Bianchi Sempre Ultegra Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3150.00

Product Description

  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 10sp
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 7
  • Stem: Reparto Corse carbon wrapped
  • Seatpost: Reparto Corse Carbon

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dino

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2013

Strengths:    Frame is stiff where it needs to be and still compliant for longer rides. While the wheelset is not the lightest it is reliable and robust.

Weaknesses:    The seat was suspect in my build and the gearing needs regular attention to keep it tracking correctly. In the beginning the 105 front derailleur was problematical but the right technician makes all the difference.

Bottom Line:   
I waited until I got 1,000 miles on the bike before I wrote anything so I got that at the end of the season. I shopped around on different bikes and when I rode the Sempre I knew it was the right one. The frame is great on hills and it is smoother than I was expecting it to be. Going downhill on the Blue Ridge Parkway it showed off its ability to hang in there with some of the tight turns but in the big sweepers it is a confidence builder. With this build Bianchi gives you the choice of red or blue and I am very happy with the blue, Celeste was not an option. I was a little concerned with the mixing of components but that has not been a problem in actual riding. I will have to replace the seat as it was causing problems at the end of the season. This seems par for the course in any event so I don't hold it against the bike as a whole. This 18.5 lbs bike is a great fit for me as I use as a trainer and look forward to using it on more demanding this coming season.

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Purchased At:   LBS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steamboat Cyclist a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff, compliant,

Weaknesses:    Fulcrum 7 wheels, white bar tape

Bottom Line:   
Great frame - super efficient yet compliant, aggressive geometry that feels great under 50 miles, flip the stem over for centuries.

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Favorite Ride:   col de coal loop

Price Paid:    $2375.00

Purchased At:   Golden Bear - Westmi

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo, Moots, litespeed

Bike Setup:   stock ultegra, fsa cranks, ultegra drivetrain, 17+ lbs

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