Bianchi Centostrade 105 review

Italian style for smooth-pedalling sportive riders

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £1,739.99 RRP
Bianchi Centostrade 105

Our review

Majors on comfort over all-out performance – a good choice for sportives
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Bianchi might be Italian for white, but the Centostrade 105 is still outrageous in its eye-assaulting whiteness – white hubs, rims, tyres, frame, saddle, even the brake callipers. We found it easily comfortable enough for long-distance riding, and the frame absorbs road shock well.

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But the wheels aren’t sufficiently stiff and when you put force through the bar you can see the rims bending. This amount of flex does make out-of-the-saddle sprints feel uncertain. For smooth-pedalling sportive and fitness riders the Centostrade is worth thinking about, but upgrade the wheels if you’re a big, powerful sprinter.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Centostrade 105
Brand Bianchi

Description Groupset: Shimano 105; Wheels: Maddux RX 5.1 Lite
Brakes Reparto Corse
Cranks FSA Gossamer
Fork Carbon and Kevlar
Frame Material Carbon
Handlebar Reparto Corse
Saddle Selle San Marco
Seatpost Reparto Corse
Stem Reparto Corse
Weight (kg) 9.1