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Synonymous with style, sleekness, and classiness – Bianchi, a brand that really knows what it means to own a stylish, performance-oriented bicycle. We got to test the extremely sleek Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca, from this year’s range, and this is what swept us off our feet.
The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca is made using triple butted, 6061 alloy with hydroforming technology. The fork is a Bianchi Alu/Carbon unit with Kevlar, and a 1.1/8” head. The frame and fork have three integrated, unique features that highlight the advanced technological capabilities of Bianchi. First- the BAT (Bianchi Active technology), followed by the K-VID Tech (Kevlar vibration isolating device). This ensures that the frame remains stiff while absorbing a good amount of vibrations from the road, without transferring it to the rider. It also helps in optimal power transfer and directional focus. The third technology is the use of Kevlar on the fork and the specially designed seat stay, to absorb vibrations during the ride. The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca is a woman-specific road bicycle.
When it comes to design, Bianchi clearly knows what they are doing. The Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca (2017) is a perfect example of the this. This bicycle is sure to catch attention and turn heads while on the road. The tapered tubing adds to the aesthetics of this bicycle. The bicycle is available in a Matte black with Bianchi’s signature celeste colour used through decals on the bicycle. This bicycle is a good looking, mean-machine.
The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca (Claris)2017 comes equipped with a Shimano Claris drive train. The front derailleur is the Shimano Claris FD-2400, 2-Speed along with the Shimano Claris RD-2400, 8-Speed. The shifting is controlled by Shimano Claris shifters, which are extremely precise and responsive. When on the test ride, I found the shifting to be impeccably concise and the shifters required a feather light touch to engage the gears. Overall, very impressive.
The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca (Claris) 2017 comes equipped with TEC cold forged, dual pivot brakes. The braking was extremely responsive, with stoppage power on-point.
The steering was smooth, and the length of the handlebar ensured stability throughout the test ride. The drop positioning was surprisingly comfortable, thought slightly more aggressive than one would expect on a endurance focussed road bicycle. No complaints here, though!
The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca (2017) comes equipped with Vittoria Zaffiro Slick, 700x25c fast rolling tires. There is little room for complaint in this department. Vittoria is known for durable tires that enhance the overall riding experience. The same can be seen in the case of this bicycle. Impressive, fast-rolling tires that you can’t go wrong with.
The saddle employed on this bicycle is a Tec Unicus saddle. The saddle is comfortable, though slightly on the harder side, which might cause a little discomfort initially on longer rides. However, this is nothing to fret about; a good pair of cycling shorts is all you need.
Well, to sum it up – If you are looking for a well-priced, women specific, endurance oriented road bicycle, then the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca (Claris) 2017 is THE bicycle for you. It’s extreme classy good looks is an added ‘extra’ benefit.