Vilano Diverse 2.0 Hybrid Bike Review

Vilano Diverse 2.0 Side View

VILANO DIVERSE 2.0

FEATURES

Bikes price is barely over $200, so we are recommending that you check out the parts yourself if you buy this bike and make sure that they are good enough to use.

REVIEWS

The reviews are mixed, but most of the buyers are praising the price, ease of use and its simplicity, while 'negative' reviews are mostly geared towards the brakes.

PRICE

This Diverse 2.0 hybrid bike offers performance that you would expect from a much more expensive bike and has an amazing price that is barely over $200.

Most bike experts would be staring at you in disbelief if you ever mentioned that you would like to get a hybrid bike for less than $300.

In fact, if you went to a bike shop and said something to this effect, you would be laughed right out of the store.

That’s because some bike experts, especially retailers, have been conditioned to think that a good hybrid bike is going to run somewhere in the $1500-$2000 range.

There is no room for budget bikes in this paradigm and certainly no room when the budget amount is under $300 – or just over $200 in the case of this Vilano Diverse 2.0 Performance Hybrid Bike.

Introducing the Vilano Diverse 2.0 Performance Hybrid Bike

FRAME:

6061 Aluminum Performance Hybrid Frame

BREAKSET:

Alloy linear pull cantilever V-brakes, Front, Rear

SHIFTERS:

Shimano EF 51 3/8 Speed, 24 speeds

MEASUREMENTS:

8 x 29 x 54 inches

TIRES:

700c x 35c

EXTRA FEATURES:

Front and Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX

PRICE:

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You may not have heard of the Vilano brand before now. They are not as well-known as Schwinn or Diamondback but they are still a good quality brand that is made some terrific bikes.

This Diverse 2.0 hybrid bike offers performance that you would expect from a much more expensive bike and has an amazing price that is barely over $200.

This bike offers not only a quality frame and a winning design but also a total of 24 speeds that gives you the ability to choose the perfect gear for a variety of grades or terrains.

In addition, this bike features quality components: the front derailleur, the rear derailleur and even the shifter on the handlebar grip are all made by top quality bike part manufacturer Shimano.

Let’s take a look at what kind of features this Vilano bike gives you for just over $200.

  • Linear pull brakes
  • Flat handlebar that allows you to ride upright
  • Comfort pedals included
  • Aluminum hybrid frame designed for performance
  • Two-pronged fork engineered for stability and easy steering
  • 700 C wheels
  • High quality Shimano components.
Schwinn Hybrid padded seat
Schwinn hybrid bike gears

results?

The results have been nothing short of amazing with this bicycle.

People have been extremely pleased with this bike and everything that it offers to riders from the casual to the commuter and everything in between.

What really makes this bike different than anything else that you can find on this list or anywhere else in the marketplace is the fact that it is priced like a budget bike that you might get from a big box store like Walmart.

But the specifications and features are so far above what you might find at these stores that it makes it tough to reconcile the quality with the actual price tag.

what do customers say

As for what customers are saying, the reviews are not perfect but they are pretty darn close.

Some of the things that people have said are basically the same things that we like about this bike so much – the fact that there is no other bike out there that gives you nearly as much value for your money.

You pay low price and you get an incredible bike.

What to watch out for before buying this bike

This is not a $2000 bike. This is not going to be the kind of bike that you can ride professionally and isn’t going to be made up of 100% premium parts.

However, there are definitely enough premium parts for you to call it a premium bike and the price tag is barely over $200.

We expected that any negative reviews – of which there really is only a single one – would be regarding how difficult it is to assemble but that actually wasn’t the case here. This was surprising because some of the other bikes under $500 that we reviewed had this assembly problem.

However, the negative review had to do with the quality of a couple specific parts. That is why we are recommending that you check out the parts yourself if you buy this bike and make sure that they are good enough to use.

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Buying Advice on Low-Priced Hybrids

When it comes to buying advice, we sometimes advise you to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership so that you don’t have to pay the shipping costs which can run anywhere between $25 and $50 for a bike.

Unfortunately, this bike does not offer free shipping with Amazon Prime.

What it does offer is a single shipping option – expedited shipping – with an extra $25 added to the total which brings it just under $250, which is still a steal for as good of a bike as this is.

my recommendation - should you buy this bike?

As for the recommendation, it is probably obvious by now that we highly recommend this bike.

You can shop every $200 bike in every big box store or bike shop online and not find anything even close to this quality.

Whether you are looking for something casual that you can use for pleasure riding, a mountain bike that you can take on the trail or at commuter bike that you can use to get to work or school, this is the perfect bike for you and the price is right for anyone.

EDITOR'S RATING: 

Let us know in the comments below what you think of this bike, which your favorite things are and if you plan on getting one.

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