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New Bianchi Carbon(15 posts)

New Bianchi Carbongrandemamou
Jan 12, 2004 5:09 AM
This was a warranty replacement upgrade. Built it Friday and have 2 good rides on it. Fixed the two things I disliked about my EV2. Wimpy front end. The carbon is rock solid. I hated the Cane Creek headset. This one is speced with an FSA. Slick as cow $hit in a clover patch.

I was amazed with the ride. My EV2 was as comfortable as my other two steel frames so I was blissfully ignorant. Now I know what people mean when they say it's like riding on a magic carpet. I found myself seeking out bumps and rough pavement. It seems to just float on the road.
re: New Bianchi Carboncydswipe
Jan 12, 2004 6:01 AM
Tha is a nice looking ride. I have to admit, I can't take too much Celeste, as in the frame/fork etc. I like the nod to the tradition with the bar tape. Very nice.
re: New Bianchi CarbonWoof the dog
Jan 12, 2004 7:04 AM
nice bike

but deserves better wheels

or at least dark rims and spokes

Campy Nucleons or Ksyriums (no decals) would look great nmDougSloan
Jan 12, 2004 2:52 PM
re: New Bianchi CarbonCrankist
Jan 12, 2004 6:22 AM
That's attractive. My rides are steel, butI tried the Look KG361 and found it to be very smooth, though the BB was too flexy. How's the BB on the bianchi?
re: New Bianchi Carbongrandemamou
Jan 12, 2004 2:48 PM
Rock solid and no flex butI'm only 155
Try a KG 461.KG 361
Jan 12, 2004 6:53 PM
I had a 361 and that was my only complaint. The 461 is much stiffer in the bb and still has Look's great ride.
very sharp looking:) nmdivve
Jan 12, 2004 6:42 AM
interesting tube shapeskenyee
Jan 12, 2004 7:09 AM
Look similiar to the Gios carbon bikes. Wonder if they're using standard Carbon tubesets now?
interesting tube shapesgrandemamou
Jan 12, 2004 2:51 PM
One of my other rides is a Gios. I have lusted after the carbon one for over a year. The Gios looks like it has lugs. No lugs on the Bianchi.
XL Carbon Monoscocca...Bixe
Jan 12, 2004 4:01 PM
Monocoque Carbon...

The Gios Carbon Plus is built on the Dedacciai carbon tubeset with U2 lugs and a Mizuno fork...
that's one of the sweetest rides i've seen in a while! n/mBonked
Jan 12, 2004 10:19 AM
Nice Rideboneman
Jan 12, 2004 2:59 PM
Great looking ride. What size is that frame? Those rims look like FIR's. Are they tubs or clinchers?
Look like OP to me. nmdivve
Jan 12, 2004 3:54 PM
Jan 12, 2004 7:13 PM
Plain old Open pro 32's with butted spokes, Record hubs and alloy nipples. I weighed them alongside a buddies Ksyriums a couple of years ago. If I remember right they were about 30 grams heavier and about 400.00 cheaper.