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Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or Trek 2200 or 2300? New biker(6 posts)

Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or Trek 2200 or 2300? New bikerRohair
Apr 22, 2001 1:30 PM
I am trying to decide on a Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or a Trek 2200 or 2300.

I need help with Campy or Shimano
Aluminum or Steel
re: Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or Trek 2200 or 2300? New bikerLLSmith
Apr 22, 2001 4:16 PM
Don't know your size, but I am about 200# and riding a new Trek 2300. I have been riding this bike for about 6 months.The Ultegra is pretty darn nice. It took me awhile to get used to the feel of the bike, but it handles great at all speeds.Only problem I have is comfort. I'm on my fourth seat.The fourth one is actually the seat off my old bike. Hope to try it tomorrow evening.The stock seat doesn't really count as a seat. It's nothing more than a torture device. I am very serious, it really hurts big time. If the seat off my old bike doesn't improve the comfort I will try a Brooks saddle.The Brooks design was suggested by a few people on this board. When I get to 20+ miles I spend most of my time thinking about my butt. I have really grown to like this bike alot, but two more saddles and I will be trying a steel bike.Good Luck, Larry Smith
none of the above.....have you taken a look atIAmtnbikr
Apr 22, 2001 5:50 PM
the Raleigh R700 yet? It has nearly all Ultegra components except the 105 bb. Has a carbon fork, nice aero aluminum frame, etc. List price is $1500, and I just got one for less than that. It is my first road bike (since junior high days) and it sure looked like a deal compared to the Bianchi's my LBS had which had lesser grade parts on them for at least $200-$300 more.
none of the above.....have you taken a look atviking24
Apr 25, 2001 8:18 AM
How is that bike? One of my local shops is pushing it. The compnents look great. How is the frame? Is it comfortable? Are the wheels holding up? I'm a clydesdale, 6'3,230.
re: Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or Trek 2200 or 2300? New bikerDean
Apr 23, 2001 4:47 AM
These 2 bikes also made it to my short list. I ended up with a Landshark that I purchased through GVH. The Landshark is great so far, plus each one is one of a kind so you will not see another bike like yours. The quality is great, they are made one at a time by one person. GVH currently has a special for $1995 for a Landshark Dedacciai Zero Uno frame, carbon fork and Ultegra group. I decided on Chorus, but Ultegra is nice. It would be worth checking out http://www.landsharkbicycles.com and http://www.gvhbikes.com/. Feel free to reply with any questions about the Landshark.
re: Bianchi Veloce or Talladega or Trek 2200 or 2300? New bikerplummet
Apr 23, 2001 9:42 AM
I have a 2000 Bianchi Veloce and have been very happy with it. I went to this from a Lemond, and like it a good bit more. I have improved my avg. by almost 2 mph. I had Campy on my Lemond. I like the way it works vs. the Shimano STI. Oh, and I found the Bianchi to be a very good Value at my LBS, vs. Trek or Giant or whatever. The thing I didn't like about the Talledega(besides it being a little over budget) was the triple on the front. Both good bikes. Anyway, hope this helps.

Bill