Bianchi SL3 Al/Carbon Centaur Road Bike

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2299.99

Product Description

Frame Material: Bianchi RC SL3 Aluminum/Carbon
Frame Angles: 74.5 head, 72.0 seat
Sizes: 49cm, 50cm, 51cm, 52cm, 53cm, 54cm, 55cm, 56cm, 57cm, 58cm, 59cm, 60cm, 61cm, 62cm, 63cm
Colors: Celeste Team
Fork: Bianchi carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Centaur Ergo
Handlebar: ITM Mantjs Super Over
Stem: ITM Mantjs Super Over
Headset: 1 1/8" FSA
Front Der: Campagnolo Centaur
Crankset: Campagnolo Centaur, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Campagnolo Centaur
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 23c Michelin Axial Pro Race

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by maximus a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2010

Strengths:    measured stiff, stable, comfortable, design

Weaknesses:    overweigh, unusual geometry

Bottom Line:   
in two years using senna can not get used to the bike, especially on the flat...So I began to doubt the geometry of the bike,I'm not an expert, but judging by past experience. As for the quality, measured stiff, stable, comfortable, and unfortunately overweigh (with dura ace group, and quite of carbon parts).

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Favorite Ride:   combined with flat ride and climbing

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   austria

Similar Products Used:   fuji prorace

Bike Setup:   complete group dura ace, ritchy protokol wcs, wheels, steering and seatpost, fizik arion saddle.

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

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2006

Strengths:    stiff, comfort

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
had a aluminum bike before with carbon fork. the carbon seatstays on the bianchi sl3 noticeably eliminates the road buzz. stiff enough for sprints and climbing, yet comfortable enough for a long ride.

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Favorite Ride:   bianchi sl3

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   veloswap san francis

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sony4me a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2006

Strengths:    Good comfortable with the carbon fork and seatstays. Stiff main triangle but does not beat you up on rough roads. Nice color scheme - black/silver.

Weaknesses:    Heavier bike for this price range. Centaur works well, but the Vento wheels are quite heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Surprising comfortable Aluminum/Carbon bike for a light rider - smooth on rough roads, reasonable acceleration, good on climbs.

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Favorite Ride:   Long rides

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Merlin Extralight, Kestrel K200sci, Soloist

Bike Setup:   Stock parts - Campy Centaur, Vento wheels, SLR saddle, Oval Handlebars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by o2bbkn a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2004

Strengths:    Solid build, pure silk on the road, not to stiff to make for a sore ride.

Weaknesses:    Nothing yet!

Bottom Line:   
The best bike I have ever been on! This bike is light, factory light, not additives yet and only a touch over 16 pounds. I’m not much of a climber but testing the hills I found allot more response and much better times then on my other bike (Iron Horse Cyclone). Smooth ride and very forgiving , solid build and solid fit. I almost got a touring bike but one ride on a Bianchi and the pure comfort of this design I am glad I bought this bike.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi SL3/ AL

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Naples Italy

Similar Products Used:   Iron Horse Cyclone

Bike Setup:   Carbon fork, rice light Campy wheel set, look clipless pedals

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