Bianchi Castro Valley Commuter Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $800.00

Product Description

  • Headset: VP AheadSet, 1 1/8" threadless
  • Handlebar: Bianchi alloy
  • Crankset: SuginoXD 500T, 42T with chainguard
  • Cassette: SRAM, 11/26T 9spd
  • Pedals: Wellgo clipless, 2-sided

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by freethelemmings a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2009

Strengths:    Steel frame and componentry! Internal hub generator for head lamp. Frame still accomodates a 700 x 35 studded tire for snow packed/icy commuting.

Weaknesses:    Head lamp is a bit dim. I am comfortable on my night rides home due to the fact that I've ridden the same route so many times that I know where the pot holes are. I would not reccommend riding without street lights, unless you already know the road.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has been great over the last year of commuting. The components are all great; shifting is good and I can still tackle the hills without any problems with only 18 gears. The internal hub generator is pretty sweet too. The steel frame absorbs much of the road vibration on commutes, but is not too heavy. Provides plenty of opportunities for compliments. All in all, I'm very happy with my Bianchi!

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Favorite Ride:   Wabash Trace Trail

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bike Masters- Omaha,

Bike Setup:   I've added a rack to mount my pannier bags, clip in pedals, and some lights. But stock is all great.

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Bianchi Castro Valley vs. 2007 Fuji Finest

Both are the same price, (lightly) used. I can't decide which one to get. I'm looking for an upgrade on my Walmart bike and these two are prime targets. The Bianchi looks great 'cause it comes with fenders (and oh how many times have I ridden to class with my ass wet because of lacking th ... Read More »

Well, so much for the Castro Valley....

I see the '07s are "officially" up on Bianchi's website, and Jeebus Creamcheese! did they botch the Castro Valley this year. [I]Flat bar! ? !?! ?[/I] :eek: [I]Double crankset? !? ?![/I] :eek: :cryin: [I][U]Orange? ! !! !?[/U][/I] O.K., the double crank is almost forgiveable, especially since ... Read More »

Bianchi Volpe or Castro Valley

I posted this question in the Bianchi forum, but thought I'd give it a shot here since it gets alot more traffic. Anyone have any thoughts? I'm kinda looking for a good maybe tool around town bike or an all day cruiser. I like the fenders and light on the castro valley, but the simplicity of the ... Read More »

Castro Valley?

Anyone here have a Castro Valley? Looks like a killer all around bike. My LBS has a 55, but I think I need the next size up. I'm 6'. Any feedback would be very welcomed!! Also, any pics?Read More »

Ride April 1 - Milpitas, Sunol, Castro Valley

[FONT=Helvetica][SIZE=2]Another road ride since the last one was so good! The area is Calaveras/680, Sunol, Palomeras Canyon. I don't know this area but Derek says it's a great ride and it's good to be in the East Bay hills with all the unsettled weather we're having.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Helveti ... Read More »

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