Bianchi FG Lite Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1950.00

Product Description

FG - The initials of one of the greatest Bianchi champions: Felice Gimondi.

Incredibly light and originally suitable for climbers, the frame has now evolved into a machine suitable for everyone even sprinters. The exclusive 7000 series Hyperalloy aluminium, alloyed with Zinc and Magnesium, used in this frame, is a point of reference for all material designers yet is unbeatable on the market (having a tensile strength of 650N/mm2).
  • $1950 (frameset)

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

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2008

    Strengths:    Depending on perspective it is either a comfortable, very fast bike or a very fast bike that is also comfortable.

    I have seen reviews placing this anywhere from 16.25 to 17.4 lbs, all supposedly using the same bike, wheels, and gruppo. All I can say is that mine is 16.9 and feels lighter in both the "pick up" and real riding tests. It responds instantly, but it does not beat you to death. It really is a pleasure to ride.

    Weaknesses:    It will be "heavy" for weight weenies.
    The Liquigas color scheme is probably not for everybody.
    These are very hard to find.

    Other than those, there are no weaknesses (so far) in appeal or performance.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was moving, thinning the bike herd, and looking to add a different type of race bike all at the same time. I thought I was going to buy a Cervelo R3 or carbon soloist, or maybe even a Pinarello. Then I found this one. When I say "this one" I mean just that. The bike I bought is the bike pictured above. It, this particular bike, was one the cover of 2005 Bianchi catalog.

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    Favorite Ride:   Depends on where I am

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Merlin Extralight, Cervelo R3, Trek Madone.

    Bike Setup:   Full Record. Eurus wheels. Everything is stock except that I added 2007 Record skeleton brakes and a sella italia flite saddle.

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

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, highly reactive geometry, a true professional level race machine in every sense of the words. As good as you will ever find. The best all aluminium alloy frame available on the market today.

    Weaknesses:    None, if used for what it is designed for.

    Bottom Line:   
    An awesome machine. It is quite simply the best bike I have ever ridden. The bare frame has a mass of 1078g, which includes the dial couplings and cable guide. The full carbon nanotech straight forks, with carbon dropouts, has a mass of 321g prior to trimming, and 289g after.
    My frame is a 55cm, and I run one 10mm spacer beneath the ITM stem.

    The frame is very stiff and extremely responsive. It is however not designed for comfort or for recreational riding. It is purely a race machine, highly reactive and very sensitive to rider input. Bianchi also advise that the rider should not be over 80kg if you are to gain the most from the frame.

    The FG Lite is an absolute joy to ride, with 2007 Record, Eurus tubular wheels with Veloflex Carbon tubulars fitted, it rolls so easily and feels just amazing.

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    Similar Products Used:   Bianchi EV2. Bianchi EV3.

    Bike Setup:   Full 2007 Campagnolo Record. Campagnolo Eurus tubular wheels, Veloflex Carbon tubulars, Fizik Arione saddle, ITM Millenium super over bars and stem.

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