The new Tommaso Mondial has been getting a lot of attention…and with good reason! Tommaso created a new double butted aluminum frame with a tapered arching top tube, added a great performing carbon fork and then dressed the bike up with amazing components. The Mondial takes Tommaso performance to the next level with proven Shimano components, stiff FSA cranks, trusty Mavic Wheels, Tommaso TRS Sport series handlebar, stem and seat post, and the Tommaso Sport series saddle. Consider this bike your training companion and race stallion. From the after work group ride, the epic long hauls to racing on the weekend, the Tommaso Mondial will provide miles of dependability and excitement.
Consumers and the bike industry have nothing but praise for Shimano’s Ultegra group. Every year Ultegra inherits the best qualities of the Dura-Ace group but the price is almost half of its big brother. For years Ultegra has been providing solid performance and dependability at a price to performance ratio that can’t be beat. Tommaso matched up the 10 speed Shimano 105 shifters with the amazingly reliable 105 front and Ultegra rear derailleur and Shimano 10 speed cassette.
The Tommaso Frame
The Tommaso Mondial’s foundation is a corrosion-free proprietary double butted aluminum frame. Tommaso uses a compact geometry and detailed tubing lengths per frame size. This ensures that the rider gets the lightest, strongest and best performing and fitting frame for the dollar. The compact design and geometry place the rider in the optimum position for steady handling and comfort. The Mondial has a carbon fork to absorb he high-frequency buzz from the road. This means more miles of comfort and better handling.
Tommaso, and other big names in cycling, such as Giant, Specialized, Trek, Masi, and Felt to name a few, rely on compact geometry to best serve the needs of the customer. Compact geometry has a number of advantages for the rider. First of all, the phrase “compact geometry” is signifying that the top tube (the bar you stand over when not in motion) is sloped downward from the front to the rear of the bike. This enables the rider to get on and off the bike easily. Traditional frame geometry has a top tube that is parallel to the ground and harder to get a leg over. By sloping the top tube we get into the second benefit of the compact frame: With less material used in producing the frame a lighter frame can be made. Third, the more material sitting lower on the bike the better the bike will handle. By lowering the center of gravity the bike wants to descend, corner and sprint better.
The Tommaso Fit
Sizing a compact bike is no different, or more difficult, than any other style of bike. By reviewing the size chart you will see a measurement called the “Eff Top Tube”, also known as the Effective Top Tube Measurement. This is what the top tube would measure if it was parallel to the ground. It is an imaginary line the runs from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube if the seat tube was extended like a traditional frame. The size chart also lists suggested heights for the different frame sizes. This is far more helpful in sizing a bike than standing over the top tube and pulling up on the handlebars (which tells you nothing about the fit of a bike). Tommaso offers seven sizes to accommodate riders large and small. It will be easy to find a fit for all of our customers.
The Tommaso Feel
Other highlights include the light aluminum Tommaso TRS handlebar, stem and seatpost. These components are light, strong and built to last. Tektro supplies the braking power with its R312 dual pivot aluminum brakes with replaceable cartridge pads. The grip to the road is provided by the world famous Continental Ultra Sport tires. The small groove pattern in the tire provides better wet-weather grip and amazing corner traction.
The staff at Tommaso ride, race and believe in what they make. They approached the frame design as if they were building their own bike…in truth they are. A double butted Tommaso aluminum frame with compact geometry is utilized on the Tommaso Mondial. Up front is a carbon fork for smooth riding and precise handling at high speeds. The lower center of gravity makes for a curve eating machine that is easy to fit to the rider. The head tube length is designed to satisfy a wide group of riding styles and body types. The stem can be flipped and adjusted for a lower back-friendly position to a more streamline position in minutes.
The tested road geometry puts the rider right in the sweet spot of power and control. The result is a bike that feels like an extension of your body. You think it and the Tommaso Mondial does it. The 6061 aluminum frame with carbon fork is light and stiff enough for accelerating while complaint enough for the 6-hour rides in the summer. Get one before your friends and training partners do!
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|Recommended Use:||For the intermediate road cyclist who is looking for the complete performance package|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||19.4 lbs (54cm Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|Material:||Tommaso SLA 6061 Double Butted Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA BB-4000 External Bearing|
|Brake Type:||Road Caliper|
|Brakes Levers:||Shimano 5700 105|
|Brake Lever Material:||Engineering Composite|
|Brake Mount:||Road Caliper|
|Brake Mount Type:||Road Caliper|
|Cassette:||Shimano Tiagra 11-25t, 10-Speed (11,12,13,14,15,17,19,21,23,25T)|
|Chain:||KMC DX10SC (10-Speed)|
|Crankset:||FSA Omega 50/34t Compact (20 Total Gears)|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm (47, 50, 52cm Frames) / 172.5mm (54, 56cm Frames) / 175mm (58, 61cm Frames)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||5-Bolt|
|Frame:||Tommaso 6061 SLA Double Butted Aluminum Compact Road Frame|
|Frame Material:||Tommaso SLA 6061 Double Butted Aluminum|
|Fork:||Tommaso HCT Carbon Fiber Fork with 1 1/8” SLA 6061 Aluminum Steer Tube|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano 105, 5700 (10-Speed)|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||Clamp|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||10-Speed|
|Handlebar:||Tommaso TRS Ultralight Sport Series|
|Handlebar Grips:||Tommaso Tape White|
|Handlebar Material:||Tommaso Ultralight Sport Aluminum|
|Handlebar Width:||420mm (47, 50, 52cm Frames) / 440mm (54, 56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Head Angle:||72 (47cm Frame) / 72.5 (50, 52cm Frames) / 73 (54cm Frame) / 73.5 (56, 58cm Frames) / 74 (61cm Frame)|
|Headset Diameter:||1 1/8"|
|Headset Type:||Integrated 1-1/8" Threadless|
|Hub:||Tommaso 32 Hole|
|Hub Spacing :||130mm Rear, 110mm Front|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6700 (10-Speed)|
|Rear Derailleur Cage Length:||Short Cage|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||10-Speed|
|Saddle:||Tommaso Sport Road Saddle|
|Seatpost :||Tommaso TRS Ultralight Sport Series|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Seatpost Material:||Tommaso Ultralight Sport Aluminum|
|Shift Lever Material:||Aluminum|
|Shifters:||Shimano 5700 105 (10-Speed)|
|Speeds:||2x10 (20 Total Speeds)|
|Stem:||Tommaso TRS Ultralight Sport Series|
|Stem Length:||90mm (47, 50cm Frames) / 100mm (52, 54cm Frames) / 110mm (56, 58cm Frames) / 120mm (61cm Frame)|
|Steerer Material:||Tommaso SLA 6061 Ultralight Aluminum|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 7 Degrees|
|Stem Material:||Tommaso Ultralight Sport Aluminum|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Tires:||Hutchinson Equinox 700x23c|
|Tire Bead:||Kevlar Bead|
|Tire Size:||700 x 23c|
|Tubes:||700 x 23c Presta|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheelset:||Mavic CXP22 Wheels|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
I just completed my first ride on my new Mondial and I am highly pleased with the fit, feel, and quality. As a multiple bike owner (I have bikes in several locations around the country) the Mondial rides as good, or even better, than my carbon frame Trek. I ordered the Genius Build and the bike was mostly assembled upon arrival. It took just a few quick steps to install the front wheel, lower the handlebars, and install the seat post. The shifting and braking was smooth and flawless right out of the box. Don't hesitate to order your next bike from Giant Nerd. I am glad I did!
I've been riding my Mondial for a little over a year now. I've put in the neighborhood of 500 miles on it and I have to say that I have been pleased with it's performance and comfort. A few upgrades I'm excited about: 1) carbon seat post 2) upgraded saddle 3) Vittoria tires 4)Vuelta SLR wheelset 5)105 cassette. This is a great first road bike and I'm happy with my purchase. Based on this experience, I am tempted to stick with Tommaso for my next bike . . . a carbon frame w/ Ultegra, of course.
