Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Commuter Bike, 24-Speed

Last updated date: August 10, 2020

DWYM Score

8.1

Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Commuter Bike, 24-Speed

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Overall Take

The Vilano Hybrid Road Bike, 24-Speed has a strong aluminum frame that is durable and lightweight. A robust braking system is an important feature of the bike.


In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Vilano Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Commuter Bike, 24-Speed placed 18th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Shimano Disc Brakes The Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid 24 speed is an awesome bike for the ride to work and weekend fun, no matter the weather! The disc brakes provide plenty of control and stopping power in varied conditions. Key Features: Speeds: 24 Frame and Fork: 6061 Aluminum Front/Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX Shifters: Shimano EF 51 3/8 Speed, Integrated brake lever Rims: 700c Tires: Kenda 700c x 35c Brakes: Disc Assembly Information This bike will arrive partially assembled in a large cardboard box. Here is a brief list of what you need to do to complete assembly: Flip the stem, install front wheel Install handlebars Install saddle Install pedals (**the RIGHT pedal is installed clockwise, the LEFT counter clockwise**) True the wheels Tune the brakes, derailleurs While assembly is simple, we highly recommend bringing the bike to a local shop for a safety check/tuning by a qualified bike mechanic! Bike Sizing Information Choosing the correct bike size is important for safety and comfort. Ideally, there should be minimum of about 1"-2" between the rider and the top bar of the bike. To get the best fit, first measure your inseam. Column "B" on the size chart is the bike's stand over height. If you are in between sizes, go with the smaller frame size for the most comfortable ride. More Information Mechanical disc brakes give unparalleled braking power--even in wet or rainy conditions! This performance hybrid bike is the right bike for commuters, able to go distances over varied terrain with ease. The Vilano Diverse 3.0. perfect for weekend group rides or an afternoon on the rail trail. Vilano Bikes has offered affordable, quality bicycles since 2008. Check out Vilano's extensive online knowledge base with assembly helps, maintenance tips, product information and more.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.2
16 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
171 user reviews

What experts liked

The 6160 aluminum build, including fork makes the bike surprisingly lightweight.
- Bikes Reviewed
Flat handlebars allow you to use your bike for both on-road and off-road activities.
- Folding Bike Zone
Accommodating to people of varying heights.
- 10 Best Ranked
January 7, 2020 | Full review
The upright handlebar is designed to provide optimal comfort. This bike is not only affordable, but also durable.
- All Time List
December 22, 2019 | Full review
It comes with sturdy rims that help to maintain stability and also aide the robust braking system of the bike. The frame is aluminum made, also featuring fork fitting tires that are durable and strong.
- Portable Beasts
This bike features disc bakes to ensure they deliver the best performance. When you hit the brakes, you will stop almost instantly and that is a good thing.
- 5Best
It has an aluminum fork that dampens vibrations and neutralizes road bumps. It comes with 24 levels of speed. The 700c tires provide great versatility depending on terrain.
- SevenStarReviews
January 6, 2020 | Full review
Unique hydroformed alloy aluminum frame.
- Bikes Bros
It comes with free pedals and the fork is raised fairly high for higher speeds.
- Bike Jar
Works well on all road condition.
- Best Bike Picks
The aluminum 6061 frames will absorb the shock and also carry a lot of weight as well. It also comes with bent back handlebars.
- Best of Bikers
This integrates the 24 speed design to the bike and leaves the users with a fun weekend no matter the type of weather that they are riding in.
- The Hybrid Bike
The Vilano road bike has 24 speeds to ride on different speed ratio. It doesn't matter how the weather is! The disc brake provides you enough control and stopping power in various circumstances.
- Gear Bikes Review
Has an aluminum frame and suspension fork for comfort.
- One Sport Ninja
The disc brakes provide the bike with great stopping power.
- Cycling Hacker
January 3, 2020 | Full review
A lightweight aluminum frame with disc brakes establishes a sporty feel – instilling confidence through turns and quick decision situations. Rough roads and gravel are easily tamed with 35mm tires. Take whichever adventurous route you desire; terrain won’t be an issue.
- Best Comparer
January 2, 2020 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The top tube is arched for aesthetics but limits the clearance when straddling.
- Bikes Reviewed
Brakes could be better.
- Folding Bike Zone
The tuning required after purchase can result in a cyclist spending more, which is inconvenient.
- 10 Best Ranked
January 7, 2020 | Full review
Requires a fine tuning.
- All Time List
December 22, 2019 | Full review
It doesn’t have gears.
- Portable Beasts
This bike is slightly heavier than the alternatives. It weighs 41 pounds. Lifting it can be tough but most people should be able to handle it.
- 5Best
Lacks traditional shock absorption devices.
- Bikes Bros
Handlebars are not adjustable on this bike.
- Bike Jar
Seat can be uncomfortable because it is narrow.
- Best Bike Picks
There are not many distributors of inner tube of the bicycle.
- Best of Bikers
Assembly of the product is tricky.
- The Hybrid Bike
The pedal threading is a bit low quality.
- Cycling Hacker
January 3, 2020 | Full review
The bike will need some fine-tuning as you piece it together out of the box. It’s recommended that buyers take it to a bike shop to be built; this will guarantee you get the most out of your new bike.
- Best Comparer
January 2, 2020 | Full review

