hiking, camping thermals and so on and so on.
Flat seams for comfort. Double layer knees for durability and warmth. A bit of reflective stuff on them too.
Force chain lock 100cm
This is perhaps the best bargain in the whole Force range. A real heavy duty canvas-coated link-chain with a bad-ass padlock on it. Ideal for garage/shed security or for the commuter who doesn’t mind carrying 2kg around!
Force Aron Pro Plus hydration pack
Big brand hydration packs cost a lot don’t they? If you’re not that interested is having the very latest fabrics, features and – dare we say – gimmicks, then have a look at this pack from Force.
10 litre storage. 2 litre reservoir (made by Hydrapak). Inside pockets for keys, mobile phones and snacks. Side mesh pocket for easy storage. Adjustable chest and waist straps. Ventilated rear padding.
Force bleed kit
If there’s one thing that we recommend you learn how to do it’s bleed your disc brakes. All disc brakes need bleeding every now and then (some are worse than others). It genuinely is a straightforward thing to learn.
Relying on bike shops to bleed your brakes costs you loads of money, prevents you from riding your bike while it’s at the shop and causes you to put up with less-the-ideal braking performance for far too long.
Force cable ends multi pack
Ends for outers. Ends for inners. A few colours available. Get yourself a few and you never have to put up with shonky cable endings ever again.
Force logo lock-on grips
Yet another ODI Ruffian clone? Yep, pretty much. Slim, knurled file-tread complete with bar plug ends. Can’t go wrong really.
Force PU bar tape
Much like the lock-on grips above this bar tape is never going to win any prizes for originality. But it’s still good stuff. Certainly well worth stocking up on to keep your regular workaday bike(s) feeling and looking fresh throughout the seasons ahead.
Force carbon bottle cage
While it may not be as stunning or amazing as the Merlin carbon bottle cage this offering from Force is an impressive unit for the carbon lusters out there. Weight approx 18g.