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Bianchi bicycles for the US market different from the european market

Old 09-06-09, 08:40 PM
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Hi, Wondering if anybody had any insights. I just bought a 2009 Bianchi Vigorelli steel frame made of reynolds 631 triple butted tubes. It came stock with ultegra/105 gruppo components & weighs in list at 22 lbs. and has beautiful retro graphics similar to the pista. This is the first new bike ive bought in 20 years. (last one was a bridgestone 450). I really wanted steel over aluminum for the plush ride & I feel I got it. I was surprised though when the Bianchi.it website didnt offer any steel. Is the recent 'steel is real' thing purely american? Do europeans seem to eschew the whole retro trend?

Im really enjoying this ride. nice, smooth & somewhat fast for a weekend roadie

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I believe that currently all the steel Bianchis are for the US market only.
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The latest Bianchis for sale over here are either aluminium/carbon fibre or carbon fibre. I haven't seen any steel ones.

In my opinion, they're also kinda pricey considering the specs.

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Originally Posted by sugarcubed
Do europeans seem to eschew the whole retro trend?
Lots of people on steel bikes, at least in Holland. Represents a small fraction of what I see in the shops, though.
The Bianchi Dolomiti with Campy Veloce is one that I've seen.
I've also seen new steel Konas, and Dutch brands here.
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Originally Posted by sugarcubed
Hi, Wondering if anybody had any insights. I just bought a 2009 Bianchi Vigorelli steel frame made of reynolds 631 triple butted tubes. It came stock with ultegra/105 gruppo components & weighs in list at 22 lbs. and has beautiful retro graphics similar to the pista. This is the first new bike ive bought in 20 years. (last one was a bridgestone 450). I really wanted steel over aluminum for the plush ride & I feel I got it. I was surprised though when the Bianchi.it website didnt offer any steel. Is the recent 'steel is real' thing purely american? Do europeans seem to eschew the whole retro trend?

Im really enjoying this ride. nice, smooth & somewhat fast for a weekend roadie

Thanks, sugarcubed
yes.
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Old 09-07-09, 04:17 AM
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My Japanesei Pista is steel, and is quite different from the American models. I think it's cool that Bianchi makes different bikes in different places.
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Originally Posted by sugarcubed
Hi, Wondering if anybody had any insights. I just bought a 2009 Bianchi Vigorelli steel frame made of reynolds 631 triple butted tubes. It came stock with ultegra/105 gruppo components & weighs in list at 22 lbs. and has beautiful retro graphics similar to the pista. This is the first new bike ive bought in 20 years. (last one was a bridgestone 450). I really wanted steel over aluminum for the plush ride & I feel I got it. I was surprised though when the Bianchi.it website didnt offer any steel. Is the recent 'steel is real' thing purely american? Do europeans seem to eschew the whole retro trend?

Im really enjoying this ride. nice, smooth & somewhat fast for a weekend roadie

Thanks, sugarcubed
huh? my steel reynolds 531 bike is a lot more bumpy than my carbon bike. Then again, i've never ridden aluminium.
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Hello if you live in the US your Bianchi came from Bianchi USA a wholy owned subsidary of Bianchi bicycles. they are designed and spec to sell on the American market and therefore different from bikes sold elsewhere. did you look at the Bianchi USA website?
https://www.bianchiusa.com/, https://www.bianchiusa.com/09-bicycle...vigorelli.html

or this one? https://www.bianchi.com/index.aspx
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