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Bianchi veloce 2001 vs Lemond alpe d'huez 2002 HELP!(4 posts)

Bianchi veloce 2001 vs Lemond alpe d'huez 2002 HELP!rroocc
Mar 2, 2002 2:00 PM
After test riding several different road bikes I have narrowed it down to two-the Bianchi Veloce 2001 and the Lemond Alpe D'huez. I am pretty close to making a final decision. I would just like to know if anyone has had any experience with either bike. Also, if you like one bike over the other please tell me why. One has campy veloce components and the other shimano 105. Thanks in advance to everyone who responds! The information you provide is highly appreciated!
re: Bianchi veloce 2001 vs Lemond alpe d'huez 2002 HELP!rcarbs
Mar 2, 2002 6:26 PM
I have a 99 Veloce with 8500 miles on it. I have not had any problems with the frame or components. I think the Veloce is a great choice for the money. I spend a lot of time on it and highly recommend it. I would list it as a mid-range bike and think it should fit the need of anyone who is starting out in the sport or the enthusiast who is on a budget and cant have their "dream bike". My goal is to put 10,000 miles on it and then purchase a Serotta. Most of those whom I ride with have shima-NO and I like the fact that my Campagnolo is unique.
Go for the Bianchieoind
Mar 2, 2002 8:36 PM
I've put 1000 miles on the Bianchi Veloce that I got late last year, and I have been very pleased with what I got. This bike was the best fit and was the most comfortable of all the bikes I test rode, (including the Lemond Alpe D'huez). No problems at all with any of the Campy components. I was a bit sceptical at first about the Campy shifters, but after a 50 miles I have learned to love them.
re: Bianchi veloce 2001 vs Lemond alpe d'huez 2002 HELP!isn't there a big
Mar 4, 2002 2:57 PM
difference in geometry?