Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bianchi T-Cube Chorus 63cm

She's a beaut, Clark. Or at least that's what my friend Hank said when he saw it. Carbon bike number two I'm trying out from Bianchi. Last year's 928L didn't leave a good taste in my mouth . Let's just say this bike after the first couple of rides has far exceeded my expectations of the replacement of the 928L.

A couple of things to note with the new T-Cube (Ducati frame repainted basically). I can ride at 25mph sans hands and eat without feeling like the bike will throw me onto the shoulder of the lane. Cornering is much more precise and stable. Gone is the unsettled feeling and noodliness. Then again a small size like a 53 may have been more stable on last years model. And the bike is a quarter pound lighter, nice! 16.2lbs without pedals, cages, seat bag or electronics-all stock and no schlock.

If you are over 180lbs, I would recommend the T-Cube over the 928SL. Think of it as an insurance policy per say.
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Other than that the rep gig is going well. I really like my territory. The shops are super cool, nice, supportive and selling Celeste!
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s.b.
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