Posted December 10, 2013 by in Folding Bike Reviews

Vilano Tempest 20″ Folding Bike Review

Vilano Tempest 20 folding bike

Tempest 20 folding bike

I’ve been a avid fan of cycling my whole life. But what I even love more than cycling is going around the country with my RV. Hauling around my big mountain bike all over the country was getting to be a pain to I opted to get a folding bike. After much consideration I selected the Vilano Tempest 20″ folding bike.

I bought the Tempest because it was made by Vilano and I’ve had other bicycles made by them before and they all seemed decent quality. The price was also right and the reviews I read online all seemed for the most part positive. Another big reason for me picking out this bike is because it fits me. I’m a pretty big guy and a large handful of the folding bikes on the market don’t fit me, but thankfully the Tempest 20″ folding bike does.

The bike comes with an all steel frame, which is not the norm in the folding bike world which is filled with aluminum frames. Because of this I thought I possibly might be trading a light weight frame for on that is more durable. I was wrong. The bike is super light even compared to aluminum frames. I believe in total the bike weights around 26.5 pounds.

The Vilano Tempest came pre-constructed and is very easy to fold into a very compact size. It comes with smooth shifting Shimano Revo Twist Shifter and a handy rear rack which is great for putting my stuff on. The one complaint I do have about this bicycle is that the handle bars do seem a tad bit hard to adjust at times.

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Folding Bike Components

  • Folding Frame for quick Storage (Folds to: 12″ x 26″ x 34″)
  • 20 Inch Alloy Wheels provide stability
  • Shimano Revo Twist Shifter for easy gear changes – 6 Speed
  • Folding Pedals Included
  • Rear Rack & Fenders Installed
  • Frame: 20″ Steel Folding – with safety latch system
  • Handlebar: Aluminum Height Adjustable
  • Stem: Foldable
  • Crank: 46T w/ Chainguard
  • Rims: 20 Alloy Double Wall
  • Shifter: Shimano Revo Twist Grip – 6 Speed
  • Derailleur: Shimano 6 Speed
  • FREE Foldable Pedals included
  • FREE Front & Rear Fenders – installed
  • FREE Rear Rack – installed