Aluminum Road Bike Commuter Bike Shimano 21 Speed 700c
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|Size||50 cm / Small|
|Wheel Size||26 Inches|
|Number of Speeds||21|
|Item Weight||77.14 Kilograms|
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- 6061 Double Butted Aluminum Frame - Lightweight
- Shimano A050 Thumb Shifters
- 700c Doubled Walled CNC Machined Sides
- 21 Speeds to Handle Any Situation
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Aluminum Road Bike
Perfect for the daily commute
The Aluminum Road Bike from Vilano is a great bike for the daily commute, or riding around campus and town. Beginners and those who want to get into cycling will love this bike's simplicity.
Entry level quality
Well made and fun to ride!
With water bottle mounts, drop bars, and 21 speeds to handle the ups, downs and in-betweens, this bike will take you where you want to go, fast.
Road bike information:
- Good for multiple pavement uses
- Narrow high pressure tires with minimal tread
- Drop handlebars reduce air resistance
Shimano components, easy assembly
With a Shimano rear derailleur and A050 thumb shifters, the Aluminum Road Bike will arrive partially assembled in a large cardboard box. Remember if you assemble it yourself, bring it to a local shop for a safety check/tuning by a qualified bike mechanic.
Clean, no frills look
The 6061 double butted aluminum frame is durable, yet lightweight! Zoom around town on this speedy commuter, the 21 gears will take you places.
Vilano Bikes has offered affordable, quality bicycles since 2008. Check out the extensive online knowledge base with assembly helps, maintenance tips, product info and more.
Vilano Bikes, we make components, accessories and bicycles to fit all your cycling needs. Built to be reliable and high quality while being affordable.
- Product Dimensions : 54 x 8 x 29 inches; 170.06 Pounds
- Item model number : 700-ROAD-GRY-50
- Department : Unisex
- Date First Available : June 29, 2015
- Manufacturer : Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
- ASIN : B008CE9KR0
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- #118 in Road Bikes
- Customer Reviews:
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* Price. Not much out there that can beat this bike in the price range.
* Relatively light frame.
* Clean look to the bike.
* Can be upgraded.
* Its a road bike, it is fast.. faster than a mtb or hybrid. 18+ mph can be easily achieved on this bike.
* Needs upgraded.
* May want to replace the brakes.
* Shifting levers are oddly placed and plastic, shifting this bike mid ride sucks.
* Tires will need replaced as they are low quality.
Overall: This bike really is great for the money, good for an entry level road bike that you will want to make upgrades over time. This will also make for an amazing cheap commuter bike.
While this bike has very basic hardware, I have a bike that I feel like I can ride comfortably, safely, and even enjoyably. And as I get more into cycling, I have a nice platform from which to work from.
Finally, the seller was very responsive (<24 hours) and helpful when I expressed concerns about a bent spoke and a wobble on the front wheel. The box looked like it had been graciously kicked while in the loving hands of UPS. I decided to true the wheel first and get the opinion of my local bike shop if it was actually damaged or just a cosmetic issue. They trued the wheel right up and it's in perfect shape. Had it been damaged, the seller had pledged me a replacement wheel, free of cost. That's great business attitude.
I could get over the awkward shape of this bike, cheaply made shifters, and dangerous brake placement, but this is one of the hardest bikes I've ever ridden. I typically can bike 15 miles and barely break a sweat, but this bike is HARD. I barely rode 5 miles and I was exhausted. This bike is definitely not smooth (I had it professionally assembled). I highly recommend getting a different bike, spend the extra $50 And go to Bikesdirect.com
Arrived in a single box, with the trickier parts already assembled. Take care removing it from the box, as the handlebars and cranks were placed between the spokes on the wheels. Handlebars and seat attach with metric allen wrenches, fork tightened with imperial ("standard") allen wrenches, and pedals go on with a simple adjustable crescent wrench. The factory did an alright job setting up the shifters, but YMMV. The brakes needed to be adjusted. Suffice to say some assembly is required, but it's nothing you can't handle with a couple of hours and some yt videos.
A few things to note after a first ride: The handlebars are not the best. The rubber boot on the brake handle is loose enough to compromise your grip, and there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the brake handles ( I like them closer to the bar). Also the tires seem a little suspect, but the rims were true enough. If you ride for a commute the seat is fine, but longer rides would be better with a nicer saddle.
That said, the bike was a steal at $200 delivered, and it is still a marked improvement over anything you could get locally at this price.
Top reviews from other countries
1. It arrives partially assembled and was well packaged in a cardboard box reinforced at key areas.
2. Assembly consists of adding seat & seat post, connecting handlebars to neck, bolting pedals and screwing on reflectors etc. You'll need to provide your own tools for this so make sure you've got some screwdrivers, 10mm wrench/sockets, hex wrenches. I also checked everything else and found the fasteners were reasonably tight from the factory which is good.
3. Some adjustment will be necessary - specifically centering the side pull brakes and rear derailleur. This is not particularly difficult but might be frustrating for people who are not familiar with the process.
4. Overall the aluminum frame (the main selling feature) is nice quality for the price, although it's certainly not lightweight. The components are either no name or low-end Shimano - the shifters were truly terrible so I replaced them with some indexed Shimano hardware I had. The grip tape is an odd foam material with a bad feel and likely not that durable so I also replaced that. The tires were my only other complaint - they're very narrow (700C x25) and a no-name tire with poor tread. I replaced with a 700x32 commuter tire immediately.
So I ended up spending about $75 for 'upgrades'. You could ride it out of the box but it wouldn't be great. Add a few other higher quality components and it's not a bad bike, even at $350 once you've upgraded the worst components. Will see how it holds up over the summer.