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Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike

Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike

“What makes Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike a good bike? Find out below!”

Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike

Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike

The Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike features a hear flip-flop hub for running in fixed gear or freewheel single speed mode. Other details include a lightweight aluminium frame with horizontal dropouts and alloy wheels with Kenda 700 x 32 tires.

Product Specifications and Features

Single speed (no derailleur)

Lightweight aluminium frame

Rear flip-flop hub for switching between fixed and freewheel single speed

Calliper brakes (front and rear)

Alloy rims and hub

Kenda 700 x 32 tires (black)

Alloy cage pedals with toe clips

Steel kickstand

Weight: 26.5 pounds

The Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike has received favorable feedback at Amazon and is currently rated 4.2/5 stars.

The Negative Reviews

A few users have pointed out certain flaws in the Giordano Rapido. The ones that are particularly worth mentioning have been highlighted below.

A few users have complained about the Rapido’s seat. It is a bit hard and the seat post feels a little cheap. However, the sadlle can be replaced and most users have had no complaints.

The Rapido’s pedals may feel cheap to some riders, and can be replaces for better ones.

The brake levers are made of plastic. While they may suffice for most commuters, a few riders have replaced them for metal ones.

Some riders have mentioned that the Rapido’s handlebars are somewhat heavy. However, the bike is fairly lightweight, thanks to the aluminium frame.

The Positive Reviews

The Giordano Rapido has proved quite popular among its users and there are many who feel that it can do no wrong.

Most users have found the Rapido quite lightweight and nimble for city use.

The Kenda tires are thicker than traditional road tires, and can handle a fair amount of abuse.

The Rapido comes at a good price, and many owners agree that it looks far more expensive than it actually is.

The flip-flop hub is great for those who prefer a fixie sometimes and a freewheel other times. More at Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike Reviews

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Vilano Road Bike

Vilano Road Bike 21 Speed Review

“Short but must read review of Vilano Road Bike 21 Speed. Read it now!”

Vilano Road Bike

Vilano Road Bike

Vilano drift is fairly inexpensive and comes with simple features. With this bike, you do not have to bother yourself with complicated gears. You just have to jump on it and give it a go. Vilano comes with a double butted aluminum frame but is this enough to say that it is a good bike? If you want to know more about this road bike, remember that you can also check out some reviews online for more information before deciding to buy it.

Vilano Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano Pros

Assembling this road bike is relatively easy, compared to any other bikes. The instructions provided are very easy to understand and you can assemble it in as short as 30 minutes. If you are familiar with road bikes, you can even assemble it in as short as half an hour or you can do this if you understand the manual properly. That means you do not have to spend one whole day to assemble it and you can give it a ride as soon as it is done.

Another thing that you will surely love about Vilano road bike is its lightweight. You can make it jump even if you are not a good cyclist and that is how light this road bike is. Aside from its weight, another additional pro is its pick up speed. In just a few seconds you can already catch the speed you want compared to any other bike. Speed and weight is considered as the greatest advantage of this bike compared to any other road bikes.

When it comes to its appearance, you will see that it has a sharp neat look. As mentioned, it comes with a 6016 Double Butted Aluminum frame and 700c Double Walled CNC Alloy Machine Sides. These are just some of the things that you will surely love when it comes to its appearance. However, aside from knowing the pros or the advantages of purchasing a Vilano road bike, you should also consider its cons.

Vilano Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano Cons

Some people believe that the breaks of a Vilano road bike, although made of alloy caliper, are not of high quality. Cyclists believe that for a road bike, the brakes should be better. Another common complaint is the seat. The seat post of a Vilano road bike is made of alloy and the saddle is urban comfort. But most cyclists find it uncomfortable.

Full Specifications

– 21 speed
– 6061 Double Butted Aluminum Frame
– Shimano A050 Shifters
– 700c 1 1/8″ Treadles Fork
– Shimano Front Derailleur
– Shimano Rear Derailleur
– 700c Double Walled CNC Alloy Machined Sides Wheelset
– Alloy Tripe 50/40/30 Crankset
– 7 Speed Freewheel
– KMC Chain
– 700c x 25c Tires
– 1 1/8″ Integrated Headset
– Urban Comfort Saddle
– Alloy Caliper Brakes
– Alloy 27.2 Seatpost

Bottom Line

The bottom line is a Vilano road bike is an excellent bike for its price. If you want a bike that is light in weight, speed and with superb quality, then you should consider this bike, because you will not find any other bike with these features for an affordable price. However, if poor brakes and uncomfortable seat is an issue for you, then you might want to look for something else. Opt for the one with a better seating and better brakes.

You can purchase Vilano Aluminum Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano from your local retailer or online through Amazon. The price range from $250 to $350 and is considered extremely affordable for an excellent road bike. If you are not familiar with road bikes, you can do a research on the factors that have to be considered when looking for one. You can also read some reviews online to learn more about the pros and cons of road bikes or for this specific product. More at Vilano Road Bike 21 Speed

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GT Bikes

2014 GT Bikes Review

“2014 GT Bikes Review. What truly makes this bike different from the rest? Read below!”

