Bianchi Sempre Ultegra vs Infinito 105

Which one to go for?

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02/08/2012 at 21:48
Hahaha I plan to keep compact. Will help me ride up zig zag road
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
02/08/2012 at 21:51

+2 for Sempre based on the last couple of posts... no brainer for me now

02/08/2012 at 22:21
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

A lower head tube will give you a lower aero position so +1 for the Sempre. For the IM and C100 rides you will want something 'comfortable'. This does not necessarily exclude the Sempre as comfortable is a many faceted thing at 90 miles, regardless of bike. It is about fit - especially if you want to run 26.2 miles afterwards without being dicked for the mincing prize*

I've looked at the geo too - other than the length of the headtube there really isn't much in it.

Sempre it is then! Do they come with men's chainsets, or just compacts

*Even though gladys would win anyhow.

Still not recovered from being minced at Ballbuster eh?! 

Bitterness is a horrible thing! 

FWIW I would choose comfort over aggressive riding position, unless you are looking to go sub 6 hour biking. The sportive-ish bikes are desied for long rides in relative comfort. 

IronCat5    pirate
02/08/2012 at 22:29

TheEngineer    pirate
02/08/2012 at 22:53

Go fast! Then you have to sit on it less.

02/08/2012 at 23:23

I just looked at the prices of these bikes.

Then I looked at one of your past posts where you speak of running a 10k this July. You thought you may be able to run it at 10 min/mi pace.

Its not about the bike.

Save your money get a cheaper bike and train more.

Times mean more than kit.

03/08/2012 at 00:22
Ive been riding longer than I've been running - but on a mtb. I learned its better to buy right in the first place. I managed to run that 10k in 58:42 in the end btw - was rather pleased. You are right - time means more than kit. Might as well spend that time on sexy kit though Price wise I'm getting a massive discount. I can get either bike for ??1560.

I read that a south African dude road the infinito in the 2009 giro and got some good stage places. I guess while it has some more comfort than the sempre it must still be a serious racing bike. Similarly I have found people who have ridden century rides on the sempre. This is going to come down to looks Got to love bike porn.
Dustboy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 00:47

Zig Zag road is only 6%, even I wouldn't need a compact for that. Gasbag makes sense on the wheels. 6-to 8 hours on a bike is no joke. 6-8 hours on a bit of leather stuffed up NQB/NQA is fecking painful. Listen to Gladys on the comfort thing. It won't ever feel like a full suss MTB but if it's comfy after 40 miles, that's not bad. I can vouch for a Kevlar/Carbon combination as the closest bikes get to Bentley comfort, but then I am a Cyfac tart.

03/08/2012 at 01:12
I just mentioned zig zag because of the Olympics I want to ride around the Surrey Hills. Anyway these are only available to me in compact so it is a moot point.

Comfort guys have made really excellent points. So glad I asked on here from people who have done IM.

Heres hoping the infinito is a good fit I will take it for a long test ride before deciding on it.
03/08/2012 at 08:12

Which ever one you buy, you will want a new one next week....i know i do

03/08/2012 at 08:55
Isn't that what upgrading components is for? Anyway you always need another bike due to rule 12 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/)
Dustboy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 09:20
Tortuga wrote (see)
I just mentioned zig zag because of the Olympics I want to ride around the Surrey Hills.




Wants to ride the Surrey Hills. Lamb to slaughter. I might be able to help there. Anyone else fancy a cheeseburger? I have a fun route in mind, Box Hill optional

IronCat5    pirate
03/08/2012 at 09:24

I'm in!

Rafiki    pirate
03/08/2012 at 09:50

I could be tempted out to show you boys how to do it!

Dustboy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 10:06

That's getting a bit close to Smiffy baiting. Hope for your (and our) sakes he's not on watch!.

Bearing in mind we are effectively mid season racing wise, any weekends I should avoid? I wouldn't be averse to taking a day off midweek if some support?

03/08/2012 at 10:39
I have to get the bike first but after that and once I have ridden it a bit I would love to meet up!
Rafiki    pirate
03/08/2012 at 11:14

I have 'events' on most weekends until end of October (I hasten to use the word 'race') but these normally only take up one day! Plus as I become my own boss in 6hrs 15minutes time, I can be felxible for mid week rides too!

03/08/2012 at 11:29

Did someone say Surrey Hills?  Have nothing booked race wise at the moment.

03/08/2012 at 12:07

Rafiki mid week is an option for me too ONCE I have a bike that is.

03/08/2012 at 12:29
Dustboy wrote (see)
Tortuga wrote (see)
I just mentioned zig zag because of the Olympics I want to ride around the Surrey Hills. 
 

I think he said he wants to ride around the surrey hills, not up and down them

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