|Bianchi Axis or Lemond Poprad||Kary|
May 14, 2002 7:45 AM
|I am looking at buying a cross bike to be used mostly for commuting. I have looked at both of these and am trying to decide between them. The Bianchi has better components but I like the steel frame of the Poprad. I was wondering how stiff the Axis frame is. Any opinions on either of these bikes. The LBS is bringing in an Axis in my size next week so I can test ride it.|
|re: Bianchi Axis or Lemond Poprad||The Walrus|
May 14, 2002 5:04 PM
|The Axis is actually pretty mellow for an aluminum frame; not as plush as a good steel one, but it never leaves me feeling abused, even after an all-day ride.|
|how light is the Axis? nm||weiwentg|
May 14, 2002 5:32 PM
May 14, 2002 5:51 PM
|I couldn't really tell you--I've never had it on a scale, and Bianchi doesn't publish weights. If I think of it tomorrow when I swing by the shop, I'll see if there's a scale. Ballpark? I'd guess 21 lbs.|
|Oh, well...||The Walrus|
May 15, 2002 5:26 PM
|...should have known a shop full of 40lb freeride bikes wouldn't have a scale. The weight of the Axis remains a mystery.|
May 14, 2002 7:29 PM
|Tell you what, the Axis is a whole lot more forgiving than a Redline Conquest Pro.|
|Bianchi Axis -> Gives you nine speed components||Fred the Cross Poser|
May 16, 2002 8:44 AM
|If money were no object, I would say the Bianchi Axis. I looked at both when I thought I was buying a new cyclocross bike(made one out of an old road bike instead). The big drawback of the Poprad is the Sora components. You are pretty much stuck with 8 speed without a large $$ outlay to upgrade.
I like the Poprad - I could never figure out why they spec'ed it with Sora 8 speed components...
|Bianchi Axis -> Gives you nine speed components||Velocipedio|
May 19, 2002 8:06 AM
|I like the Poprad - I could never figure out why they spec'ed it with Sora 8 speed components...
Maybe Lemond'll introduce a model with better spec... call it a Zolder or a Middelfart... :)