Bianchi 1999 Veloce X3 Older Road Bike

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1499.00

Product Description

1999 Bianchi Veloce X3, road race & triathlon, Campagnolo Veloce Triple components, Bianchi fork

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim C a Recreational Rider from Frederick, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Strengths:    Durable and Comfortable all day long. Excellent Price/Value ratio. Celeste.

Weaknesses:    On the heavy side. Fork Threading was flawed resulting in a broken headset and fork replacement.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has taken care of me for a year and about 8,000 miles. It has taken me to a new level in the sport and will soon be joined in the shed by a Moser Power Record Equipped rig. The Bianchi will be relegated to spring training rides and basement trainer sessions, but it will always be my "first love." Excellent "high-end entry level" bike. Not good for racers or someone seeking the lightest most durable bike (veloce gruppo).

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Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   College Park Bikes

Similar Products Used:   trek, specialized, scwhinn

Bike Setup:   Upgrades: Chorus Headset, Chorus Pro-fit Pedals, 11x23 cogset combined with Triple cranks creates HUGE gear range, Selle Italia Octavia Saddle, Cinelli Spinacci for century rides.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by edwin adlerman a Cross-Country Rider from norman ok

Date Reviewed: October 7, 1999

the combination of a carbon fork, steel frame, and third
chainring really makes this a great bike for rough roads and long rides. Great shock-absorption.

the single-sided wellgo pedals
are crap. I replaced them with
double-sided super-large
float Speedplay x/3's

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great deal. Buy it.

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Similar Products Used:   None

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Johnny Cat a Weekend Warrior from Berk., CA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1999

Campy Veloce drivetrain
carbon fork
great italian styling (Bianchi Celeste frame with
blue pedals and Celeste/blue saddle -- very cool

maybe a little heavy
TIG welding not as pretty as lugs

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike. Fast, corners well, I like the geometry (shorter top tube than some frames), and
it looks great. Don't know what I'm getting out of the funky profile down tube and curvy
stays, but they say I want it.

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Similar Products Used:   
Bianchi Giro

Bike Setup:   
same as out of the box

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