I've even used it in a triathlon and added some clip on aero bars for my next tri in September,
I was initially eying for the Velocita but the 52 cm wasn't available at the time so I ended up getting the Mondial. Looking at the Mondial photos, I wasn't really impressed with the color scheme. But when it finally got here after a month and a half of long wait (pre-sale), man my Mondial looks a lot better in person. My Mondial is beautiful. Took it for a spin - swoosh! She is fast...and light enough.
I would also like to thank Travis the phone guy who helped me understand through this long ordeal of waiting. Cheers to you dude. Bottom line? The Mondial is highly recommended. I wouldn't get it with the suggested VP R70 pedals, though. Trust me. I got a separate review for that and it's not good.
Purchased this bicycle for my 16 year old son in July 2012. He thinks its cool. Bike rides well and he is getting into the sport of cycling.
So pleased with my new Mondial! It's sleek, sexy, and fast- just like all good things in life. I am very impressed with the overall build and this bike has been the highlight of my summer. I had covered the spectrum when looking for a bike to fit my needs, and for the money this was BY FAR the best value around. Shifting is flawless, responsiveness is tight and quick, and it is crazy fast. Only got her up to ~30 mph but there is still plenty to push beyond that. And by the way, this bike looks amazing! There is a big biking community here in Colorado and I have gotten more compliments on it than I can count. Very happy with my Mondial. Pictures to come!
I preordered this bike and got pre-order pricing. It was delivered late but that is all a part of getting pre-order pricing. The bike was really worth the wait. Great bike with really high end components like the rear ultegra derailluer and the 105 front. The GN build was a great option for $80. saves a lot of time even for folks who can do it. I've got about 300 miles on the bike this month and very glad I got it thru GN. Had a couple problems with the wife's bike like a few scratches but was happy with GN and how they handled it. Overall I am recommending GN for bikes to all my friends. By the way I am a real customer and not a plant - Pilot Joe
I see on the 2012 you have changed to a Mavic wheel set. Hopefully this will be a big improvement over the 2011 model, which had an awful set of Alex rims. Had spokes break on the back wheel (had to replace with a better one)and now breaking on front wheel. My five stars have now dropped to three.
Did your bike come in the veloskin box? Mine didnot. just a regular bike box. Contacted GN and they told me they ran out and shipped mine in a regular box. they did credit me $50 at that point. But yea your right I had to contact them.
Like another reviewer (Vern) mentioned, the shipped date was much later than the originally promise date - afraid this reflects somewhat poorly on GiantNerd. Happy to hear that Vern was treated well by customer service, but if they fail to live up to their promise I feel they should be the ones contacting me, not the other way around! Very disappointed that I - as well as other customers - lost out on a week of summer riding on this bike. Also got GeniusBuild - when bike arrived it had noticeable scratches on the end plugs of the handle bars and crank arm; front brake and stem needed adjustment. One of the bolts that secured the front fork to the bottom of the box was also completely missing. That said, had several great rides since arrival. Components are great for this price point, but like other reviewers I suspect it might need some additional tinkering by a good LBS mechanic. Looking forward to many miles on this bike - especially those spent competing with other bikes in much higher price ranges. Overall: solid road bike at a great price.
This is my first road bike purchase. I researched and researched and decided I would pull the trigger on the new Mondial. I did the Genius build option and was very impressed with the packaging and the ease of preparing it for my first test ride. I hope to have more to write later as I and my bike get to know each other a little better.
Now to use those Nerd dollars to score some pedals and some shorts.
first off, this bike is beautiful! More into that later.
In this review I will go over 1) customer service 2) packaging and 3) 2012 mondial itself.
1) I pre-ordered the bike and it did not ship til 10 days after the supposed date. during my wait, I called giantnerd and I was told of the reason for the delay so I asked if i can change my original shipping speed. Travis was so kind as to give me a free shipping upgrade. my experience with giantnerd has gone really well and all my questions were answered promptly. so 5 stars in the customer service department.
2) The bike arrived at 8am saturday morning. I was surprised it arrived so early in the morning and the huge triangular box that it came in caught me off guard for a second due to its sheer size. I stood the box upright and it was as tall as me! It's a fairly sturdy box. Everything inside was tightly secured and package neatly. Hearing lots of stories about bikes and pieces being damage due to shipment from other online bike retailers I took the time to inspect the bike and I must say that giantnerd did a heck of a job. The bike was in perfect shape!
3) Out of the box it only took me 15 minutes to assemble. Straighten the handle bar, installed the seat post, the front wheel + quick release and i was ready to ride. I'm 5'9 so i ordered the 54cm size and the bike fits perfectly. The paint job and graphics on the bike are beautiful. This is really a good looking bike. I took it out for a quick 8 mile ride and I am in love with this bike. The front and rear shimano derailleurs shift seamlessly as I cycle through with the shimano shifters. The brakes are okay, they do the job but i wouldn't trust my life on them to stop quickly if I were going 30mph down the road. The wheels aren't too bad in my opinion however the hutchinson tires I'm not so sure of. They just look cheap but we'll see how long they will last. The frame feels and look sturdy.
The 2012 mondial is light and it rides great. I recently hurt my lower back a month ago and it hasn't heal completely. however the bike is comfortable and the ride was very smooth. The beauty of the bike along with the components you won't find anywhere else without shelling more money out. if I have the extra cash now i would buy the women's model for my girlfriend. overall, I love this bike!!
Have only had a chance to unpack the bike today. I was impressed with the packing. The box arrived in perfect condition from FedEx. I wasn't home so it was left on my porch. Which is fine. The box it arrived in is a superior shipping box. Engineered to protect the bike. Someone did a good job. The box is actually labelled and signed by the mechanic who built the bike up. A very nice touch. The box isn't something you would pack your bike in to take on an airplane but if you were moving across town or country in a moving van it would be the perfect box to store your ride in while it is transported. Opening the box there is a new packet of tools with a spaner wrench and 5 allen wrenches of various sizes. Have to leave it there as I have a buisness trip tomorrow so I'll be home in 4 days to assemble the bike. - Joe
FedEx just delivered my Long Awaited Mondial bike today. About 20 day from order to delivery. I'll post some pictures as I open it and put it together. Excited to see how it rides!
Just rode the Denver Century on my Mondial. One of the mechanics came over to see it and said, "That's a nice looking bike." Pretty cool for a guy who had just looked at about a thousand bikes (I was a sweeper, so the last one through). Special props to the saddle. Almost 9 hours on the sucker and, though I wanted off of it, my butt is doing well. Way to go, Tommaso! Way to go, GIantNerd!
Overall I'm happy with the bike BUT I just had a mechanical failure 2 miles from my car where the pedal extension (running from the pedal to the axel) fell off on the left side. Luckily the axel didn't slide through the right side and take the chain off. It was just a loose allen screw but could have caused some injury.
If you're a newbie to bikes like I am, this road bike is only for nicely paved roads-the smallest bump feels like you're hitting an anvil.
Shifting is very smooth and, if no more bugs in the mechanics appear (I've ridden 3x for only 30 miles), The 4 star rating will stand.
can't beat the components for the price. go head and do yourself a favor and get one now!
My husband has been toying around about buying a bike for years. He rode in his first triathalon on a bike that was way to small for him, a 54 cm he needed a 61cm. So, when I found the website by accident and saw the prices I purchased a bike for him. He is needless to say STOKED. I messed up the purchase and got a mismatched pair of pedal/shoes and Giantnerd was so awesome about helping up fix this problem. He went on a ride with plain shoes and said it was amazing. He is looking forward to kicking some but on his next triathalon with a proper bike. He said it rides like a dream. Thanks Giantnerd, we look forward to a long healthy relationship. I am next on the list for a bike.
Since getting my new Tommaso Velocita Force a couple of weeks ago, I have already accumulated over 200 miles on this wonderful bike. So far, the Genius Build assembly has been excellent. The gears and deraillers switch over very smoothly and everything is sound and tight...I have already checked various bike parts for tightness and everything is excellent. As far as the speed I get from this bike, I am impressed at how easily I can gain speed even against the wind. In short, currently I'm very happy with my purchase.
