it's down there a few.
also, a newbie asked why i felt the hybrid would not do all that i wanted it to do for moderate distance riding.
let me say i am too, am very NEW to this sport. i rode a lot when i was in high school but that's been 25+ yrs. ago.
from what i am told from the bike shops, the hybrid is FINE for comfort riding, biking around town, some distance riding, but to consistently want to ride distance they felt i should be looking at a road bike (like several days of 20 something rides).
however, a road bike isn't as appropriate for riding around the neighborhood as a hybrid is, and i don't always want to ride distance, so that puts me "in between."
i've been to a few shops, am having to determine what feels comfortable (both bike & people), and what i'm coming up with is....... the person listening to me MOST is now pushing me towards the Bianchi.
She says this will work for cruising my neighborhood but will do better at longer distance than the regular hybrids w/o limiting me.
We have bike groups in my area. They take short cruises and longer cruises (a 2 day trip coming up, prob. 40 mi. of riding each day). She says for the longer cruises the Bianchi will work very well for me, yet I'll still have the comfort/pleasure riding ability around my neighborhood.
it's beginning to make sense to me. she's ordered the bike for me to try. i just hope/pray it has a good feel to it for me, good fit.
i have to say when i tested the smaller model frame the ride was very smooth.
i think the tires on the Bianchi are 700 c (????). It's 700 something. She told me I should be looking at a bike for the kind of riding that I want to do, with this kind of tire.
Someone want to explain this to me, about the tires.
Being new, there's so much to absorbe!!