The new Tommaso Monza gets a new look and new energy. The updated Tiagra shifters come with the new optical gear display for easy shifting execution and hand comfort. This means you can see what gear you are in while accessing the controls for braking and shifting without removing your hands from the handlebars. The Tommaso Sport series saddle has more padding on the saddle's pressure points to aid with comfort. The FSA Vero compact is ideal for cyclist of all levels. The 50/34 chainring combination on the crank is a slightly smaller gear for those of us that aren’t racing the Tour de France this year. It enables the user to climb with less stress on the knees and joints while cruising quickly along the flats and descents. The compact crank makes for less complex shifting than a triple and is lighter.
The Tommaso Frame
The Tommaso Monza’s foundation is a corrosion-free proprietary SLA 6061 aluminum frame that comes from the same design concepts found on the top of the line Tommaso bikes. 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 Monza has a carbon fork to absorb the 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 produced. 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 stem can also be flipped and adjusted for a lower back-friendly position to a more streamline position in minutes. The lower top tube keeps the center of gravity low and the makes for an easy approach to getting on the bike. This Tommaso bike was designed with the user’s needs and comfort as the #1 priority.
The Tommaso Feel
Tommaso spent a lot of time on choosing what makes a bike enjoyable to ride. Tommaso upgraded the saddle to the San Marco Ponza Power for added comfort. The handlebar wrap was chosen for its comfort and durability. The compact gearing is perfect for all of us wanting to ride the open road no matter if it goes up, down or flat. The lightweight Tommaso aluminum frame and carbon fork will be great company for many, many miles.
There are plenty of aluminum bikes on the market. Most manufacturers use them to fill price points while focusing on the $6,000.00 dream machines that are given to the pro’s (at the consumer's expense) or bikes that find their way into only a few garages. At Giantnerd® our philosophy is simple: Ride, just ride. We want everyone to enjoy the experience and feel good about their bike. We realize that there are other things you will need while cycling and we keep prices low so you can get them all. What will you need? A helmet, spare tube kit, water bottles and cages, shorts, jersey and most of all the desire for adventure.
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Giantnerd's Ready to Ride Genius Build is the most convenient and safe way to get a brand new bike delivered assembled directly from our in-house shop to your door.
When you choose the Genius Build, each bike is assembled, inspected and reviewed by one of our Genius Builders – a qualified, certified and knowledgeable mechanic. The bike is then placed assembled in our patented AirCaddy box ($100 value). The AirCaddy is a specially designed, reusable, high-density triangular cardboard box to make your online bike purchase experience fun, convenient and simple. Bikes arrive assembled and Ready to Ride with no special tools required and minimal set up. The AirCaddy can also be used for future trips and adventures on your bike.
Giantnerd’s Home Delivery Experience including the Genius Build and the AirCaddy is best in the biz and makes us the only retailer that's Powered by Love!
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|Recommended Use:||A stylish bike choice for the beginning road cyclist|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||21.6 lbs (54cm Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|Material:||Tommaso 6061 SLA Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||68mm, English Thread Cartridge|
|Brake Type:||Road Caliper|
|Brakes Levers:||Shimano Tiagra 4500|
|Brake Lever Material:||Aluminum|
|Brake Mount:||Road Caliper|
|Brake Mount Type:||Road Caliper|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG CS4600 11-25t, 10-Speed (11,12,13,14,15,17,19,21,23,25)|
|Chain:||KMC X10 (10-Speed)|
|Crankset:||FSA Vero 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 Aluminum Compact Road Frame|
|Frame Material:||Tommaso 6061 SLA Aluminum|
|Fork:||Tommaso HCT Carbon Fiber Fork with 1 1/8” SLA 6061 Aluminum Steer Tube|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra 4500 (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 6061 SLA 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 105, 5700 (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 Tiagra 4500|
|Speeds:||2x10 (20 Total Speeds)|
|Stem:||Tommaso TRS Ultralight Sport Series|
|Stem Length:||90mm (47, 50, 52cm Frames) / 100mm (54, 56cm Frames) / 110mm (58, 61cm Frames)|
|Steerer Material:||Tommaso 6061 SLA Aluminum|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 7 Degrees|
|Stem Material:||Tommaso 6061 SLA Aluminum|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Tires:||Kenda K191 700x23c|
|Tire Bead:||Wire Bead|
|Tire Size:||700 x 23c|
|Tubes:||700 x 23c Presta|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheelset:||Alex Rims R450|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
I like the bike a lot I just wish the components were better.
this road bike is really fast and the shifters are great!!! the carbon fiber fork makes the ride alot smoother and comfy.
I pre-ordered this bike on September 3rd and it showed me that they wouldn't have it on stock until September 14th. I received it on the 8th! I even got the genius build added to the package. It only took me 10 minutes to adjust the handlebars, put on the seat and front tire.
I took the bike for a road test for about 5 miles and everything seems to be perfect. Brakes and shifters work fine.
Overall, the Monza is great. The 50 cm was a perfect fit for me (5'6") and I love the color!
The veloskin box came in slightly damaged and a couple of scratches on the bike =( (NOT too happy about that!)
I give it a 4 out of 5 because the padding on the bike during shipping was not enough causing the scratches on my bike.
Got the bike within 5 days, put the seat on , front tire ,adjusted the bars, took off riding, very smooth ride. Shifting was a little rough but after a few minor adjustments the bike was awesome.
Just got my Tommaso Monza a week ago, and I love it! It's a great bike, a little bit on the heavy side, sturdy, and looks awesome. The weight doesn't really matter to me though because I'm just looking to ride, not race. I received the GeniusBuild, which was great and the bike was a quick 45 minutes to set up and adjust to my size. I'm 5'8 and the 54" is a good fit. The rear derailleur was having some problems with shifting, so I did a few adjustments and could not seem to get it right. I eventually took it into a bike shop and they said the chain was about 8 links too short, which was making it hard to set the derailleur to the correct settings. Had to pay $49 for a longer chain, not fun. In addition, I asked them to true the tires because they had some bumps and wobbles in them (I'm guessing from the shipping). Another $50 charge. The mechanic said the spoke tension was ridiculously high as well (not really sure if that is bad or not). So after purchasing the bike, it cost an additional $100 to get everything working perfectly, even after having bought the GeniusBuild. It was a bummer, but the bike is still a great price. My friend just got a comparable Specialized bike from a local bike shop for a total price of $1200, I paid a total price of $950 for the same level bike (after buying pedals, the wheel truing, and new chain). The only difference is his bike is about a pound less. So overall, great bike, great price, maybe a little extra time to set up and get it tuned than if you bought it locally. Overall, one of the best purchases I have ever made!
My new Black/Silver Monza arrived this morning by Fed-X! It arrived in perfect condition in its Veloskin box. I had it Genius Built. It took me about 45 minutes to go from sealed box to "ready to ride"...... and much of that time was just unpacking it. All I had to do was adjust the handlebars, install and adjust the seatpost, and install the front wheel. I'm not sure how it would have arrived if it wasn't Genius built, but I am glad I did. The Brakes were adjusted properly, the derailer was perfect and tires were even inflated. The bike looks great especially for the price. I rode it about 8 miles for the test ride and it seemed perfect. Rides and steers like a little sports car......
