Bianchi Auto-Milano 2003 Hybrid Bike

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $679.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jane a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2011

Strengths:    Easy of use. Really comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Probably not the best for steep hills.

Bottom Line:   
I am definitely a recreational rider and still miss my childhood Schwinn Racer 3-speed, where you changed gears on the pedals. This is the closest to it. I never adjusted to changing gears with my hands. It is a beautiful bike and really turns heads.

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Favorite Ride:   Great for riding in teh city

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   County Cycle

Similar Products Used:   My 1962 Schwinn Racer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeffrey Ellis a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight and ease of use.

Weaknesses:    Had to get use to riding a bike with a "kick stand."

Bottom Line:   
Although my wife and I own ten bicycles -- from tri, racing, multi, mountain -- this bike is a hoot to ride and makes me feel that I'm in Europe going cafe to cafe. The shifting is idea for all riders at any level. I've owned a Bianchi a few years out of college, but this has been my favorite in the casual line. If you been thinking of buying a FUN bike for you and your wife (my wife is more into yoga than cycling) to ride around in style, you have found the right bike!

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Favorite Ride:   Along the beach on multi use trail

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Big Daddy's in Blue

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Gyro
Bianchi Mountain
Giant multi use
Cannondale Slice tri (Do not a$$k how much I paid for this one! Big bucks)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by monkeyqueen a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

Weaknesses:    hard to pick up speed

Bottom Line:   
Went from the standard Canondale Hybrid to this and found that although the Bianchi seems like it should be a smoother ride than most hybrids, it may not be the best ride for daily commuting. There are 7 gears. This could be one of the factors. Another factor is that it seems more like a beach cruiser than a commuter bike. I seem unable to gain a lot of speed on it. Can't keep up with my partner's Trek. Also on downhill coasting, I coast much slower than the Trek. The leather handle bar grips are nice and comfy but don't mean much to a person like me who's commuting in rainy 50 degree weather with gloves on. All in all, it's a very LA bike. Looks very pretty, but practicality is out the door! For a fraction of the price, you can get something that goes much faster and is a more comfortable the trek 7200.

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Helen's in Santa Mon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2003

Strengths:    .

Weaknesses:    Only 4 gears, and I get paranoid about someone ripping off the digital shifty dial thing.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is everything a bicycle should be. Riding it is like floating because it's so light weight and quiet. I get at least one compliment a day riding it thru downtown. One time a candy store worker saw it thru the window as I was making a purchase and came outside to take a look. The breaks are super sensitive and the rear is electronic. The seat lights up and best of all---automatic shifting. The computer on the frame changes gears on the rear wheel. If I want to shift manually or for racing speeds there is a digital dial shifter on the right handle bar, which is also a speedometer. Best Bike Ever.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Auto Milano---Cafe Racer

Price Paid:    $519.00

Purchased At:   One on One BIke

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