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Old 02-22-09, 05:44 PM
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My First Brand New Bike! Bianchi Axis

I've been commuting and riding for ever but I finally at the age of 40 picked up my first brand new bike from a LBS. I ended up with a Bianchi Axis w/ Tiagra/XT components. It rides like a dream! Fast, light and snappy. I'm going to swap out the tires for something more along the 700 x 25 or 28 and add a rack for the panniers.

Just wanted to share!

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Old 02-22-09, 05:52 PM
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Congrats Atombob!! That looks like a sweet ride!
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Very Nice, is that a 58cm frame? If so then I think you should send it to me LOL
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Awesome bike!! Almost wish I got one of these over my Motobecane Fantom.
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can you provide a link to it on Bianchi's site?
I can't find it. I like!

Edit:
I think I found it on their site.
is that an '05 model?

http://www.bianchiusa.com/05_axis.html

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Originally Posted by atombob View Post
I've been commuting and riding for ever but I finally at the age of 40 picked up my first brand new bike from a LBS. I ended up with a Bianchi Axis w/ Tiagra/XT components. It rides like a dream! Fast, light and snappy. I'm going to swap out the tires for something more along the 700 x 25 or 28 and add a rack for the panniers.

Just wanted to share!

With the fat tubes it looks like a Cannondale or Scott in Bianchi clothing.
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I bought an Axis a few months back and totally dig it. I know you'll enjoy yours. (btw, what fenders are those? I still need some!)
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Definitely a nice bike. What size tires are there now? I ride 700x32c but I have a race lite tire up front and a specialized infinity on the back.
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Hey Pacifcaslim: I'm running a race SKS Race Blades. Love them. They just attach with some rubber type bands so it only takes about 3 minutes to install or uninstall them. Coverage is just enough too.
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I too totally dig my Bianchi Axis.
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Another with an Axis that loves it for commuting. I didn't change much but I wasn't fond of the saddle and I put some 32c (measures more like 28c) Schwalbe Marathon XRs on it. I didn't lose much speed if any but gained a tone of flat resistance.

I've had this bike for a couple of years now and it's been solid and is one of my favorite rides.
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Congratulations on the new bike purchase! Looks awesome. I am sure you will enjoy it for a good long time. Keep us posted.
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Aww man! This just makes me super anxious to get mine! C'mon Obama! Send me my tax return!!
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Sweet bike. Congratulations on your new ride.
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