Product Comparison: Vilano Shadow 2.0 vs Vilano Shadow 3.0

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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 Vilano SHADOW 3.0 is the newest offering in our extremely popular SHADOW line. It's an affordable entry level road bike well suited for commuting, exercise / fitness, or club rides.
Shadow 2.0
Shadow 3.0
Key Specs
Number Of Gears
Road Bike
Road Bike
Frame Material
6061 Double Butted Aluminum
6061 Double Butted Aluminum
Suitable For
From 5'7" to 5'10"
From 5'7" to 5'10"
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.
Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike Shimano STI Integrated Shifters Tektro Disc Brakes, 2018
  • The bike felt light-weight despite its aluminum frame has actually average weight.
  • The bike is pretty impressive. The frame is very well made.
  • I use this as my commute bike, mainly for taking on the train. Great for a daily ride.
  • This road bike is great! It rides wonderfully and is a really sharp looking bike!
  • I find the efficiency and low weight of this bike very impressive.
Size & Weight
39 in.
40 in.
32 lbs.
32 lbs.
68 in.
68 in.
24 in.
20 in.
Platform w/ Toe Strap
Platform w/ Toe Strap
Wheel Size
28 in.
28 in.
28" x 1.125"
28" x 1.125"
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney / Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
Shimano A070 STI Integrated Brake Lever
Shimano STI Integrated Brake Lever
Dual Pivot Alloy Caliper
Mechanical Dual Disc
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!
Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike Shimano STI Integrated Shifters Tektro Disc Brakes, 2018
  • Great shifters. Good quality parts. The bike is phenomenal and is well worth the pain of assembling it.
  • The advantages of the bike is obvious. You get disk brakes, 2x7 gears and integrated shifters.
  • Shimano Tourneys is a pretty cheap groupset, but its perfect for a person who hasn't ridden a bike in a few yrs.
  • Light weight, with easy to use shifters.
  • The bike has very little rolling resistance if you are able to adjust the brakes correctly.
700c 1 1/8" threadless Hi-Tensile steel fork
Aero Frame w/ Integrated Headset & Internal Cable
Anatomic Comfort
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!
Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike Shimano STI Integrated Shifters Tektro Disc Brakes, 2018
  • The paved hilly trail I usually rode on had bumps sometimes but at least for now no deterioration is found on spokes, stems, saddles or so. Those make the bike very cost-effective.
  • The bike took me about 2 hrs to set up. That's putting the bike together and indexing the gears.
  • So far the weight and design is nice, shifters and handlebars are ok.
  • Great looking bike very easy to assemble.
  • The assembly is quick and easy. The shifters did not need any tuning and performed fast and accurately right out of the box.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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