Tommaso Imola Endurance Aluminum 24 Speeds Road Bike Review
There is nothing more exciting than riding that perfect bike. This gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment which are key to growing you as a bike rider. Tommaso bikes embody these because they are made in such a way that they are high quality, performance bikes and regardless of your budget, you are able to afford one.
The Tommaso Imola Endurance road bike is no exception and is one that will surely live up to and exceed your expectations. It is a high quality, durable two wheeled machine but affordable and accessible to almost everyone at the same time. It showcases the passion that Tommaso has in bike making and improving riding experience.
Around 27 pounds
Lightweight steel fork
Six different sizes
Shimano R2000 Claris shifters, 700c road bike tires, carrier racks
Tommaso Imola Endurance 24 Speeds Road Bike Features:
Strong, Lightweight Construction:
This bike's high performance is highly attributed to its lightweight construction. It has a lightweight 6061 aluminum frame which is designed to make you ride at fast speeds with minimal drag. Its steel forks are strong enough to take on rough vibrations on uneven roads without breaking. It also has lightweight Tommaso Corsa TC20 rims which offer extreme performance because they are easy rolling and are strong enough to tackle all road conditions. All these give it durability and good performance.
Perfectly Aligned Drivetrain:
The Imola road bike is probably the only entry level bike equipped with a full Shimano R2000 Claris group set. These parts work seamlessly together because they were designed to work with each other. The result is a smooth, high performance and flawless riding experience. The shifters and derailleurs give you an easy time changing gears to tackle flat or hilly terrain while the brakes grip onto the rims synchronously to stop the bike in the shortest distance possible.
Brakes are especially important in high performance bikes in order to give you complete control at high speeds to prevent accidents. The crank is strong and durable and can fit almost any type of pedal that suits your preference. It holds the chain in place and turns smoothly when changing gears to give you an uninterrupted flow when riding.
A Good Number of Speeds:
Road biking riding usually takes you through different terrains. Hilly roads in particular require slow speeds or lower gears when ascending while flat roads requires faster speeds so that you can cover more ground.
This road bike has 24 speeds which are enough to get you almost anywhere comfortably. The bike crank has three gear rings while the cassette has eight gear rings from which you can select the speed you want while riding. With these many speeds, you practically have a speed for almost any type of terrain.
Comfort is something that is always overlooked because it has to be felt rather than seen. Many bikes look good but feel uncomfortable and in the end ruin the whole riding experience. Tommaso however has made sure to give the Imola road bike comfort so that you feel good and look good when riding it. Its frame has a compact geometry while its handlebars have a shallow drop.
These give you a perfectly relaxed riding position across all riding styles. The bike also has the 700c 25mm tires which are wider and make turning easier by giving you more control. These wider tires also absorb shocks better from rough ground, giving you a smoother ride. Shock absorption is further increased by a WTB volt saddle which is cushioned to give you comfort when you are in a sitting position.
This bike is as high performing as it is practical. It has plenty of drillings in its frame for attaching fenders (to protect you from dust or mud) and for attaching a rear carrier. Rear carriers is really useful for carrying and storing accompanying items such as water bottles when going for long rides.
Comes in a Variety of Sizes and Color:
The Imola road bike is designed for people of almost every height. It has 6 variations in frame sizes which include the XXS for the extremely short people (4'9" to 5'1" in height), the XS for 5'2" to 5'6" riders, S for 5'6" to 5'8- riders, M for 5'8" to 5'11"- riders, L for 5'11" to 6'2"- riders and finally XL for the 6'2"- to 6'5"- tall riders.
This includes almost all height of adult riders and further acknowledges the fact that Tommaso bikes are accessible and usable by all. Furthermore, these bikes come in different colors which include black, burnt orange and white, giving you more options to choose from.
Who Can Use this Bike:
This bike is not limited to use by one sex. It is a gender neutral bike that features a lower top tube which is comfortable for both men and women. It is also not limited to newbie bike riders. It is a high performance bike that can be used by both beginners and those bikers who are returning to the sport after a long break. However, it is not ideal for professional riders because it is an entry level bike and might not meet the extreme performance needs of these types of riders.
When new, the bike will require assembly to correct the gears, align the wheels and possibly replace the pedals which are low quality and are packaged that way to give you the option of buying and installing the ones of your choice.
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How light is this road bike?
A: It is pretty light. It weighs less than 30 pounds. This is meant to give you good performance.
Q: Does the bike come with pedals?
A: It comes with platform pedals but it is recommended to change them because they are not meant for high performance.
Q: Does it have quick release tires?
A: Yes. Both the front and rear wheels are quick release. They can be removed and replaced very easily.
Q: Is this bike ready to ride?
A: This bike requires assembly before riding. It comes with its handlebars, wheels, saddle, and pedals disassembled and has no assembly instructions so you need to take it to a bike shop for professional assembly.
The Tommaso Imola road bike is certainly one of a kind. Despite being an entry level road bike, it has high quality features for good performance. While it is expensive and requires expensive professional assembly, it cannot be compared to other entry level road bikes. It combines good performance and most importantly durability which beats all the entry level competitors making it ideal for all the newbies and "returning" bikers.