Bianchi to be bike suppliers to GreenEDGE from next year

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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,190
    He is a troll...
  • david37
    david37 Posts: 1,313

    Still remember those Cav comments re the Cervelo...

    what did he say?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,559
    the uncompromising relentless fan commitment to one's brand choice in the face of universal derision is kinda impressive. has even one person not taken the p*ss?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,559

    He is a troll...

    that's what I think. weird hobby
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,244
    gweeds said:

    Have I wandered into www.bianchifanboy.com?

    Yup!
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,095

    the uncompromising relentless fan commitment to one's brand choice in the face of universal derision is kinda impressive. has even one person not taken the p*ss?

    I haven't, yet. What's a Bianchi anyway? Are they the ones the same colour as a 1980s disabled car?
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  • Harry182
    Harry182 Posts: 1,169
    gweeds said:

    Have I wandered into www.bianchifanboy.com?

    ... with a membership of one.

    (The last gen Specialissima was (one of) my dream bikes. I don't rate the new model. Hope is looks better in the flesh.)
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,126

    the uncompromising relentless fan commitment to one's brand choice in the face of universal derision is kinda impressive. has even one person not taken the p*ss?


    Maybe I should start a thread about shoes from M&S
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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,414
    RichN95. said:

    the uncompromising relentless fan commitment to one's brand choice in the face of universal derision is kinda impressive. has even one person not taken the p*ss?


    Maybe I should start a thread about shoes from M&S
    That's one for shoeradar surely?
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • He is a troll...

    that's what I think. weird hobby
    You two should get a room.
  • brundonbianchi
    brundonbianchi Posts: 689
    edited November 2020
    Pross said:

    It's weird, back a few weeks they were riding them as they were the best bikes around now they've moved to Cervelo it's just a sponsorship deal thing (which was what sane people were saying about them riding Bianchi).

    Someone is very keen to justify their ridiculously expensive purchase

    I believe they’re still the best bikes around. The fact you believe they’re a “ridiculously expensive purchase” speaks volumes. The price was an insignificant drop in the ocean for me, it was all about the bike. It’s all a case of personal perspective. As soon as the new Specialissima is available, I’ll be buying one of those as well. The only decision is whether to go with another Celeste version, or the black, or a Tavolozza job. I’ve ridden all sorts of bikes, from my budget numbers, to other people’s ‘big sticker’ rigs. The only ones that really lit my fire were the Bianchis. To be completely fair, I had a Pinarello Dogma F10 on loan a while back, and that was also pretty bang on. The F12 I tried before the XR4 was actually a step backwards ( in my opinion) as they’ve made it far too stiff. I also really quite liked a Supersix I had on loan last year, but it was a bit more of a chore on a 100 miler than the XR4. I got to ride a Cervelo S5, but I really couldn’t get on with it’s odd ( to say the least) front end. I’ve got better things to do than spend my entire life trying out any and every bike out there, there’s loads I’ve never ridden, but the ones I was most interested in, I have. I don’t generally tend to buy bikes, or build up bikes that often, it’s unusual for me to actually buy or build a new bike more frequently than once every 5 years, but when I do, I get it right ( for me ). There seems to be a lot of resentment / jealousy / outright trolling from certain posters on here, I really seem to have found a way of getting the trolls out from under their bridge by starting this thread though.

  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Accidental Partridge or a piece by Chris Morris?
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  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    edited November 2020
    I know. It's one thing to report on something happening to a pro team on this part of the forum, but another to get all defensive over the bikes and then wank on about how much money you've got and how great the one you've got is. Talk about insecurity and needing validation.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • It's pathetic.

    I'm also unsure about the truth in that statement as all you ever rode before was a BTwin (not that there's anything wrong with that, but why lie about it?)
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Getting the trolls out from under the bridge. One for the irony thread.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,859

    Pross said:

    It's weird, back a few weeks they were riding them as they were the best bikes around now they've moved to Cervelo it's just a sponsorship deal thing (which was what sane people were saying about them riding Bianchi).

    Someone is very keen to justify their ridiculously expensive purchase

    I believe they’re still the best bikes around. The fact you believe they’re a “ridiculously expensive purchase” speaks volumes. The price was an insignificant drop in the ocean for me, it was all about the bike. It’s all a case of personal perspective. As soon as the new Specialissima is available, I’ll be buying one of those as well. The only decision is whether to go with another Celeste version, or the black, or a Tavolozza job. I’ve ridden all sorts of bikes, from my budget numbers, to other people’s ‘big sticker’ rigs. The only ones that really lit my fire were the Bianchis. To be completely fair, I had a Pinarello Dogma F10 on loan a while back, and that was also pretty bang on. The F12 I tried before the XR4 was actually a step backwards ( in my opinion) as they’ve made it far too stiff. I also really quite liked a Supersix I had on loan last year, but it was a bit more of a chore on a 100 miler than the XR4. I got to ride a Cervelo S5, but I really couldn’t get on with it’s odd ( to say the least) front end. I’ve got better things to do than spend my entire life trying out any and every bike out there, there’s loads I’ve never ridden, but the ones I was most interested in, I have. I don’t generally tend to buy bikes, or build up bikes that often, it’s unusual for me to actually buy or build a new bike more frequently than once every 5 years, but when I do, I get it right ( for me ). There seems to be a lot of resentment / jealousy / outright trolling from certain posters on here, I really seem to have found a way of getting the trolls out from under their bridge by starting this thread though.

    Good to see you don't know the difference between affordability and cost. I could afford to go out and buy an XR4 tomorrow without using any form of credit but the cost isn't justifiable for an off the peg frame mass produced in an Asian factory and feeling the need to masquerade as being Made in Italy. It's over-priced at £10k and that's the case whether you a normal working class club rider or Bill Gates.

