A friend of mine had the Boron model and it cracked a few years ago. Bianchi replaced it with no problems. My friend lives oversees, but I will try to get details. I know he loves the replacement and just bought a new Bianchi this past year.biker7 said:How original. Have never heard that before . Still waiting for a single member of this forum to come forward with a cracked Bianchi frame. To use borey's metaphor...not to worry then, old Schwinn steel frames never cracked...lol.George
I just got back into riding after many years away from it (nearly 20) and I am tipping the scales at well over 225. I have been flogging my Bianchi Eros up and down the hills of San Francisco, with no complaints so far. The campagnolo components are great and shift like a dream. I'm mostly worried about finding a great tire that matches puncture resistance with good road feel.biker7 said:the boron issue is yesterday's news and a very small subset of Bianchi's produced and not that big a surprise given its material properties. For those that don't know Boron's tendencies...Boron steels have a tensile strength of at least about 900 MPa (130 ksi), and for the metallurgy fans on the board...a microstructure comprised predominantly of fine-grained lower bainite and lath martensite transformed from austenite grains with carbon, silicon, manganese and copper additives. Translation: Boron is very strong and can be thinned out to be made very light at the expense in this case of fatigue resistance. And Bianchi did warranty those issues. Still waiting for all of the Bianchi owners with broken frames on this forum to come clean.
Hmmm...funny doesn't seem to be any.