bianchi via nirone allroad review

Bianchi Via Nirone Allroad 2020 – On Sight Review

Bianchi Via Nirone Allroad Best Gravel Bike

Bianchi Via Nirone Allroad Tiagra 2019 Gravel Bike – Price: $921.25

From legendary Italian brand Bianchi, the Via Nirone 7 is one of the best budget gravel bikes available for under 1000$. The name comes from the address of Bianchi’s first workshop in Milan, Via Nirone 7 indeed.

A responsive and rigid frame in triple-butted 6061-series aluminum throughout with hydroformed sections is complemented by a carbon fork, of course designed for disk brakes.

Driven by a Shimano Tiagra groupset, it gives the rider 20 gears with a 50x34T chainring and a classic 11-34T cassette, a very standard range of gears.

This gravel-road bike is designed for mid to long-distance rides, the wheelbase is long enough to ensure comfort and light load handling, but the geometry is still pretty performative, with a relatively low rider position, a short and reactive fork rake. Moreover, the Bianchi Via Nirone is quite lightweight at only 9.7kg (full built, M-Size).

The fork is built using K-Vid technology, kevlar inserts are interwoven into the fork to eliminate and filter the vibrations coming from the road surface. This is supposed to improve comfort on longer rides, making riding less tiring… and surprise, it actually works.

The maximum tire-clearance is 40mm (1.57″), enough to grind the thickest gravel – although still far from a proper Adventure Bike.

The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 is a great bike for those who want a well-balanced gravel bike able to perform well both on tar and off-road – without spending a fortune.

Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Specs:

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FrameAlloy, hydroforming tubing, internal cable routing, seatpost: 31.6mm, flat mount disc brake, OLD 135mm, QR, compatible with 40mm tire
ForkBianchi Carbon Disc, Thruaxle 12x100mm
Max Tire-Clearance 40mm (1.57″)
DerailleursShimano Tiagra RD-4700 GS
Gears20 – 50x34T/11-34T (Shimano FC-RS400 + Shimano Tiagra CS-HG500-10)
ShiftersShimano Tiagra ST-4700 2x10sp
BrakesetMechanical Disk: Shimano BR-RS305
HandlebarsReparto Corse Aluminum 6061, reach 70mm
WheelsetReparto Corse ATD470 Al6061 disc
TyresKenda Happy Medium 700×35
SaddleSelle Royal, w/hole, steel rail, 280x145mm
Weight9.7kg (M-Size)

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