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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Giordano Libero. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
6 reasons to buy
- The appearance and finish of the Libero drew positive comments from buyers.
- For a complete, road-ready bike, the Giordano is considered to be at the lowest end of the price range.
- The 6061 aluminum frame is seen as light and sturdy, considering the low cost.
- A large number of reviewers were drawn to the Libero as a starter bike for road cycling, when they weren’t sure if they were going to pursue cycling as a long-term hobby.
- The STI shifters were a feature that wasn’t expected on such an inexpensive bike.
- When rolling, the Libero gave a smooth ride and good control to most.
9 reasons not to buy
- Almost every review mentioned that the saddle was uncomfortable.
- The purchaser can assemble the bike themselves but it will require adjustment at your local bike store.
- More than one user mentioned that cranks sheared from their thread, came loose or snapped.
- Brake force is generally seen as weak and most riders recommended replacing brakes and brake-pads.
- The bike arrived with missing / faulty parts, incorrect assembly or damage in a few instances.
- In most instances, reviewers disliked the tires and saw them as low quality and lacking durability.
- Although the STI shifters are an advanced design, they often struck riders as clunky.
- Despite being lighter than some commuters, the Libero is heavy for its intended use as a racing bike.
- A number of users found that the chain rubbed along the chainguard.