The bike has been great for 1 1/2 years. The 4 rating is due to problems associated with thr genius build. In the first month it had to go to the bike shop for a rear derailleur adjustment. At about a year, it was back to the bike shop to correct a problem with the cranks which was traced to improper setup. Both problems were related to the genius build.
I haven't ridden in years (um, decades to be honest), and after much research bought the Mondial with the Genius Build. I really love the bike. I think the rear shifter need tweaking, but no big deal. I'll take it to my LBS soon. I did get a new saddle specifically for women, though. The Tommaso saddle was seriously uncomfortable after about 8 miles, and after the third ride, I'd had enough.
The other thing I plan on doing over the winter is having inline brakes installed. Perhaps because of my inexperience, I really can't quickly or reliably use/access the brakes with my hands on the hoods. Again, I'm sure it's just me, but I've had one mishap already and don't want another.
Yesterday, I went riding with a friend, and we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. After securing our bikes, I went back out to retrieve my saddle wedge. A couple were admiring my bike, and said how beautiful it is. Yes, it surely is that!
All in all, I love my bike. If you're considering buying it, take the plunge. It's a great bike at a great price, and the staff is very helpful!
I've had my Mondial for two weeks as of today and have put around 200 miles on it. I love the bike. The Genius build was good, but I have had to adjust the detailers a bit. I expect that with new cables stretching.
The bad: I had to true the rear wheel after a week of riding. Probably due to some big bumps I ran across in a construction zone, but I think the wheels are not as robust as they could be. Also wound up replacing both front and rear tubes due to leaks on the inner seams. These tubes are garbage! I've replaced them with Continental Race 700s for now and will convert to tubeless soon. Giantnerd offered to replace the tubes if I would send them back, but it's not worth the shipping costs and they would probably send me the same crappy Innova tubes as where on it originally. They should really spend a couple of more $s on tubes and put something decent in it.
The good: The bike is a joy to ride. It is reasonably light, the saddle is great, the finish is beautiful and it seems well made. It shifts great, even better after cleaning and lubing the chain. The gearing is very good, though it could benefit from a slightly lower gearing for big hills. Or maybe I just need stronger legs :-). A great bike for the price.
I ordered Mondial late September and I received the second Mondial this past weekend. Why I received two? Well, the rear wheel of the first bike was defective (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINo-V1aSr0). I bought Genius build too. It worked great, except that there was rubbing issue between the chain and front dérailleur. As I'm a newbie to road bike, I just took it to a local bike shop for tuneup. I'm glad I did it, as they helped me find the rear wheel issue.
The return was easy and I just needed to print out the return label and dropped the bike at a local Fedex Office.
When I received the second, I saw used signs on it. It's probably a returned bike or at least with returned parts. Other than that, everything works great.
Got mine last week, and it's better than I had imagined. Genius build was great, except they threw the pedals in the box loose and unpackaged. Luckily they didn't scratch the frame.
This is a great bike. Bought the bike with the genius build and was able to ride my bike right away. This bike turns lots of heads when i am riding to school or work. Cant wait to go ride it right now!
I've had my mondial for a week and have rode it over 100 miles.Love it!!!!! Friends like the looks of it and have tried it out they love it.Now they are looking at Tommaso.Great product for price.I have ridden Schwinn and Trek and Tomasso is far better for price.Riding with friends great speed on flats,exceptional on hills.Only thing I wish it had was handlebar adjustment for heighth.Great bike.
thanks to the genius build- I was riding the mondial in about 15 min. What a pleasure to ride! Thanks Giantnerd!
I've had my Mondial for close to 2 months now and absolutely love it. Being one on a budget, I researched several bikes from various places and settled on GiantNerd because of the return policy and prices (The LBS was just too arrogant for me.)
The bike itself seemed to have great reviews and the price was competitive. Turns out I made the right decision. The Ultegra shifters were a must for me because bad shifters are a pain. Seems everybody has a Cannondale or a Giant from the local LBS, so it's good to be different at a great price and no less competitive due to quality. I can't count how many riders on Cervelo's and Cannondale's I've passed on the hills with my Mondial.
If you're on a budget, I'd highly recommend giving this bike a good look!
I picked this bike up in the early spring.. I loved it, and was on it every day... I got the pro build on the bike and it was about 5min before i was out on the road. I ended up putting over 700km on it in a few short months, but unfortunate my was stolen while locked up outside my building...
Now I'm back on my junker bike and missing the Tommaso more and more with each ride. So now im saving up my nickles and dimes and waiting for the insurance to come through so I can buy another one..
I 100% recommend this bike It is a beautiful ride and too much fun to be on. Just be sure to buy a really good lock, if you intend on being away from it for more than 10 min..
I have been training for my first triathlon and I have started riding with TDE of Evansville riding group. We will go about 20miles. I have always been coming in last because of my bike. So I have been searching for a new bike. However I didnt want to spend a months salary on it. I found Giantnerds through a google search. I finally decided to by the Mondial. I have to say that after my first ride I couldn't be happier. I LOVE the bike. I was able to keep up with the pack and climb hills like a pro. If you are looking for a bike this one is awesome. And I loved dealing with Giantnerd. The bike came as promised and earlier then I expected. Thanks with Love.
I just returned from my first trip on this bike, and I could not be more pleased. I previously owned a Kona hybrid bike, which was stolen. It was a good hybrid bike, but it cost almost as much as the Tommaso Mondial, and there is no comparison in the ride. I have found no defects or problems. I used Genius Build, and about all that I had to do was install the front wheel, and the seat post. I did bring the tire pressure up to the 100 lb. recommended. The wheels are very true, brakes well adjusted, and it shifts great. It climbs so easily, that I can get back to riding with my bike group. At 84 I need all of the help that I can get, paticularly on the hills.
Have had this bike for almost two months now and absolutely love it! Very light weight bike and very responsive. Have put a little over 200 miles on it and it seems to get better every time I ride it. Got mine outfitted with the Ultegra components and it was definitely worth the extra coin.
I purchased this bike and it has been great. It is fast, light weight, and shifting is smooth. It is a definite upgrade over the Monza, which I had previously. Get the Pro Build and it will be ready to ride out of the box. The box itself is awesome if you ever want to safely transport or ship your bike.
So stop thinking about it and buy it already so you can get in shape or stay in shape!
Great bike with top of the line components. So far so good. Looking forward to many miles on it. Giant Nerd Staff was very helpful and supportive. Shipping was quick and the bike arrived in tip top shape. Love the Ultegra set up and overall, can't beat it for the price. The frame fits well too. Will probably have to get one for my teen age son in the next year.
I purchased this bike after having looked in local stores and on craigslist for a used bike. The new "brand name" bikes in stores were all over double the price for anything even remotely similar. Barely any of the used bikes could even touch this price, but then they're not even new and often times had 4-5 years of wear and tear on them.
I definitely had some concerns about buying a bike online. None of my local stores would put the bike together for anything close to the genius build price, so I ended going with that. The bike came packed really well and it was less than 15 minutes between opening the box and being out riding on the bike.
The next day I took the bike out on my 7.5 mi commute to work and rode home in the evening through light rain showers. The bike performed beautifully. I never had to make any adjustments at all and the it shifts through every gear flawlessly.
I would recommend this bike to anyone. It is just an unbelievable value compared to what you can find in stores and no where near the hassle of trying to find a used bike that's been maintained well and fits.
I was looking for a road bike for couple of month under $800 with good components. Found the Tommaso Mondial, put it together myself great packing. Just love this bike rides great real smooth, flawless. A couple of friends are look at getting one after seen the deal I got. You can't beat the deal on any of the mondail models.
First road bike I've owned for 10 years being a mountain biker. Last one was an old Reynolds cro-mo, shifters on down tube - so this is a bit different to say the least. Bike looks great, feels very light. Love the compact frame - feels very fast. Just need to develop some leg strength now to deal with my local hills.
Local bike shop put the bike together for me - they commented on the quality of the box it arrived in and in general thought it was a great bike for the money.
