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Bianchi XL EV2 Failure(8 posts)

Bianchi XL EV2 Failureixiz
Jul 2, 2001 9:03 AM
If you have a Bianchi XL EV2 and has some miles on it please share your experience - good or bad

Im deciding if i should replace my XL with a similar XL EV2 or should i consider the Boron frame
re: Bianchi XL EV2 Failuresidley
Jul 2, 2001 11:08 AM
I've only got a few hundred on my '00 EV2 and no problems, but I have been very attentive to the reviews made on this site. A couple of posters mentioned cracks in the downtube but also mentioned that Bianchi replaced the frame no questions asked. If memory serves me correctly, the cracks were on the older EV2 frames.
ok hereDog
Jul 2, 2001 12:46 PM
Mine is an early 2000, no problems, except the carbon steer tube breaking at the top of the head tube. Maybe put 12,000 miles on it. I'm 157 pounds and mash hard up the hills.

Doug
happy with minegrandemamou
Jul 2, 2001 5:22 PM
I've got about 3500 miles on my 01. Done some training and racing on some pretty bad roads with no ill effects. I weigh 150 lbs. Stiff but fairly compliant.

Don't know that much about the Boron. There does not appear to be a serious weight penalty for going steel. I saw one at a stage race a couple of weekends ago and the welds were not that great to look at.
EV4ixiz
Jul 3, 2001 5:33 AM
Where can one find more info on EV4
What is that ?
I beat the hell outta mine...keith m.
Jul 3, 2001 8:20 AM
late 00 model ev2. 57cm that I ride on some pretty rough roads with no problems at all. I weigh 170-175.
re: Bianchi XL EV2 FailureNoName
Jul 3, 2001 8:53 AM
No problems here, I have about 3500 miles on my 01 ev2. It seems they have corrected the problem they had in 2000 about the bottom bracket cracking. The good thing is you have a lifetime warranty on it. Can't beat that.

Happy riding!!
not lifetimeixiz
Jul 3, 2001 9:30 AM
Im quite sure the aluminum frames do not have lifetime warranty
If im not mistaken its only 3 years, and i hate to mention it but i heard it prorated to the date you bought your first one.

that means if they replace your frame after two years - it has one year of warranty remain