Tommaso Sentiero Tourney is the first road bike we decided to review in 2018. The reason we choose this bike is the price. It starts at $499.99 which is a great price tag for any Tommaso bike in general.
Also, many bikers when they decide to enter into the world of road cycling, look for a roadie below $500. And here comes one of the biggest issues with road bikes and low budgets. Most of the cheap ones are crap, and you would regret buying one. There are some exceptions to this rule of course.
We have reviewed many good, reliable and still affordable road bikes during the years but any new entry is welcome – especially from one of our favorite bike companies – Tommaso.
So let’s dive in into the Tommaso Sentiero Tourney Adventure Review.
Frame and Front Fork
This sub $500 road bike is a typical example of a bicycle made by Tommaso. It looks amazing in the black/blue colors as most of the bikes by this brand. The design is Italian and as we know Italians do know a thing or two about design.
The frame is made of aluminum and it’s really very compact and minimalistic. This is the new trend in 2018 and Tomasso decided to participate in it even with the cheapest bikes on their line. Combined with the SST front fork the frame gives really nice and premium feel of the bike.
Another great thing about this bike is that Tommaso gives a lifetime warranty for the frame and the fork which is not very common for such a cheap road bike.
Tommaso Sentiero’s frame is drilled for all varieties of racks and fenders, making the bike a great choice for commuters and adventurers.
Performance, Speed, and Comfort
As you may already notice in the name of the bike – it uses 3×7 Shimano Tourney Groupset. Also features featuring a 30/39/50T Claris crankset and 12x28T Tourney cassette. All this means that the Tommaso Sentiero is a great bike for any type of terrains, conditions, and roads. It seems really good choice not only for flat roads but also for climbing big hills.
Tommaso Sentiero is a very quick, and comfortable bike by any means. But it’s also rugged, durable and capable of running on all terrains. Due to the Tommaso TC-20D rims with 28 spokes you can rely on the bike even if you are a very heavy rider. The stopping power of the road bike is provided by the Tektro Lyra disc brakes which are very good for such an affordable road bike. They stop really well in practically any conditions – no matter if it’s wet or dry.
Another feature if this bike which I love is the saddle. Most bike saddles which are included in the cheap bikes are very uncomfortable and low-quality. In this case, Tommaso decided to fit the bike with a high-quality saddle for additional comfort and cushion for hours of riding.
In conclusion, I will say that the Tommaso Sentiero is a perfect road bike for beginners. It’s cheap, reliable, good-looking, and also very quick and comfortable. It’s one of the best road bikes you can buy below $500.
Probably you notice that there are no Amazon reviews yet, but the product is really new and this is normal. I’m pretty sure that the Tommaso Sentiero will get many five stars reviews in the upcoming months. If you plan to make your first century-ride ( 100 miles ) then probably the Tommaso Sentiero is a perfect choice – long-distance rides would be easy with it.
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