Bianchi Rita Singlespeed

Bianchi Rita Singlespeed 

DESCRIPTION

  • Handlebar: Truvativ XR Riserbar
  • Stem: Truvativ XR 3D
  • Brakes/Levers: Avid mechanical disc
  • Chain: KMC BMX
  • Frames: Easton Ultralite Aluminum
  • Fork: RockShox Reba SL 29", 100mm travel

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 30, 2007]
Will Skillman
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light and Fast. Bike sticky tires. Great Brakes. NO GEARS.

Weakness:

Crank, but SRAM replaced with no hassle.

This bike is faster and more fun than my GF full suspension bike. It rolls over anything and turns really tight. The gearing is perfect. I did break the Truvativ Crank on my second ride. SRAM replaced the crank and Smitty's had me back on the trail in two days. Great customer service. This is a great bike for the money. I rode a lot of bikes before I purchased the Rita.

Similar Products Used:

Niner SIR9, Redline Monocog Flight, Salsa Dos Niner, Jamis Exile, GF Rig

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 02, 2007]
Ryan Gersbacher
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Handles great, Fast, Easy to maintain.

Weakness:

Geared a little high for any real climbs. They put on the standard 32/18 ss gearing but to be the same as a 26" SS bike you will need to put a 21 cog on.

This is a great ride. It realy forces you to work though. I started riding about 2 years ago and stopped making any significant improvments after the first year. Now that I have been riding a SS anything I do on a geared bike seems easy. Now I have to either power up the hill or walk, there is no down shifting on a SS. This bike handles great almost everywhere(moderate climbs, single track, Fire roads). The nice thing about it being a 29r is that the bumps are smothed out by the big tires. Mine was 25.1 lbs stock. You can drop a couple more pounds by upgrading the bars, seat post, and tires. I looked at a lot of other bikes in this catigory before deciding on the Rita, the others were just way to pricy for what you get. Buy the rita! you wont regret it. It will become your first choice ride.

Similar Products Used:

Surly SS, Cannondale Rush

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 30, 2006]
Hairy F
Racer

Strength:

Chain stay sticker. Frame and 100mm fork. So far so good with the fork. It has been a looong time since i owned a Rock Shock and i will be critical of its performance. The 100mm model allows for some good absorption and with a lockout its a snap to go rigid. Shaped frame tubing. Like the tensioning tabs for the rear wheel. The bike comes with Truvativ 175mm cranks and I prefer 170mm and square taper for N. GA mtns.

Weakness:

None.

I swapped all my components from my Van Dessel except the fork to this ride and it rides better and lighter then steel bikes I've been on. It is a medium and I am about 5'10. The first few rides I could tell a difference between the Van Dessel and the Bianchi from a geometry standpoint with the Bianchi being more comfortable for my platform. FYI Bike does not come with eccentric BB. Less gears, more beers!

Similar Products Used:

Van Dessel Buzz Bomb, Gary Fisher Rig

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 29, 2007]
Dave
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Geometry, frame, It's "pretty", chainstay sticker.

Weakness:

No major

Perfect geometry for me. Felt like I had been on it for years the first ride. Amazed with how fast I was going without trying. Basically I don't think about anything and it just works, enough said.

Similar Products Used:

GF rig, Flight 29, Cannondale(geared), Salsa(sweet decked out $$$)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 20, 2008]
Sam
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great geometry, smooth ride. Really light and responsive.

Weakness:

Needs new pedals, but thats a given. Standover is a little tall for me even though I have the smallest size, not a problem once riding.

This is my favorite bike so far, can't bring myself to ride my others any more. Love the reba fork. Great in the mud we get here in the willamette valley. Bottom line, I can't stop riding her, trails I used to struggle with have become easy. I got lucky woke up one morning dreaming of a ss 29'r went to a local shop and there it was, and for a price $300 less than I had expected to spend, I had no choice.

Similar Products Used:

GF rig

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 30, 2008]
Eric Z
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks good, Great Geometry, Fast, very responsive, nice fork, great parts for the price, and climbs like a goat!

Weakness:

Rear wheel movement (to be expected with horizontal dropouts), stock pedals, had "www.bianchi.com" instead of "You bike sucks" sticker on the chainstay.

Great buy! Looks good and feels great right out of the box (except for pedals).

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 02, 2007]
creekchubb
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

No Ebb, fun, handling, ride quality. looks nice

Love this bike. I dont have to worry about a creaky slipping ebb, sliding drop outs are the way to go! so much fun to ride, i dont ride my other bikes anymore. This bike rids smooth, it seems to smooth out the bumps.

Similar Products Used:

felt single speed

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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