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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Vilano Shadow. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
6 reasons to buy
- As far as components go, the STI Shifters are the main feature of the Shadow. It isn’t common to find them on a bike in this price range.
- Some riders enjoyed the handling of this bike, especially on descents and turns.
- It was a common remark, that buying the Vilano Shadow is a good way to teach yourself bicycle maintenance.
- The Shadow comes in at the lowest price-point for road-bikes, with amateur enthusiasts describing it as a good entry into the sport.
- At under 11kg, this was a pleasingly lightweight option for entry-level riders.
- More than one owner was satisfied with the provision of two bottle mounts.
9 reasons not to buy
- While the caliper brakes were considered effective, the brakes were described as plasticky and some people experienced slippage.
- Numerous riders experienced problems with the pedals shearing off the crank after riding a short distance .
- The saddle was almost universally uncomfortable for users, being described as rock-hard.
- Assembly problems were rife for many consumers, with the general consensus being that this bike should be taken to a local bike store for set-up.
- A lot of reviewers replaced components and only reported a smooth ride once this money had been spent.
- A 7-speed cassette is rare on modern road bikes and riders reported a lack of range in some areas.
- Some riders reported wheels arriving out-of-true. For others, they came out of true quickly.
- A number of users experienced shifting problems.
- The biggest complaint for this bike was that this quality of componentry demands frequent tuning and adjustment.