Stopped by LBS last weekend and rode about a half dozen 2006 Bianchis. Idea I had was to start pretty good (Bianchi Veloce) and work up from there until I couldn't tell the difference. Reality was that the differences were not as subtle as I thought they would be, which is a bummer for my pocketbook.
The bike I liked best was the 928 with Campy Veloce with twin front chainrings (yes, quite a bit more $$ than I started thinking of spending). Store owner says for 2007 the C2C (Coast to Coast) has the same easier on the back/neck geometry.
Anyone with a longer term experience on these bikes care to comment? For 2007, the 928 C2C comes with a variety of choices for components. I personally liked the Campy Veloce set, but for 2007 the choices seem more restricted, and the push toward dual chainrings in front has me concerned. The best configuration is the very pricey Chrous compact. Is Chorus that much better than Veloce, or is it just lighter? Any comments on components too, would be appreciated.