Product Comparison: Vilano Shadow 2.0 vs Giordano Libero

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Vilano Shadow 2.0 Road Bike is an inexpensive entry level bike that will get you road riding! Take this bike on your next group ride, try some interval training, or even commute to work on it. Shimano STI shifters offer both shifting and braking in a single unit. The Shadow 2.0 is a lightweight road bike ready for anything.
The bike that started it all is back and better than ever. The beautifully made, hand crafted, lightweight 6061 aluminum frame continues to be the foundation for this well thought out road bike.
Shadow 2.0
Key Specs
Number Of Gears
Road Bike
Road Bike
Frame Material
6061 Double Butted Aluminum
6061 Aluminum
Suitable For
From 5'7" to 5'10"
From 6'2" to 6'5"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Vilano Shadow 2.0 Road Bike - Shimano STI Integrated Shifters
  • The bike is nice and lite and fun to ride.
  • It's a great bike - it's super lightweight and I feel like it's way speedier than my other bike of which is technically lighter and "nicer".
  • Impressions on quality are great; the frame, crank, and Tourney groupset work perfectly fine and the seating position is pretty comfortable after a little personalizing.
  • The brakes are good and the frame is well designed and it's light for an entry level bike.
  • The frame is very light yet durable and I am easily able to carry it up the two flights of stairs in my house.
Giordano Libero 1.6 Men's Road Bike-700c
  • This bike is perfect for someone who wants the thrill of flying down hills at 35 mph, the challenge of conquering those same hills on the way up and the satisfaction of getting a great workout.
  • Weight wise, it's not the lightest thing I've ridden, but I'm okay with that as it's not like I'm out racing the bike.
  • I wanted a road bike for casual exercise with integrated shifters. It fits me well.
  • It is a perfect commuter bike and entry level road bike for someone who is not willing to spend too much money.
  • It is heavier than your average road bike (frame and components) but again for the price and the type of bike it is very expected.
Size & Weight
39 in.
41 in.
32 lbs.
34 lbs.
68 in.
68 in.
24 in.
18 in.
Platform w/ Toe Strap
VP Plastic Body with Alloy Cages
Wheel Size
28 in.
28 in.
28" x 1.125"
28" x 1.0"
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
Front Derailleur: Shimano FDAO50 / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris 8 Speed RD2400
Shimano A070 STI Integrated Brake Lever
Shimano ST2300 STI 16 Speed
Dual Pivot Alloy Caliper
Alloy Side Pull Front and Rear
What customers say about "Components"
Vilano Shadow 2.0 Road Bike - Shimano STI Integrated Shifters
  • It's been great so far. I ride city streets, 6 miles uphill and 6 miles back down(average about 8% grade). No flats so far on the stock tires.
  • Lighweight, STI shifters, good quality - and not just for the money. Greatest value/price ratio.
  • Smooth shifting after the tune up, fast, handles nice, best on smooth surfaces!
  • This bike is a really nice ride, the Tourney shifters are smooth and easy.
  • The bike performs flawlessly; shifting, braking, pedals, wheels, everything is superb!
Giordano Libero 1.6 Men's Road Bike-700c
  • It's been a fine commuter bike, tires have held up fine.
  • It shifts reasonably smoothly. In this price range I recommend it.
  • The gear shifting is really cool and the bike looks great.
  • I even tuned it up myself using videos on youtube and it shifts beautifully.
  • Not carbon-light but quite light considering the frame, components, and wheels.
Black / Red
700c 1 1/8" threadless Hi-Tensile steel fork
1 1/8” Threadless stem, Dual water bottle mounts
Alloy 42cm c/c
Anatomic Comfort
Velo Road Steel Rails
Foldable Design
Assembly Required
What customers say about "Features"
Vilano Shadow 2.0 Road Bike - Shimano STI Integrated Shifters
  • Fits like a glove. Everything else is highly adjustable: handlebars, neck, seat.
  • The seat does not look comfortable, but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't notice it at all during my rides.
  • Saddle is comfortable enough, and it feels lighter than I'd expected for an aluminum frame.
  • Quite a lot of bike for the low cost. Assembly was a snap, took about 30 minutes to go from box to road.
  • There are no directions for assembly, but wasn't an issue for me and went together easy peasy!
Giordano Libero 1.6 Men's Road Bike-700c
  • The bike is very easy to assemble. In fact I didn't find the assembly instructions until after I was done.
  • It is comfortable to ride, looks great, and makes you feel like you are on a much nicer bike.
  • It is also really sharp looking if you don't mind the flowery bar tape.
  • Assembly was easy. Not need to read the manual. Just youtube a little bit, and you will be fine.
  • Assembly really was a breeze and took a combined time of about 40 -45 minutes total, including adjustments and tire inflation.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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