I am 5'11" and I was unsure of what size frame to purchase. 5'11" is right on the cusp of the 56 cm and the 58 cm frame. I have average to longer legs from my size, and the 58 is perfect for me. 56 cm was just a bit too small, but probably would have been ok. I like the feel of 58 cm much more.
I decided to get the Monza because it has the Schimmano 105 derailer, opposed to the 2300 series on many of the other comparable models. The 105 seems to shifts so much nicer than lesser derailers. The 105 is a great entry level professional grade derailer., the 2300 seems to be more "retail / big box store" bike quality.
I'd give the bike 4.5 stars if I could...... some of the welds on the frame seem a bit "heavy", but otherwise the bike is great; so is the price and service from Giantnerd.
Bought my monza back in October of 2011. After installation of the handlebars and wheels, I spent a few hours adjusting the brakes and shifters. Some great how to vids on youtube on how to adjust the cables. Other than that, the bike has been good to me.
You become skeptical at first about buying a one off brand, but then you realize most of the aluminum frames from the major name brands all come from the same country. you figure, why not give this company a chance.
The components are great, FSA with Tiagra/105. the welds are robust and the bike weighs as much as any other aluminum bike.
A lot of my cycling friends, who have name brand bikes like Felt, Trek, Fuji, Cervelo, have agreed after seeing the Monza in person, that it is a bike with great value.
i am 5'3" 1/4....would a 47cm bike be too small for me? or would a 52 cm work for me?
I ordered my Tommaso and received it within a week. I had a few questions about the carbon fork and got immediate and helpful feedback--gotta love that. This isn't the full-carbon-super-slick bike I wish I could afford, but it's a lot more bike for the money than I could have gotten just about anywhere else. I really love my Tommasso. It's smooth and fast. The carbon on the bike makes for a pretty smooth ride. And I thought I might have trouble with dirt and debris because of the way the fork meets the frame, but this has not proved to be a problem at all, and I've ridden in some pretty wet, salty conditions. I love this bike.
My one complaint is that the paint isn't standing up quite as well as it could, but I wouldn't say it's flawed, and maybe this is just the drawback of having a black bike, not sure. But this is the only reason I'm not giving the bike 5 stars.
Overall, my Tommasso is great and a great value for the money.
I ordered the Tommaso Monza on a Monday and opted for the 10 to 15 day free shipping . Im in Dallas and the bike arrived early on Thursday of the same week. I am pretty comfortable working on my own bikes and opted not to have the Genius Build. I actually was looking forward to building the bike myself. I enjoy fiddling with my bikes. I opened the box, not the triangular box that comes with the Genius Build but a regular old rectangular box. Everything was nicely wraped and damage free with one exception. A very small 1/8 in. chip in the clear coat on top of the top tube. Not really enough of an issue to call Giant nerd over. I guess I know where a sticker can go someday. Much to my suprise, the bike was nearly fully assembled. I had to bolt on the front brake and handlebars. I also had to true the wheels a little and drop in the seatpost. Not much for me to do. Everything else was not only installed but was adjusted as well. I guess their bike mechanic was feeling generous. From box to road ready in 30 minutes or so for me. The bike is beautiful and really rides well. Should be more than I need for moderate touring and the occasional Century ride. Very light and really comfortable as well. It really exceeded my expectations on every level. I did alot of research and couldnt get near this level of components for the same price anywhere. I knew little about Tommaso bikes and thought I would take a gamble on 'em. Really nice paint. Great frame and geometry and a beautiful fork. I really couldn't be any happier with the bike.
My wariness to buying 1) an unknown brand 2) online 3) a decade since I last assembled a bike were quickly put to rest with my purchase. I've traditionally only rode mountain bikes (or mtn bikes modified for road riding) but being a former mechanic I figured I wouldn't have too many problems. The bike went together beautifully, it was packaged BEAUTIFULLY, better than the manufacturers from my memory, I would say that if I were a newbie assembly would be quite difficult but that's why they offer their build service.
I've gotten about 8 miles on the road with my Monza. In Michigan. In January. The roads are horrible but the ride was fantastic. It's a stiff frame and the headset and stem needed some adjustment after the first ride, but much less than I've had to do with prior bikes. The welds look strong and the carbon fork (my first) seems stable even going over a few pot holes (on purpose - I had to test it :).
It's been on my trainer primarily and this is where I can really notice the smooth transfer of power. My fluid trainer has always been nice on my mountain bikes but the progressive spin resistance plus the smooth shifting on the Shimano 105's makes this my new favorite winter trainer.
Things I will probably do: being that I'll be racing on this bike this year (first year being a roady :-/) I'll probably throw a bigger crankset (54/39) but I'd do that to any bike where I feel a higher crank gear would come in handy. I'll also be adding aerobars after I get used to the oem handlebars. Which reminds me - Y U NO SELL AEROBARS GIANTNERD?
Alright, so the bike is a 5/5 so far, I may revise it after some racing, but really, for the price and the "intermediate" title even if I'm a little less than pleased it will still deserve a 5/5. Thanks GiantNerd!
The Monza was a birthday present to me from my wife which I picked out. Don’t you just love it when they let you do that? Like most folks, I did a lot of research on bikes and components, read a ton of reviews before deciding on the Tommaso Monza. One of deciding factors was the higher quality Shimano components on the Monza versus other models or manufacturers in the same price range. I am getting back into riding after being out of it for over 20 years so I am starting slowly. The Monza is so responsive and fast that I have to be careful not to go beyond my skill level and ability. I have had the bike for three weeks and I love riding again, thanks to the Tommaso Monza. Great bike, you won’t have any regrets with this bike. More kudos for Tommaso, from my bike shop, was the amount of foam and padding used in the factory shipping container to protect the bike; not many other manufacturers do that. It shows the amount of care that is taken to deliver a quality product to the customer.
I highly recommend Gaintnerd.com for their service and prices, especially when there is no sales tax or shipping charge. This was my first experience with buying from Giantnerd.com and I must say a pure pleasure. I opted to have a local bike shop build the bike and feel it was the best option since I was able have them adjust the bike to fit me. They explained all the features of the bike and how to use them and it gave me an opportunity to build a relationship for future service needs.
Was looking for a good quality intermediate bike when I landed on this page. I wasn't sure at first but spent a lot of time reading the reviews and comparing components. Looked as other web sites and then came back to this one because I liked the community culture they are creating here. Well that and the fact of after looking around this bike really had better components then the others in the same price range I compared it too. After it arrived I had a local bike shop professionally set it up to retain the warranty and it was only $49.95 so I think they gave me a pretty good deal. My first ride was about 30 miles from north Denver along the river trail to Cherry Creek and back again. The bike performed well, stiff ride and easy to hammer away on. So far no problems and can't wait for spring to get outside riding again. Look around, compare and most likely you'll be right back here just like I was. As mentioned in another review I too wish it had a cooler wheel set but for the money this is a good bike and a fun ride. One more note ,because of the top tube I may have been able to get a size bigger so you may want to consider that.
