Bianchi XL EV2 Record Mix 2002 Road Bike

4.33/5 (9 Reviews)

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

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2006

Strengths:    Paint: Team Pirata Black, Absolutely beautiful.
Geometry is everything you'd expect from an Italian race bike.
Very stiff.

Weaknesses:    Weak front end. 1" steer is just inadequate.

Bottom Line:   
I loved this bike since first buying it in 2003. It was my first race bike, so I expected a pounding on the road. Surprisingly though it was quite forgiving, I love how it sounded on the rough roads. Sprinting and climbing are great as the frame is very stiff. I retired the frame though in favor of an all carbon frame. So long Il Pirata.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi XL EV 2

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   2003 Specialized S-Works E5, 2004 Bianchi XL Carbon

Bike Setup:   ITM Millenium Bar, Stem, Seatpost. FSA RD-200 Wheels, Full Dura-Ace 9 group. FSA SL-K compact cranks. Time RXS pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Domenico Bianchi a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2004

Strengths:    -great feeling
-frame is very strong but also very stiff
-looks great
-very light
-all the expereince of bianchi!

Weaknesses:    the finish is a little to smooth

Bottom Line:   
A great bike! I had never any problems with it. The feeling having it in one`s hands is unbelievable! It is the Ferrari of all the roadbikes.The quality isvery good, although the texture is a little to vulnerable. My bianchi wighs only 8.0 kilos, with speedplays even less. I ride it with shimanos dura ace, Itm Millenium and look pedals and mavic helium. The forc is out of carbon.
I took it to the Swiss mountains and had no problems...
If Michael Schumacher would ride a bike, he would ride this one!

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Favorite Ride:   LAkeside, mountains

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello dogma

Bike Setup:   Bianchi xl ev 2, Mavic helium, Itm Millenium, Selle San MArco, Conti force /attac, look pedals, shimano dura ace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bloatedpig a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2004

Strengths:    Build...Color scheme...Durable finish...component selection...Lightness on the climbs

Weaknesses:    $3,500.00 new......Yikes!....No bike is worth that much.

Bottom Line:   
The best road bike I've used. Stable and precise steering and quick as a cat on the ascents. No problems with cracking on the frame at all, and the roads suck big-time here in Western PA. The bike is stunning to look at as well. Beautiful paint scheme and a very durable paint job as well. The Campy Chorus/Record Mix is the best of both worlds. I replaced the stock 11-23 cassette with a 12-25 for the hilly terrain around here and the Titanium Bianchi seat post was replaced with a Titanium Chourus model which offers better adjustments. I also replaced the Pirate seat (Ugly at best), with a San Marco Regal. The Levitation wheels have stayed trued and have not given me a bit of trouble, especially given the horrible road conditions around here. This bike was designed to be fast and accomplishes both with great style.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi XL EV2

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Colnago Dream, Raleigh Professional

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roadpricess a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    Light, responsive, great mix of components

Weaknesses:    Cracked frame (hope Bianchi USA will replace it) and crappy wheels

Bottom Line:   
Loved this bike, really pretty, really light and I got it for a great price... until frame cracked at the head tube and left me without a bike just in time for race season. Had a bit of a problem with the levitation wheelset too, had to rebuild both hubs within 3 months of buying the bike.

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Favorite Ride:   highland valley

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Vail Bicycle Service

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale multisport, Lemond Alpe D'Huez

Bike Setup:   Campy record/chorus mix, easton ec90 seatpost, American Classic 350s, SLR trans am, speedplay X1s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Crane a Road Racer from Queens, N.Y. U.S.A

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2003

Strengths:    Rides well on hills, has a Stiff Frame, obsorbs vibration on roads. No wonder Jan Ullrich took second place on the 2003 Tour De France in sixty one seconds.

Weaknesses:    It rides too fast and I'm not able to enjoy the scenary.(just kidding)

Bottom Line:   
I enjoy riding this bike very much. It gets me going with the group and finishing the exciting ride in no time.

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Favorite Ride:   Lake George NY

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Planet

Similar Products Used:   Steel Colombus Bianchi Bikes.

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace,Ksyrium SSC Rims,Easton EC 90 Handle Bar,Reynolds Ouzo Pro Fork.

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