Old 05-19-17, 05:54 AM
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Bikes: 2016 Specialized Sirrus Carbon Comp, 2006 Bianchi Veloce

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I know where you're coming from.
Last year, I bought a Specialized Sirrus carbon comp hybrid and I do enjoy it immensely.
But, I too had the itch for a road bike and couldn't justify spending yet another $1600 on a second bike.
Working next door to a bike shop that is an authorized Bianchi distributer, the color celeste was calling my name. I stopped in regularly asking if he got in any trades, haunted the classifieds here and scoured Craig's List.
Then, it happened. A 2006 Bianchi Veloce. The seller was asking $650 but I got it for $600.
And the difference is clear.
Whereas the Specialized is like a sport luxury model, the Bianchi is a hotrod. Pure adrenaline.
I ride them both, usually taking the Hybrid when riding with my girlfriend on pleasure rides.
And yes, the road bike is faster.
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