Had the bike now for 6 weeks and have @120 miles on it. At this point everything has been flawless except for the miserable weather. I got the Pro-Build and the Ultegra 6700 component upgrade. Shifting is like a hot knife through butter. With no tax and free shipping this has been an incredible deal -1/2 the price of anything I could find at LBS's.
Now if it would just stop raining!
I got this bike a couple weeks ago and have been thoroughly impressed with it. I am new to road biking and was informed by friends and the Giantnerd staff to go with this bike with these components, so i wouldn't need to upgrade shortly after getting into riding. I went with the 1.0 with the Ultegra 6700 setup and i can tell you that it is sweet. My bike has better components than 90% of the people i see when i am riding. Anybody wanting to get into Road biking, i would highly recommend the Mondial. Thank you Tommaso and Giantnerd!!!
Hi everyone, I have had my Tomasso Mondial for almost a year now, and I still love it! I am entering my first triathlon later this year and I can't wait to use the Mondial in my race. This bike is super fast, and I am having a great time with it still!
So, I was personally torn on whether I go for the Mondial or a lower cost bike, talked to some of the staff at GiantNerd and ended up deciding the Mondial would get me a solution that would hold me over for years to come at an incredible price. Received it, set it up, and have loved every minute riding on it! I'm new to road cycling (have been riding a hybrid for a year) and can't believe the difference a quality bike makes!
My local bike shop couldn't even come close to beating this deal! When the local guy put it together for me he said, "that's a nice bike" and I thought, "you got that right!"...
Tommaso Mondial. My wife and I both got Mondials on the same day and we are completely blown away. If you are looking at buying a Tommaso bike right now, I imagine you are kind of amazed that a bike with such high quality components is being sold for less than half of what EVERYBODY else is selling them for. I know I was. I started doing my research and found that they are made in the same factories with the same materials of all the bikes you know about that sell for over double Tommaso prices. Again, if you're like me, you are thinking that there must be something wrong or even different about them. WRONG! I LOVE MY TOMMASO MONDIAL!!! We both do!
I have almost 300 miles on mine and I just smile every time it's time to climb or coast or just pedal around. It's stiff, it's light, it's responsive, it shifts like a dream soaked in butter (Ultregas for under $1000...are you kidding me?!?!!). I can't say enough about these bikes. I love the way they look. They come in a very nice box to prevent them from getting messed up in transit. I am riding a dream every time I get on.
Also, the saddle is really comfortable for such a low profile saddle. The black paint is coming off a tad because of my big 'ole thighs, but that is honestly the only single negative thing I have found so far.
If you are in the market for a "for real" road bike, but don't have thousands of dollars to blow so you can sponsor a pro team and research and development, you came to the right place in Tommaso.
P.S. I know I sound like a shill, but I don't know anybody there or have ever even seen another Tommaso in my area. I am just genuinely psyched about this bike!!!
So, I've been searching for a bike that was within my price range (under $900) and that wouldn't need upgraded in a year. I found this to be a tough challenge. For 6 months I have been talking with LBS & searching online. I came across Giantnerds site and started researching. I finally convinced my wife that an investment in a new bike was an investment in our future (yes, that really worked - either that or I wore her down...). I ended up calling giantnerd and talked to one a real life nerd - I think it was Jared. He answered every question I had and was super friendly (honestly, before I talked to him, I thought all the reviews on here were from people who worked for giantnerd - seriously - nobody gets these good of reviews - now I know, their customer service is seriously top notch!). Anyway, Jared hooked me up, answered all of my questions and my bike is on it's way! For my needs, the Mondial is perfect and I will definitely be doing more shopping with Giantnerd!
Thanks Nerds! You guys rock!
I am new to road biking. I bought the one with Ultegra 6700 components. Did the set up myself. Fitted it with Shimano PD-M770 mountain bike pedals. The bike arrived in perfect condition, almost fully assembled. Took me half an hour to finish putting it together. Took a little longer to tune it. Ended up changing the stem to a 100mm adjustable. I did all the set up on a mag trainer. I have now had it outside for the past week or so and the set up is perfect for outside too. This bike is light, responsive, smooth and comfortable. Shifting is smooth. Cassette seems to have the right set of gears for all kinds of riding condition. I don't know what a seasoned rider might think of it, but for me this is perfect and I highly recommend it. Giantnerd did a great job with the sale, shipping and of course the price.
I made a comment earlier today about how amazing the bike is for the price and the great customer service I have received...but also mentioned that my brakes were not adjusted properly after paying for pro build...and that I got a flat tire on my first ride. Well...about an hour after posting this comment I got a call from Mike from Giant Nerd who kindly explained that the type of brake system on this bike is set up to move back and forth by hand...which I did not know. In other words...Giant Nerd did a good job adusting my brakes...me being the non-handyman that I am did the dumb ass thing and assumed it was not working right when it is. Also, since this was my first ride Giant Nerd offered to send me a new tire tube free of charge. The previous tire may not have had enough air pressure for my weight...and blew out as a result...not sure...but regardless GN is taking care of me. What AMAZING service!!!! This is unheard of for an on-line company! I have never even heard of a company calling a customer back on a comment posted on its web site let alone within an hour and resolving my concerns. I am recommending to all of my friends to purchase bikes, etc. through Giant Nerd! Purchasing my bike through GN is the best decision I could have made...so far so good. Best bike package on the planet for the $, plus service. You would be hard pressed to find a used bike with these componets for this price. There are one or two other on line companies with similar prices but again nothing that looks this good with the service to back it up. Thanks GN!!!!
First I would like to say that I do not work for GianNerd or Tommoso, know anyone there or have any relation. I have been shopping for bikes at stores and on-line for a long time and settled on the Mondial. There are a few similar priced on-line competitors, but I kept coming back to this bike...mainly because of design, components, price...and for some reason (be it the one year return policy) that made me feel more confident purchasing a bike on-line...since it can be a little sketchy bying something you have never seen with your own eyes from an on-line company you know nothing about. First of all...the bike arrived exactly on the date it was supposed to. The packaging was extremely good...the bike was actually bracketed to the inside of the box so it could not move around. The back wheel was still on, just the front tire and seat post removed...and handle bars folded down. Set up was fairly quick and easy. Second, the bike surpassed my expectations for looks and quality of components. Way better than the pictures. The paint is high quality (not like other competitors that I saw on-line...that looked like a huffy with cheesey lettering...even the seat is really nice...again unlike some of the on-line competitors bikes, where a cheap seat was thrown on to save money. The bike looks as good or better than a lot of road bikes I have seen in stores. I took this baby for a spin this morning. The ride is great and the bike is very light weight. I do not race...though I am a great biker...but prefer aluminum to carbon for longevity. I don't want a wet noodle having my bike for several years...or cracks in the frame from screwing something on too tight. If I raced or got pro sponsered gear that would be another story. For a couple of pounds difference I am very happy. The only issue I have...which would not deter me from buying the same bike again...was I had pro build option and the brakes still need slight adjusting...and the derailers may need some adjusting also...not as silky smooth as should be for pro-build option. Another problem I had was after only riding it for less than an hour on a very clean paved trail I got a flat tire and had to walk several miles home...bummer being my first ride..and I have to spend more money on that now. Way better tubes would be nice. Overall, I would buy the bike again in a heart beat...really where can you buy something like this retail for less than $2M? I am a little bent at the tire issue though...company should do something about that. One thing I did not mention is that I got about $46 nerd dollars, which you have to take into account...very nice. Service experience has been exellent. Highly recommended. I got the Shimano Ultegra 6600 set up versus the 6700. Supposably less friction on the cables with old school cable routing as well as faster and smoother rear derailer perfomance than the 6700's. 6700's are supposed to be quicker upfront...but the front derailer is not ultegra anyways...is 105 5700...which should be a good combonation...we will see in the long run. New is not always better...some times tried and tested is best if you don't plan on selling your bike down the road otherwise you'll get more $ out of the 6700's...plus a little better braking power.
