Bianchi Milano Hybrid Bike

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.99

Product Description

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Frame Angles: 70.0 head, 72.0 seat
Sizes: 16.5", 18.5", 20", 22", womens 16.5"
Colors: Celeste, Gloss Black
Fork: Bianchi
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Nexave
Handlebar: Arc alloy
Stem: Kalloy aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" VP
Front Der: Not applicable
Crankset: Cyclone, 44 teeth
Rear Der: Not applicable
Pedals: Wellgo resin
Tires: 26 x 1.50" Kenda Kwest

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DallasStyle a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2012

Strengths:    I'm reviewing the Milano Parco with the Nexus 3 speed hub. I wanted a city cruiser that had classic looks, but with a pedigree. The Milano is a perfect match. More eye catching than Trek city bikes I tried, and I liked the feel more than the Electra. One thing is for sure; you almost never find a perfect bike right out of the box. This one glides smoothly around town while turning pedestrians heads! Stock build up works for most people, and will give users years of service. I have made multiple changes to mine. Some for comfort and fit, and others for performance and aesthetics.

Weaknesses:    Long rides may be difficult on this bike in its stock form. That being said, it is a city bike and most people will use it to commute to work or back and forth to the store. I was also a little shocked to see my Bianchi was made in China instead of Tiawan or Italy, but I guess that's just globalism.

Bottom Line:   
One year into riding this Italian designed bike, and I still smile everytime I step over the top tube. A real head turner. She is unmistakeable riding down the road, or parked in front of a store. If I had a dollar for every comment I've gotten over her, she would nearly pay for herself. She had to be named; I call her Beyonce! Had to be done.

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Favorite Ride:   Any Dallas urban road and path

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Transit Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Aluminum Trek 880, Trek 1500. Viner Columbus SL

Bike Setup:   Apple green Brooks saddle/matching stacked leather grips, Paul Canti levers/Motolight brakes, Philwood bb, Salsa green flip lock seat clamp/front skewer, Thompson Masterpiece seat post, red Crankbrothers Candy 3's, Dia Comp Grand Comp track cranks, apple green Halo twin rail tires. More to come...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Latting a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2012

Strengths:    Love the internal hub. Shifters are very precise. Hub is quiet. Easy to maintain. Looks cool too! Comfortable seat and bar position. A "quality" bike.

Weaknesses:    None so far. Do not expect any. It is a BIANCHI.

Bottom Line:   
Great all-around commuter bike. I am a recreational rider only and find this bike very comfortable, has great performance, and is extremely comfortable. The Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal hub shifts easily and has been trouble free. Hard to beat for a "fun to ride" bike!!! Draws attention and good comments everywhere I ride!! 2 of my best friends have purchased this same bike after seeing and riding mine. Internal hub is "the way to go" and look forward to many years of enjoyable riding on my Bianchi!!

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Milano Alfine

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Had a 2007 Bianchi Milano Parco for several years before. Also a great bike but limited by the 3 speeds.

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock. Have some cool Magnesium pedals and a nice front light setup.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eddie a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2010

Strengths:    Comfort

Weaknesses:    Nothing yet

Bottom Line:   
This is one "Bello" bike, awesome handling, awesome ride, I just got this bike and I'm blown away by her looks, her comfort, her 8 speeds. GREAT BIKE.

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Favorite Ride:   Huntington Beach, California

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Classic

Bike Setup:   none...still stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bisgre a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2008

Strengths:    Gearing is very good. Bike looks and rides great. Hard to refrain from doing impersonation from "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" when rolling downhill on this bike.

Weaknesses:    Changing rear tire takes some patience and dexterity due to internal hub. Internal hub also requires involvement of local bike shop for adjustments that can normally be done by mechanically adept riders (this excludes me).

Bottom Line:   
This bike always makes me smile. I have made no changes to it other than adding a small mirror. I regularly take it on organized rides of 35-50 miles. You can easily average 16 mph while riding in comfort.

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Favorite Ride:   Passing road bikes on Milano

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   County Cycles- Rosev

Bike Setup:   All standard from manufacturer; 8 speed internal hub

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim Sweet a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2008

Strengths:    Way Kewl looking bike! I'm always getting compliments. love the Nexus hub, Handles great, great brakes, just about everything you could want in a commuter bike.

Weaknesses:    Rear hub makes it hard to change out a flat, Hard to mount rear rack. Maybe a little pricey, but well worth it

Bottom Line:   
I've been an avid cyclist for a number of years and had several different "rides" The Milano is a great commuter, grocery-getter and just plain fun to ride Yeah... maybe a bit of excess for a small island (I live in Key West) but what the heck!

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Milano

Purchased At:   Eaton Bike

Similar Products Used:   Highly modified Sun "cruiser" SEVERAL road/touring mountain bikes over the years various brands.

Bike Setup:   Rear rack, bell, headlight (Mag LED light BRIGHT!)

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