My wife and I purchased a pair of Monzas on 12/20. When I went to work on the 20th the price was $599 however when I got home the price had increased to $649. I called to order the bikes and asked customer service if I could have them at the $599 price that I saw earlier in the day. They allowed me to purchase them at this price and I received 4 free water bottles simply because I asked if there was any discount for purchasing more than one bike. The gentleman on the phone was very nice and tried to do everything he could to accommodate me. I was ecstatic to find out I got free shipping and no tax! FedEx delivered everything by the 24th with normal shipping. We still need to have the bikes professionally assembled but everything looks amazing and we can't wait to start riding! I will post back when they are all put together and we are testing them out.
Wanted to let everybody know that I ordered my Monza on Sunday evening with regular 10-14 day shipping (11/14) I believe it was the day after when I noticed that Giantnerd was offering free 2 day shipping so i gave customer service a call to see if I could qualify for that. Tom (service rep) was kind when he informed that that particular offer did not apply yo bikes, only merchandise. But he did bump me up to to 5-7 day shipping at no additional charge. I am extremely grateful for this because i happen to be traveling in the middle of next week so I will be able to sign for my bike. I will also note that since Giantnerd offers tracking for Fedex, I have an estimated delivery for tomorrow (11/18) That is less than 4 days total since the order was processed, for those keeping track at home! Wow! I will let everyone know how the bike turns out when it arrives tomorrow..
I've had my Monza for about 3-4 months now, and it's only been fantastic. After the 3 month point I had it tuned up by the LBS, and it's been great for me. The High School Cross Country season has been cutting into my riding lately, but today I put 20 quality miles in, loving every second of it! The carbon fork glides over rough pavement, and after some adjustment the components work like a charm. The only 2 things that I would change about this bike so far, is the white grip tape (gets dirty really easily, I don't like that too much) and the wheels. They're just pretty low quality wheels, and it's hard to keep them true. But customer service here at giantnerd still kicks the collective butts of everyone else I've worked with, and the tommaso page on Facebook is awesome.
This bike is still amazing! had it since june of this year (so 5 months thus far) and just around 500 miles total. This bike is trucking along beautifully. not a single blown tire yet and the shifting is still spectacular without a single "tune-up" yet.
only donwnside so far is the stock seat. just doesnt seem to fit me right. other than that bike is amazing! great company, great service, great deal!
My wife has been riding her Monza between 60 and 90 miles a week for 2 months now. No issues what so ever. For those of you sitting on the fence - Don't. This is a nice bike, well equipped with an awesome price.
Great bike for the price! I did a TON of research trying to find the perfect bike on my limited budget. I invested in the Genius Build because I don't know enough about bikes to properly put one together...very happy with this decision. My only complaint is the size of the large front chain ring. I've only ridden this for a couple weeks and I'm more than ready for an upgrade to a larger ring. It's hard to keep up with my riding buddies even cranking in the hardest gear. BUT, I love love love this bike!
Great bike! Came within a week of ordering standard rate in an awesome box. I payed the extra for the genius build and so glad I did! The bike rides smoothly and looks great :) Love it!
Again i posted previously!!! I need help! i am tryin to decide between a Tommaso Monza and a Specialized Allez!
does any body have any input on my delima!!
Got the Monza within 5 days of ordering (east coast) perfectly packaged. I had my LBS put it together which took them all of 20 minutes including truing both wheels, and it was ready to go. I was charged $30 for this, so I would be hesitant to drop the $80 to have it done by GIantNerd, but if you dont have a quick and reliable LBS than it's probably worth it. Anyway, the bike is fantastic - very solid, very fast, and the components work great together. I was a little disappointed in the weight, but for the price it's the best out there. Really nice riding this and a great experience at GiantNerd on my first order. Had enough Nerd dollars to get a new rain jacket at half price.
I am trying to decide between The Tommaso Monza or a Specialized Allez!! im am new to the scene but im diving in and definitely plan on competing. can anyone give me insite on the two bikes and the pros and cons of each
I have had my Monza for about a year now and ride it 20 miles a day commuting to work and have had zero problems with it.I decided to enterthe Atlantic City Tri last weekend and rode my Monza.I was surprised when
ifound out I averaged 19mph !!I l will be purchasing another Tommaso tri bike this week.These bikes are the best bang for your buck out there.
Ordered my Monza about 2 weeks ago. It arrived promptly and since I chose to get it assembled locally I went to my LBS the next day. I was very excited but at the same time kept a cool face. Did not open the box before arriving at the store, and the tech said omg, how did you resist not to open it. Well, he was also very excited for me. After assembly rode it for 2 consecutive days, for about 10KM each day. Its very hilly here where I live, and since its my first bike it takes A LOT of getting used to for climbing. Its not the bike, as long as I have the legs to pedal it will FLY. On flat its easy to maintain more than 40kph and its very natural to steer on descents. This bike is all you will need for an intermediate road bike.
P.S. The guys from GiantNerd are very nice. Called them about the mistake regarding sending to left pedals with the box and I got a new set the NEXT DAY! Very professional company, from what I can tell. Keep it up.
I really don't have too much to say that hasn't been said already. probuild is great, Jay built mine, many thanks! after a few weeks of riding I had a flat, which got on my nerves but wasnt any fault of Tommaso or Giantnerd. Personally, I prefer using a different lube than the one that came on from the probuild, but that was an easy fix after a week or so. When I went to my LBS's group ride, I kept getting remarks on how good the bike looks, and I really enjoyed the looks of surprise when I told then the price. The gear ratio took me a little while to adjust to, but it feels just fine any more. I ordered a cage and a bottle with it, and the Cage came attached to the bike, with the bottle in it. It's just one of those little things that make Tommaso stand out over some of the larger bike companies. Took about 5 days for it to get here (Central Ohio), which is much better than the projected time. The first thing I'm going to replace is the wheels, because they aren't as high quality as some of the others on the market, although I think that's just an effort to keep price down.
Pros: PRICE! Good fit, handles well, good components for the price (except wheels), Great community, Great Customer Service, Something different for sure
Cons: Wheels, no possibility for a test ride, even Probuild requires a little maintenance (cables tightened etc)
My wife has been looking at road bikes (Her First) for some time. Stumbled upon Giantnerd and after reading the glowing reviews of the Monza we decided to take the leap, also bought the genius build and literally was ready to ride in 10 mins.The components are of good to very nice quality, finish is quite nice with clear coat over the top of the bike decals. The crankset oddly is powdercoated, but no biggie on that one. Wheels true and she looks great on it. Keep up the good work Tomasso and Giantnerd.
