Tommaso Illimitate

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Facts

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Weight
24.9 lbs
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Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

10 reasons to buy

  • By reports, the Illimitate rode well on roads, gravel and dirt.
  • Shifting with the Shimano Tiagra drivetrain was described as “crisp and precise”.
  • Some owners saw this rig as great value for the price, considering componentry.
  • Own-brand wheels were said to be strong, but heavy.
  • XL sizes fit big guys, 6’2” and up.
  • Buyers said the Illimitate was sleek and cool looking.
  • One owner said that the Illimitate was a comfortable ride.
  • Customers lauded responsive, U.S.-based customer service.
  • Owners found it easy to assemble, in an almost unbelievable 20 minutes.
  • The aluminum frame was described as sturdy.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Numerous buyers found this bike to be heavy, mostly due to the frame.
  • Own-brand wheels were said to be heavy, but strong.
  • Flat areas on handlebars were wide and may not fit lights and other accessories.
  • Paint chipped easily, according to more than one buyer.
  • Braking was described as poor.
  • One owner received undersized cables, a faulty cassette and a bent disc rotor.
  • One buyer claimed untrue wheels, a misaligned frame and a faulty fork and stem.
  • After 6 months riding, an owner replaced both brakes and cassette bearings.

Bottom line

The Illimitate was seen as a good-value all-rounder. More than one owner described it as “good, but not great”. The reported weight of 24.9 lb seems reasonable, but numerous riders found it heavy. For pleased owners, it seemed to be a decent bike for casual, non-professional use. Known brand-name options are also available in this price range.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

69/100 based on 16 ratings
  • 5 star
    44%
  • 4 star
    19%
  • 3 star
    13%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
    25%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#41 Best Gravel - Adventure
Bottom 10%
#150 Best Commuter
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#6 Best Tommaso Bike
Bottom 20%
#392 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 10%

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