I was a little leery of buying a bike online, but after the purchase I couldn't be happier. This bike is a great value. I didn't go for the pro build and assembled and tuned the bike myself. The components are really great and shift very smoothly. I would definitely recommend buying this bike online as it is much better than some of my friends bikes that I ride with that paid a couple hundred dollars more for bikes with lower quality components (and their chains keep falling off :-).
I just received my Mondial 1.0 with the pro build. 10 Minutes and ready to ride. All I have been saying is WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bike just came in from FEDEX. Ordered on 3/11 and it's here in NY on the 16th and that is with the standard free shipping. I got it with the Pro-build and it only took about 20 minutes to put the few things together after taking it out of the shipping container, which by the way arrived in perfect shape. Now I just have to decide which pedal/cleat combination I want to order with my Nerd$$'s. Still debating Look type road cleat/shoes vs. SPD and more comfort shoe when off the bike. I got the Mondial with the 6700 Ultegra upgrade after consulting with my nephew, a bike shop mechanic. This bike would've been about 2X's the price at the LBS and with no tax and free shipping all I can say is WOW!
Just got our mondials this weekend (my wife and I both got one). We couldn't pass up that component set for that price. We were upgrading from our vintage Peugeot and Schwinns, so the upgrade feels drastic to us. Still. They came in the big triangle box pretty much put together. We took them to our LBS and they put them together for $50/each. We were ready to go the next day. Had our first ride yesterday and we remain blown away by the bikes. As others have said, the brake pads do pretty much blow, but that's the only thing wrong with the bike at this point (can be fixed for $6). The 105/Ultegras are like shifting butter....I couldn't believe how smooth both the ride and the shifting was. If you are like us....intermediate bikers at best (30-50 miles per ride), this is more than you will need. Don't let the snobs tell you you have to spend the $3100 bikes with similar components cost these days. We love this bike!!! Also like the ergonomic handlebars....never used those before. Way to go, Tommaso and Giantnerd....letting those of us without trust funds ride awesome bikes too.
I received my Tommaso Mondial bike today. The shipping was fast, the packaging was excellent, the pro-build option was great. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The bike looks great. It only took about twenty minutes to put together. Mike at Giantnerd was very helpful throughout the whole process. I can't wait to ride the bike and use it to train for a triathlon. Thanks Giantnerd for everything!!!!!
I've recently purchased a Tommaso Mondial roadbike from Giantnerd and I have to say it was an awesome experience. Mike, the guy I ordered from on the phone, was very helpful and answered all my questions/concerns. I haven't built the bike yet, but I have no doubt it's going to an awesome bike once it's completed. Also, two thumbs up on the price with all the Ultegra 6700 components!!! Never will I find a deal like this at my LBS. Thanks again Giantnerd!
I didn't get the pro-build so I took the bike for assembly at my LBS and the owner said it was an excellent bike for the money!!! He even took it for a test spin. Coming from a guy who has assembled bikes costing10 times more, that was an awesome endorsement! My Shimano SH-R133L Road Bike Shoes arrive today in the mail. I can't wait to take it out for a first spin.
I oredered my bike on the 11/28 and got it on 12/2! Awesome job on shipping it guys. I didnt get the pro build so i took it my my local bike shop. They were pretty impressed with the way u guys packaged the bike up. Im actually on my first ride right now. The Bike looks and feels great, very responsive when you want to pull away and Very comfortable. I was hesitant onbuying a bike online, but thanks to the nerds i'm 110% satified with the purchase!
Oh yea, cant forget about the awesome Pricing!! (My wifey and my wallet were extremely pleased)
First, kudos to the nerds at Giantnerd for the super fast shipment of my MONDIAL bike. I ordered last Friday on the 26th and received it on Monday, the 30th. That's what I call taking care of business!! The bike itself is a beauty. Of course, you can't beat the Shimano components for that price but the deal closer for me was the bold blue color. Even though I am relatively new to cycling after years of lay-of, I can just picture myself on the bike on a bright spring or summer day! This bike is certainly going to turn many heads. Al in all, you can't beat the price for the total package on this bike.
Just purchased this bike on Black Friday, 2010 and received it today. Selected the Pro Build option and the bike arrived in great shape. Took about 15 mins to install everything and adjust for it to fit me properly. Added Shimano pedals and the bike is very light. Great first road bike for anyone looking to get back into cycling like myself.
Had this bike for a few months now putting on about 350 miles or so and it's been a great first time road bike for me. Looks great, rides well, and has nice components. Sometimes ride to work on the Mondial and it hasn't let me down yet. Did get the pro build setup but not sure if I'd recommend it. It would make more sense to just go to a LBS and have them do it so you can at least take it back if problems arise. I had some issues with the derailleurs but worked it out with Mike and buddies. Also comes with some wrenches for adjustments. Excellent deal!
It's been about 3 weeks since I got my Mondial and I am in love with this bike. I've decked it out with a cyclometer, water bottle cage, and tire repair kit bag and I now feel like I can go anywhere without worry. The cyclometer has been great since I can now confirm that this bike is fast. I was riding a straightaway on the road the other day and when I glanced down I was going 25mph and wasn't even in a full sprint! Now for only about a month of riding, that felt awesome! All the parts are still working as well and smoothly as ever and I just still love how the bike looks. I feel like a professional whenever I'm on it. This bike is the apple of my eye and it's made me officially addicted to cycling.
I participated in my first Duathlon in May this year using a friend's borrowed Specialized bike and was hooked. Purchased my Mondial shortly after that and have ridden it in three more Duathlons this year with success. It is fast, durable, travels well, and is great looking. I am very happy with the bike and would make the same decision again. I see the price has gone down making it even a greater value. I would encourage anyone looking for a fast, great looking bike, at a great price to look very closely at Tommasso and certainly the Mondial brand.
Just bought the Tommasso Mondial from Giant Nerd not long ago. It came in just a couple days, and it is awesome! The pro-build was well worth the money, the bike came mostly assembled and I was able to put it together quickly and easily. In my time on the bike, I have to say I am very very pleased. The bike is beautiful, definitely a head-turner. I am a beginning cyclist, so I was appreciative of the help that was provided at GiantNerd. I did a lot of research before purchasing the Mondial, and it seemed like the best value for the money. Very unusual to find this quality of parts on a bike this inexpensive. If you are on the fence about Tommaso, I say go for it. You won't be disappointed!
This is my first serious bike as I am making the transition from runner to triathlete. First off I must say that there is no beating the price for this bike anywhere else with all the high end components this thing has. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The bike looks sharp and fast and packs a wallop. I'm 5'5" and opted for the 50cm bike, which fits very well.
The service was great too! I received the bike within 5 days with the free shipping and I'm all the way on the east coast. I got the Pro-build and didn't have any issues. Everything works well so far with smooth shifting and the bike was in pristine condition when I got it.
I can't wait to ride this in a race. Thank you Giant Nerd!
Got my Mondial Two weeks ago.. It arrived in nice box no damage. The 54cm is perfect fit, I'm 5ft 8inch.
I do not like the bars. It seems my fingers have a bit of a stretch reaching the brake levers when in the
drops. This maybe just me. I plan to upgrade the bars to compact bars.
I had the bike ProBuilt, But noticed the wheel bearings were adjusted slightly too tight. Not a problem
for me since I have experience with bike mechanics.
I've ridden two fast group rides and several 40 mile rides and the bike is solid and corners nicely.
Overall, I'm very satisfied.
Upon receiving my bike I had a few critiques, one of which had to do with the Pro-Build.
Mike at Giantnerd gave me a call to help me work through my initial tuning issues and spent 20 minutes personally walking me through trouble-shooting the issue. These guys are knowledgeable, helpful and eager to get it right. Thanks Giantnerd!
This bike is a serious upgrade in speed from my Hybrid Trek 7.3FX. A true road bike with drop handle bars take some getting used to from a more upright riding position. This bike is very light! The FSA Compact Crankset make for a smooth ride and the Carbon Fiber fork helps with road vibrations.
A few critiques: The brakes are a little soft, white seat and handle bar tape get dirty very fast and I wish the stem was a little higher for a more comfortable riding position. The Pro-Build was sub-par and was missing the wheel caps for the presta valve and a frayed wire that was not clamped off on the rear brakes. The tuning was not very precise, but you get what you pay for-- $59 bucks through Giantnerd as opposed to the $100 that most local bike shops charge was a fair price.