Just like everyone else that has reviewed this bike, I put my time in and did the research and couldn't find anything that was even close (except for maybe Motobecane) to this much bike for the price. It does seem like the price bounces around a bit, so keep your eyes opened, I scored mine for $599 when it had been $699 for the 3 weeks prior. The ride is great, comfy, smooth, fast... although I have nothing to compare it to being a mountain biker just looking for something to fill the gaps between mountain rides. I did not choose the Genius Build and it worked out for me. The bike does come about 75% put together and it only cost $40 to have the local bike shop put it together. Most shops will also include a quick tune up with this after about 100 miles, as all new bikes will need some tightening after a few good rides, Genius Build or not. I guess the only bummer was I had to wait a few days, but in the end I saved at least $50 or more.
After not cycling for 20 years, I decided to purchase a bike and get back into the sport. Not being knowledgeable of the latest technology, I went to every bike shop in town and asked all the questions I could. What I learned was that for the amount of money I wanted to spend, I wasn't going to get the bicycle I wanted. Until I found Giantnerd! I took a chance on ordering the Tommaso Monza, and I couldn't be more pleased! The bike rides great, and since I bought the Genius Build option, it took no time to get it together and on the road. Shifting is very smooth, and the saddle is comfortable. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone who is in the market for a bike, and Giantnerd was easy to order from. The bike also arrived before they said it would. Great job! Awesome bike!
My Tommaso Monza has been riding like a dream. I wanna ride everyday. The only thing holding my Monza back is the rider. But, i'm getting stronger and stronger and losing weight fast. I'm increasing my ride from 20 to 30 miles at least 4 times a week. I will ride and complete a 100 mile tour in 2012 on my Monza. I have been looking really hard and i haven't seen any more Tommaso's in Little rock, AR. One man rode by and spotted my Tommaso, and was staring at it. I said to myself....... I know it's pretty. I also love the Oakland Raiders color scheme. (My favorite pro football team)
I bought the bike just before winter so didn't have too much time but now I am having great fun with it. it is a great bike, riding is so smooth, hand grips/tapes are soft shifting is so smooth has a soft and comfortable saddle which perfectly fits the frame in terms of color and aesthetics. I love riding my bike and I recommend anyone who wants to buy and also anyone who has questions on his mind. this is definitely a very good bike with a very good price. I also recommend genius build!!it is totally worth it
Put about 75 miles on her so far and all is good. Other than only having 2 gears up front (instead of 3) it seems very comparable to a big name bike at the local shop that sells for $400 more.
Stop thinking about buying one and add it to your cart already!
p.s. genius build was worth the $$$
Santa brought me a new Monza for Christmas 2010. The fine folks at Tommaso make a ridiculously awesome bike. Santa (my wife) had Giantnerd provide the probuild as well which was a very good move. I rode a Miyata 710 throughout the 1980s and rode a Trek hybrid a few years back. The Tommaso Monza shifts fluidly, brakes exceptionally, and is extremely light yet durable in it's stock setup. Thank you Tommaso and Giantnerd for offering such a fine road bike. I have put on just over 300 miles in short time and have only praise for this bike!
I purchased the Monza after the Tommaso brand was recommended to me by a friend. I had been looking for a reasonably priced roadbike for many months. Although I was a little concerned about making a bike purchase online, I was thrilled with the excellent customer service from both Tommaso and Giant Nerd. This was my first road bike, so I had many questions. Recently, I rode my Monza in my first tri and it rode exceptional. I am extremely happy with my purchase and look forward to many years of riding it.
I have had my Monza for 4 years (2007 version: different paint job and a triple crank). Overall, the bike is a steal for the price. The frame is solid, responsive, and fairly lightweight, and the carbon fork helps dampen the road buzz. I have upgraded the crankset and front derailleur, which have made a difference (but these were on the old model). The bike climbs like a champ and has very snappy acceleration. In my eyes, Tommaso is now a trusted name (in the same boat as Trek, Specialized, and Giant...in my eyes). I plan to ride Tommaso bikes here on out!
I just got the Monza, and it is very nice overall. The pictures do not do it justice. Feels lighter than I thought it would be. The components are quite nice. I got the "Genius Build", which does not look like it was a good choice. GiantNerd says they will cover the cost up to the $79.95 "Genius Build" cost for my local bike store to fix my issues (The brakes were not tightened down, the rear wheel was not trued, and the rear gear stack wobbles when the wheel spins). I could have saved about a week of time and had my local store put it together. I am hoping I don't have to ship the rear wheel back for replacement.
love this bike. fits me so well. came packaged very very well and extremely fast shipping! cant get a bike like this for a better price!!
I was skeptical about purchasing a bike online, let alone an aluminum road bike (have only ridden steel frame commuters in recent years). I did a lot of research, called customer service at Nashbar and then Giantnerd. The level of service and detailed info given by Giantnerd far surpassed that of Nashbar.
I order on a wednesday and had the bike the following wednesday. I opted for the pro build and was able to put everything together within 20 minutes and ride it home from work that day.
As for the bike itself, it is a great beginner to intermediate professional road bike. Great components, smooth and comfortable ride. Well worth the money, which was nearly half the suggested retail price listed on the Tommaso site.
You cannot find a better entry level bike for this price period. If you go Trek, Giant, Specialized, or Cannondale, you will pay 1200 dollars at least for the same level bike as this. If you are just getting into cycling, don't worry about Carbon, you will learn grasshopper. Just enjoy the great components and carbon fork this bike has to offer. I guarantee for any beginning cyclist the bike will do more than meet your expectations.
Tommaso, thanks for helping me get a decent bike split yesterday in my race. As the only bikes that past me were high end Time Trials, and I past some of them on my Monza, the only thing I kept thinking was I'm getting my Aereo soon and I will not be getting passed. Couldn't have done it without you guys. Much love.
The bike itself is fine and well built. However, expect niggles if you go with the Genius Build.
1. My wheels arrived a little out of true and rub against the brake pads, while the front shifter does not shift well at all and is unusable. I called customer service and they said "such things happen during shipping", and I should get it tuned at a local bike shop.
2. More importantly, your local bike shop would likely build it for the same amount---performance bicycles in Mountain View CA builds bikes for $79.99 (same price as Genius Build). Plus you will have the guarantee of the local expert and you can take it back in case there are issues with the build.
I bought Monza before winter and have been riding it since then. I didn't want to write a review as soon as I have the bike. so far everything is perfect. I am oversatisfied with the quality and the price it is served. riding is smooth, shifters and derailleurs work perfect. and I totally suggest you order it with probuild. Thanks Tommaso, Thanks Giantnerd
Received my bike today via Fedex. It appears in fine condition, but the tension nut for the front wheel is missing. I suspect they forgot to put it back after test riding the bike.
Emailed customer service and they asked me to call them on Monday. Disappointed that I will have to wait until next week to ride my new bike :( Hopefully the customer service will sort it out quickly and I can be on the road soon..
Last year I had my bike stolen and I was devastated. It took me a while but I saved up money to buy a new one and was pretty excited to buy an Imola, so I went for it and purchased one 2 days ago. Yesterday I had surgery and when I was coming home, I all of a sudden felt I should treat myself. So on a whim I called Giantnerd to see if I could upgrade to the Monza and cancel the Imola. Jared put me on hold to see what he could do. I was on hold for a while, but for good reason. He'd found my bike on the FedEx truck just before it was to leave, and promptly yanked it for me. He made it very easy logistically to make the change, and just like that, I got what I wanted. I'd heard good things about Giantnerd customer service and that was part of the reason I chose to buy my bike here.
