Bianchi Giro Road Bike

4.5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1499.99

Product Description

Frame Material: Easton Ultralite/carbon seat stays
Frame Angles: 73.5 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 44cm, 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 61cm, 63cm
Colors: Celest/Brilliant Blue, Liquid Silver
Fork: Bianchi carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Piega
Stem: Deda Elementi Linx
Headset: 1 1/8" Tange Aheadset
Front Der: Shimano 105
Crankset: Shimano 105, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano 105
Pedals: WTB MP350
Tires: 700 x 23c Vittoria Rubino Tech

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gearsofwar a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

Strengths:    It's Italian....need I say more?

Weaknesses:    Paint as others have noted

Bottom Line:   
Stiff awesome and fast "that's what she said"

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi Giro

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   nothing like it

Bike Setup:   campy record groupset and wheelset...of course

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joelankeny a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2008

Strengths:    Come on, it's a Bianchi, of course it looks sexy. Stiff. Great for the entry level racer and will last through many a racing season with the right build.

Weaknesses:    Paint

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for the fast recreational cyclist looking to make the jump to something a bit race oriented, but doesn't have the big cash to spend. Overall the frame is stiff and can be built to be very aero and fast. While Boonen or Contador may not approve, it is more than worthy for a humble cat 3-5 racer

The carbon seat stays go a long way in taking out road vibration, but do yourself a favor and get a carbon seatpost as well. As others have said, paint is a little thin and is easily marked. My rack for the car has worn a couple spots on the top tube. Two dollars of foam pipe insulation later and the problem was fixed. Not really a complaint but just a trait to keep in mind during transport.

The best part about this bike is its ability to be a long distance touring bike as well as a race bike. I completed the 575 miles of the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway in five days with it and never felt fatigued from the stiffness of the frame.

If you are looking for an entry level racer, that can also be used for a long distance tour, this is a great place to start.

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Favorite Ride:   Gold Mine Rd

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo Soloist Team

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Giro, Campagnolo Veloce Derailleurs, Brakes, Shifters, and Cassette. FSA Crankset, BB, Headset, Handlebar, and Stem. Rolf Vector Pro Wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Umberto Carchia a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

Strengths:    Climbs great, Handles wells.

Weaknesses:    Paint chips easy

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, light & responsive, I found myself able to climb hills in my big chain ring! Overall I'm very happy with the Giro, For the money, it is a strong bike.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in West Milford, NJ

Purchased At:   e-bay

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Eros

Bike Setup:   Campy 20 speed veloce grouppo, Campy Nucleon Wheels, Veloflex Pave tires, Selle Italia flight saddale, Bontrager carbon fiber seatpost, Easton EA30 44mm handle bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roger a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2007

Strengths:    acceleration, handling, stopping,

Weaknesses:    ride could be a little smoother. shifting could be a little smoother.

Bottom Line:   
o.k. i alway said i would only ride steel!!!
that said, one of the guys i ride with told me to try this bike. big mistake. to smooth, to responsive, way to quick. this bike comes with all 105 components. i know some of you don't like 105's but on this bike it really works.

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Favorite Ride:   foothills, upland,claremont, san dimas, la verna, azuza southern calfornia

Price Paid:    $1049.00

Purchased At:   cycergy cycles

Similar Products Used:   none, i been on on my 2001 bianchi brava for a while now. before that, mt 1986 centurion la mans 12sp.

Bike Setup:   all 105 components, 650 wheels set, Deda Elementi Piega handles bars. this bike is all stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by deluna2125 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2006

Strengths:    Carbon seat stays are great! Stock Mavic Cosmos wheels are strong and dependable.

Weaknesses:    Paint seems to chip rather easy. Need to take extra care.

Bottom Line:   
Had the Giro for two years with over 2500 miles and still running strong. Bike orig. came with 105 group, but since then upgraded drive train to Ultegra (highly recommend). I also added a carbon seat post to compliment the seat stays (soaks up bumps even more). This is an entry level racer and can keep up with some of the more expensive bikes. Excellent climbing and downhill abilities. A little slow on the flats, but mostly because of my old legs :)

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Favorite Ride:   Lake Washington Loop

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Greggs

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Paramount SLX w/600 group. Trek multitrack commuter/cross bike.

Bike Setup:   2004 Bianchi Giro, 105/Ultegra mix, FSA compact crankset.

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