Bianchi Advantage 2003 Hybrid Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $419.99


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Walker a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2004

Strengths:    Ideal posture for me, very comfortable saddle, good post and front wheel suspension. The bike is well built and very light.

Weaknesses:    The shifting is a bit finicky, but compared to my girlfriend's Giant Cypress, it is much more solid. The original pedals were definitely not as good as the ones I replaced them with.

Bottom Line:   
I am not very experienced in biking yet, but this bike feels quite solid to me. I mainly use it to get me to and from school, which is roughly a mile from my house. I also use it for recreational riding around Austin and in northeast Texas.

The bike has a nice upright posture that is comfortable for me when commuting. However, the seat can be moved back to give enough rib room to really lean over the bars and generate some power. Unfortunately, the handle bars tilt is _not_ adjustable, so be warned that the bike is meant for upright riding.

The bike has been dependable, surviving some rough handling, off roading, and use by my younger brother who is significantly taller and heavier than me.

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Favorite Ride:   30 miles in northeast Texas (road and gravel)

Price Paid:    $389.00

Purchased At:   Ozone Bikes (Austin,

Similar Products Used:   Girlfriend's Giant Cypress (doesn't fit me, but my only option when riding with my brother since he does not own a bike).

Bike Setup:   -21" tube since I'm rather tall...the first bike I've had that really fits me
-metal pedals with straps
-lock, bottle holder, and pump on frame

Otherwise, it's just the standard diamond frame 24-spd bike



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