Raleigh Force 100 review

Padlocks and chains usually occupy the upper price regions, which is why when we saw the price of this chain we thought it was a mistake. Only on closer inspection did we see something was amiss: the padlock seemed impossibly light (less than half of the others on test).

BikeRadar score1/5

Padlocks and chains usually occupy the upper price regions, which is why when we saw the price of this chain we thought it was a mistake. Only on closer inspection did we see something was amiss: the padlock seemed impossibly light (less than half of the others on test).

 

It was therefore deemed the first place to attack. Once we'd smashed off the plastic padlock casing it was simply held together with a fold of light alloy. We simply pulled this open with some small pliers and the lock came apart in our hands. It may seem like a bargain, but we couldn't recommend this padlock for its purpose. The chain was of a nice quality though.

 

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 188cm / 6'2''
  • Weight: 92kg / 203lb
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 112cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
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