So far, so good.
Also, reps have been very helpful in answering various questions I've had via live chat and email. Giddyup
I had always been a mountain bike guy for a long time, but after a partner dualathon which we did pretty well in, i wanted to get into triathlons. I was also in grad school at the time and was trying to find an entry level road bike that would be great to train on and do some sprints distance tri's as well as let me ride with some local clubs. I found the Monza to be all that and more. Not only are you getting it for a price that Trek/Giant/Specialized just cannot compete with but you are getting a high quality bike that can last you for a long time. I have lots of friends who have wanted to get into biking/triathlons and they spend a bunch of money on a bike then realize they don't enjoy it as much as they should and some guy gets a great deal on craigslist. For the quality and price of this bike, there is not a better entry level bike on the market. NO WAY! Oh, I also completed my first half iron man on this bike.
After a year or riding my Monza, i have nothing but rave reviews... I have only had to air my tires and go! My buddies are amazed at the component list it has for the price it is, and some are amazed at the weight. Im hoping do do some races this summer and even a century or two. All in all you can beat the price point on this bike or any other Tommaso for that matter.
I stopped riding bikes as soon as I got a car but recently wanted a bike to get into again. This was a great buy and compares really well to what they offer at your local bike shop. Normally at this price range, you're getting lower level sora/2300 components, so this Tiagra/105 is great, with shifting similar to what you get at the more expensive 105/ultegra/dura-ace (though probably not as precise).
The ride is solid and the carbon fiber fork really does make a difference when compared to bikes tested with aluminum/steel front forks. Brakes and shifters are great after a little bit of adjusting--the instructions weren't all that great on how-to, but that's what google and youtube is for.
The bike looks great and although I had some reservations with the black/silver/white color scheme (Oakland Raiders much?), it actually looks great in person. Highly recommended.
I bought this bike just under a year ago and it looks and works as good as new. I haven't had an issue with the pro-build, but only made a few adjustments so far. I look forward to my races this year! Great bike and the price hasn't budged so you know that you are still getting a good deal!
Just received my Tommaso Monza yesterday and am quite smitten with it. Can't wait for the snow to melt from the frozen tundra so I can actually ride it, though I may need a lesson in gearing!
I just got my bike put together with my new Team Tommaso Carbon frame. Simply put it's awesome, there is a definite difference between aluminum and carbon, it's feels very different...smoother. I liked my other frame and it served me well. I had the Tommaso Monza and like it alot but wanted to upgrade to something a bit more advanced. I've been putting in lots of miles with my cycling club, and the Team Tommaso frame was just what the doctor ordered. I've been on it for a few rides and love it. Smooth, great feel for the road, less road buzz, and awesome looking. I ride in a bike club and got lots of compliments from many of the people in my club.
Special thanks to the sales and support team at Giantnerd who really took great care of me when I had an issue.
Great job Nerds!!!
I got mine a few weeks ago. I got it built professionally which is always a good call, bc when you are going on long rides you want to be sure there wont be in error in build.
It is very comfortable and the tommaso saddle is not bad, but I might get a replacement saddle soon. I intend on keeping this bike for a very long time. Thanks tommaso and thank you GIANT NERD
I just purchased this bike about 10 minutes ago. It looks really nice and I watched the video review that Tommaso provided and the bike sounds very high quality and im looking forward to recieveing it in a few days.
The bike looks like it has some great features. Im def excited for the carbon fiber forks, and im interested to see how comfortable the Tommaso sadle is. I think another great feature is the gear display. Today I went into a bike store and asked about the Tommaso brand. The owner of the bike shop had only good things to say about the brand, and this increased my confidence in buying this bike.
The customer service is great. I used the live chat and I had a real person chatting with me instantly. They answered my questions instantly.
I discovered this website yesterday, and I am so glad I did. This book looks amazing and this is the best priced roadbike I have ever seen. I was looking at bikes direct.com and they wanted twice as much for anything close to this bike. I feel like I just got the deal of a lifetime, and I know I will be riding this bike for years to come.
I got my bike a couple days ago and rode it for a bit. This thing feels solid and is so light. I can't wait to hit the road for even longer rides. the carbon fork is amazing and the Shimano hardware works flawlessly. You should definitely opt for the Pro-Build. I got my bike in about 6 days and it was packaged amazingly. No scratches, dents, nothing. Well worth the price, especially compared to what a LBS would have charged.
I have been riding this leisurely since around Sept-Oct and I am still very impressed with the quality of Tommaso and now the price tag is even better!
Don't delay on getting this bike and unless you know what you are doing or really know the reputation of your LBS let Giantnerd do the pro-build. They stand by there products and services and if they screwed up they will make it right! (see my previous post).
Right now it's hooked up to a Tacx trainer due to the weather, but I can't wait to get it out into a triathlon or duathlon soon!
It's a pretty and pretty good bike for the price, a comparable bike in a bike shop would cost a couple hundred more.
Don't bother with the pro build; I bought the pro build and the wheel cones were a bit too tight, the wheels weren't true and I still had to adjust the brakes and the height of the front derailleur. For the same price, your local bike shop could probably do a better job, or just save the money and do it yourself.
The wheels have decent rims for a bike in this price range, but search of online forums will show that they have a reputation of being weak, so beware. The brake pads have a hard compound and don't work very well. Fortunately, this is easy to fix, $20-$40 will get you a set of the best brake pads money can buy.
I don't feel that I need to go into the same repetitive detail. The other reviews have done it for me. I could go all day telling you about how nice a ride this is for the price, etc. What I want to do is take a moment and reinforce my experience to the likely person reading these reviews in hopes you will make the right choice as I did.
I was once new to the cycling world and thanks to hours of research on the internet and many trips getting sized up at the LBS I was educated enough to make my decision...The problem is that I hadn't chatted with Giantnerd...yet...
This was a big purchase for me. I don't care how much you make, you don't want to buy the wrong bike. It's like buying a car.
When I finally chatted with Mike at Giantnerd he made me aware of a lot of things about the LBS bikes I was considering. Turns out Mike saved me around $100 up front costs and even more later because I would've had to upgrade components.
Once I decided to order the bike, it was built (pro-build) and received within 3-4 days from when I placed my order. When I opened the box I noticed a few things that weren't good. Many scratches on the fork due to not being bolted down properly, dirt on the handlebar tape and the tape wasn't trimmed and a bar end was missing, gears not properly adjusted, and a loose piece of something rattled in the front wheel. At this point I was feeling the "it was too good to be true" feeling. The next day I contacted Mike and explained my situation. Not knowing how Giantnerd works I was unsure whether they would even help little old me. To my surprise Mike immediately ordered a new bike to be shipped to me with the utmost assurance that I would be happy...I was.
