|Entry Level Bike with Campy??||mark_2811|
May 6, 2002 7:22 AM
I'm shopping for a road bike, but most of the ones I'm looking at have Shimano components, but I'd prefer to have Campy instead. Does anyone know of any Campy-equipped bikes that I should look at, similar to a Trek 2200 or Cannondale R700?
May 6, 2002 7:44 AM
|Univega has campy. nm||Spinchick|
May 6, 2002 8:37 AM
|re: Entry Level Bike with Campy??||Me Dot Org|
May 6, 2002 8:38 AM
|Bianchi makes 2 bikes, the Campione and the Eros, which are good entry-level bikes. Both use a Mirage/Veloce mix. The Eros is a 27 speed with a slightly relaxed geometry, the Campione is an 18 speed with a traditional geometry:
There are many companies that build good entry level bikes, and I'm sure you can find alternatives to Bianchi. I just remember that the Eros was a very popular bike on the Aids ride last year and a lot of people were happy with it.
May 6, 2002 8:51 AM
|Both companies tend to lean towards Campy in their line-ups. Another option is GVH bikes where you can pick your frame and build it up with whatever you want|
May 6, 2002 12:46 PM
|I'm not trying to be difficult. Actually, I have two road bikes at present and both are campy equipped. It's just that it seems to me that, at the entry level, you might want to look at the overall package--maybe focusing mostly on fit and ride first, and then thinking about particulars of frame and wheels second. Within reason, I wouldn't let the parts dictate my choices, especially as--at least in the US--there's just lots more around at the entry level that's spec'd with Shimano as opposed to Campy.
Of course, it depends what you consider entry level.
|re: Entry Level Bike with Campy??||nyc_biker|
May 6, 2002 7:35 PM
|take a look at the Univega Modo line. The are discontinued since Raleigh bought them out but I just purchased their bike for $650 online with campy parts through out.
got the bike from: http://www.cyclerecycle.com/index2.htm
good luck searching!