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Any experience with Bianchi Boron steel(6 posts)

Any experience with Bianchi Boron steelOZ1
Dec 8, 2002 11:55 AM
What does it mean boron steel? Is it a strong frame
or a delicates one How the bike behaves in corners
and uphills
Thanks
re: Any experience with Bianchi Boron steelgeeker
Dec 8, 2002 12:27 PM
"What does it mean boron steel?"

Composition of the alloy. I think boron steel is very similar to (or even the same as) the Dedacciai EOM 16.5 steel, which also claims to use boron. Extremely lightweight steel, usually with oversized tubing and very thin walls. I don't know abt. strength or durability.
re: Any experience with Bianchi Boron steelgtx
Dec 8, 2002 2:25 PM
when I worked in shops they all used to come back broken. From a recent conversation I had with a guy who sells them it sounds like it hasn't changed.

YMMV
Is it just boron, or Bianchi road bikes in general? nmQubeley
Dec 8, 2002 3:18 PM
Is it just boron, or Bianchi road bikes in general? nmgtx
Dec 8, 2002 4:51 PM
the Boron, also some of the light AL frames. A lot of these bikes were given to people for free or very cheap and raced/ridden hard, though. With any light bike you should make sure you have a good warranty and are buying through a reputable shop.
re: Any experience with Bianchi Boron steelsprockets2
Dec 8, 2002 7:32 PM
First thing, try to ride one yourself. That way you will know. I rode one and was very impressed. Very. It is a stable frame, but one that handles quickly also, if you can imagine that, and the fork worked well too. It resists out of the saddle pounding very nicely, considering its weight. I also got to hold the frame/fork in my hand and it was very light, aluminum-like-light if I didn't know that it was steel.

I didn't end up buying one because of a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that I am over 220 pounds, and I didn't think that this was the commuting/pleasure bike I needed. I still think about the Celeste colored beauty and wonder what she is doing tonight.

The boron steel is just the top of the line steel from Dedaccia in Italy. A great, high performance tubeset.

The warnings that you might hear/read on the ultra-light Bianchis refer to some bikes from a few years ago. MY info is that they are presently solid customers. But, the only thing I will agree with GTX on is that if you buy a light bike, you got to remember it is more fragile than your old Motobecane.