Bianchi Pista Steel
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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Bianchi Pista Steel. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
9 reasons to buy
- The frame felt stiff and planted, resisting the stresses of fixed-gear braking and the track.
- An upright riding position aids city visibility in busy traffic.
- The Pista Steel looks stunningly simple in polished-steel.
- TIG-welded and butted chromoly ensures that tubing is tough.
- This rig is easy to repair, upgrade and maintain with standard parts.
- A flip-flop hub allows flexibility for fixed-gear or singlespeed riding.
- Gearing is suited to commuting, with a 48t chainring and 16t sprocket.
- An 11-inch bottom-bracket height provides velodrome clearance.
- Classic steel handlebars, an aluminium stem and FSA cranks represent outstanding value.
5 reasons not to buy
- A reviewer said DA-17 wheels with Joytech hubs were heavy and underspecced.
- The luscious chromed finish requires polishing in inclement weather.
- A 48/16 ratio provides 81 gear-inches, which may be a little steep for city riding.
- To one expert, Tektro brakes seemed underspecced for the asking price.
- To some, the Pista Steel seemed heavy for a singlespeed rig.