There are so many great things about ordering a bike through Giantnerd. Free shipping on a bike?!?! No sales tax for me either!!!
Do I even need to go into the fact they give you nerd dollars? Who does that!?!? With winter coming up I was very pleased to pay about $4 (part of shipping costs) for Pearl Izumi toe covers and arm warmers!
Everytime I pass my Tommaso Monza it reminds me of what a great experience I had with Giantnerd!
Do yourself a favor and don't scroll through anymore sites! ADD TO CART!
My bike arrived in perfect condition, the pro-build was a no brainer for me because I don't have the tools or the know-how for assembly. This is my first road bike so I'm still getting used to the different geometry of the frame (I've ridden mountain and bmx bikes previously). All things considered, this bike is a ridiculously good value for what you pay. I looked at a lot of local bike shops and any bike that was even comparable in terms of frame and components was in the $1400+ range. I live in Canada and the bike arrived within 4 days which was great because I couldn't wait for it.
If you are a big guy like me (6'2", 230 lbs with long arms), this bike's geometry will take a bit of getting used to but within a day or two you will love it.
My one complaint is that I am going to have to tune up the front derailer and front and rear brakes a bit. The front derailer is really not shifting very smoothly right out of the box but that is easily remedied. I've seen some others say that the brakes are a little weak for this bike and I have to agree. The brakes aren't unsafe or anything but when you really get going down a hill they are not as solid as they could be.
Like I said earlier, I'm a beginner rider and I haven't tested many other bikes, but the Monza feels like a great fit after 20 kms and I would strongly recommend this bike for beginners.
It has been 20 years since I have rider a road bike...well, actually any bike. I got this bike because I thought it would be a good balance between price and quality. I didn't want to get a bike from a big chain store that turned out to be junk after 3-4 rides, and I didn't want to spend over $1500 at a LBS for something that might sit in my garage for the next few years.
This bike is a great balance. It is awesome. The only thing I have to compare with this bike is stuff that I rode 20 years ago, so I don't really have anything to compare. The bike flies down the road. It seems to take so little effort to get this bike moving.
I really like the "compact crankset." There is very little overlap between the low and high gear sets. I don't ride a lot of big hills, but the low ring is nice for a big climb...and I have yet to run out of gears in the high ring.
It would be nice if the brakes were a little nicer as someone else stated. They can take some effort to really stop. That is not to say that they are junk or do not work, but it might be the first thing I try and upgrade. I am also trying to get used to shifting of the front derailleur. I haven't mastered that yet.
Overall, this is a great purchase. Part of me wishes that I spent a little bit more money now that I realized (again) how fun it is to ride. Another part of me is eying up the single-speed fixed gear bikes.
Ordered the Tommaso Monza Last Thursday at 11:00 pm; it arrived today in MD via Fed Ex (free shipping option). Everything arrived in new condition -no scratches, nothing to complain about. Paid for the pro-build. Other than attaching seat, adjusting handlebars, and screwing in pedals, only adjustment that seemed necessary was straightening the front brake. Was apprehensive about ordering on-line, and releived that everything was timely and in great order. Relative novice to road biking, but plan to commute 24 miles into DC a couple days a week (in addition to weekend riding) and will comment on how the bike is holding up in a couple of weeks.
when i first decided to get a road bike i had no idea that bikes could cost 10,000. the more research i did the more i was excited to get one. the first place i looked was my LBS and their prices were way more then i wanted to spend. i decided to check the internet and thats when i came across Tommaso. The prices seemed too good to0 be true but after doing extensive research i decided to give it a try.
First thing I noticed is how great the customer service was. i had a few questions so i decided to contact someone through the online customer service chat. all my questions were answered promptly and with great care. after ordering, the bike came on the 5th business day in a giant triangle box. i was so excited i couldn't wait to build it. it was pretty much half built so i just had to adjust the handle bars and put on the front tire as well as the seat, which was very easy to do (with the right tools of course). the tires were a little flat so i took it to the bike shop to get it pumped.
since this was my first time on a road bike i took it easy at first but it felt so light responsive and amazing that i decided to increase the speed. little did i know that its called a road bike for a reason because i was riding on a side walk when not 20 meters away from the bike shop i got 2 flats because my tires went in between a perfect sized crack lol. I ended up having to walk the bike back and get my tires pumped as well as get some much needed advice on what to avoid while riding.
Overall i am very satisfied and i have recommended Tommaso and giant nerd to my friends and family.
Just received my bike with the Pro Build service and am very pleased. Arrived in less than a week from ordering and I only needed to install the front wheel and make size/comfort adjustments. Couldn't be happier with the GiantNerd folks. Great pricing for the bike. My only disappointment is with the brakes on the bike. Tiagra STI shifters and front derailleur matched with a 105 rear derailleur deserve better than the Tektro brakes. Tommasso could have done better. Still, it's a good value and while I haven't yet logged much saddle time, the bike feels solid, secure and responsive. Scott
I used to be a avid cyclist years ago but got out of it. I was ready to get back into cycling and was researching to see if some of the components of my old bicycle could be upgraded. It turns out that it would be less expensive and less of a headache just to purchase a new bicycle. I’m a very thorough researcher when it comes to spending money because I have to feel like I’m getting a great deal. I literally went to 30 bike shops within 50 miles my area to see if any of the shops had any bikes they were closing out or ready to make a deal on. I was looking for a lightweight bicycle with Shimano STI shifters, Aluminum frame, carbon front fork, good derailers, brakes, good wheels, and ofcourse it had to be a good looking bicycle. I was shocked to find that I could not find a shop that was willing to sell me a bicycle with those components for under $1000. Most of the bikes I found were in the $1200 to $1500 range.
Then I came across GiantNerd and saw some very attractive pricing for the type or bike I was looking for. I went on the Internet read many of the blogs out there and found that everyone had good things to say about Giant Nerds. I called them and asked several questions and found them to be super helpful and very knowledgeable about cycling.
After a little more research I purchased the Tommaso Monsa. The price was great $699, I paid the extra $59 to have the probuild service because I wanted to have them put the bike together and be able to ride it as soon as it was delivered. I was told the bike would be delivered in 10-14 days, but was super happy when the bike arrived in 5 days. When I opened the well packaged box all I needed to do was put on the front tire, adjust the handlebars, seat, and install my pedals and it was ready to go.
One of the first things me and my wife noticed was the bike was gorgeous. The Monza is black with a silver bottom half of the bike. The lettering and emblems on the bike give it a rich and classy look. During my research I became friends with a bike mechanic at one of the local shops who offered to check the bike out when I got it. He felt the deal was too good to be true. When I showed him the bike he was impressed and said it was a good looking bike with good components. He said I got a really good deal.
When I took the bike out I was really happy with the ride, handling, weight, shifting, and could feel the difference between the newer technology on the Monza compared to my older bike. My older bike is a nice road bike for it’s time, but it didn’t compare to the Monza. The carbon fork really makes a huge difference in the smooth ride. I’ve put many miles on it already and it’s great, I’m really happy with the Monza and glad I discovered GiantNerd. The sales and support team are awesome, they actually answer the phone when you call. I’m also adding a picture of my bike, I love it.
