Originally Posted by JapanDave
Hey , you are riding a bike of a legend.
I have not received my bike yet, it is on order, apparently they don't have any anyway and it still may take some time. This will be my first carbon bike, so I am looking forward the forgiving nature of carbon. Although , some people don't like that feel, of carbon that is.
Yeah i've read that too, but everything is a compromise, just like HT's. Some people say carbon is too "dead" but unless you are a sprinter...i can't imagine that being a problem. My bike has a steel spine and a carbon cockpit. I think it rides really well. I sometimes wonder if the carbon/steel frame was just a gimmick to sell more bikes, but i like the way it rides. Im a fairly big guy, (in the biking world...6'1" 195 pounds) so i ride a 57cm frame, and its nice to have the feel of steel frame, but save a bit of weight with the carbon cockpit.
Im sure you'll love your Bianchi. My wife rides a steel bianchi brava she got for real cheap. It was a rental bike from a bike shop in Cincinnati....it was the owners personal bike until he turned into a rental...and she liked it so much, we convinced him to sell it to her!
You'll have to post a few pics of your bike when it comes in. Gotta love that celeste green.