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ullrichfan

Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

Anyone know what this bike is like?  Or even the Shimano Sora version?  I'm considering getting one but can't find any reviews on them.

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...e-compact-2009-road-bike-ec016937

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...ne-7-sora-2009-road-bike-ec016954

Cheers, UF
Bartali

Sorry Ullrich, only seen them in the shop - looks nice though.
ullrichfan

Bartali wrote:
Sorry Ullrich, only seen them in the shop - looks nice though.


Yep, it does.  Plus the greatest Italian cyclist ever rode on a Bianchi - as I'm sure you'd agree - Fausto Coppi!
berck

Re: Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

ullrichfan wrote:
Anyone know what this bike is like?  Or even the Shimano Sora version?  I'm considering getting one but can't find any reviews on them.



Hmm, not familiar with the bike, but I would suggest getting something better than Sora. You'll wear those parts out really fast if you are going to ride alot. I suggest to people to try and get at least 105, but nothing less than tiagra.
Bartali

ullrichfan wrote:
Bartali wrote:
Sorry Ullrich, only seen them in the shop - looks nice though.


Yep, it does.  Plus the greatest Italian cyclist ever rode on a Bianchi - as I'm sure you'd agree - Fausto Coppi!


Well he wasn't that bad .... Wink

But seriously ... its a great pedigree!  Also ridden by Tommaselli, Petit-Breton, Pelissier, Girardengo, Bovet, Olmo, De Muynck, Gimondi, Bugno, Argentin, Pantani, Cipollini, Di Luca and, of course, Big Jan.  Not to mention the 12 Giro, 3 TdF, 2 Vuelta, 2 ToS, 2 ToG, 19MSR, 16 Lombardy, 7 Paris-Robaix, 4 LBL, 1 RvV, 5 Fleche Wallonne, 4 Amstel, 4 Grand Prix, 2 Gent-Wevelgem, 4 Road WC, 6 Track WC etc etc won on Bianchi.
ullrichfan

Re: Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

berck wrote:
ullrichfan wrote:
Anyone know what this bike is like?  Or even the Shimano Sora version?  I'm considering getting one but can't find any reviews on them.



Hmm, not familiar with the bike, but I would suggest getting something better than Sora. You'll wear those parts out really fast if you are going to ride alot. I suggest to people to try and get at least 105, but nothing less than tiagra.


Thanks Berck, I was thinking more the Campag version anyway but appreciate the advice not being much of a techie.
Bartali

Got to have Campag on a Bianchi ... its the law!! Wink
Slapshot 3

Bartali wrote:
Got to have Campag on a Bianchi ... its the law!! Wink


we're back to the white socks thing again.........MUCH prefer campy though
berck

Re: Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

ullrichfan wrote:

Thanks Berck, I was thinking more the Campag version anyway but appreciate the advice not being much of a techie.


I don't like the Campy shifters much. That's a personal preference and not a knock on their quality. One thing though. Shimano makes bad (Sora), good (tiagra, 105) and great (ultegra, dura ace) components. My understanding about Campy is that they don't make any 'bad' components.
ullrichfan

Interesting Berck, I have only used 105 and have never tried Campag.  Do you think I would find it hard to make the transition?
Bartali

Not at all.  I prefer Campag, but have Shimano on my trainer ... pretty easy to switch from one to the other IMO ... but Campag and Bianchi go together like port and stilton
berck

I assume Bartali's correct. I haven't used it a lot. I just find the Campy way a bit uncomfortable for me. I don't like the thumb shifting. Go to a bike shop and try it out.
thunderthighs

Re: Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

[quote="ullrichfan"]Anyone know what this bike is like?  Or even the Shimano Sora version?  I'm considering getting one but can't find any reviews on them.

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...e-compact-2009-road-bike-ec016937

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...ne-7-sora-2009-road-bike-ec016954

Cheers, UF[/quote]





walk away..its junk.. trust me.....

ciao
ullrichfan

Re: Bianchi Nirone 7 Mirage Compact 2009

thunderthighs wrote:

walk away..its junk.. trust me.....

ciao


Erm... could you elaborate just a little please, TT?
thunderthighs

ullrichfan wrote:
thunderthighs wrote:

walk away..its junk.. trust me.....

ciao


Erm... could you elaborate just a little please, TT?
there is alot of frames thown into the mix, selling point..like clonago c50 is heavy streer.. and feels heavy to ride.. my freinds hates it.. i felt it too..

sora.... shud never have seen light of day...

look for steel.. or steel/carbon mix.. carbon on the rear stays..

gios carbon is great.. look carbon.. any of them..

alsoo team raliegh carbon.. thats sweet ride..

that bianchi is a soft frame soft slapping rear stays.. thats not a bike.

ciao
ullrichfan

Fair enough TT, but I'm not a serious racer, more a recreational weekend rider.  My last bike was a mid-priced aluminium frame with carbon forks, so the Bianchi sounds similar.  I can't really justify the price of a carbon bike.
thunderthighs

then look in the papers for 1980's steel.. i use my 1987 colnago mexico still, it sall steel..75 seat tube angle.. its the legs .. not the bike.. ciao
ullrichfan

Actually, now gone off the Bianchi - the new range of Boardman bikes look really good.  There is a carbon frame for under a grand and it has been getting good reviews.  I'm really tempted by it...
thunderthighs

why..... your money..ciao
redster73

ullrichfan wrote:
Actually, now gone off the Bianchi - the new range of Boardman bikes look really good.  There is a carbon frame for under a grand and it has been getting good reviews.  I'm really tempted by it...


I ride a Boardman great bike for the money...just get your LBS to check it over as mine hadn't been put together properly even by the head Boardman mechanic!
cardinal guzman

I reckon a good rule of thumb is get the deal with the 'best' frame and wheels you can afford as they are the most expensive to start upgrading.

If you're riding recreationally, why not get an audax or full tourer? The geometry will make the recreation a whole lot more enjoyable than a compact frame with yer knees up round your ears when you're in the drops I would have thought. Smile
Bartali

Welcome back Cardinal.
cardinal guzman

Ta muchly Bart - Had plenty of summer fun?
J1A2P3A4

My wife rides this one with Tiagra.



http://www.bianchiusa.com/07-bicycles/07-c2c/07-c2c-nirone-tiagra.html

She likes it she just wishes she had gotten 105.
MAILLOT JAUNE

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