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Why don't I hear more about the Bianchi 928SL

Old 06-20-08, 07:36 AM
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Why don't I hear more about the Bianchi 928SL

Granted, I've never been a big Bianchi fan, but I just happened upon the specs - 850 grams in 55 cm, $3K, and not loaded up with a ton of ugly Celeste.



I may be a Cervelo ***** - and just been out of the loop - but why haven't I heard of this frame? Reviews? Laterally flexy? Not enough vertical compliance?
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
Granted, I've never been a big Bianchi fan, but I just happened upon the specs - 850 grams in 55 cm, $3K, and not loaded up with a ton of ugly Celeste.



I may be a Cervelo ***** - and just been out of the loop - but why haven't I heard of this frame? Reviews? Laterally flexy? Not enough vertical compliance?
why aren't you riding more and posting less? I just passed your butt on Bike Journal.
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I'm riding more, posting more, and putting my mileage in Bike Journal less. You'll notice I don't have any miles for June recorded.

Personally I don't really care about Bike Journal, but my team seems to like it, so I acquiesce.
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Old 06-20-08, 07:58 AM
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It's on my short list of frame choices, but only in this guise
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loaded up with a ton of ugly Celeste. ??? Personally I am waiting for a sub 500g frame.
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Old 06-20-08, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
I'm riding more, posting more, and putting my mileage in Bike Journal less. You'll notice I don't have any miles for June recorded.

Personally I don't really care about Bike Journal, but my team seems to like it, so I acquiesce.

fair enough. I started using it exclusively this year. Before that, I didn't really care but the cool kids were doing it.
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Old 06-20-08, 01:15 PM
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Bianchi doesn't sponsor any big name teams.
Plus they have so many low end bikes, the marque doesn't have the same cachet even though their high-end frames are pretty good (except for the semi-sloping top tubes ).
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I was actually shocked by those numbers. I always thought of Bianchi CF as behind the curve on weight, guess they caught up.
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Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
I was actually shocked by those numbers. I always thought of Bianchi CF as behind the curve on weight, guess they caught up.
I thought so too, it never even occurred to me to look at Bianchi. I wonder who they source from in Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
loaded up with a ton of ugly Celeste. ???
I'm not a big fan. If you are, my apologies, but it's not my cup of tea. If it makes you feel any better I don't like red bikes, either.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
Bianchi doesn't sponsor any big name teams.
Plus they have so many low end bikes, the marque doesn't have the same cachet even though their high-end frames are pretty good (except for the semi-sloping top tubes ).
They should get some exposure at the TdF with Barloworld this year, especially if Soler and Hunter have the same type of year as last.
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another reason that I have not paid much attention to Bianchi is that I am just not interested in Italian CF outsourced to Taiwan. I dont know why. I love my steel Pinarello, but when it comes to CF, Italian just holds no special status with me. I would rather have a Parlee, Calfee, BMC, Specialized, Cervelo. Cant explain that feeling,, its just there. The new CF Pinarellos, De Rosas, etc do nothing for me.
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Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
another reason that I have not paid much attention to Bianchi is that I am just not interested in Italian CF outsourced to Taiwan. I dont know why. I love my steel Pinarello, but when it comes to CF, Italian just holds no special status with me. I would rather have a Parlee, Calfee, BMC, Specialized, Cervelo. Cant explain that feeling,, its just there. The new CF Pinarellos, De Rosas, etc do nothing for me.
You're not interested in Italian CF outsources to Taiwan, but you're okay with American/Canadian outsources to Taiwan (cervelo, specialized, etc)? Seems a little biased against our wine loving, lambo driving, EPO drinking friends over there in Italy!
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You're not interested in Italian CF outsources to Taiwan, but you're okay with American/Canadian outsources to Taiwan (cervelo, specialized, etc)? Seems a little biased against our wine loving, lambo driving, EPO drinking friends over there in Italy!
Like I said.. doesnt really make sense.. I guess I just feel like the Americans and Candadians never had a bicycle building tradition so their outsourcing is not as bad?? Totally irrational I know.. oh well. I like smart women, bamboo fly rods, and pentax cameras, none of that makes sense either.
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I think that De Rosa Carbon frames are made in Italy.
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Originally Posted by abqhudson View Post
I think that De Rosa Carbon frames are made in Italy.
I believe so. But a lot of them aren't. And many of those that are, are made by Oria or Dedaciaii (or Billato) because the others lack the experience that they do have with steel and aluminium. I would definitely buy Italian metal, but I don't think I would buy an Italian carbon frame (unless it said Billato or Tommasini on it).
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I personally have nothing against Bianchi. I actually like the way most of their bikes look. I've just never been given the opportunity to ride one nor do I really have an urge to. No particular reason why, either.

I would imagine they make just a good a bike as most other manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by dan.lavelle View Post
You're not interested in Italian CF outsources to Taiwan, but you're okay with American/Canadian outsources to Taiwan (cervelo, specialized, etc)? Seems a little biased against our wine loving, lambo driving, EPO drinking friends over there in Italy!
Get it straight...

Cervelos are manufactured in mainland China...
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Originally Posted by abqhudson View Post
I think that De Rosa Carbon frames are made in Italy.
nope.. painted and assembled in Italy which gives them the right to say made in Italy... just like the Orbeas and Spain
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Looks nice. Go test ride it and report back!
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