Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20
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Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20

Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike Review

The Vilano Urbana Single Speed  is as minimal as it can get. With coaster breaks there are no cables to worry about and it is super light weight, just 21.5 lbs!

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Specifications

  • Colors: Gray, Black, White
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Aluminum
  • Seat Post: Aluminum
  • Brake: Coaster
  • Wheels: 20″ Wheels
  • Weighs: 21.5 lbs
  • Mounts for water bottle & rear rack

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Performance

When I first opened up the Vilano Urbana it was striking just how simple this bike is. There’s no flash or flare, but when I picked it up…perfection! This bike weighs 21.5 lbs. That’s super light even compared to other single speed folders. The Urbana is lighter and less expensive than the favorited Dahon Speed Uno, although very similar in design.

The Urbana features coaster breaks, which will really take you back to your childhood. They may take a little getting used to this time around. I felt a little less precision when using the coaster breaks than with my others with handle breaks. The improvement here is just a lot less to mess with and fewer parts that could potentially malfunction. I was also able to coast without pedaling.

Overall this a good and basic single speed folding option. Especially if you had your eye on the Dahon but didn’t want to spend the money. It’s light weight and folds easily to fit in the back of a vehicle or in your apartment.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Simple design
  • Less maintenance required

Cons

  • Coaster Breaks can decrease control
  • Single speed

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Review Overview

Design
9
Riding Experience
8
Durability
8.5
Mobility
9
8.6

Great

Great single speed bike - cheaper and lighter than the Dahon.

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