GT Bikes

GT Bikes

GT’s timing could not have been better, with the Atherton’s double-double downhill victory coinciding with its 2014 product launch in Park City, Utah this weekend. The festivities took place at the Chateaux resort, where we were shown GT’s full lineup of its all new Fury DH bike at four price points – and two very promising 650B trailbikes. The vibe was that GT has re-committed to producing a range of bicycles that are worthy of the brand’s heritage – when the marquis was a proud symbol of all things good in our sport. If GT demonstrates that it has the staying power to carry this effort through the present decade, the heavy hitters that are leading the market today will have to give up a top spot on the hot seat.

Two New Trailbikes

Two years after the first prototypes were being tested in Germany, GT released its 130-millimeter-travel Sensor and 150-millimeter-travel Force at Park City. Both are built around 650B wheels and there are no plans to offer a 26-inch model in either the trail or all-mountain categories now, or in the future. The Force and Sensor are framed around two different chassis designs that, while they may share some common parts, are designed with different geometry, and cut distinctly different profiles.

Dan Atherton leads Hans Rey on a test session during the development of GT’s 2014 Force and Sensor. Both athletes were essential throughout the process, with Atherton pulling hard for the 150-millimeter-travel all-mountain Force and Rey giving the major input for the trail-oriented Sensor. Hans has a signature Sensor model in GT’s lineup.
The top offerings all feature high-modulous carbon construction, but GT also produced affordable aluminum versions to ensure that most of its core customers could pony up for a new Sensor or Force should the spirit move them. At the heart of the new bikes is a high-pivot rear suspension which is controlled by a simplified version of GT’s Independent Drive four-bar linkage called ‘Angle Optimized Suspension’ (AOS). GT backs up its new chassis with trail worthy components too. The short version is; great pedaling, low bottom bracket heights, slack head angles, extended top tube lengths and much lighter overall weights than anything GT has fielded in the history of its dual-suspension trailbike lineage.

The new Force is designated as an all-mountain bike that is more trail-oriented. GT was secretly testing and developing its 650B Force in Germany, where its design team, headed by Peter Denk, began with a list of performance demands and a blank computer screen. A number of aluminum test frames were built with adjustable suspension locations and in differing frame geometries to zero in on the right mixture of bomb-proof descending and XC-worthy climbing. Real-time testing by the likes of Dan Atherton and Hans Rey was backed up by electronic data acquisition in Germany and when the prototype Force was ready in principle, the final frame design was handed over to GT’s Jeremy Mikesell, who took the suspension hardpoints and frame numbers and crafted them into a sleek, high-modulous carbon frame. The result was a medium-travel ripper that feels low and slack – but won’t disappoint in the climbing and acceleration department.

GT’s 2014 Force Carbon Team. Complete geometry and final prices were not forthcoming at GT camp, but the most important numbers for the medium frame size are: head angle – 67.2 degrees, seat angle – NA, top tube length – 59.9 mm (23.6 inches), bottom bracket height – 347.9 mm (13.7 inches) and a wheelbase of 1162 mm (45.75 inches). The Force Carbon Team frame is reported to weigh 2.89 kg (6.36 pounds with shock) and the bike is said to weigh under 30 pounds.

New Suspension Platform

Force frames feature an exaggerated high-pivot swingarm (technically, the frame’s seat stays) that is large enough in all dimensions to resist the torsional stress meted out by a pro downhiller. GT’s Independent Drive system was redesigned and simplified and is now called ‘AOS’ for Angle Optimized Suspension. The effect is exactly the same, however, with the bottom bracket swinging slightly back and forth to track the swingarm’s rearward arc’ing axle path to eliminate all but a smidgen of its unwanted chain-growth effects. More about that later, all you need to know now is that AOS keeps the suspension moving without adversely affecting pedaling action and that the high-pivot swingarm gives the suspension superior performance over ragged terrain.


The Force frame is built with lateral stiffness in mind, but it is one of the lighter dual-suspension frames that GT has produced. Large-diameter frame tubes and wide, 15-millimeter suspension-pivot axles keep the frame stiff and light. Cables run externally below the down tube and the dropper seatposts are internally routed through a port behind the seat tube. To keep the bike’s weight low, the Fox CTD shock is driven by the upper end of the PathLink and through a seat tube tunnel. The 12-millimeter through axle uses a Maxle release system and all of the major frame pivots are clamped in place. The new frame design looks much cleaner and simpler than anything that has come from GT in a while – and the aluminum version is an identical copy. Sizes offered are X-small, small, medium and large.

GT got the parts right on the Force, with a Shimano XTR transmission, Fox’s latest Kashima CTD suspension, headlined by a Float 34 fork, tubeless Continental Trail King tires, wheels from e-thirteen, a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a 760-millimeter handlebar sitting on a 60-millimeter stem. The only questionable choice was the Shimano triple crankset, which GT’s mountain bike marketing director defended as a choice that they made to cater to the booming European market. I must not have drank the same Koolaid. Dan Atherton’s Force used a single, 32-tooth chainring and he was going pretty fast. I am sure that GT did their homework, but I would be happier with a 34/22, two-by crankset. The good news is that you can ditch the 40-tooth sprocket and switch it out with a bash ring. More at GT 2014: Four models of the Fury – and Two Trailbikes: 650B Sensor and Force

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