Overall the minor tweaks that I had to do take nothing away from the bike and I am loving my rides!
If you are getting into road biking, I would strongly encourage you to get this one. It's very light, has great components, and will compete with any $2000-$4000 bike out there! It rides and shifts smoothly with Ultegra components. I have no complaints about this bike. I would buy from this company again.
I just purchased a Tommaso Mondial ( I haven't received it yet, though) and I am only curious as to the weight of the saddle. So, how much does it weigh?
Do you have a schedule for stock of the 58?
I just want to make sure that the components listed under the description of the bike are correct and that the spec's sheet just hasnt been updated. Under the description it says like " Tommaso matched up the 10 speed Shimano Ultegra shifters with the amazingly reliable 105 front and Ultegra rear derailleur and Shimano 10 speed cassette. " but the specs say the shifters are 105's and the same about the brakes being different.
Thanks, I've already purchased this bike before i noticed the difference in spec's to description. (Waiting on it to arrive, but cause of the colorado wildfires its been delayed). Still cant wait to get it and start riding!! Hope everyone stays safe at GN cause of the wildfires.
Is there any update when the 52cm 2012 Mondial is going to ship?
Just got mine today! I did not get a genius build and I live in Colorado so it shipped super quick. Have patience- it looks AWESOME in person!
Thanks Jake... I just wish they would send an update since tomorrow will be a week late of what they said. Enjoy the bike it looks like you guys have been having the perfect weather to do so!!
UUURRGGG!!!! I've been waiting several weeks now. Was intially told shipping would be on the 15th then the 20th now ???. I totally get things happen and estimates are sometimes missed but like Joshua says I wish they would just update us.
ditto.. I've been filled with anticipation. can't wait to touch, feel, and ride the baby but for now I'll continue to walk around with just my bike helmet..
When are you going to have 56cm 1.0 or 2.0 models available? I've been kept checking back here for more than 2 months and I have never seen them available. Is Tommaso still in business?
i wanting to get a 56cm 2.0 Mondial, but it seems that there isnt any stock. will you be getting any in stock soon.
William, Rumor has it that some more Mondial's will be arriving in the next few weeks. Keep checking back here in the mean time!
which model of the Mondial has 6061 painted on the frame?
I am wondering the weight of this bike? Thanks!
I just purchased a 54cm 2.0 Mondial. I was wondering what the weight limit is on this bike. I'm currently 250 lbs and was wondering if I should keep dropping weight before I attempt to ride the bike. Thanks.
We do not set weight limits on any of our bike due to differences in the purpose that people have for the bike. A lightweight rider could easily destroy one of our bikes if he abuses it by jumping it or similar unintended uses. However, a heavier rider could be perfectly content with the durability of a bike if he uses is solely recreationally and avoids impacts such as curbs and pot-holes and extreme riding. We can't specify a weight limit on a bike because failure (bike and/or components) is caused by impact and abuse, not static loads.
Wear and tear of certain components (suspension forks, saddle, pedals and wheels) may be accelerated by a heavier rider. The bike industry as a whole is one that prides itself on making light bikes and competitive prices. This means most components are designed to work optimally for a rider under 200 pounds. That doesn’t mean a 250 pound rider can’t enjoy a bicycle, is just means extra care such as properly inflated tires and careful riding will need to be adhered to for a better enjoyment of the bicycle.
You may want to also run a wider 700 x 28c tire to further support your weight. Let us know how we can help.
Anyone else had trouble with the back tire coming out of true? I bought my Tommaso Mondial 4 months ago and my husband bought his a month ago and both have had back tires come out of true. What's the deal? Other than that, love the bike!
Give us ring at 877-731-6051 we are here to assist and help
could the spokes just possibly be loose? thats strange.
I had the same problem. Easily fixed in 10 mins with a spoke wrench. In my case, I think it was due to a large bump I hit in some road construction.
Why aren't there any Mondials in 58cm?
We are currently sold out of the Mondial in size 58cm. The good news is that we expecting to have the bike in late September with a ship date of 10/3. We will have the bike available for presale soon so you can be sure to pick up this amazing butted, Alumnium, Ultegra Bike!
I believe the best size for me is 54 cm, although it doesn't look as if that's an option for the 1.0 model. Is that size and model in stock?
The 54cm fits riders 5'7" to 5'9". We have the 2.0 and Blue available in size 54cm. The 2.0 is Tommaso's latest model of the Mondial and we will only receiving 2.0's in the future.
Oh, so the 1.0 is discontinued? That's a shame, I really had my eye on that one. seemed perfect for a larger rider like myself. with the high-end shifters and what not. ( Based on the Reply given to the 6'3" question ask on 4.1.11). guess I waited too long. Would the sram force bike be a decent choice at this point?
I'm considering a Mondial but am confused about getting the correct size. I am 6'-2", 200 lbs with a 34" inch inseam and a 35" standover. I rode a 61 cm Cannondale 1000R and found it to fit well. Should I choose the L or XL frame? Does anyone have a suggestion?
If the 61cm Cannondale felt good for your height and leg length, I recommend that you go with the 61cm Mondial. At 6'2" you could ride either the 58cm or the 61cm. It's up to you whether you like a bigger frame with a longer top tube or if you like a smaller frame that i easier to handle while cornering. Plus, with our Genius Build with our Fall in LOVE on your first ride guarantee you don't have to worry!
When my last bike was stolen, I lost the quickclik part of my topeak wedge bag. I'd like to replace it, but I'm not sure which "fixer" I need. There is one for "standard saddle rails" and another for "racing style saddle rails". Anyone have any idea?
Here are links to both:
We do not carry these saddle bags but I guess the Standard would work on your bike. We do have a great saddle bag from Timbuk2 that will work on just about any saddle!
Mike, thanks for the response. I would buy a new bag, but since I just have to get the clip it's cheaper to just replace the bike clip. Thanks for the tip though.
I love my Mondial (bought one for myself and one for my wife), but does anybody else have problems with the FSA crankset? Mine is fine, but my wife's started creaking on every stroke. I tightened it up and--not even turning very hard--stripped the bolt on the second crank. I know how to turn a wrench, so it wasn't like I jerked it or went strong on it. The thing stripped like it was made of tin foil. is it just a cheaper metal or what?
Based on what you wrote my guess is that the bolt was already kind of stripped when you began tightening it. I'm sure the Giant Nerd guys would either send you new parts or you could send the bike back and they'll fix it. From what I've read they seem to have the absolute best customer service. The creaking noise might have been not enough grease on the bottom bracket bearings, or that the threads on the bottom bracket may have been a little rough begin with, which is common in a lot of new frames. A lot of times they need to be tapped and re-threaded before installing a bottom bracket. Hope this helps.
I agree with David that the creaking was probably coming from your Bottom Bracket. When tightening it's key to not only tighten the end bolt but also the pinch bolts on the non-drive side crank arm. Give us a ring at 877-731-6051 so we can send you a new crank bolt. You may need to bring your bike into a local bike shop so they can remove, grease and reinstall your bottom bracket.
I'm having the same issue, took into LBS, they looked it over, thought it was alright. The creaking/clicking only happens for me on the left pedal... I have to say, i love the bike though! I also contacted Giantnerd and they are helping me figure out getting a new bottom bracket if that's the issue - LBS wanted one more crack at it...
Just an update, got my bike back from LBS - they said they were able to get the BB to turn another 1/4 turn and low and behold the creak went away! Anyway, thought I would share that in case anyone else is having a similar problem...
I just ordered the Mondial 1.0 and am super excited to get the bike. I want to make sure I'm out riding ASAP, so can anyone tell me what tools I'll need to put the final pieces of the bike together? I did pay for the genius build, so I think it's mostly just the wheels and handlebar? Will there be instructions saying what I should torque everything down to? Thanks!
