Gama Postino

67/100
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34.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Gama Postino. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • Gama’s design on this bike is innovative and different.
  • Rack and mudguard options are provided by two pairs of eyelets on the front fork.
  • The equipped brakes provided satisfactory stopping power.
  • Some owners called the Postino strong and sturdy.
  • The subtle olive-green color was attractive and tasteful.
  • A rack comes provided – and has plenty of bars for straps and hooks.
  • The provided manual was described as fairly decent.
  • One owner felt that the quality of the rear derailleur was satisfactory.
  • Plenty of clearance on the front fork allows for fitting fatter rubber.
  • The Postino’s tires were seen to be reasonably good.
  • A number of reviewers found that only partial assembly and fine-tuning was required.

12 reasons not to buy

  • Fenders frequently arrived dented and damaged. One owner reported having to return the whole bike for a replacement.
  • The bike sometimes arrived with unacceptable damage, including a dented headtube which made it impossible to attach the stem and bars.
  • The bike was known to arrive with a dented front derailleur and dented chainstays.
  • Missing parts included a vital washer and a saddle-clamp, meaning a saddle could not be attached.
  • The frame material was considered dangerously thin and weak, by one owner.
  • More than one owner had difficulty adjusting the front brake.
  • Some users found instructions to be pretty average. They had better luck using an online video.
  • Components were generally seen as cheap.
  • The front fender tended to contact with some riders’ feet while pedaling.
  • A common complaint was that the kickstand was too long and required trimming.
  • An owner reported that the paintwork was uneven and cracked.
  • In at least one instance, wheels arrived warped and required truing.

Bottom line

The Gama Postino features an innovative design and attractive colorway, accompanied by low-range components and some questionable quality-control issues. The frame’s thin and light tubing has a tendency toward denting in transit. This suggests that weak steel may be used in construction. The manufacturer has sometimes failed to pack in vital components and have also thrown in a kickstand made for a bike with larger 700c wheels. When choosing a hybrid, these matters are cause for concern.

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User Ratings

74/100 based on 16 ratings
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#76 Best Commuter - City
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#30 Best Hybrid
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#144 Best of All Bikes
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