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How does a Bianchi Trofeo ride?

Old 06-12-15, 05:03 PM
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How does a Bianchi Trofeo ride?

I had read that the Bianchi Campione D'Italia of the '80's has a nice relaxed ride and a neutral feel to it. How would you say the ride quality of the CDI compares to that of a Trofeo such as this one pictured? It has Dedacciai tubing. The downtube has an oval shape as it approaches the bottom bracket. Does the Trofeo ride similar?

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Old 06-12-15, 05:43 PM
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I've ridden two Trofeos, and will be selling both soon (not mine). They ride nice, like any well-built steel bike. I've only ridden them in OEM form. I'd like to try one that's been lightened up a bit. I think it's a livelier frame than it's components let it be.
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The over all ride quality should be similar to the older frames (BTW in general the Campione De Italia was normally the lowest model bike built in Italy with Italian parts but generally shared a frame with the next two or three frames up the line.

The big difference with the SUperSet 2 frame is the BB area is stiffer because the ovalized DT. it should accelerate faster in a sprint and climb better than the older frames.
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So in your opinion, the Trofeo is a better quality frame? The Bianchi world is just so confusing! Any idea what model year that Trofeo is? I do need a fork for it but I guess I could take the one off my CDI.
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