Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 7

Pros:

  • Looks great

Cons:

  • Fairly basic spec for price
  • Weight

Product:

Bianchi Via Nirone 7

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£950.00

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This product is featured in: £1000 bike test 2012.

In our opinion, Bianchi has achieved a mighty fine-looking steed in its Via Nirone 7, a real head-turner that looks far pricier than its £950.

It has shapely hydroformed alloy tubes and wheels that feature paired spoking.

Remaining true to its strong Italian heritage, and resplendent in corporate celeste, Bianchi appears to have invested so heavily in the frame that the rest of the spec is fairly basic: Campagnolo Xenon and an FSA square taper chainset and BB.

Verdict

That said, it offers a solid ride feel, with no surprises, and the running gear works amply well, although it does add up to overall weight that keeps this bike feeling sluggish.

Full Specification

Frame:
Hydroformed alloy
Group Set:
Campagnolo Xenon/FSA Vero chainset

Tyres:
Hutchinson Equinox
Weight:
9.6kg (21.3lb)

Wheels:
Reparto Corse Versus
Supplier:
www.bianchi.com