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Q&A - Bianchi; To buy or not to buy…

Q: I'm new to this road cycling lark and I have decided that I want to buy a Bianchi. I have around £500-£600 to spend. I do not need a 2007 model as I probably don't need the most up-to-date specifications, but when I look around there are varying levels of bikes I could go for. For example, is it better to have carbon rear stays or a higher specification of gears?

Q amp A   Road bike v hybrid

Q&A - Road bike v hybrid

Q: I was bitten by the cycling bug early last year, and after the swelling died down I had a great time. Initially I didn't know what kind of riding I would be doing - off road, on road, Tour de France, once a week or once a decade, but I have been riding about three times a week since last April and have kept going in the wet and cold.

The frame has the distinctive  amp apos feel amp apos  of small scale production

Billato Supercorsa
£1999 4.5

The market for high-end custom carbon composite framesets is a small one, for a number of reasons, cost being high on the list; the market for budget custom carbon frames is virtually non-existent.

Ritchey Break Away

Ritchey Break-Away
£1500 4.5

Narrow they may be, but bicycles take up a surprising amount of space, especially where there isn't much to start with. This makes them unpopular with, for example, the British railway authorities,

Airnimal Chameleon Performance Sport

Airnimal Chameleon Performance Sport
£1399 4

Narrow they may be, but bicycles take up a surprising amount of space, especially where there isn't much to start with. This makes them unpopular with, for example, the British railway authorities,

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