Bianchi S9 Matta Ti Carbon Record Road Bike

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 06, 2011]
wally warburton
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

comfy,good handling

Weakness:

heavier than carbon

does everything well all day ride ability with long crashable life

Similar Products Used:

sabbath silk road pro

[Jun 06, 2008]
Jon.lehman
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Classic Bianchi Brava steel, Specialized Sequoia, Olmo Vitalicio Seguros team frame

[Sep 14, 2007]
Louis Devlieger
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Richard Sachs; Gazelle/Time VX; Trek OCLV; RIH; Huissoon; Peugeot.

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