Tommaso Imola

79/100
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Users (128 ratings)
88
Experts (0 reviews)
0
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. 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.

Bottom line

The Imola is only available online and has received mixed reviews. While there are a number of four and five- star reviews on the manufacturer’s own homepage and elsewhere, some of these are superficial assessments at best – and include reports that they’d “...got a good deal because the wheels were the only thing they had to replace”. Speaking of wheels, those on the Imola have received some worrisome reviews. One expert mechanic working on a brand new Imola, reported that the wheels were so over-tensioned that the rims were bent and had to be replaced. It might look like a competition bike, but with this weight and geometry, it’s a commuter or recreational ride at best. Apart from the Shimano Claris drivetrain, components are only OK. You will find reviews from satisfied owners online. This is a cheap bike but it may end up costing you more, further down the road...

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Tommaso Imola (Road Bike) Warning

Level 1 expert

I know for the most part I am speaking to the choir, but be careful guys with these internet “great deal” sellers. To the sellers credit, they did offer him a complete refund including back shipping. Good deal there I think.

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User Ratings

88/100 based on 128 ratings
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  • 4 star
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  • 2 star
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