Bianchi Veloce 2003 Road Bike

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1499.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan shea a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
i retired my univega and bought my last bike this life time...after trying everything...nothing came close to the steel-carbon-campy-celeste..i'm way happy...what a rush

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Favorite Ride:   '04 bianchi veloce

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by bill a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I got an '06 Veloce two weeks ago. Changed the seat post right away. OEM seatpost is heavy and cheap. THe pump peg was brazed on crooked so the dealer contacted Bianchi. Bianchi demanded photos of the peg and then said it didn't look so bad! It points in the direction of the left pedal. I'm waiting for Bianchi to honor their warranty. Wish I had goten a Specialized Roubaix instead. Much better quality, even though I prefer a compact double crank.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Volpe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by davido8 a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2005

Strengths:    Light smooth ride.

Weaknesses:    The seat post stunk, so I put on a Use Alien carbon post. I do wish that I had carbon bars as well.

Bottom Line:   
This bike exceeded my expectations. The Aluminum wasn't as harsh as I was thinking it would be. It accelerates so fast and is very light. I love the Campy components. Veloce is way better than the Shimano 105 and Ultegra that I demoed. It is a very smooth, fun bike to ride. The ride is just as smooth as any of the newer bikes I've ridden.

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Favorite Ride:   Any where

Price Paid:    $815.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Giant, Specialized, Cannondale

Bike Setup:   Stock Bianchi Veloce except for Alien Seat post.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by babinoff a Recreational Rider from Albany

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2003

Strengths:    -good climber
-smooth at all speeds
-good gear set-up for hilly areas
-high sex appeal

Weaknesses:    -low rider posture takes a little getting used to
-Front wheel feels lightly loaded going up hills

Bottom Line:   
The first impressions of this bike right out of the box are very good with the exciting color scheme and Campy components-no wild shifting cables protruding like on Shimano-equipped bikes. I rode a chromo bike with Shimano 600 for the last 14 years before giving this aluminunm bike with Campy Veloce a try. While I heard so many words about aluminum being harsh, I haven't noticed any real difference in road feel between the Bianchi and my old bike. If I had to comment, I'd say the Bianchi is stiffer, yet comfortable, smoother but a good climber. The largest adjustments for me are that the ride position is lower and places your fanny further back with the geometry. The longest ride I've done thus far was a 75-mile ride I did last Saturday. By the end of that ride, my rear end was sore. But that could be the rider.
This bike feels good on climbs, especially while standing. The comments I read about Campy Veloce were consistent with what I found: long throw on chainring up-shift. Yeah, it is, but you anticipate it so it doesn't really matter. I live amongst hilly terrain and I'm pleased to report the 2-chainring system is more than adequate to spin well. No need for triples.

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Favorite Ride:   Thursday Night Multi-Pace Club Rides

Price Paid:    $1450.00

Purchased At:   Ordinary Cycles, Pit

Similar Products Used:   1989 Centurion Ironman w/ Shimano 600 (Triathlon Bike)

Bike Setup:   Stock set-up, added Vetta RT-55, Louis Garneau saddle bag w/ tools & Specialized downtube pump.

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

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003

Strengths:    Celeste green tribal pattern- love it or hate it but it's hard to miss.

Weaknesses:    I'm not terrible impressed with bianchi's hubs which they used instead of campy's. I'll need to buy a seperate rear skewer to ride it on a trainer.

Bottom Line:   
O.K., I was checking the reviews and saw the one for the Steel fram Veloce with the guy who got into biking on a used Centurion Accord- me too 1st gen. index shifting. So I thought I'd give my two cents on my first "real bike". This is Bianchi's aluminum frame and a very different ride from the Veloce triple (steel). Steel is real as they say but I really like this bike- super responsive, very aggressive -reasonable quiet for aluminum (not as smooth as the steel but lighter/more lively). Rides well when ridden hard but a bit harsh when your taking it easy. Aero's must be pretty good cause I'm freewheeling downhill past some pretty nice rides w/about same weight.

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Price Paid:    $1400.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR1, Bianchi Veloce 2002(steel)

Bike Setup:   Stock except pedals (couple year old look 296's) and saddle.

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New Veloce vs. old Chorus? WWMD?

I crashed and ruined a 10 speed Carbon Chorus med. cage rear derailleur. I think it's the last 10 speed carbon Chorus Campagnolo made. The only carbon is the face plate with 'chorus' written on it. The question is, do the new Veloce rear derailleurs work better than the old Chorus? If so I'll go ... Read More »

Campagnolo Xenon and Veloce compatibility

Hello, I would like to ask about compatibility between Campagnolo Xenon rear derailleur (9-speed 13/27 teeth) and Campagnolo Veloce(with power-torque system) compact crankset... So far I had an old Shimano crankset with 53/39 and I don't very like the combination, I mean whole Italian bike and Shima ... Read More »

Veloce or Centaur

While trying to find a new set of 10 sp shifters it looks like Veloce and Centaur are the only game in town. Yet they're basically the exact same thing. Are there any other options except used?Read More »

Centaur/Veloce cassettes

So I realize there was some shuffling around of features since Athena, but I'm a little confused regarding these 2 cassettes. Centaur used to be all individual sprockets, then went to 2 on a carrier. Campy's website still says that the last two gears are on a carrier, but on Ribble's site they've re ... Read More »

1998 Bianchi Veloce fork

I have a size 55 cm 1998 Bianchi Veloce. Great bike. I am looking for original fork geometry. Along the way I "upgraded" to a carbon fork and other more modern bits and rode it for a while. It was nice...then I got a new Ti bike and didn't ride the Bianchi anymore. I got the idea of restori ... Read More »

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