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Advice to choose from Scott CR1 Comp 2013 or Bianchi via Nirone 7 (Xenon/Veloce) 2018

Old 09-07-21, 04:11 AM
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Advice to choose from Scott CR1 Comp 2013 or Bianchi via Nirone 7 (Xenon/Veloce) 2018

Hi,

I'm in a weird situation - I feel a hard to explain itch to buy a new bike replacing my Scott CR1, which serves me nice .. but I felt like it's a bit too small.
Let me explain .. The Scott CR1 size is 54, I'm 5'11'' and even though I feel fine on my bike, I always wondered if I shouldn't have had the 56. I asked a friend about that and he suggested to try a Bianchi via Nirone 7 size 57 he had around - it felt better.

Now I'm not decided .. should I buy the Bianchi and sell the Scott for a similar amount, just because it is newer - looking at the components and groupset I'm not convinced. From what I read, Xenon was discontinued but it's still available in a combination with Veloce on a Bianchi in 2018 - I'm not familiar with Campagnolo groupsets - is it comparable with the Tiagra 4600 from 2013?

Scott has the weight advantage - the entry level carbon frame is lighter - and has a mix of 105 and Tiagra which works nice.
Bianchi has the looks, it's newer (I could have a 2 years warranty on the purchase, if that counts) and I feel a bit better (more relaxed) on it. I didn't try it on longer rides .. so I can't actually say the feeling after 60km.

Any advice, please?

Thanks.
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Old 09-07-21, 06:42 AM
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Interesting, I didn't know a 2018 Via Nirone still had Campagnolo components. My 2019 is all Shimano.

I'd say, if it is Celeste green, I'd go for it!
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I was also surprised to see Campagnolo on the 2018 via Nirone, but apparently there were some shops that had it among Shimano based ones.
Yes, it's Celeste green and it's nice .. a bit heavier than CR1 .. but we are comparing aluminum with carbon (be it entry) - but I'm still intrigued as it's less used than the 2013 Scott.
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