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Reviews of Bianchi Iseo, 2009?

Old 08-04-09, 05:24 PM
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Reviews of Bianchi Iseo, 2009?

My girlfriend has her bike stolen today... I'm considering buying her a 2009 Bianchi Iseo. Has anyone here purchased/ridden/experienced the Iseo? If so, post!

Bianchi website:

Model ISEO Men’s & Ladies Alivio 24-sp V-Brake
Code Y9B89 Men's, Y9B90 Ladies
Color 7X Radiant Blue, 6B Meteor Grey
Sizes 16”-18.5”-21”-23”-L16.5"
Frame Bianchi HYBRID alloy, 6061
Fork Bianchi alloy unicrown 1-1/8"
Headset VP-A71A
Shifter Shimano Rapidfire 8-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano DEORE
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-C102
Crankset Prowheel PIONEER-200 48/38/28
Chain KMC Z72
Sprocket Shimano CS-HG30 11/32
Brakes Bianchi RC - alloy
Brake Lever integrated
Rear Hub Joytech FH-818DSE
Front Hub Joytech JY-761DSE
Rims HJC DA-17 36h - Black
Tire Kenda K-193 700Cx32C
Stem Kalloy forged alloy
Handlebar Kalloy alloy
Grips Co-Union CB-3701KG
Seatpost Kalloy - 27.2mm, alloy
Saddle Bianchi Velo VL-31270
Pedals Wellgo Aluminum w/ Kraton top
Chain Guard included in crankset
Retail Price $599.00
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I test rode the Iseo a few weeks ago when I was looking for a new bike for myself and I actually liked it a lot. The riding position was great, it felt quick, it looks great, all of the components seemed good (although I'm no expert) and it was actually my second choice bike. Ultimately I went with the Specialized Sirrus Sport mainly because it is a bit lighter than anything else I had ridden. Definitely a nice bike though.
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