Congrats on your new Mondial with the genius build! Your bike will come ride to ride with a set of hex wrenches and detailed instructions to mount the front wheel, install the seatpost, and rotate the handlebars. Feel free to give us a ring at 877-731-6051 so we can help.
Coming from someone who was in your shoes- I had no idea what to do but it was pretty self-explanatory and all the tools came with the bike!
Will a gatorskin 700x28 fit this bike? Front and rear without clearance issues.
The Mondial will accept most 700 x 28c tire depending on the tire manufacturer. Keep in mind that many tire manufacturers are not exact in their tire sizing.
Looking to buy my first road bike. Primary use will be for triathlon training and racing. I've had people (online and in-person) tell me that because my torso is short compared to my legs I should consider buying a women's specific bike. The reviews seem to say that the Mondial is a really good bike (both components and price). Does anyone know if this bike might or might not work for me?
Tommaso bikes are unisex and will work great for women. IN fact women make up a large % of Tommaso Bike purchases. Hope this helps!
I'm new to this but having read around the subject a little I understand that for maximum comfort/performance the bike has to be 'fitted' to the rider. How is this achieved when buying online?
We can help you with getting your Tommaso fit and get you out on the road. The Nerd Herd is full of avid cyclists who are happy to help. Plus, you could always get a professional bike fit from a certified bike fitter or physical therapist with all the money you'll save by getting a Tommaso instead of paying up to twice as much for a comparable big name bike like a Trek, Specialized or Giant.
Check the bike shops in your town You will certainly pay almost twice as much for a compatable frame with the same components groups and wheel sets. So you save a hunk of cash, and you will save a ton of TAX $. Treat yourself to a pro fit , which can be done at most bike shops for about $100. Less expensive is to contact your local bike club for someone to help or you can search the internet for sites about fitting a bike to your body.
I'm trying to save up enough money to buy a road bike in the next year. I've been test driving some bikes from Trek and Giant. I'd really like to test drive this bike before I buy, but it's not a short drive from Tulsa. Is there a bike that is similar as far as ride quality and handling?
Tommaso Bikes has a strong Italian heritage and are designed in Boulder, Colorado, the Mecca of US cycling. Like most bike brands from across the world, Tommaso's are manufactured overseas in Asia, Taiwan and China to be exact. They are made in the same factories as big bike brands that you are familiar with. The big difference between a Tommaso and larger bike brands is that Tommaso has a business model that allows for direct to consumer pricing and doesn’t expect their customers to pay for pro team tour buses or contracts. Larger brands have huge marketing and sponsorship contracts to pay and sell their bikes to shops who then inflate the price for a profit. You can't beat the quality and overall value of a Tommaso Bicycle. Tommaso has a strong fan page following on Facebook with thousands of satisfied and active fans http://www.facebook.com/Tommasobikes and are covered by a lifetime warranty http://www.tommasobikes.com/warranty_full.html.
If you're test riding Trek Bikes the Series 2 models are similar to the Mondial as they have an aluminum frame with a carbon bladed fork with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 components. The Defy 1 from Giant is also a similar bike except that it has a lower end component mix with Shimano 105. The big difference you'll see is that these models cost over twice as much!
So, I've been thinking about (and trying to talk my wife into) buying the Mondial. I was completely sold on it when the price was $700, I jumped on giantnerd to look at it and confirm that this was what I wanted, and low and behold, the price went up (I've got no problem with this - I know the cost of things is going up with gas prices and I'm sure the margin is pretty slim on these bikes). I'm not debating the price or if it's worth the money, but whether I need this bike or would be comfortable with the Monza ($900 after build vs. $750ish). About me, new to cycling, been riding for a year on a hybrid diamondback. Been using cycling to lose weight 76lbs so far and ready to really enter the sport to enjoy. Don't want to feel like I need to upgrade in a year.
I need to make a correction, I meant the price was $799, not $700. I know the price difference isn't that much, I just caused me to start thinking that I might be able to get by with a lesser bike
The Mondial is absolute smoking deal! Where else can you find a double butted 6061 Aluminum frame bike with a carbon fork built with Shimano Ultegra components for such an incredibly low price. I highly recommend the Mondial as it comes with a compact double crankset 50/34T with a 10 speed rear derailleur/cassette that gives you a total of 20 gears. Plus, if you're a bigger guy you will put more wear and tear on the drivetrain than someone a bit lighter. The solid drivetrain on the Mondial will hold up better over the years than a cheaper one. Congrats on the weight loss and be sure to ride fast and stay NERDY!
bought the mondial! Couldn't pass it up, the price is still amazing and the staff at giantnerd really helped me when I called! Thanks for the advice Mike!
I do have another question though, I have a pair of Vredestein Fortezza SE Road Tires that are comparable to what comes with the Mondial except their tire pressure is a max of 160psi, which gives me a lot less rolling resistance at my weight. I'm wondering if it's worth putting these on, or if the difference will be noticeable on the Equinox that come with the Mondial.
The Mondial is still a better deal for the money. The 6061 isn't amazing but upgrading to a carbon seat post along with the carbon fork will give you a great ride. The Ultegra set is icing, it is solid, and has and hopefully will continue to serve me well. I've been commuting on a similarly built bike and I love it, I jsut wish I had seen this before I bought my other bike
I think you made the right choice. Not having ridden the Monza, I can't speak to it, but the Mondial is an amazing bike for that price. Nothing in that price range (or even double that price range!) is as good. Good move, Kent.
At 6'3" we recommend that you ride the 61cm. Also, since you a bigger guy we suggest that you go with the Mondial Blue with Shimano Ultegra 6600 components or the Mondial 1.0 with Ultegra 6700 components. The bigger you are the more wear and tear you will put on a bikes drivetrain so it's best to get the higher quality Ultegra shifters.
I am looking to buy a new road bike, I currently have a giant ocr aluminum frame, carbon forks, triple chainset with ultegra components. This bike is perfect for my ability and requirements, so I'm looking at the Tommaso Mondial 2.0 Intermediate road bike as a second bike to match this. My only concern is the switch from the triple chainset to the compact and whether it will accomodate my ability to hill climb. I currently use the small ring for hill climbs of a fairly challenging nature but only using the first few gears of the rear cassette.
I know this is a tough question to answer as you do not know my current fitness ability, but most articles I read regarding the compact chainset state that it is perfect for hiilly rides and the amateur cyclist.
I am fairly convinced that I will go ahead and get this bike but your opinion would be greatfully received.
The Mondial features a FSA compact crankset with a 50 tooth big ring and a 34 tooth little ring. It also comes with a 12-25T 10 speed rear cassette. This gear range allows you to easily climb while not sacrificing speed on descents and flats. Your current bike with a triple crankset probably has a crankset with 30/42/52T chainrings with an 8 or 9 speed rear cassette. By upgrading to the Mondial you will have all the gears you need, 20 total, without lugging around the extra weigh of the gears you don't need.
You can get a pretty low gear on this set up....you should be fine.
What is the difference between the blue 1.0, blue 2.0, and blue on the Tommaso Mondial Road Bike (Intermediate)? Do the numbers have to do with the color?
The Mondial 1.0 comes with Ultegra 6700 shifter/brake levers that feature hidden or under the bar tape derailleur cable routning. The 1.0 also has a ultegra 6700 rear derailleur with a 105 5700 front derailleur.he The Mondial 2.0 comes with 105 5700 shifter brake hoods with hidden cable routing and a 105 5700 front derailleur and a ultegra 6700 rear derailleur. The Mondial Blue has ultegra 6600 shifter/brake levers that features through the cockpit derailleur cable routing with a 105 5700 front derailleur and a ultegra 6600 rear derailleur. All 3 versions are incredible 2 x 10 speed bikes for the money. You can't go wrong!
Having a hard time choosing between Mondial /w 6700 ultegra and Velocita /w sram force. Since they both come in around the same price, which should I coose?
I just purchased both of the bikes you are questioning. LOL..one for my wife and one for me. We had the same issue and joked about just buying one of each for her and me. Both would be good choices...especially at these prices!!!
Is it possible to sell this bike with a longer fork or uncut length? I would like to raise the stem by adding spacers.
