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Bianchi 9-2-8 preview

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‘Budget’ carbon bike

According to the Bianchi website, the 928 is described so:
Speed is riding downhill with a clear head along mountain passes, it is the wind calling your name when you finally reach the end of the most gruelling climb. This machine is fast like the wind: not only for its name, or the peculiarity of its transmission, or for its wheels. Thanks to the combination of the best components and the much-acclaimed, and precious, qualities of the monocoque frame in UHM/IM fibre; an exclusive design by Bianchi, this bicycle is one of the models that stands out from the entire 2005 racing range. A real guarantee.’

Yes, that’s what it says. So, once again, it sounded good to us, and so over the next month we’ll be putting the £1600 Bianchi 928 through its paces – the usual stuff; commuting to work, some long weekend rides and the odd race. Check back soon…

Specification
Frame sizes: 50/53/55/58/61cm (centre to top)
Size tested: 55 cm
Frame tubing: 928 Carbon
Fork: Bianchi Componenti Carbon/Alu
Headset: FSA Orbit ZS Semintegrata
Crankarms: FSA Gossamer Compact 50/34 (ours are 53/39)
Chainrings: as above
B/B: FSA
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Pavé Soft Touch
Seatpost: Bianchi Componenti SP 728
Chain: Campagnolo 10
Freewheel: Campagnolo Veloce 12-26, 10 speed
F/D: Campagnolo Veloce 10
R/D: Campagnolo Veloce 10
Shifters: Campagnolo Veloce 10
Handlebar: ITM 330 Super Over Carbon
Stem: ITM Forged Lite Delux Carbon 31.8mm
Tape: Bianchi Cork
Brakes: Campagnolo Veloce
Wheels: Campagnolo Vento
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick 700×23

Contact: Cycle Europe/Bianchi 01234 245929

www.bianchi.it

928
Bianchi 928
928
…and it’s 10 speed

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