Bianchi Vigorelli Road Bike

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $1799.99

Product Description

Frame Material: Reynolds 631
Frame Angles: 73.5 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 44cm, 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 61cm, 63cm
Colors: Snow White/Smoke
Fork: Bianchi carbon
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Piega
Stem: Deda Elementi Linx
Headset: Aheadset AL
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra Triple, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra
Pedals: Wellgo clipless
Tires: 700 x 23c Vittoria Rubino Tech

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

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth ride, traditional geometry, high quality.

Weaknesses:    Wheel set

Bottom Line:   
I bought a new 2010 Bianchi Vigorelli because I wanted a steel frame bike with traditional geometry, seems as most of the shop bike mechanics around San Francisco ride steel frame bikes. I have a carbon frame bike which is very stiff and unforgiving. I felt every pebble in the road. For a long distance the Bianchi is really comfortable. I don't race, just ride with my club, do Charity rides, centuries and Gran fondos. The bike with pedals weights 19.2 lbs vs 17.4 lbs on my carbon bike with peddles. So the weight isn't a that much of difference. I did change the wheels to Mavic Aksium everything else is stock. Really didn't have to change anything else. Very good quality and am very pleased with the bike overall.

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Favorite Ride:   Hills of West Marin

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   American Cyclery San

Similar Products Used:   Look 555

Bike Setup:   Stock, 105 build, upgraded the wheel set to Mavic Aksium Race.

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

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2009

Strengths:    Ultegra group. Steel frame.

Weaknesses:    Heavier than alu. I notice it on the hills.

Bottom Line:   
I ride on the back roads, beat up bike paths, etc. Steel is durable, reliable, and predicatble. My 2006 is all Ultegra-and it just works.

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Favorite Ride:   TOSRV

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth ride. I'm getting a new bike but will keep this one as my work horse; great for commuting to work and running errands in town.

Weaknesses:    Climbing is truly a nightmare on this bike.

Bottom Line:   
I have only owned Bianchis. I loved this bike until I went on a 6 day, 80+ mile per day ride with lots of hills. Climbing is a huge chore. I came to realize that this bike is maybe a bit more comfortable than the lighter, carbon bikes but that trade-off is not worth the extra effort on the hills.

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Favorite Ride:   PCH north of Malibu

Price Paid:    $1500.00

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

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2006

Strengths:    Comfort - nothing rides like an Italian designed steel bike!

Weaknesses:    Climbing is a chore. This is possibly due to weight (22+ lbs with an underseat bag and two bottles). Original stem too long for even a 6'4" rider on a 61cm.

Bottom Line:   
An excellent bike for the money. It came with a FULL Ultegra group and Mavics for a good price. It is a comfortable steed for long rides or commuting, possibly light touring. It can be a bit flexy on out of the saddle climbs, even more than some other steel frames. Climbing is not my specialty, but I notice a big difference between this bike and my Cannondale al-frame flyweight. Having said that, I am sure this rig will be with me as long as I can ride, 'cause steel is real! I'm sure I could spend a small fortune making it lighter, but that could undermine the reliability of this bike. Three years of riding and the only needed repairs have been tires and tune-ups.

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Favorite Ride:   Auburn loop

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list...

Bike Setup:   Out of the box stock except for stem. The bike is perfect for what I use it for.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bianchi2005LunaRider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2006

Strengths:    Durable strength of steel frame
Quality Ultegra group
Attractive red/white paint combo
Moves out well from a stop
It is a Bianchi

Weaknesses:    Can be a bit heavy for some riders

Bottom Line:   
This bicycle is used to commute to and from work 3 times each week. The ride is 12 miles each way and includes smoothly paved and rough (somewhat paved) roads as well as the Stevens Creek trail (smooth).
The 30-speed offers various gear selection for all levels of incline. This is an excellent training ride, with quality components at a reasonble price.

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Favorite Ride:   Cupertino to Stanford University

Price Paid:    $1499.00

Similar Products Used:   Can not comment since my other ride is a Luna :) for non-commute - weekend rides

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