Bianchi Super Grizzly XC Hardtail

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3699.99

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Graham a Racer from Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2005

Strengths:    This is the best hardtail that I have ever owned.The frame is as comfortable if not more than any full suspension that I have ridden.

Weaknesses:    The only problem with this frame is the low bottom bracket.The big ring hits everything and your pedals seem to hit things that most bikes don't

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike to race.Be prepared to hit everything with your big chainring.Looks great and rides better.
Bianchi Rocks.Enough said

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   ebay frame only

Similar Products Used:   Kona Exposif and Kikapu Devinci Moonracer

Bike Setup:   Full XTR Sid Team

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Evan Plews a Racer from Dallas, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    Super light. Supple compared to most hardtails but still stiff when you need to sprint.

Weaknesses:    No canti mounts if you don't want discs. Designed for a 100mm fork so will handle badly with an 80mm.

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best frames available at any price. Combined with the other components it gives me absolute confidence to perform in the most demanding race situations. At way less than 20lbs I don't have to worry about my bike slowing me down.

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Favorite Trail:   Waldo Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Just about everything

Bike Setup:   Spinner fork; Magura brakes; Sunrace/XTR drivetrain; SDG I-Beam seat/post; Syntace controls; Kenda Tires; No tubes wheels; DT spokes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick James a Racer from Texas

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2005

Strengths:    Super light wieght,fork bulit proof,love the xtr group,shifts like a dream quick precise, over all love it,frame has slight flex doesnt beat you to death

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Bulit proof full blown cross country race bike good value compared to specialized

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   2000 s-works fsr

Bike Setup:   Stock with hutchinson python tubeless lite gold elite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Aaron Kadera a Cross Country Rider from Stillwater, MN, USA

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2004

Strengths:    Amazingly light (20.5 lbs in 19"). I never thought I would say that an aluminum frame is comfortable, but even in some pretty rough Las Vegas terrain, the bike rode smooth! Exeptionally responsive, handles better than anything I've ever ridden... the ride is absolutely top-notch. I test drove all the fun stuff at the Las Vegas trade show, and this was my favorite out of everything... road, mountain, downhill. I believe this is the first Bianchi mountain bike that compares to the quality of their road bikes.

Weaknesses:    XTR hydraulic brakes? Adding that bit of weight on a hardtail that could go sub 20? It's debatable because they work so well and have some modulation to them. Marzocchi front fork? Again, more weight for more money... but they are nice when you break them in.

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely awesome, but by no means a good deal. This bike is great as-is for an weight-weinie XC racer with a lot of money.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   I've ridden past Bianchi mountain bikes... including their Ti, Steel and aluminum.

Bike Setup:   Pretty much XTR throughout... STI shifters, hydraulic brakes, drivetrain, and even the wheels. I don't remember exactly what it had for seatpost/stem and such, but I remember it was unique and high-quality.

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Bianchi Super Grizzly - Build 1 - Bash Away :)

Be prepared, several of you will likely hate the way I built this but one of the beauties of things is interpretation. I took a straight forward approach to this which was to utilize the same general build that I have done on lots of the bikes I have. This makes it easy to swap around parts and al ... Read More »

1992 Bianchi Super Grizzly - Thoughts on forks wanted

[ATTACH=CONFIG]789071[/ATTACH] I just bought this frame and fork from a guy and am waiting for it to be shipped. Frame looks to be in amazing condition and the fork is said to be in good working order as well but I will judge that when I get it. That said, what options are there for a more ... Read More »

Bianchi Super Grizzly has a stuck seat post

Just purchased an 86 frame/fork with a really, [I]REALLY[/I] stuck seat post [I][I]and[/I][/I] stem. I tried everything to try and release them. A few very large persuaders were used like long tubes (for the stem) and a hammer. Are there any methods for removing these parts without damaging the f ... Read More »

Bianchi Super Grizzly 1988

Hi, Have had this for some years now, but this is the first time I'm putting up pics. I believe Super Grizzly was Bianchi's top of the line mtb, with Deore XT all through. I'm not sure if she's a 1987 or a 1988, maybe someone out there can tell me? Not all parts are original, and if i remembe ... Read More »

1990 (?) Bianchi Super Grizzly

Hi, I was looking for a commuter, and picked this Super Grizzly up off of craigslist a couple of days ago because it was a lugged steel frame and has nice components. The seller was the original owner, and the bike was used but not abused. It will clean up nicely. As far as I can tell, it is a ... Read More »

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