Bianchi S9 Matta Ti Carbon Record Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2600.00

Product Description

S9 Matta - The most beloved team car, that of Fausto Coppi.

Light, stiff and resistant over time. The use of grade 9 titanium alloy (TI 3Al/2.5V), which has a tensile strength of 860N/mm2 and a limited weight density, allows us to improve the specific stiffness of the frame, while maintaining the level of comfort typical of titanium. As the material’s low coefficient of elasticity has a cushioning effect over rough terrain.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wally warburton a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

Strengths:    comfy,good handling

Weaknesses:    heavier than carbon

Bottom Line:   
does everything well all day ride ability with long crashable life

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Favorite Ride:   bianchi s9 matta

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   ebay italy

Similar Products Used:   sabbath silk road pro

Bike Setup:   campag record triple set up,veloce levers so everything is alloy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon.lehman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2008

Strengths:    Nearly bulletproof. A quick wipe down and it looks like it came off the bike shop floor. It will be around long enough to pass it to the grandchildren.

Weaknesses:    May not be flashy enough for some. (A classic tuxedo on wheels.) Standard Bianchi fork isn't the lightest. Some may not like the integrated headset.

Bottom Line:   
Beautiful Ti frame with understated looks. Very stiff with excellent power transfer. At the same time incredibly comfortable. Basically a great all around frame. Silent as a church mouse. A more cost effective alternative to Litespeed or Seven titanium frames.

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Favorite Ride:   Harpeth Trace

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Gran Fondo

Similar Products Used:   Classic Bianchi Brava steel, Specialized Sequoia, Olmo Vitalicio Seguros team frame

Bike Setup:   10 speed Campy Centaur shifters/derailleurs, FSA Team Carbon crank, FSA Energy brakes, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, FSA Wing bars, Selle Italia Flight saddle, FSA integrated headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Louis Devlieger a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff, stable and very comfortable. Efficient: easy to maintain speed. No problems dragging it along cobblestone roads. Beautiful but subtly so.

Weaknesses:    None discovered yet. Many Bianchi riders fulminate about cracking bikes and watercolor paint. Former Alessio rider Backstaedt always told Bianchi: if the Alu & carbon jobs you give me don't cut the mustard I'll be back on the Matta in no time. (He won Paris-Roubaix 2004 on the Matta Ti C2C).
I hope not to have to report about the Matta again within the next 20 years or so.

Bottom Line:   
This review is of the S9 Matta Ti C2C frame. (no carbon rear). Lovely to look at, what with no less than 2 crowned eagle badges and subtle copper colored etched decals! Welds not as perfectly tidy as on Merlin, but mind the Eur. 1000+ price difference. Marvellous handling & stability: I go faster and get less tired than on '01 Trek OCLV 5200 or '02 Time VX. Only my ancient 1988 Merlin Extralight still exceeds it.

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Favorite Ride:   Spanish Pyrenees

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Math Salden

Similar Products Used:   Richard Sachs; Gazelle/Time VX; Trek OCLV; RIH; Huissoon; Peugeot.

Bike Setup:   '07 Bianchi S9 Matta Ti C2C frame with stock full-carbon fork & with a mix of Campa '01 brakes, pedals, hubs & '99(?) semi-aero post; Chorus '07 Ergopowers & '06 cassette; Centaur '07 derailleurs; '03 Pazzaz bars; '07 FSA Orbit headset & '03 crankset; Ritchey '01 WCS stem; Fizik Aliante '07 braided carbon saddle; '03 Mavic CXP33 rims.

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