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Details about  Bianchi Camaleonte 2 Sport Disc 2014 Hybrid Commuter Bike

Bianchi Camaleonte 2 Sport Disc 2014 Hybrid Commuter Bike See original listing
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AU $700.00
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Haberfield, NSW, Australia

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Last updated on  19 Jul, 2014 19:30:15 AEST  View all revisions

Item specifics

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Bike Type:

Hybrid City Bike

Frame Material:

Alloy

Brand:

Bianchi

Gender:

Men

Colour:

Red

Model:

Camaleonte

Frame Size:

51 cm

Wheel Size:

30 inch

This is a brand new, never ridden Bianchi hybrid/commuter bike. I received it as a

special 2 for 1 deal during Bianchi's Giro D'Italia promotion - but I don't really need a

commuter bike. It retails for anywhere between $850 and $950 generally (here's an

example currently on Bike Exchange: http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/flat-bar-road-bikes/bianchi/nsw/burwood/bianchi-camaleonte-sport-2/102369348)  

Will suit anyone of average height - I'm just under 180cm.

Technical features

 

Product code

YJB55IDG


 

Product name

Camaleonte Sport 2 Shimano Alivio 3x8sp Disc

 

 

Color

DG


 

Frame

Camaleonte SPORT ALU 6061, Size: 51cm

 

 

Fork

Alloy 1-1/8"

 

 

Headset

1-1/8"

 

 

Shifters

Shimano ST-EF51 3x8sp

 

 

Rear derailleur

Shimano Alivio 7/8sp

 

 

Front derailleur

Shimano Altus FD-M311

 

 

Crankset

Shimano, 48X38X28T

 

 

BB

Square axle, JIS 68-122.5mm BSA

 

 

 

Cassette

Shimano, 8sp, 11-32T

 

 

Brake levers

Included in the shifter

 

Wheels

Spectra Sport Edition, 32h, alloy, disc

 

Rear hub

Shimano FH-RM35, 32H 8/9sp

 

Front hub

Shimano HB-RM35, 32h

 

Tire

Spectra Ruby 700x32

 

Stem

Spectra Sport Edition" MA-45

 

Handlebar

Spectra Sport Edition", Alloy

 

Seatpost

Spectra Sport Edition", alloy 6061

 

Saddle

Spectra Sport Edition"

 

Pedals

Alloy


Following is a review of Camaleonte 3 model; very similar, apart from slightly different specs:

In some respects, the Camaleonte, or ‘the Chameleon’, has been 120 years in the

making. With bicycle design constantly evolving, Bianchi is keeping pace with the

emerging trends and creating bicycles for the modern rider using its vast history and

know-how to do so.


When I consider what I’m looking for in a weekend steed, there are a few necessities

that I’d like to include: practicality, style, sharp handling to name a few. But top of the

list would be a comfortable and zippy ride.


Well, Bianchi must have read my mind when they came up with the Camaleonte,

which features a good-looking aluminium frame that’s very comfortable to ride.

Practicality is taken care of by the pannier rack bosses and mudguard eyelets. It’s

almost a given now that these mounting points are included on hybrid bikes, so it’s no

surprise to see them here, but it just adds to the impression that this is a bike that

strikes a good balance between style and practicality.


Straight-up performer

“Passione, passione, passione.” Bianchi bikes are Italian through and through. But

wait, where’s the Campagnolo? Campag, the famous groupset manufacturer, is as

Italian as cappuccino gelato, so why haven’t they been invited to the party?


Well, sadly Campagnolo does not make a mountain bike triple groupset, so in steps

the constantly reliable Shimano to fill the void, with a wide-ratio cassette and a small

inner chainring. And god bless the gods of mountain biking, it works like a dream. The

groupset is one of the two biggest differences between the Bianchi and the Wilier. The

other is the ride.


Talking geometry, Bianchi have gone for an upright position that sometimes seems to

be only a few degrees away from vertical. The benefit of this is comfort, and not really

at a considerable detriment to speed. Riding it didn’t give that impression anyhow. It’s

zippy in a way that defies both your posture, and the bike’s relatively heavy weight of 12kg.


The brakes are excellent and the contact points – the saddle, grips, levers and pedals

– are all wonderful. I enjoyed the ride a lot, and even though it doesn’t encourage a

top speed that would send you back to 1955 (88mph), it’s certainly a ride that’s fun.

Personally, I appreciated it. It meant I could enjoy the ride for that little bit longer.


Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/reviews/hybrids/bianchi-camaleonte-3#D6BlcOHwFHDMFUPb.99



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