Bianchi XL Carbon/Chorus 2003 Road Bike

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $4099.99

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pbrrod a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2005

Strengths:    Good handling; stiff yet comfortable;

Weaknesses:    Pricey

Bottom Line:   
Bianchi XL Carbon Chorus

Very Good ride

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Favorite Ride:   anything except climbs

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Velocity

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi sl lite alloy
Le mond Alpe de Huez
Peugeot Versailles

Bike Setup:   Bianchi XL Carbon
Nucleon Wheelset (race)
Open Pro with Dura ace hubs (train)
Ritchy Pro Stem
Kestrel EMS PRO handle bar
FSA TEam Issue barbon cranks
Campagnolo 10 Record Groupset
Fizik arione seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mizapol a Recreational Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2003

Strengths:    Light, handles very well, easy to built, looks fantastic.

Weaknesses:    No found until now

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic bike.
Purchased a frame and built my own bike.
Is very light (7,800 kg)

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi xl carbon

Purchased At:   Local dealer

Similar Products Used:   Ridley scandium
Giant Team

Bike Setup:   Bianchi XL carbon
Campagnolo Record
Ksyrium SCC SL
Time Impact S Pedals
Stem, Handlebar, Seatpost Ritchey WCS
Sella Italia Prolink
Vittoria Rubino

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim a Recreational Rider from raleigh, nc

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2003

Strengths:    Stiff, smooth, lots of compliments and good comments.

Weaknesses:    It would be nicer if it was a hair lighter, but even then who cares. Maybe in 2005 when they revamp the road bikes they will lighten in a bit.

Bottom Line:   
Love this frame. I have ridden a 99 alloro, 99 shotping, 2001 EV2 all from Bianchi. I would have to say that this is the most comfortable ride I have had on a bike. The 55cm frame weighs exactly 3lbs (about the same as my 57 EV2). This is sort of heavy but built without peddles its 17lbs. The coolness factor, handling, rigidity, and comfort are well worth it.

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Favorite Ride:   2002 Blue Ridge Brutal

Purchased At:   All Star Bikes

Similar Products Used:   all Bianchis.... '99 alloro, 99 shotping, 2001 EV2, test rode a 2002 EV4.

Bike Setup:   full campy record, nucleon wheels, bianchi carbon cranks, ti-steel casset, vitoria tires cx, slr saddle, "The Stem", mellenium bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pat70 a Road Racer from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2003

Strengths:    Light and stiff.
Very comfortable carbon monocoque frame.
(Also looks magnificent!)
Value (price given is US$)

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
An excellent bike - certainly the best I have ridden or tested out.
Feels like you are riding on carpet with no road vibrations at all.
Great power transfer when you put the hammer down.
A much nicer feel than the Trek 5500 which feels wooden in comparison. Also descends much better than the Trek. Complete confidence in the steering/handling, probably due to the better FSA rather than Cane Creek headset.

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Favorite Ride:   Hell Ride

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   Fitzroy Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200, Moser Forma

Bike Setup:   Campy Chorus groupset, Ksyrium SL wheels, ITM Mantis stem/bars.

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