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Entry Level Bike with Campy??(7 posts)

Entry Level Bike with Campy??mark_2811
May 6, 2002 7:22 AM
Hi,

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?

Thanks!

Mark
Bianchi? nmgtx
May 6, 2002 7:44 AM
Univega has campy. nmSpinchick
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:

http://209.217.20.46/site/bikes/road/03_campione.html

http://209.217.20.46/site/bikes/road/07_eros.html

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.
Marin, TorelliDaveG
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
Why?djg
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!