I'd love to hear from any owners of the *2004* Bianchi Axis ( http://tinyurl.com/2owmp ). What are your likes/dislikes? I'm considering purchasing one this fall. I do most of my riding on 40 to 60 mile, multi-terrain routes that travel paved greenways, roads, and a state park which has a fireroads composed of fine-grain, sifted gravel. I currently use a lightweight, hardtail MTB with non-knobbie, 26 X 1.25" tires. I'm probably going to swap-out the stock, knobbie, 700 x 35C tires on the Axis with non-knobbie, 700 X 32C tires ( http://tinyurl.com/3f98a ) since they closely approximate what's currently on my MTB.