Bianchi 1999 Osprey Full Suspension Bike

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $900.00

Product Description

1999 Bianchi Osprey, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Answer Manitou Spyder, 3.15" travel fork

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean Moore a Weekend Warrior from Huntington Beach, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2000

Strengths:    Great ride! Awesome suspension. Great for first time buyers Good transitions from hard tail to soft tail.

Weaknesses:    Not the greatest for riding down mountains, you need to step up after a couple of months

Bottom Line:   
Great bike enjoy the ride.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Erin a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu

Date Reviewed: December 27, 1999

Nice design. Replaceable rear derailleur hanger. Rear disc brake tabs. Nice looking frame.

Bottom Line:   
Bought the frameset at a good price and added a Manitou SX-TI, Fox Air Vanilla RC, LX/XT drive train, CODA wheelset, Thompson seatpost. Got the bike under 25 lbs. This bike has really good geometry; the rider compartment is excellent: comfortable (for my build) and stable. Ride is very plush with Vanilla Air RC. Frame is the same design as the Kona Stinky except made for a single crown fork which is why I bought it. I've read reviews on the Osprey that were negative based on bad components. Upgrade them and you will have a great bike. 5 Stars for Frame only.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Kona, Merlin, Litespeed, Rocky Mountain

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Angel Del Valle a weekend warrior from NY

Date Reviewed: February 1, 1999

Bottom Line:   

The Osprey has been very fun to ride. The bike rides a little heavy. I didn't want to spend an exuberant amount of money for a dual suspencion MB. The Osprey was a perfect match for my budget. I have been very pleased by the handling of the MB. Possible upgrades to the MB, better front end shock, toe clips instead of wraps, disk brakes.

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