    If you genuinely like it and think it's worth the price you paid then great but your constant need to mention the bike at every occasion makes it look like either you need reassurance you've done the right thing or you think a rider having success on the same bike you own somehow reflects on your own cycling prowess.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,859
    edited November 2020
    Oh and your "I am considerably richer than you" post makes me think you are a reincarnation of the poster previously known as VTech.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    A Dogma with 3 inches of spacers really would have been perfect...
  • I guess if he can afford his own plane, a vast collection of guns and feck knows what else his Texas alter ego has come up with since I last bothered to look, he can afford only the finest bikes money can buy.
  • Tex got banned
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,190
    Pross said:

    Oh and your "I am considerably richer than you" post makes me think you are a reincarnation of the poster previously known as VTech.

    The Oltre XR4 is heavier and less aero than other similar bikes.

    This guy is a massive, obvious troll - just ignore him!
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,319

    Tex got banned

    Awwww, he was fun...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross said:

    It's weird, back a few weeks they were riding them as they were the best bikes around now they've moved to Cervelo it's just a sponsorship deal thing (which was what sane people were saying about them riding Bianchi).

    Someone is very keen to justify their ridiculously expensive purchase

    I believe they’re still the best bikes around. The fact you believe they’re a “ridiculously expensive purchase” speaks volumes. The price was an insignificant drop in the ocean for me, it was all about the bike. It’s all a case of personal perspective. As soon as the new Specialissima is available, I’ll be buying one of those as well. The only decision is whether to go with another Celeste version, or the black, or a Tavolozza job. I’ve ridden all sorts of bikes, from my budget numbers, to other people’s ‘big sticker’ rigs. The only ones that really lit my fire were the Bianchis. To be completely fair, I had a Pinarello Dogma F10 on loan a while back, and that was also pretty bang on. The F12 I tried before the XR4 was actually a step backwards ( in my opinion) as they’ve made it far too stiff. I also really quite liked a Supersix I had on loan last year, but it was a bit more of a chore on a 100 miler than the XR4. I got to ride a Cervelo S5, but I really couldn’t get on with it’s odd ( to say the least) front end. I’ve got better things to do than spend my entire life trying out any and every bike out there, there’s loads I’ve never ridden, but the ones I was most interested in, I have. I don’t generally tend to buy bikes, or build up bikes that often, it’s unusual for me to actually buy or build a new bike more frequently than once every 5 years, but when I do, I get it right ( for me ). There seems to be a lot of resentment / jealousy / outright trolling from certain posters on here, I really seem to have found a way of getting the trolls out from under their bridge by starting this thread though.


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  • ibr17xvii
    ibr17xvii Posts: 1,065
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    It's weird, back a few weeks they were riding them as they were the best bikes around now they've moved to Cervelo it's just a sponsorship deal thing (which was what sane people were saying about them riding Bianchi).

    Someone is very keen to justify their ridiculously expensive purchase

    I believe they’re still the best bikes around. The fact you believe they’re a “ridiculously expensive purchase” speaks volumes. The price was an insignificant drop in the ocean for me, it was all about the bike. It’s all a case of personal perspective. As soon as the new Specialissima is available, I’ll be buying one of those as well. The only decision is whether to go with another Celeste version, or the black, or a Tavolozza job. I’ve ridden all sorts of bikes, from my budget numbers, to other people’s ‘big sticker’ rigs. The only ones that really lit my fire were the Bianchis. To be completely fair, I had a Pinarello Dogma F10 on loan a while back, and that was also pretty bang on. The F12 I tried before the XR4 was actually a step backwards ( in my opinion) as they’ve made it far too stiff. I also really quite liked a Supersix I had on loan last year, but it was a bit more of a chore on a 100 miler than the XR4. I got to ride a Cervelo S5, but I really couldn’t get on with it’s odd ( to say the least) front end. I’ve got better things to do than spend my entire life trying out any and every bike out there, there’s loads I’ve never ridden, but the ones I was most interested in, I have. I don’t generally tend to buy bikes, or build up bikes that often, it’s unusual for me to actually buy or build a new bike more frequently than once every 5 years, but when I do, I get it right ( for me ). There seems to be a lot of resentment / jealousy / outright trolling from certain posters on here, I really seem to have found a way of getting the trolls out from under their bridge by starting this thread though.

    Good to see you don't know the difference between affordability and cost. I could afford to go out and buy an XR4 tomorrow without using any form of credit but the cost isn't justifiable for an off the peg frame mass produced in an Asian factory and feeling the need to masquerade as being Made in Italy. It's over-priced at £10k and that's the case whether you a normal working class club rider or Bill Gates.

    If you genuinely like it and think it's worth the price you paid then great but your constant need to mention the bike at every occasion makes it look like either you need reassurance you've done the right thing or you think a rider having success on the same bike you own somehow reflects on your own cycling prowess.

    ^^^ This^^^
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,190
    The XR4 is also heavier and less aero than other brand offerings...
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,414
    I think you lot need to get over it
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,493
    My Bianchi is better than his.
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    edited November 2020
    One of my Bianchis is broken and lives on the turbo. The carbon bits on the other are going grey. Is there a forum where I can get support for this.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    webboo said:

    One of my Bianchis is broken and lives on the turbo. The carbon bits on the other are going grey. Is there a forum where I can get support for this.

    Mumsnet?
  • webboo said:

    One of my Bianchis is broken and lives on the turbo. The carbon bits on the other are going grey. Is there a forum where I can get support for this.

    You could try the Bianchi owners club U.K. part of Bookface.