If we have learned one thing over the years, it is that people love the Imola. Given the incredible component set, value, and lifetime warranty it is easy to see why, but we thought we could make it even better. So, for 2016 we decided to upgrade the Tommaso Imola yet again, making it undoubtedly the best value for any entry level road bike on the planet. We upgraded the handlebars, cassette, and brakes to a level that no other bike manufacturer can touch for $499. That’s right, the 2016 Imola has a full Shimano Claris Groupset! This full Shimano groupset goes onto the lightweight and ultra-durable 6061 SLA Aluminum compact frame with premium Tommaso Corsa TC20 wheels, making for the best Imola in our history. Unlike other brands, at Tommaso we don’t try to save a few bucks by using non-Shimano cranks as we believe your contact point with the bike is of unparalleled importance.
The Imola offers 24 speeds of pure power and performance wherever the road takes you. Thanks to the full Shimano Claris drivetrain, the components work together in perfect harmony, for maximum performance. This means the Imola can climb like a dream, while offering the speed you demand on the flats. But what is climbing and speed if you can't stop? Unlike other manufacturers who cut cost with no name brakesets, we upgraded the 2016 Imola to Shimano Claris brakes. We did this, because we think stopping on a dime is just as important as going fast.
The Imola frame was engineered by our design team using the latest advances in shaped tubing and frame design to produce a lightweight, but powerful frame. The frame uses a compact geometry which provides a smoother ride and increased power transfer when compared to other frame geometries. The frame is also rack ready to meet your commuting and touring needs. These frames are built to last and we back it up with an industry leading lifetime frame guarantee.
The Tommaso Corsa TC20 wheelset was designed to be both light and durable. Built with 20 radial laced spokes in the front and 24 spokes in the rear this wheelset not only looks great, but also is built to take the punishment of many miles of hard riding.
The Imola comes equipped with our exclusive UltraCompact handlebar which allows every rider to ride more comfortably in the drops, which reduces your wind resistance and allows you to ride longer and faster. The top portions of these bars are flat to reduce wrist strain and improve overall feel.
Topping off the Imola is an upgraded Tommaso – WTB Volt saddle. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with one of the best saddle makers in the industry, WTB, to design a saddle that will provide you with both performance and all day comfort. Once you ride on this saddle you’ll wonder why other brands don’t do the same.
You are probably wondering how we can possibly sell such an unbelievably well-equipped bike at a price the competition just can’t touch. We can offer great value and the lowest prices, because all Tommaso bikes are sold directly to the consumer, eliminating multiple levels of the supply chain so we can provide bikes at prices the major brands won’t even consider. Check the Compare Tab to see how Tommaso ranks up against the competition.
The Tommaso Imola, like all our bikes comes with our industry exclusive “Ready to Ride Build” and our “Risk Free 7 Day Test Ride”.
Ready to Ride Build: The Ready to Ride Build is simply the best bike build in the industry, period. Our Barnett’s certified bike techs do a full 65 point build that allows us to ship you a 99% assembled and fully tuned bike that can go from box to the road in less than 10 minutes. Click Here to see the video on this unbeatable service.
Risk Free 7 Day Test Ride: We have such confidence in the quality and value of our bikes that we are the only bike manufacturer in the industry to offer a Risk Free 7 Day Test Ride on every bike that is shipped with a Ready to Ride build. This Test Ride allows you to test your new bike for 7 days. So, if at the end of the 7 days you are not in love with your new bike, simply call our friendly customer service team and we will give you a full refund and pay for the return shipping. Simply put, we only want 100% satisfied customers and will do whatever it takes to make you one, that is our guarantee. Click Here to read all about the 7 Day Risk Free Test Ride.
The 2016 Tommaso Imola is well equipped with some of the finest components to ensure a great ride for years to come:
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