Getting a good road bike at a fair price always seems to be a lot easier for men than for the ladies. If by any chance you walk into a bike shop, the greater possibility is that you’ll come across many more bike frames for guys than for women. This might not be very fair, but anyway, it is unchangeable. That is just the way that it is.
Even though getting a good woman’s road bike seems like a great challenge today, there really are some great models out there that always come in affordable price. One of those great models is the Giordano Libero 1.6 Women’s Road Bike. This being a great road bike for ladies, there is no need to be put off by the fact that the manufacturing company felt the need to make the colors for it white and pink. However, this is the most obvious and the only color selection it comes with. However, we are all aware that women like colors other than pink and it’s not every woman who likes the color pink.
Giordano Libero 1.6 White/Pink Road Bike-700 Design
The Giordano Libero women’s road bike comes with a classic Italian bike design at a very affordable price. In case someone out there is shopping for a great bike for road racing competitions or just to commute to work, the Giordano Libero comes with everything you require. It has a good combination of a lightweight design and crabbed wheel package particularly for the production of speed as well as to absorb potholes’ shock and other rough conditions on the road.
This starts a 6061 aluminum hand crafted frame which is meant to gives the bike its lightweight traits and still offer it extreme strength and durability. For additional strength and stability, the front forks have been manufactured from high tensile steel, which is also good in helping them absorb much of the shock from the road.
Majority of the rest of the bike parts are made from very lightweight alloys that include the front and rear Shimano derailleurs as well as front/rear side pull brakes. The Shimano drivetrain is made up of 16 speeds well combine to aid the rider in the generation of a lot of speed for road racing or for daily fast commuting.
Giordano Libero 1.6 Road Bike-700 Set up and Assembly
The Giordano Libero bike comes almost fully assembled in a box and this is a great convenience that riders enjoy. Tuning and shifting might be a bit challenging for beginners. An assembly professional may need to attend to the assembly otherwise the gears will be rubbing against the derailleur. Most mechanically inclined riders will always enjoy the challenge and in most cases prefer making the adjustments all by themselves. Consumers who are not able to fully utilize all the settings may have a feeling that they don’t get the best out of this ride.
The assembly of this bike is pretty fast. The packaging before assembly is done in such a way that it is sufficient enough to avoid any form of damage to the bike. Although the bike has the lowest level Shimano components, bikers will be always get frustrated if at any one time their bike arrives in bad condition. Following this reason, the company has to pay a lot of attention to packaging of the on road bikes.
Giordano Libero 1.6 Road Bike-700 Maintenance
After some time of using this bike, a biker has to make a few adjustments and upgrades. In this instance, these adjustments are to account for cable stretch, brakes and some few others. The bike tires are also prone to regular flats. Though the tires are affordable, they are not durable and many users would choose to upgrade for this reason. The front fork and seat may also require some few upgrades. Some of the bikers choose to upgrade the fork to the Satellite Plus Bontrager Carbon fork which is a high quality fork available in affordable prices.
With the Giordano Libero, numerous upgrades and adjustments are possible with most of the consumers spending reasonable additional amounts of money in upgrades to customize their bikes to whatever preferences. Some of the bikes may also develop concerns on the white and pink colors which are highly attractive but also prone to getting dirty and becoming unpleasant. For this reason, some riders will prefer some other colors to these. The colors may also wear out and thus require repainting to keep the bike pleasant. The brake pads may also require replacement once they wear out. The bike can be easily cleaned and lubricants applied to the moving parts.
1. Custom made Aluminum frame.
2. Italian design.
3. Sixteen speed Shimano drive-train.
4. 700c Vitesse alloy rims.
5. Two water bottle mounts.
6. Thread-less alloy stem.
7. 52 cm top tube.
Pros And Cons
- Great looks and sturdy frame with a minimalistic design approach
- Wheels are well designed for all terrain.
- The bike is relatively cheap as compared to its quality.
- Simple and easy to assemble.
- The brake pads in most cases fail to stop the bike immediately.
- The thin tires may cause the bike to skid on gravel roads.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What is the diameter of the wheels on this bike?
A: The diameter of the wheels on this bike is 27 inches.
Q: What is the approximate height recommendation for the medium bike?
A: The best height recommendation for the medium bike would be 4 feet and 10 inches to 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Q: Is the bike good for rough roads?
A: Yes, the bike is well designed for all terrain including rough roads.
For anyone working to get in the game with an entry-level road bike then hundreds of options are always available. Nevertheless, the Giordano Libero 1.6 White/Pink women’s Road Bike-700c is one of the best bikes in the market.
For all those in need of a commuter bike or even a race bike: you can now call off the search. Yet, there are some few things to be aware of simply because, there has been no perfect bike. However, this doesn’t mean that the bike isn’t one of the best in the design line. It is ultimately one I would vouch for.