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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Tommaso Imola. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
5 reasons to buy
- Some riders liked the color and general presentation of the Imola.
- It has been described as light, when compared to other bikes in a similar price range.
- A number of reports suggest that the Shimano Claris shifters work smoothly.
- The Imola is very cheap. Many owners relished the low price.
- Two owners described the ride given by the Imola as stiff and responsive.
5 reasons not to buy
- Wheels arrived bent and beyond repair, new in the box. Other reports mention over-tensioning, vertical wobble and being out of true. Numerous owners paid for repair or replacement. In response to a complaint, the manufacturer stated that the bike should be assembled and ‘tuned’ by a bike mechanic – and that buyers should not expect wheels to arrive trued.
- Many riders found the saddle to be uncomfortable; hard and unforgiving.
- Users remarked upon the heavy frame and crank. Some felt it was a road - but not a race - bike.
- Aside from the Shimano Claris kit, componentry was often referred to as ‘low quality’.
- A couple of riders stated that they had to spend so much in upgrades and repairs – that they would buy a name-brand bike the next time around.