Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike
|Price:||$194.01 - $357.02|
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About Giordano Bicycles
Taking inspiration from Italy’s rich cycling history, Giordano is focused on providing enthusiast level bicycles and accessories with an unrivaled value statement.
Our bicycles and related cycling accessories fuse tradition with the latest advancements in bicycle design and technology. At Giordano, our goal is to provide you with safe products that will serve your enthusiasm for cycling for many years to come. We use only the best materials in crafting our products to the highest quality standards; our products don't ship until we are confident they are safe enough for our own families.
The Rapido Single Speed Road Bike keeps things simple. At the heart of the Rapido you'll find a strong hand crafted aluminum frame with horizontal dropouts that can handle the abuse of the big city. The Rapido can be run as a fixed gear or with a standard freewheel thanks to the flip flop hub. The 32 hole alloy wheels roll on Kenda 700 x 32 tires that are capable of withstanding less than perfect roads. Available in men’s medium and large
- Aluminum frame and a steel fork
- Alloy Rims
- Rear Flip Flop Hub
- Alloy Side Pull Brakes
- Black Kenda 700 x 32 Tires
- Professional Assembly is recommended for your safety and riding enjoyment
Fits riders 5 feet 8 inches - 6 feet 0 inches height with an inseam of 29 - 32 inches.
Seat Tube- 50 centimeters measured center of BB to top of the top tube
Effective Top Tube- 54 centimeters
Weight- 29 pounds (weighed with pedals, all CSPS reflectors and kickstand)
Fits riders 5 feet 0 inch -6 feet 3 inch with a stand over of 31 - 34 inches.
Seat Tube- 54 centimeters measured center of BB to top of the top tube
Effective Top Tube- 55.5 centimeters
Weight- 29.03 pounds (weighed with pedals, all CSPS reflectors and kickstand)
- Frame- Tig welded Aluminum Frame with a steel fork
- Fork- Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
- Handle Bar- Steel Road 42cm c/c
- Stem- Alloy Quill 1inch 90 deg x 100mm
- Crank- Steel 3 Piece 170mm 44 tooth steel chain ring
- Bottom Bracket- Loose Ball and cone, English Thread
- Pedals- Alloy Cage with Toe Cips and straps
- Rims- 700c Alloy Single Wall 32 hole with stainless steel spoke
- Hub Rear- Joytech Alloy 18 tooth freewheel and fix gear, bolt on
- Hub Front- Joytech Alloy High Flange, bolt on
- Tires- Kenda Black 700c x 32
- Seat Collar- Alloy
- Seatpost- Steel 25.4
- Kickstand- Steel
- Bar Tape- Cork
Top Customer Reviews
I love this bike. I currently have it set up in the fixed gear position and I'm utterly convinced this is the way bikes were meant to be driven. But I digress. This bike arrived in 2 days and it took me and my friend about 3 hours to put it together. When putting it together it bothered me that the brakes were not at the level I wanted and that the front wheel refused to spin freely - something was rubbing against but we could not for the life of figure out what it was. Forgot both those things the first time I took this baby out for a ride. Riding fixed gear basically eliminates the need for brakes so the other complaints about brakes on here are nullified. They work when I absolutely need them so I'm not complaining. I take this bike everywhere and it is holding up really well. Planning on continuing to use it throughout the Chicago winter so we'll see how that goes. The only thing I wish was different are the horrendous handlebars. Who, really, wants a zebra pattern on their handlebars. I'd have been overjoyed with a simple black or white. Anyway, the tires look great and are holding up really well so far. Chicago's potholes still haven't defeated them, and that's saying something. Great bike, love the price, love everything about it. Will probably end up marrying it when the timing is right.
For the first few weeks I really didn't change much, except that I took off the pedal clips because I find them annoying and not very useful for short inner city riding.
One thing to mention is the lack of stopping power. I adjusted the brakes to the proper positions and there still wasn't really a lot of power. They were okay though, for general use. You may be in trouble if you had to stop super fast though.
I then found some flat bars on craigslist, which I was planning to do when I bought the bike. In order to set them up I had to replace the brake levers and cables ($40 total at a local shop), but the bars (with grips) were only $10 so that made up for it! This made a huge difference in braking power, just because of the angle and easier use of the lever brakes. I put my own seat on, that I had, with an aluminum post and removed the decals and kickstand. It's amazing how much that little kick stand weighs! I put a front and rear light on the bike and mounted my computer to track mileage.
This bike is really great for the price! I couldn't find anything to suffice in a bike shop for less than $500, and this is way better than anything you can get a a sports and outdoor shop for comparable price.
I Switched out a couple of things I had from previous bikes. Flat handle bars, Brake Levers, Seatpost, Pedals. Removed all the stickers on frame and wheels, removed reflectors, chainring guard, kickstand (how many adults still use a kickstand) I'm 6' and the 56cm frame is fine.
Lighweight Aluminum Frame
Wheelset is also fairly light
Flip Flop Hub
All stickers can be removed easily including the one's on the wheels
Chainring on the crank is not removeable (cranks are steel)
Cheap Seatpost (replaced)seatpost is actually 27.2 (seatpost is steel)
Cheap Pedals (replaced)
Brakes not very good (will be replaced)Brakes are steel)
Handle Bar is fairly heavy (replaced)Steel as well
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