Giordano Trieste

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Release Year
Wheel Size
Numbers of Gears
29.0, 30.42 lbs
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Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

5 reasons to buy

  • Buyers felt that the Trieste’s low cost represented a great deal.
  • Two owners said the Trieste’s steel frame was sturdy.
  • One owner said their brakes and gears arrived “perfectly tuned”.
  • Standardized spacings made the Trieste upgradeable.
  • One buyer found the Trieste fairly easy to assemble.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Stamped rear dropouts seemed cheap and could bend with use.
  • At 30lbs without accessories, the Trieste was heavy.
  • Smooth tires were suited to roads, but not gravel.
  • One owner’s bent fork made it impossible to centre the front wheel, from new.
  • An owner’s handlebar tape melted off after a hot day.

Bottom line

Some riders were happy with the Trieste as a starter bike, for use on daily commutes. Smooth tires suited it to city use. The steel frame was weighty but seemed sturdy. However, for this rock-bottom price, corners were sometimes cut. This includes pressed dropouts on the rear wheel stays. These are more prone to flex and may not suit rigorous off-road use. Peeling bar-tape and an off-centre fork were also factors to consider. It’s rare to find gravel bikes priced this low.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

61/100 based on 14 ratings
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#87 Best Commuter - City
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#38 Best Gravel - Adventure
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#61 Best Road
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