AVANTI 20" Lightweight Aluminum Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20
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AVANTI 20" Lightweight Aluminum Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20

AVANTI 20″ Lightweight Aluminum Folding Bike Review

This Vilano Avanti 20″ folding bike is a 6 speed aluminum bike that comes equipped with a rear rack and fenders. It is promoted as a commuter bike – ready to go. Let’s find out more!


  • Colors: Red, Black, White
  • Frame: 20 Aluminum Folding – with safety latch system
  • Stem: Foldable height adjustable
  • Shifters: Twist Grip 6 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Sunrun 6-Speed
  • Handlebar: Aluminum
  • Seat Post: Aluminum
  • Crank: 53T w/ Chain guard
  • Brake: Alloy V Brake
  • Rims: 20″ Alloy Double Wall
  • Weighs: 29.5 lbs
  • Accessories: Rack, Front/Rear Fenders



The Avanti refers to itself as “Lightweight”, but that is a relative term. Aluminum is lighter than steel but this bike weighs 29.5 pounds. I would say that is on the heavy end for a commuter but normal for this price range. It does come with the rack and fenders installed, so that could account for a couple pounds. Compared to the other Vilano 6 speed folders the Avanti finds itself in the middle. The Apex is 32 pounds and the Tempest is 27 pounds.

The Avanti comes with 20″ wheels, folding pedals, and 6 speeds. It folds up pretty easily, but does not really stay folded. I would mostly use this feature for storage purposes. I didn’t have any trouble shifting gears but it wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. This bike is not stocked with Shimano shifters and derailleurs like many other folding bikes. I think that is definitely worth noting especially if you are comparing this bike to another one.

Overall the experience matched the price-range expectations. I was able to handle a few moderate¬†inclines and the ride was pretty smooth. I didn’t try this out on anything but paved roads and wouldn’t recommend it for anything else.



  • Easy to fold and unfold
  • Rack and fenders come installed


  • Bulky and Heavy
  • Not a Shimano shifter

The list price for the Avanti is $381.30, but right now it is on sale for $199.00 on Amazon.

Review Overview



This is a low-end Aluminum frame folding bike.

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