Giordano Libero 1.6 Men’s Road Bike-700c Review

This Giordano Libero 1.6 is the father of them all and it is back with a bang! The beautiful bike is designed to offer convenience and durability at a cheap price; it offers the sweetest deal a guy can ever ask for, going for less than 500 dollars.

Features

This Giordano Libero 1.6 still maintains its hand crafted, lightweight 6061 aluminum frame. It comes with strong and light weight aluminum 700c wheels. The manufactures have also designed it to easily suit climbing; it has derailleurs matched to an aluminum road 50-34 compact as well as Shimano Claris 16 Speed STI shifters.

Stability is important in ensuring safety and this bike is as stable as they come, you will feel as safe as a cub surrounded by a den of lions.

The frame feels very solid and the handle bars are strong enough to carry your weight easily. The bars feature a soft padding so that your hands remain protected even when riding in an uneven road. The ride is pretty smooth and you will always be in control of the bike even if you speed off.

Giordano Libero 1.6 Sizes & Design

So here comes the touchy issue of size, but there’s no need to panic, you will get your bike even if you are big as Anthony Joshua or as small as Manny Pacquiao. The bikes come in large medium and small sizes plus a manufacturer’s guide to help you identify the one that suites you.

  • Riders with a stand over of 33″-35″ and height of 6’2″-6’5″ should use the large (L) bike
  • Riders with a stand over of 30″-32″ and height of 5’8″ to 6’0″ should use the medium (M) bike
  • Riders with a stand over of 28″-30″ and height of 5’1″ to 5’8″ should use the small (S) bike

The color and design of this bike offers some much needed “Oomph” that will make you the envy of town. This fine piece of metal comes with some cool manly colors (red/white color combo.)

 

Advantages

  • Dependable and inexpensive.
  • You can easily assemble it by yourself.
  • It’s suitable for transport and fitness because it is appropriately light weight.

Disadvantages

  • When put to serious road work, the bolts and screws are likely to fall off. You should always ensure they are tight enough. For serious training, consider road bikes under $1,000.
  • The white tape is prone to dirt.
  • When at maximum speed, the brakes are not very responsive.

Improvements

This bike offers decent services for its price; however, it can still be improved if you are willing to spend more. You might need to upgrade the seat because it is quite uncomfortable. One good seat is here for example.

It has good brakes and shifters but a more expensive bike offers better. It is also common for the derailleurs to be a bit off and therefore it’s advisable to get a quick tune-up at your nearest bike shop (cost around $75-$100).

The Giordano Libero 1.6 comes with bottom-of-the-line tires. To avoid being stranded with a flat tire, you should consider upgrading them.

Remember, some of these issues can be ignored or fixed at a cheap price. Therefore, this bike is still cheaper than purchasing a more costly one.

Conclusion

The Giordano Libero 1.6 Men’s Road Bike is great for transport in your day to day activities, for entry-level roadies, casual rides and exercise routines. Just like a well balanced meal, it offers a combination of beauty, convenience and stability for an awesome riding experience.

If you are new to biking, then we would recommend this bike for you because it offers everything you need to rate the sport. The well thought out bike is also great for people who want to keep fit at an affordable budget since it offers value for money.

Giordano Libero 1.6 Men's Road Bike

8.3

Components

7.5/10

Price

9.0/10

Weight

8.5/10

Speed

8.5/10

Durability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Nice design
  • 16 Gears
  • Great price/quality balance
  • Weight

Cons

  • Low-end components
  • Saddle
  • White tape gets dirty