Oh, look, more matte black. Yay.
Disks are ugly and I agree, one more black bike. Yippeee.
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I'd love to ride a Bianchi and see how they ride, but as for the disks, not a fan.
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Looks good to me, hope they have it in another color though.
I like it.
Thanks for posting that.
I thought Bianchis were supposed to be Celeste.
BB386??? -________- they need to standardize the bb system because this is getting rediculous.
Paint adds weight, hence the UD matte finish.
All the "discs are too heavy for road bike" detractors need to find a new argument.
There a a whole host of small weight saving ideas here that offset the extra weight of the disc setup. Moving the mount to the already beefy chain stays so that seat stays can be made thinner saves a few grams AND allows Bianchi to tune the ride (comfort) a bit more as they no longer have to deal with braking forces at that juncture.
Looking at the fork (I love the internal cable routing) it seems addressing the disc specific braking forces there didn't require the huge qty of additional material - and thereby weight - that disc detractors foretold.
It's a great first step and dead sexy.
Matt black is the ultimate turn off - how utterly boring.
Now this is what you call a machine:
I want a MTB now
Nice bike. I agree on the matte black thing though, yuk. It would be so much better in Celeste green. My first road bike was matte black. Loved the bike, but grew to hate the paint.
Thought I was the only one who hated matte black all this time.
One of the better looking carbon bikes I have seen lately, the discs help.
Did anyone bother to scroll thru the gallery?
edit: Never mind. Different bike. I like the color scheme though.
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does this mean Bianchi is getting back into serious mountain bikes?
Matte black isn't just black to be black, it's the color of the underlying material. As stated above, paint adds weight. There's function to it, it's not just about following some trend from 5 years ago, and this is why you see many bikes in matte black. They offer many other color choices for those who want paint.
It's doing the forums' reputation no good at all!!!!
Actually, the colour of the bike is almost irrelevant. If people knew anything, they'd be looking at the way the seat stays have been scultped, how that fork crown fits the monocoque, and the overall grace and style of the frame. The front caliper mount looks like a piece of art.
I was going to ask a question about why designers aren't going to a smaller diameter disc, but the caption on one of the pictures shows a 140mm one is optional, although not recommended.
I'd have one in my stable... if I could afford it.
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There's no point getting arguments involved.
Personally I love the look of all black bikes.
I like the bike and the disk set up. Not a fan of the matte black but they did a pretty good job with the Celeste/Matte combo...I do much prefer Celeste and think the bike overall looks awesome but not a fan of SRAM.
I would have one in a heartbeat. Nice design and build.