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Bianchi Pista - Fuji Feather - Better Value - Newbie!

Old 08-01-18, 07:26 PM
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Bianchi Pista - Fuji Feather - Better Value - Newbie!

Hey everyone! New to the fixed gear world. I just got my bike stolen on Saturday so I need a replacement. I'm struggling to make a decision between the two bikes below. Which do you think is a better value? Both bikes are new and the price includes assembly. My apprehension with the Feather is the threaded stem. I'll be riding the bike every day 5-10 miles.

Bianchi Pista (Black) for $550.
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Fuji Feather (Black) for $425.
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I know there's been similar questions asked but looking for a refresh and more specifically, the better buy relative to the prices.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-02-18, 05:02 AM
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They are both good bikes, buy the one that "speaks" to you. One must stand out over the other.

They are both similar. If I was to chose one I would chose the Fuji for two reasons. One is the fork. The Bianchi has an ugly uni-crown fork where as the Fuji has a real fork crown. It won't make the bike ride any better but it looks better.

Second, Fuji's as a brand always seem like better value to me for your money. You have your A brands, Trek, Specialized, Giant and even Bianchi. Then you have your B brands Fuji, Jamis etc. These are the brands that give you more bang for your buck.

For me Fuji is the better value but as we know value is a loaded term that is specific to each person. I am sure you will be happy with either one.
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I too prefer the Fuji's fork. The quill stem is nothing to be apprehensive about, and the one on the Feather is particularly solid. Makes raising/lowering the bars a snap, and adds a nice old school look. I'd get the Feather and use the $125 difference for some nice tires and/or any other trim you may need.
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Thanks guys VERY helpful! I was leaning towards the Feather as well but I just think the Bianchi would be a better long-term investment as I upgrade parts. I guess I'm falling for the "brand" name and overthinking it. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Can't wait to get back on a bike!

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You are right, the Bianchi is the better long term investment; and will hold its values better than the Fuji. It's also a nice looking bike, and Bianchi support is great.
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Old 08-03-18, 08:18 AM
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Oh no, avole, now you have me rethinking the Feather! Ugh, I'm the worst! Hate the indecisiveness.
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The Bianchi is a love affair... The Fuji is a business transaction...
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Hey - just wanted to give a quick update: I ended up getting the Fuji, rode it for a day, and then decided to switch it out for the Bianchi (had serioussss buyer's remorse - I'm an idiot)! My LBS was awesome and totally accommodating. After riding the Bianchi today, I'm so glad I made the switch! It definitely rides better and overall feels like a more solid bike (although, I'm a newbie). Totally worth the extra $125 and I think $550, in total with tax and set-up, for the Pista was a good deal so i'm super happy.

Thanks again all!
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