In short, we do not allow for customization on our complete bikes. Don’t fret. In order to keep costs as low as possible all complete bikes are sold as is so that everyone can obtain the bike of their dreams. If you would like to upgrade a specific part you can always purchase it separately. To effectively raise the height of your bars you should look at picking up an aftermarket stem with a high degree of rise. Riding a bike with a very long steerer tube is not the way to go as it can put extra stress on your headset/headtube.
If you are still reading this you must be dead set on a specific upgrade. Here are some ideas. You can purchase the complete bike as well as purchase the upgraded parts of your nerdy dreams. Once you receive your complete bike from Giantnerd, fire up the computer and sell off any unused parts on ebay. It’s a win win and then some. Nerd Rejoice!
im looking at doing longer rides and was wondering if the mondial is rack accessible and if not if there is any special way of customizing the bike so it can fit a rack. or any advice?
We have a regular trunk bike rack and we put both bikes on it without any problem.
You can definitely set up the Mondial with a rack. You'll want to either pick up a rack that mounts to the seat post and rear quick release or get a rack that solely attaches to the seatpost. Here's a link to a couple of good options.
oops....thought you were talking about a bike rack for your car!
hello, what is total weight of bike?
All of the Giantnerd bike listings have a Size link right below the "Chose you Color/Size" dropdown - look below and to the right - that lists all of the bike's geometry.
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For this bike the chart does not list actual Stand Over but it does provide a recommended height chart.
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For the 47cm it is 4'11" to 5'3"
Just received my Mondial today and was wondering how to adjust the seat angle? I loosened the nut under the seat, but that only seems to adjust the seat forward or backwards. Is there a way to adjust the angle of the seat, mine seem like it is not horizontal and pointed upwards some. Thanks
It is the screw under the seat. I loosened it more than previous and was able to adjust the seat angle.
Glad you were able to position your saddle to your optimum position. Happy riding!
Assuming your saddle is like the one on the Tommaso I just bought, continue to loosen the nut and you will reach the point where you can tilt/adjust the angle of the saddle. Just make certain you loosen it plenty before you start to try adjusting the angle.
Speaking of the saddle, I am impressed with it. It is a much lower profile saddle than I'm used to, so I was a little skeptical of how my keester would feel after 50 miles or so. I love it. Way to go, Tommasso. I know the owner prides himself in his saddles. Now I feel it.
After two weeks of extensive research, I made the decision to purchase the Mondial but am regretting not going with the pro-build. Of course, I plan on taking it to my LBS which charges exactly the same for assembly plus lubrication, test ride and adjustments......fortunately! Would I need to present the receipt to GiantNerd for validation of the warranty? How does that work?
On another note, I am really excited about the purchase and can't wait to receive the shipment. I am also happy about the nerd dollars I picked up from the purchase and plan on putting them towards a shoe or computer very soon. I must add that I checked out many other online sellers, including BikesDirect.com where I checked out the Motobecane brand, but none were equal to the TOMMASO bike deals on GiantNerd.
I expect this bike to live up to all the accolades it has been receiving and hope to personally verify this after I have been on the road with it.
Just make sure to save your receipt for the bike build/tune that was performed by your local bike shop. That way you can show us that the bike was properly built in case something goes wrong.
Any thoughts of upgrading to Ultegra 6700?
We are planning on keeping the Shimano 105/Ultegra 6600 component group for now to keep the Mondial at this incredibly low price. If you're interested in a Shimano Ultegra 6700 bike we recommend that you also take a look at the carbon fiber Tommaso Aggraziato Pro.
Looking for my first decent road bike. Intending to do fitness/regular miles and occasional longer (50 mile +) ride. Been around the LBS's and searched the web and am looking at the Tommaso Mondial as the right combo of great price and good spec. The Ultegra/105 components are great. Do these high spec components mean it has to be a lower quality frame to get this price? I'm not sure whether frame or components are most important when buying a bike that I hope to keep riding for many years. Any advice?
Thanks for asking this question Adam as I'm in the same situation and not sure what to buy...what's best value, quality, reliability in a first time road bike purchase? Look forward to some advice also:)
The mondial is the perfect choice and you like thousands of other Tommaso owners will be extremely pleased with the quality and value. Its a great bike that you will not need to upgrade for years and years if ever.
Tommaso Bikes has a strong Italian heritage and are designed in Boulder, Colorado, the Mecca of US cycling. Like most bike brands from across the world, Tommaso's are manufactured overseas in Asia, Taiwan and China to be exact. They are made in the same factories as big bike brands that you are familiar with. The big difference between a Tommaso and larger bike brands is that Tommaso has a business model that allows for direct to consumer pricing and doesn’t expect their customers to pay for pro team tour buses or contracts. Larger brands have huge marketing and sponsorship contracts to pay and sell their bikes to shops who then inflate the price for a profit. You can't beat the quality and overall value of a Tommaso Bicycle. Tommaso has a strong fan page following on Facebook with thousands of satisfied and active fans http://www.facebook.com/Tommasobikes and are covered by a lifetime warranty http://www.tommasobikes.com/warranty_full.html. Let us know if we can answer any additional questions.
The answer to this really comes down to clicks verses bricks - I LBS has a much higher overhead then a internet based seller like Giannerd does. They have a much higher level of everything from business insurance and operational costs (building rent, heat, electric, etc) to salaries. Not to mention local and state taxes.
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I bought the carbon frame Kuota from Giannerd which came in under $1300 with the pro-build. The Kuota has a mixed-match componentry groupset heavy on the Shimano Ultegra side. I looked in quite a few LBSs at Giant's with 100% Shimano 105 componentry, no Ultegra, no mix-match, and couldn't touch a carbon frame bike for under 2k, and most of them were at $2500. That was pre-tax!
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I also looked at the Motobecane line up, which is available via internet sales only. Same mix-matched components, mostly Ultegra. When I finally decided on which Motobecane I was interested in I created a spreadsheet of that bike comparing it to the Kuota. The components were about the same. The main difference was the Kuota came with a Shimano wheelset.
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Oh yeah, the Motobecane came in at about a hundred or two more than the Giantnerd price for the Kuota.
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I went with the Kuota as the main difference was the frame was a aero design and I figured that would increase the frame value considerably, making the Kuota an even better purchase.
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When the bike came in the seat post had some damage. I replaced it with a aluminum one that I had while awaiting the replacement from Giantnerd. I looked into buying a carbon replacement without the aero-flair that the Kuota is designed with and found that the aero-flair design adds a considerable sum to the cost of the seat post, so this one component alone was substantially more than the one on the Motobecane. I could only guess how much more the aero design carbon frame would cost in comparison to the non aero designed frame offered on the Motobecane.
mondial is a great bike but i would go for a better frame because components can always be upgraded
Man, I can just tell you, you will NOT be sorry buying this bike. I just got back from my first longer ride and the thing is smooth as silk. Maybe the welding isn't as hidden, but who in the world cares about that!?!?!? It's just as strong and made in the same factories as the TREKS/Cannondales of the world from what I have read. You won't be sponsoring a team or paying a salary of a salesperson buying this bike, but the bike is amazing.
All I can say is, I was in a similar situation last November- looking for my first road bike - and then I came upon the Tommaso MONDIALjust from sheer diligent research on the web. Believe me, when I tell you my search was thorough. I don't know if you are going to find a better bike for the money than this. I got the Shimano 105/Ultegra 6600 component group which is as smooth a ride as you will find but now they are even giving you more choices! "You can now choose between the Shimano Ultegra 6600 group, the Shimano Ultegra 6700 group (Mondial 1.0) and a 105/Ultegra mix (Mondial 2.0)." I say go for it! This is more than a great starter bike. It's a damn good bike for the money.
Did you decide, Adam? Love to hear what you went with.
The Mondial is a great choice for a first road bike. I got mine earlier this year and just completed a sprint tri with it. I have been riding around 40 to 50 miles per week for the past few months and the Mondial has been great. I did get the pro-build option and I had the bike tuned prior to my race. I would encourage you to purchase the bike. You won't be disappointed.
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