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Bianchi 2001 Talladega(5 posts)

Bianchi 2001 TalladegaDomenic
May 14, 2001 10:40 AM
Anybody out there ridden or own one of the new Talladega's? I am looking to move up from my old bike and have narrowed it down to the Lemond Zurich and the Bianchi. They both fit me well but I was wondering if anyone has issues, etc. Any opinions?
re: Bianchi 2001 Talladegaourframes
May 14, 2001 1:14 PM
reynolds steel talladega is the best road bike, and much more
comfy than the aluminum trek I have been riding. I am planning
on doing STP this year, and am very glad I bought the bianchi
steel over the other bikes I test road. I also got it at a shop
which allowed me to take a long test ride on it before I bought it.
re: Bianchi 2001 TalladegaDomenic
May 14, 2001 2:12 PM
That is good to hear. I have ridden one twice and am just trying to decide between the Lemond and the Bianchi. They are very similiar bikes but the Lemond is another $350. I definitely like the steel framed bikes more than the aluminum but that is pretty much all I have owned except for a Raleigh mountain bike.
re: Bianchi 2001 TalladegaRocco's Big Ride 2001
May 14, 2001 7:39 PM
I looked at both bikes extensively and just couldn't get comfortable on the Zurich, even at a price less than the Bianchi. As for the Bianchi, it's not the lightest, but does it really matter when it comes down to getting a great ride. Great review this month too. I think it is about $1600 with Ultegra. No real reason to get more bike than you need. I would have ended up re thinking the Bianchi over the Jamis Eclipse had I not got such a sweet deal on my new ride. If I were to choose between the two, I would go Bianchi if it fits and then spend the $$$ on the extras you have always wanted. Good luck and have fun. Rocco
re: Bianchi 2001 TalladegaDomenic
May 15, 2001 12:42 PM
Yeah I am going to test ride the Zurich again tonight. Where I am in Colorado the Bianchi is $1600 and the Zurich is $1950. They seem like comparable bikes. So that is a factor. Only thing different is weight and the fork I think.
Weight is not an issue for me. One or two pounds difference for what I do is no big deal. Guess I need to make my decision soon so I can replace my ancient bike and get onto riding rather than thinking too much.