Bianchi Sprint 2019

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BagelMaster
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by BagelMaster

Bianchi has launched a new bike in conjunction with SRAM Force AXS. It looks like they are trying to create an allrounder with some aero features. The few articles I've seen list the frame as 1080g for rim brakes and 1100g for disc brakes. I compared the geometry to other bikes in their range and it lines up pretty close to the Oltre and Aria. 2mm shorter reach and same stack as the Oltre in a 55. I'm also happy to see it use a standard sized seatpost, so there seem to be opportunities to exchange components. I guess they needed to really save money somewhere; the wheels are bricks as they offer Shimano R170s or Fulcrum 6s.

I'm curious to see the weight of the fork, the Oltre XR4 and XR3 has a 420g or 450g fork (respectively) the Aria has a 370g fork, so if it falls within that range it won't be that far off of either of those models weight-wise.

I called a Bianchi dealer here in the US and asked about the bike but they didn't have any real information yet -- so no list prices, but the MSRP starts at ~$2500 for 105 Rim, ~$3000 for 105 Disc, ~$2700 for Ultegra Rim, ~$3500 for Ultegra Disc, and I'm not sure this is a correct assumption by Cyclist Magazine, but ~$5700 for Force eTap AXS.

https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/6259/bia ... -bike-ever
https://www.bianchi.com/global/focuson/sprint-440837

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raisinberry777
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by raisinberry777

Another entry in Bianchi's already confusing racing lineup. Seems to be little info/photos on the rim brake versions.

They now have in the category of racing bikes:
Oltre XR4
Oltre XR3
Sempre Pro
Aria
Specialissima
Sprint

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by TobinHatesYou

It's the BMW approach with 1 through 8 series, then make 4 body types of each like the 3-series sedan, estate/wagon, GT (5-door hatch) and X3 crossover. The five people in the world who bought 3-series GTs will buy Bianchi Sprints.

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silvalis
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by silvalis

I was sort of wondering if it was meant to be a sempre pro replacement.
Chasse patate

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Noctiluxx
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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 pm
It's the BMW approach with 1 through 8 series, then make 4 body types of each like the 3-series sedan, estate/wagon, GT (5-door hatch) and X3 crossover. The five people in the world who bought 3-series GTs will buy Bianchi Sprints.
MB and Audi do the same, more or less.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
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BagelMaster
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by BagelMaster

silvalis wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:11 am
I was sort of wondering if it was meant to be a sempre pro replacement.
The Bianchi dealer I called said the Sempre showed it was going to be discountinued in their system. It seems like they fill that niche.

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by VTR1000SP2

I would say this is more of the Intenso replacement


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by wfcarrot

+1, entry level bike with fancy features.
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ChiZ01
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by ChiZ01

why does this frame reminds me of Chinese open molds?

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by TobinHatesYou

ChiZ01 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:18 am
why does this frame reminds me of Chinese open molds?

It should remind you of just about every all-rounder being released these days. They will all have semi-integrated cable routing, D-shaped tubes, lowered seatstays to varying degrees, etc. Bikes really haven't changed much in overall design in 100 years, and through our general understanding of aerodynamics and material science, bikes will continue to look the same relative to each other pretty much forever. UCI rules/regulations also play a role limiting the adoption of more ambitious design elements.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

To me the Celeste colour makes any bike looking very good!


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by PokojniToza

Sorry to hear they are discontinuing the Sempre. It is a really nice bike. I am also sorry that I've sold mine to fund the Specialissima.

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TonyM wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:25 am
To me the Celeste colour makes any bike looking very good!
I love it, but it looks wrong on the Aria. That one looks much better in black.

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Noctiluxx wrote:
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 pm
It's the BMW approach with 1 through 8 series, then make 4 body types of each like the 3-series sedan, estate/wagon, GT (5-door hatch) and X3 crossover. The five people in the world who bought 3-series GTs will buy Bianchi Sprints.
MB and Audi do the same, more or less.
It’s called Central Europe.

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BagelMaster
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by BagelMaster

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 pm
It's the BMW approach with 1 through 8 series, then make 4 body types of each like the 3-series sedan, estate/wagon, GT (5-door hatch) and X3 crossover. The five people in the world who bought 3-series GTs will buy Bianchi Sprints.
I fit right into that category -- amateur racer and hobbyist that doesn't want to put more than $3000-4000 into a bike. My options are typically CAADs or Allez Sprints, direct brands, or frankly mediocre carbon bikes. Depending on the weight and stiffness, this bike could do it for me. Of course there aren't any test rides yet, so it's hard to make a judgement or comparison to anything in that price window.

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