Bianchi Bergamo Hybrid Bike

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $579.99

Product Description

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Frame Angles: 71.0 head, 73.0 seat
Sizes: 16", 18.5", 21", 23", Step-through 16.5"
Colors: Silver
Fork: Bianchi
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore
Handlebar: Arc alloy
Stem: Kalloy aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" VP
Front Der: Unspecified
Crankset: SRAM Dual Drive, 33 teeth
Rear Der: SRAM Dual Drive
Pedals: Wellgo
Tires: 700 x 38c Kenda

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John A. a Commuter

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2009

Strengths:    Fenders, rack, internal geared hub allows some shifting while stopped. Totally reliable for past 3+ years.

Weaknesses:    Original chain ring had shifting ramps which cause occasional chain drops. Replacement has totally cured that problem. Could use a better chain guard.

Bottom Line:   
Very good commuter bike with unusual, but totally reliable shifting arrangement. Useful fenders and luggage rack, comfortable seat and good riding position. Used for daily 15-mile round trip commute on city streets and paths.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Bergamo

Price Paid:    $580.00

Purchased At:   Frank's Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Added tail trunk and small mud flap to rear of front fender.

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

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2006

Strengths:    Good frame, saddle, derailleurs, brakes and rack. Good handling and the DualDrive setup is great for both in-town and open-road riding.

Weaknesses:    Wheelset on 2006 models has very cheap spokes and will require continual truing unless you want to rebuild them with better spokes (which I did). I'd definitely recommend upgrading to WheelSmith spokes and having a professional wheel builder do the job for you.

Stock fenders are garbage: Freddy Fenders from Planet Bike et al are much better.

Bottom Line:   
A great overall commuter with a comfortable saddle and good components (except the wheelset...)

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Price Paid:    $595.00

Purchased At:   Bikeland I - Caldwel

Similar Products Used:   1996 Nishiki Bravo, 2002 Nishiki Bravo.

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock, except for pedals (dealer threw in a set of Wellgo alloy platform pedals for free); PlanetBike Freddy Fenders, Schwinn cycle computer, Blackburn 4 LED headlight.

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

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2006

Strengths:    700C X 25 rims, built in rack and fenders, nice cross geometry for long distance rides, great saddle, SRAM DualDrive (yes, I love this... give it a try)

Weaknesses:    Heavy (but not that important for a touring bike) Wellgo nylon pedals (stock) are pretty poor quality. SRAM rear derailer isn't that great. Stock Chain is junk (replace ASAP) had mine snap twice in sub 0 degree weather.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike after my Trek 420 sport was stolen and I'm so very glad that I did. What a major upgrade. I couldn't ask for a better commuter bike in this price range. I use is it all year round and it's great in the winter. Sram DualDrive is the a great innovation for commuters that need to make frequent stops (stop lights/signs ect)

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Price Paid:    $489.00

Purchased At:   The Hub (Minneapolis

Similar Products Used:   Trek 420, Trek 1000

Bike Setup:   Everything stock except, cateye computer, crankbros candy sl pedals, cheapo seatpost and saddle (the original was great but was stolen) SRAM powerlink chain.

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