Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Allroad [2022] – On Sight Review

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Bianchi Via Nirone Allroad Best Gravel Bike

Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Allroad Review [2022] – A Speed-Loving Gravel Bike

Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Sora VS 105 VS Claris VS GRX400
Max tire clearance, wheel size, weight, drive train & gears, specs
Cheap gravel bike under 1000$

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ForkBianchi Carbon Disc, Thruaxle 12x100mm
Max Tire-Clearance 40mm (1.57″)
Gears50x34T/11-34T
BrakesMechanical Disk
Wheel Size700c / 29″
Weight9.7kg (M-Size)
Pricefrom $950 to $2,000

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 All Road 7 comes in 4 different builds:

  • Via Nirone All Road 7 Sora
  • Via Nirone All Road 7 105
  • Via Nirone All Road 7 Claris
  • Via Nirone All Road 7 GRX400

As it’s easy to get, they mostly differ for the Shimano group-set choice.

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 – Different Models Specs:


Via Nirone 7 SoraVia Nirone 7 – 105Via Nirone 7 ClarisVia Nirone 7 – GRX 400
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkCarbon w/Kevlar, 1.1/8″Bianchi full carbon w/Kvid, 1.1/8″Bianchi Alu/Carbon w/Kevlar, 1.1/8″Bianchi Carbon 1.1/8″, Disc, flat mount caliper, thru axle 12x100mm
Bottom BracketShimano BB-ES300Shimano SM-BBR60cartridge bottom bracket, BSA 68mmIncluded w/crankset
HeadsetFsa NO.8B/ZS4DFsa NO.8B/ZS4DFsa NO.8B/ZS4DFsa NO.8B/ZS4D
StemVelomann ST182A, Alloy 6061 +/- 7Velomann, Alloy 6061 +/- 7°Velomann ST182A, Alloy 6061 +/- 7°Velomann Alloy 6061 +/- 7°
HandlebarVelomann RA35A Compact, FlatVelomann RA35A Compact, FlatVelomann RA35A Compact, FlatVelomann RA35A Compact, Flat
SaddleSelle Royal Velomann 2075HRNVelomann 2075HRNSelle Royal Velomann 2075HRNVelomann 2302HRN

Groupset


Rear DerailleurShimano Sora RD-R3000 GS 9sp, Max 34TShimano 105 RD-R7000 GS 11spShimano Claris RD-R2000 GS 8spShimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 Shadow+ Design 10sp
Front DerailleurShimano Sora FD-R3000Shimano 105 FD-R7000-LShimano Claris FD-R2000Shimano GRX 400 FD-RX400
CrankShimano FC-R345-L 50×34 OctalinkShimano FC-RS510 50x34TShimano FC-RS200 50X34TShimano FC-RX600 46x30T
ShiftersShimano Sora ST-R3000 2x9spShimano 105 ST-R7000 2x11spShimano Claris ST-R2000 2x8spShimano GRX 400 ST-RX400 2x10sp
CassetteShimano CS-HG400-9 9sp, 11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32TShimano 105 CS-R7000, 11-12-13-14-16-18-20-22-25-28-32TShimano CS-HG200-8, 12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32TShimano CS-HG500-10, 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34T
ChainKmc X9 9spKmc X11-1 EPT finish, 11spKmc Z8 8spShimano CN-HG54 10sp
BrakesVelomann VM476Shimano BR-R561-LVelomann VM476Shimano BR-RX400

Wheels


RimsVelomann ABR-1 700C 622×17, 2-14H F/VShimano WH-RS100Velomann ABR-1 700C 622×17, 2-14H F/VVelomann GD24 disc 622-21, tubeless ready
HubsFormula RB-55 alloyFormula RB-55 alloyFormula RB-52Formula RXC-142S road disc
TiresVittoria Zaffiro V 700×25Vittoria Zaffiro 700×25Vittoria Zaffiro V 700×25Kenda Happy Medium 700×35

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