“6 month” update on my low-end Vilano Tuono road bike. I’m happy to report the bike is in great shape after 1000+ miles of riding, with zero repairs, flat tires or other major problems. Available for under $275 USD shipped, this model is an absolute steal. HIGHLY recommended as a first road bike for those on a tight budget.
-Brake pads are loud
-Poor wet traction
-Rear derailleur needs occasional adjustments
-Thumb shifters take some getting used to
-Non-indexed front derailleur often rubs on chain
-Aluminum frame very light and NOT too stiff
-Quiet, quick gear changes
-Great dry traction
-Zero flats and tubes hold air for a long time
-A fast, neutral ride
I ride the Tuono 5-6 days a week, and love it. After 9 months, I’m ready to upgrade to a nicer model with better components, but still can’t believe how nice it is for how little I paid. A comfortable and confident ride and a great way to introduce yourself to road biking.