Giordano Libero

80/100
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25.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on 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.

Bottom line

The Libero provides an option for low-cost entry into road-riding, at the very bottom of the price-range. While this bike isn’t seen as professional in any sense, it was well regarded by those that wanted to use it as an introduction into cycling as a sport. Most reviewers were in agreement that the Libero could do with some personal upgrades because components sometimes failed or were short-lasting. However, because of the very low price of the bike, it was generally rated favorably.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

80/100 based on 234 ratings
  • 5 star
    50%
  • 4 star
    31%
  • 3 star
    7%
  • 2 star
    3%
  • 1 star
    8%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#24 Best Road
Bottom 20%
#80 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 40%

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Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Giordano Libero
80
Average All Bikes
80
Average Giordano Bike
74
Average Road Bike
85