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Bianchi Via Nirone sizing - please help

goshagosha Posts: 3
edited October 2008 in Road beginners
Hello everybody!
I'm going to buy Nirone Alu Xenon bike, and while I was looking for the right size I was confused with the frame schemes on their website:
http://bianchiusa.com/09_c2c_nirone_alu_sora_comp.html
What exactly does the size A1 means? Is it a virtual c-to-c or c-to-t length?

Thanks a lot!

P.s. Celeste is a nice colour, isn't it?

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  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    I'd say centre to top, could we wrong though. Makes no odds anyway - B1 (effective horizontal top tube) is more important for sizing.

    I had a Via Nirone, but in blue - I don't like celeste (just my opinion).
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  • scherritscherrit Posts: 360
    I think it's virtual centre to top..... I sold a nirone recently on eBay and putting that A1 dimension just confused the hell out everyone.
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  • niponnipon Posts: 68
    Hi gosha, A1. is the virtual size and AS. is the actual size as they are slightly compact frames. I have a size 53 and it measures up exactly the same as my wifes size small giant. Bianchi do size up a bit smaller than most other bikes.
  • unclemalcunclemalc Posts: 563
    I had a Via Nirone, but in blue - I don't like celeste (just my opinion).
    :shock:
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  • goshagosha Posts: 3
    Thanks for help
    I think a 57 frame would be just fine for me - I'm 180cm height (5'11"), inseam 86cm (used a fit calculator from http://www.competitivecyclist.com)
  • I'd say centre to top, could we wrong though. Makes no odds anyway - B1 (effective horizontal top tube) is more important for sizing.

    I had a Via Nirone, but in blue - I don't like celeste (just my opinion).

    Heh....and now I have it, going along great too :D
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