Bianchi 2001 Axis Older Cyclocross Bike

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1299.99

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kay Seven a Recreational Rider from Portland

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2002

Strengths:    Frame only: looks, Easton Ultralite tubeset, geometry, weight.

Weaknesses:    26.8 seatpost size, rigidity of aluminum, chainstay bridge catches mud, top pull FD set up. The OEM aluminum fork was worthless -- no wonder Bianchi went carbon

Bottom Line:   
I really like this bike. I bought it as a frame/fork and set it up as I wanted. It was a blowout of older frames -- it's the vibrant blue color, and people love it. As a CX bike it's light, stable, goes where it's pointed. Aluminum frames like this one slide, bounce and skip a bit on rough courses, but overall it's a very nice racing bike. I love riding it offroad and in the few races I've done it's been great -- it draws no attention to itself, it just does what you ask.

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Favorite Ride:   Fall in the Northwest Hills

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   River City Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Gunnar Crosshairs.

Bike Setup:   Kona Proj.2 fork, Syncros ti seatpost, XT RD, Ritchey Pro cross crank (single chainring) Spot Chainguard, Campy Record levers, one Dura Ace shifter, Spooky top mount brake levers, Ritchey ExcaVader and Michelin Mud Tires, Ritchey WCS Stem, Fuzzy Logic Headset, Salsa Bell Lap Bars, Avid 4 cantilevers.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Recreational Rider from Pinckney

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

Strengths:    Versitile bike. Works well on paved and dirt roads. Good blend of road and mountain bike components. Good value for the price. Very nice ride on paved roads. Sturdy construction.

Weaknesses:    Unforgiving, stiff ride on rough dirt roads. Standard tires (Kenda Kwic) do not provide much traction on loose dirt.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great value for someone who rides on dirt and paved roads and likes a road bike setup. It is more efficient on dirt than a mountain bike and with the right tires can provide the efficiency of of a racing bike on pavement. The ride is a little rough when the road is rough. The gearing works great on the rolling terrain that I normally ride on.

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Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Two Wheel Tango

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   105 drivetrain components, Kenda Kwic tires, cantiliver brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RH a Road Racer from Winston-Salem

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2001

Strengths:    Great value. lightweight. goes anywhere Good mix of mountain and road components Race Face cranks awesome

Weaknesses:    Very stiff!!! Rattles your teeth out of your head. Saddle not the most comfy. Ritchy tires SUCK!!! Put a set of Geax Blades 32cm and kick some butt on the trails

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for anything. On afire road this bike can't be beat. I like steel ,but with an 853 bike all you have is the main triangle of air hardened steel and the rest is of a weaker steel. The way I abuse a bicycle this is a recipe for a warrenty. Perhaps a suspension seatpost would be nice. I've done road rides with this bike, I've blasted trails with it and I've raced it JA JA diesen fahrrad ist sehr gut, alles ist moglich.I you want a versitale ride a cyclocross bike is it and this is a great bike for it all. Buy it if you are into it all.

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Favorite Ride:   Pisgah !!

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Cycles De Oro

Similar Products Used:   road bike with knobbies mountain bike with 1.8's

Bike Setup:   Geax tires 105 drivetrain and shifters WTB saddle

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