Thanks GiantNerd for making this a great purchase.
Hey guys, poor college student here in Maryland... I was wondering how different the components are between the Tiempo and the Monza? What about the updated Monza? Anything majorly different there beyond paint scheme? I swim competitively and wanted to hop on a bike before the upcoming triathlons this summer. Thanks.
Your Answer...Basically the same.
I just got the bike, the handle bar area seems a little low, was wondering if I accidently bought a girl bike.
Its a men's. Seems small on mine also. Asked the same quistion 2 yrs ago.
If I were to purchase the new Monza today, would I be charged the full price less the winter pre-sale discount on my credit card statement within a few days? I wanted clarification on the nature of the sale if the charge is going to be a pending charge till the item is shipped, or if I'll be charged fully within a day or two. Thanks in advance!
They will not charge your card until they have ship the item. Your GianNerd account will show the full price minus the 20% discount. I purchased mine on november and they have not charged it to my card yet. They extended the presale from jaunary to febuary. I hope it does not get extended again.
Well, if you paid by Paypal they took the money the day of the transaction. I'm surprised to hear that the pre-sale was extended as I didn't read that in the Giantnerd emai received on Dec 10thl. Anybody have any idea when these are going to ship?
They just changed from Feb 05 2013 to March 10 2013. I cannot believe this. I have been waiting 3 months already. I hope that 2nd change in presale date is for new buyers and not the people that have been waiting 3 months.
Changed Again, to 10/03/13. I ordered this bike on 11/15/12. So they are expecting us to wait 1 year after we order?
I am very sorry for the confusion on this. We have been having an issue with our site spontaneously transposing dates. This bike is still confirmed for 3/10/13.
How does the Monza compare with 2012 Cannondale's CAAD8 6 Tiagra?
I just bought this bike with the 20% off from code 20. This bike is also a presale bike, so I tried using the code BIKESALE and it did not work. Does anyone know why the special pricing isnt applying?
Under normal pedaling I keep getting intermittent creams. When I stand on it no creaking, when I sit up off the bars no creaking. It doesn't change if I'm on the hoods or drops. Where do I start to look, bottom bracket? Headset? Front wheelset? If I can just get rid of the creak the bike is a 10 (for the price, still have some shifter adjustments to fine tune).
Sounds like you should take the bike to a professional mechanic and have them figure out what the issue is and then our customer service can help you resolve it. Based on what you wrote it is difficult to determine what the issue is.
what is the difference between this and the new 2013 trek 1.2?
To start there is about $300 difference in price. Getting into the details about the bike the Trek 1.2 has Shimano Sora shifters and derailleurs while the Monza has upgraded Shimano Tiagra shifters and a front derailleur and an even more upgraded Shimano 105 rear derailleur. Another than those things the bikes are really equivalent - basically the Monza is upgraded components for $300 less.
Earlier today this bike had 58cm listed as an ordering option. Does this mean this bike is currently out of stock in this frame size and it will be placed on pre-order?
We are currently sold out of these and we do have some on order from Tommaso however they will not be available for pre-sale until we know what date they are going to ship to us and can set a timeline to display on the site. Keep checking and it should be available for pre-sale soon.
I recently ordered my bike as well and it was for pre-sale for 9/14. I just received an email stating its being shipped already. These guys are on top of things!
In the URL web address box it classifies this bike as beginner yet in the description it shows it as Intermediate. Did this bike get an upgrade or something?
It just got reclassified. This bike is really on the line between being a great bike for beginners and intermediate riders. We just use those terms as suggestions, it really depends on what is right for you.
I'm 5'10.5 but have a 30" inseam. What size would be right for me? 54cm?
What is your reach and torso length? I'm 6'2" and need a 61cm.
The main differences I would point out to you are:
vs the Avail 5 the Monza has a carbon fork which is going to make a huge difference in your ride quality, besides that the components are similarly spec'd and both have an aluminum frame. The Carbon fork upgrade would normally run $100-$150 so you're saving that plus about $100 in the cost by going with the Monza.
vs the Novara Carema Pro
The Novara bike is significantly more expensive because it has the Shimano 105 components while the Monza has Tiagra. This is a pretty big difference in cost so if you are thinking of going with the Carema you may want to compare it to the Tommaso Mondial instead which is comparably spec'd.
Please give us a call if you need any more assistance, we are happy to help. 1-877-731-6051
What is the correct size on the Tommaso Monza road bike for a 5'2 Women? Looking to do long distance rides and perhaps some sprint Triatholons
I'd like to use this bike for some light off-road riding (ie gravel roads, well packed dirt trails, etc.). I'm wondering what the widest tires I could fit would be. Also, if anyone happens to know, how much clearance would I have if I added fenders as well?
Thanks for any input!
Tommaso road bike frames are not built for that kinds of activity and the tire clearance is somewhere around 25 which wouldn't leave you much room. You may want to look at a cyclocross bike which has more tire clearance and a slightly varied geometry which allows for off-road riding.
I am a 5 foot 3 1/2 inch tall female (inseam 31) and new to road racing. I am looking forward to participating in my first duathlon and triathlon next year but am interested in purchasing a Tomasso racing road bike - entry level/beginner bike. What is the recommended size for me since it looks as if I am between sizes according to the size chart? And, would the Monza better suit my needs than the Imola with Carbon Fork?
The Monza will be a lighter and better bike for your needs, saving weight is critical as you look to ride long distances. at 5' 3 1/2" I would recommend that you go with the 50cm. The 47cm is the smallest we offer and built to accomodate a larger variance in height while the 50cm will git you better if you are within that range.
I have had this bike for a year and want to upgrade the crank on it. Does anyone know if I can use the FSA Gossamer Compact crank with the Megaexo bottom bracket on this bike frame?
You can definitely run the FSA Gossamer or any English threaded BB/crankset on the Monza. The BB shell is 68mm.
i am considering the Monza or the Imola with Carbon Fork, i understand the main difference is the quality of certain components being better on the Monza, however my main concern is ease of use and reliability. Though I plan to ride long distances on occasion, I am most concerned with components that are reliable, long-lasting, and won't require too much attention, so to speak. Will the Monza provide better reliability for frequent use? Thanks!
I recommend that you go with the Monza over the Imola Carbon as it has nicer components (Shimano 105/Tiagra) that will hold up better over time. Also, the Monza has a compact crankset that reduces weight. The Monza weighs 21.61 lbs while the Imola Carbon weighs 22.48 lbs.
i recommend that you also get thhe monza because the shifters and the frame are alot better and lighter and that will make a difference.
Apart from price, what's the big difference between the Monza and the Imola Carbon? And how much would those differences really effect a primarily recreational rider like me? I'm just trying to get back into road cycling after my old road bike (old 1980s era Nishiki, loved that thing) got stolen :(
The Monza and the Imola Carbon share the same 6061 Aluminum frame and carbon bladed fork. The Monza features a nice mix of Shimano 105 and Tiagra components with a 2 x 9 speed drivetrain with a FSA compact crankset. The Imola Carbon has a mix of Shimano 2300 series components and Sunrace components with a 3 x 8 speed drivetrain with a triple crankset. The Monza weighs 21.61 lbs and the Imola Carbon weighs 22.48 lbs. Both are great affordable options in an Aluminum road bike with a carbon fork.
