2006 Bianchi Veloce

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  1. abbo7

    abbo7 New Member

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    I am looking into buying a Veloce soon; I have swayed between this and the Eros for some time. I want a steel bike and the Veloce seems to be a light steel bike for the money with nice features. What are your guys thoughts on the Veloce? Thanks, Adam.
     
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  2. strummer_fan

    strummer_fan New Member

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    The Eros and the Veloce are the same frameset built up with different components.

    see this comment from bianchiusa.com:

    "The Eros has the same great Reynolds frame as the Veloce, Vigorelli and Imola, but with the more affordable 27-speed Campagnolo Mirage groupset."

    I ride the Eros, and really like it.

    It's definitely worth the money. I just did 100k on it today and think you'd have a hard time finding a better steel bike for the money.

    good luck!
     
  3. abbo7

    abbo7 New Member

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    What will be the main difference in the 20 spd and 27 spd between the Veloce and Eros, respectively? I know that for 2006 the Veloce has a campagnolo compact crank with matching front and rear derailers and vento wheels (lighter by 230 grams), however, I am not really sure what these upgrades will offer over the Eros??? Thanks for the help thus far, Adam.
     
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    strummer_fan New Member

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    The Eros uses the cheaper Campagnolo Mirage groupset to make up its main component group. So, with the Eros, you get a 3 x 9 drivetrain (3 sprockets up front, and nine cogs in the back). With the Veloce, you get the next level up of Campagnolo group-set, the Veloce (hence the name of the bike), which gives you 2 sprockets up front and 10 gears in the back.)

    You can look at http://www.campagnolo.com to compare the Veloce and Mirage groupsets.

    The frame is identical, the components are what is different.
     
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