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An Overview On Bikes

If sitting in traffic every day isn’t your idea of fun, consider riding a commuter bike to work instead. That way, you can avoid all of the congestion while getting some exercise along the way. Not to mention, riding a bike is far more eco-friendly than driving in a car, so you’re also helping out the planet with your commute.

“Are you looking for a way to burn calories, be more active, improve your health and get some fresh air on your way to and from work? A commuter bike may be perfect for you,” says fitness expert Stephanie Mansour. “A commuter bike is used to travel to and from your work and home.”

With so many different bikes available, it’s hard to know which bike is the best for your commute. One of the most important things to consider is the length of your commute. This will affect what kind of bike you need and what kind of comfort requirements you’ll have. Also beware of the cycling conditions in your city, with respect to road conditions and cycling lanes.

“Unlike a recreational bike, a commuter bike needs to be comfortable for everyday use and the specific terrain on which your route will take you,” says Mansour. “Are you going up and down hills, in bike lanes within traffic, or through neighborhoods? Your route to and from work needs to be considered and kept n mind when purchasing a commuter bike. Also, what’s the weather like in your area? If you are dealing with rain, snow, or colder temperatures, a skinny tired bike is not the best for you.”

If your commute is under three miles, then you can use pretty much any kind of bike. If your commute is between three and six miles, you’ll want to pay special attention to the bike seat to ensure it’s comfortable. Plus, take note of the height of the handlebars and the bike itself, as they will need to fit you perfectly to avoid any pain. If your commute is a long one, around nine miles, opt for a bike that’s designed for speed and efficiency.

Another element to consider is the kind of tires you will need. If your bike has large, skinny tires, you’ll have a quick ride but your tires won’t do well in the rain. If you live in an area with lots of precipitation, then you may need something with a better grip. If your commute takes you over train or streetcar tracks, skinny tires are more likely to get stuck in the grooves.

Be sure to take a look at what kind of brakes your bike has. Rim brakes, which are inexpensive and light, are prone to slipping on wet surfaces. If you’re riding along wet roads often, this isn’t a good choice. On the other hand, these may work if your commute is consistently dry. Disc brakes are more costly and considerably heavier. They offer heavy-duty braking force and more safety than rim brakes.

Your bike should also be adjusted to fit your body, and you should always practice good posture while riding to and from work.

“Make sure the bike is comfortable for you,” says Mansour. “When you extend your legs down fully on each pedal, you still want to keep your knee slightly bent. You never want to fully extend your knee as you pedal down because this can cause you to hyperextend at the knee joint. You also want to make sure that as you ride the commuter bike, you’re able to pull your navel in toward your spine to keep your core tight. Finally, you want to make sure that your shoulders are back and relaxed instead of hunched forward on the bike handles.”

The Bike Buying Guide

  • When you’re in the market for a commuter bike, be sure to look at the size of the frame and the height of the wheels. Your height will determine which sizes you need, and many bike companies provide sizing charts you can review before you purchase, to ensure you’ve selected the right bike for you. The weight of the bike may be a purchasing factor for some commuters. If you live in a place where you need to store your bike indoors or have to carry it up and down stairs, you don’t want to get one that’s too heavy. Similarly, if you don’t have a bike lockup outside at work and need to carry it to another location, you’ll be thankful you got a lightweight bike. Pay attention to the frame of the bike, as you want to get one that’s durable. A steel or aluminum alloy frame is a good choice for a commuter bike because they are hardy and last a lifetime.
  • The kind of seat your commuter bike can make all the difference when it comes to comfort. After a ride to work, you don’t want to start your tasks with a sore backside. Opt for a seat that is designed with comfort in mind and has plenty of padding.
  • The height and shape of the bike’s handlebars affect your comfort level as well. If you’re consistently hunched over, you will end up with a sore back. Similarly, having to reach up to hold the handles will give you sore upper arms. Take a look at the design of the handles when selecting your commuter bike to ensure you sit in a natural and comfortable position when holding on to them.