How does this bike differ from the Dawes Lightening 2300 bike? Components seem the same, is there a significant frame difference? Thanks!
Both bikes have aluminum road frames with compact road geometry. They also share a Shimano 105/Tiagra 2 x 9 speed drivetrain with Alex wheels. The Tommaso includes a carbon fiber fork that will drastically improve the quality of the ride by reducing road vibrations. The Tommaso is a better choice not only because of the carbon fork but also because of the overall experience of buying a bike through giantnerd.com We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and support which includes our ready to ride Genius Build where you can be riding your bikes within 10 minutes of receiving it. Plus, you'll earn 5% back in Nerd Dollars to use on future purchases on giantnerd.com.
I own an imola with carbon fork. Please tell me how the Monza is better?
The Imola Carbon is a great bike! The Monza is the next step in Tommaso's line of bikes. The Monza weighs less than the Imola Carbon, has Shimano 105/Tiagra components and comes with an Alex R500 wheelset. All these specs make for a higher price tag on the Monza. You can compare all the little details on any bike we carry by clicking the "specs" tab located next to the "description" tab below the picture of the bike. Let us know if you have any other questions. Ride the Imola Carbon fast and stay NERDY!!!
I stand at 6'8" tall and know that i need a road bike at least 64cm, but how far down to should i go say a 61cm be ok?
I am between a intermed. and some what pro level
At your height the 61cm will be to small. The 61cm frame will fit riders 6'2-6'5. You should definitely look at 64cm frames.
I am comfortable building my own bike. Do i still need a LBS to build it for the warranty to be valid?
Yes, If you do not purchase the Giantnerd Pro-Build service, bikes will be sent to you Factory Ready. Factory ready bicycles are delivered to you 75% assembled and packed for shipping in the original manufacturer’s box. No adjustments are made. Factory Ready bicycles will require assembly by a professional mechanic in order to validate the warranty.
Almost every bicycle manufacturer requires that the bike be assembled by a professional to validate the warranty. The best way to make sure your bike is covered under warranty and is in 100% working condition is to have your bike assembled by a professional with proof.
We have a service called the Pro-Build which would not require you to take the bike to your LBS to validate your warranty.
Despite the simplicity and fun of riding a bike assembling one is nuanced and difficult even more the mechanically inclined. This is why there are bike building schools. Just as we would not recommend a non-professional assemble an automobile engine we would not recommend a non-professional attempt to assemble a bike.
Better safe than sorry.
Has anyone out there purchased a 47cm Tommaso? I a 5 ft and 1/2 inch female (short torso, long legs for my size), and I require a small bike frame. Is it true to it's size?
A size 47cm Tommaso will fit you perfectly if you are 5' 1/2" tall. The 47cm frame comfortably fits riders 4'11" to 5'3".
Hi nerd community.
I have recently purchased a monza and have been riding it for a week. I think there is a problem with the front derailleur. When I try to shift up the front(try to choose the bigger gear) I can't. I think my monza may need a small adjustment. does anyone has the same problem? how did you solve it?
GD-This sounds like a quick adjustment to cable tension for the front derailleur. When a bike is new the housing will "seat" during the first couple rides and a tension adjustment will need to be made. Your best bet is to take it by the local shop for a quick/easy adjustment. That is the best bet. Enjoy the Monza!
I took the bike to LBS(local bike shop) and made it tuned up. it is very good and riding is very smooth. problem is fixed
If you're handy with tools, you can also find videos on how to tune a bike. I had the same problem with my bike, but with a few adjustments, I was able to correct the problem with the front derailleur.
I'm looking for a starter bike that will can double as a competitive racing machine as I'd like to start racing next summer--Will this bike do the trick?
Your question is very subjective. The Monza is a great Intermediate road bike. IN fact its one of our best selling bikes. In a local bike shop a similar bike will cost around $1500. Members have purchased the Monza and raced 100's of miles on them to great success. Just check out the Tommaso Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Tommasobikes
Personally, and for serious racing i would purchase the Tommaso Mondial which has the Shimano Ultegra components or look at the carbon Tommaso bikes. You will not need to upgrade the Mondial even if you get extremely serious with racing. Here is link to the Mondial http://www.giantnerd.com/tommaso-mondial-road-bike-intermediate.html
this is a good started bike, and like mentioned before me, will do the job. If you start racing and training to some extent, you may see yourself wanting more in a bike.
take a good look at a few of the carbon bikes, I just bought an Aggraziato, which has a good mix of mid level components.
I own a Monza and train with it. It's a great bike for the price and I'm now riding with a club of very good riders. The bike holds it own very well. I've gotten many compliments on it. The one thing you will probably want to upgrade if you race is wheels. They can make a huge difference. I have not upgraded anything other than better tires and my training group goes on 40-70 mile rides and we average 20-24 miles per hour on flats. What I find is that guys with more expensive lighter bikes don't seen to have to work as hard as I'm working to maintain those speeds. That being said...I'm only 5 months into cycling so in a year I'm sure I'll be right up there with faster riders without having to upgrade my bike. I will not upgrade because the Monza ia a great training bike, if I were to race I would just change the wheels to lighter more efficient wheels. Good luck.
If you are just getting started in racing and cycling this is the perfect choice. Unfortunately, I missed out on a duathlon this year which was going to be my first race with this bike, but I plan to use and abuse this bike in one soon enough. I feel safe on this bike and it didn't cost me a grand to get to the speed, feel, and comfort I want to be in a race next year. Of course things would be faster and lighter with new components, but I haven't changed a thing on it except for adding a carbon water bottle cage and I feel confident in the capabilities of the stock components and frame.
no go with a trek 1.1 or 1.2 they are alot faster and the frame is much better for the 2013
I do not see many reviews for this bike and wanted the opinion of someone who has actually ridden it about what they think of this bike.
Nathan its one of our best selling Road Bikes. Hit up the Tommaso Facebook page. About 35 reviews positive reviews and 1,000+ active and happy fans. http://www.facebook.com/Tommasobikes?v=app_6261817190&ref=ts
I also found some reviews on this site
and also this one
Hope these help. Just bought one but haven't gotten it yet. I couldn't find anything negative about the Monza at all (trust me I looked)!
Have had the bike for a few months now and love it! Great fit and feel for the money. I was looking at a similar Trek model and almost paid $100 more for that name.
I was so happy when I discovered this bike. Right now I am training indoors since fall/winter is here! You won't be unhappy with this purchase!
I have been riding this bike more than 6 months and it is a great experience!!! this is what an actual rider feels about this bike
I just weighed a 54cm without pedals or reflectors and it was 21.6 lbs.
its pretty light. I have look pedals on it and as far as the grand scheme of things goes it is very light for an aluminum bike.
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