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Vilano Performance 700C-21 Speed Shimano Hybrid Flat Bar Commuter Road Bike

by Vilano
3.7 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
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Price: $230.00 - $305.48
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  • Performance Hybrid road bike with Shimano components and 700c wheels
  • 6061 Aluminum Aero Performance Hybrid Frame w/ Integrated Headset
  • Alloy linear pull cantilever V-brakes and double wall alloy rims
  • Compact frame provides comfortable fit
  • Free Pedals Included
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Product Description

The Vilano performance hybrid bike offers Shimano components for fast, fun fitness riding and commuting. It features a 6061 Aluminum frame with aero tubing and an integrated straight blade fork. The Shimano components provide fast reliable gear changes. Additional features include water bottle mounts, rear rack mounts and ergo comfort saddle.

Full Specs:

  • Speeds: 21
  • Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum
  • Fork: Hi-Ten steel straight blade
  • Shifters: Shimano TX-50 3/7 Speed SIS
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano TX51
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano TX35
  • Crankset: ProWheel Triple w/ chainguard 48/38/28T
  • Stem: Alloy
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
  • Freewheel: Shimano MF-TZ21 7 speed
  • Chain: KMC Z
  • Hubs: 32-hole KT Alloy w/ Quick Release
  • Rims: 700c Doubled Walled CNC Machined Sides
  • Tires: Kenda 700c x 28c
  • Brakes: Alloy Linear Pull V-Brake
  • Headset: Integrated Sealed 1 1/8" Alloy
  • Handlebar: Alloy Riser
  • Saddle: Ergo Comfort
  • Seatpost: Alloy

Product Details

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  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B009URZ8LK
  • Item model number: 553-TUONO-F-WHT-50-p
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,177 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

Customer Reviews

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I ordered three Vilano Performance Hybrid flat bar bikes for my bicycle touring company BikeNewEngland and received them quickly in good condition. This bike is similar in style to the Fuji Absolute and Jamis Coda, but about half the price. You will need some bike repair experience and tools to make a few relatively minor adjustments. You will have to slightly loosen the bearings in the headset, front wheel bearings and the pedals-- they were all torqued quite tight on all three bikes. The wheels are quite good and will need just some minor truing. The brake and derailleur cables and stops will also need minor normal adjustments. The deraileurs and shifters work well once properly adjusted. The frames and paint job are good, although there was a small chip in the paint on two forks. There is also only one set of holes for a bottle cage. Oddly, the only lettering is the word Vilano, without any model, size or other information. There are three sizes, 50 cm, 54 cm, and 58 cm, but you will find that they equate to medium large, large and extra large. The 50 cm will not fit a person shorter than 5'6". The 58 cm will easily fit a person over 6' tall. On our BikeNewEngland North Shore tours we visit the historic and natural areas on the North Shore of Massachusetts, riding 30-50 miles each day......

After spending a week touring on these bikes I return now to update my review. All components held up well, and the shifters and brakes worked flawlessly. I discovered that the rear wheel bearings on one bike were not tight enough, causing the wheel to wobble, but this was easy to correct. The wheels and spokes stayed true. The adjustable handlebar stems were easy to change to upright positions -- there is a set screw underneath in addition to the bolt going through the stem.
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I'm very satisfied with operation of this bike, but not with Vilano's customer service. More about that later. Let's talk about the good stuff first:

I use this bike as a road bike for daily exercise and as a touring bike for longer trips. I've logged over 250 miles on this bike during my first 2 weeks of ownership and except for a minor adjustment to the front brake and derailleur, this bike has operated flawlessly. The seat didn't agree with me, so I swapped it out with one from my old bike.

The quality of the components exceeded my expectations for a $300 bike. The 6061 alloy frame was well constructed and the bike included a number of name-brand components including Kenda tires. I was expecting to see a steel seat post, but to my surprise, it too was alloy.

I'm six feet tall and weigh about 185 and find the bike to be comfortable - even on a recent 65 mile trip. This bike performs well and feels much safer than my previous bike.

Assembly was quick and straightforward but I can't stress enough the importance of mechanical `know-how' when it comes to properly assembling any bike. An instruction book can't teach you how to not-strip a thread on the crank or tell you how tight to set a bolt. If you don't have that mechanical `know how', let someone else assemble the bike for you - it's way too easy to make a mistake that can cause major damage the bike, reduce its performance, or cause a safety issue.

Having said that, the factory assembled components required almost no adjustment. The wheels spun true, the brakes and derailleur worked properly.

Now for the `but ...'

I received the bike in its original sealed factory box which ws in pristine condition. I carefully removed the bike from the box.
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Let's get one thing straight first- I do not wear spandex! I just wanted a fast, cool looking bike to get around- And I got it! If you are a super duper serious cyclist looking to tour or win races or whatever, you shouldn’t be looking in this price range anyway.

I am 5’11”, 170lbs, 30” inseam, and I purchased the 54cm in grey. I use the Vilano in San Francisco to cruise around to restaurants, bars, parks, and other points of interest to take a break from the joy of driving and parking in the city. This bike handles the hills very well, it’s great for riding around town, fast enough to ride through traffic, and looks and rides like a high-quality bike!

This bike was very easy to put together and I had a knowledgeable, cyclist buddy of mine fine-tune it for me. I rode one of his bikes that cost over $700 and the Vilano performs the same, if not better! I have tried but, I can’t stand riding road bikes with curled handlebars and I am very satisfied with the way the Vilano’s handlebars are set up. They are super comfortable and the shifters look awesome and operate amazingly! They have a trigger shifter for the index finger and another for the thumb for quickly shifting up and down through the gears. Overall, it puts me in more of a relaxed riding position. The seat is surprisingly comfortable for a road bike too. The brakes worked very well, were completely silent, and were set up correctly in the factory. As for the weight, I think it’s around 22 lbs and can be lifted with one finger. The included metal pedals look great and have a nice bite that grips very well.

This is all I need in a road bike and I am very happy with it!
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