Bianchi EV4 Record 2002 Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jamesc a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2005

Strengths:    frame gives especially good fit and adjustability
campag record components
very comfortable and fast ride
looks fast when its just leaning against the wall

Weaknesses:    paint scuffs easily(unlaquered)
bianchi carbon seatpost and selleitalia makes for a comfortable ride...but post has poor clamping design...difficult to adjust the seat angle
pnp titanium bb requires its own removal tool that is difficult to purchase...also non-standard length will prob need replacing when i change the cranks.

Bottom Line:   
Mix of excellent frame and top campag equipment with 'lesser quality' bianchi components made for a good price point with future upgrade path.

Light (7.8lbs)and stiff, confident handling at higher speeds, comfortable fit. Great for 1 hr sprints and also for long days in the saddle.

The Levitation front wheel is good, light and responsive....the back wheel is 'not good' and feels like the casette mech is wearing out. The bianchi carbon crank will also be replaced with something more worthy for next season.

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Favorite Ride:   evening sprints and summer tours

Similar Products Used:   road bike of 14 years is custom built Reynolds 753 tubed frame with full shimano 600ex on its third set of wheels.
mountain bike is specialized m5 with full XTR and crossmax wheels.

Bike Setup:   ev4 frame, campag record gears&brakes, itm stem&bars, selleitalia SLR-lite, bianchi carbon cranks and seatpost, pnp titanium BB, bianchi levitation wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by timmy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2002

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is quite sexual. Italian everything! - This bike is quality! We brought it back to Melbourne from the Bianchi factory in Italy. This is the first time I have used any Campag componentry and I was impressed. My other bike is a 2001 Giant TCR1 and it takes some time to get used to the shifters compared to the Ultegra Sti levers. Too sum it up - perfect.

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Favorite Ride:   Huffy BMX

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Target

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello Prince

Bike Setup:   Stock

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