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    Bianchi __SS

    As a long time Backstedt (go Clydesdale) and Cipo fan, I'm ECSTATIC to see them together on team Bianchi(-Liquigas). As I'm in the market for a SS frame, from which to build up some sweet single speed goodness, I'm solidly interested now in the Bianchi series.

    Question: What do all of the Bianchi names mean? At last count, I've seen:

    GUSS
    SASS
    SUSS
    SISS
    PUSS

    Thanks in advance...I wonder if they make a B'ASS. That would be awesome.

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    FYI
    Bianchi and Clydesdale are definately two things that should not ever be together.

    If you are sub 150lbs, Bianchi makes a great ride though...

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    Uh oh...

    Even on their MTB SS stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4racer
    Even on their MTB SS stuff?
    check out the 2003/2004 MTBR Product Reviews. In particular, look at the steel frames (SISS?). I just checked them out because there are so many on e-bay right now. Seems they have a very delicate chainstay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4racer
    As a long time Backstedt (go Clydesdale) and Cipo fan, I'm ECSTATIC to see them together on team Bianchi(-Liquigas). As I'm in the market for a SS frame, from which to build up some sweet single speed goodness, I'm solidly interested now in the Bianchi series.

    Question: What do all of the Bianchi names mean? At last count, I've seen:

    GUSS
    SASS
    SUSS
    SISS
    PUSS

    Thanks in advance...I wonder if they make a B'ASS. That would be awesome.
    Bianchi makes singlespeeds?!?
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    They have been doing production SSs for a long time. If you do a search you will find the list of names and meanings.
    Names I can remember:
    • BOSS
    • BUSS
    • BASS
    • CUSS
    • SISS
    • SASS

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    bad combo

    Yeah Bianchi and clydesdale are bad combo
    I only weigh 170 # and Iv'e broken 2 SISS frames at the chainstay. The SASS replacement has held up but Im waiting for the other shoe to drop.
    the big argument for bianchi is price....lots of good parts for minimal DOLLARS
    if i could do it again,,,,,I wouldn't.
    of course its a SS bike so of course it'll be fun.

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    bianchi names

    Quote Originally Posted by a4racer
    As a long time Backstedt (go Clydesdale) and Cipo fan, I'm ECSTATIC to see them together on team Bianchi(-Liquigas). As I'm in the market for a SS frame, from which to build up some sweet single speed goodness, I'm solidly interested now in the Bianchi series.

    Question: What do all of the Bianchi names mean? At last count, I've seen:

    GUSS
    SASS
    SUSS
    SISS
    PUSS

    Thanks in advance...I wonder if they make a B'ASS. That would be awesome.
    Yes, they make (made) a B.A.S.S. (bad a$$ single speed); BOSS (*****in' orange single speed); BUSS (brown ugly, or butt ugly, depending on who you ask) single speed); etc. Some imagination is required. Not sure if they ever listed the official names to the acronyms anywhere, but most are fairly self-explanatory.

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    big-uns on bianchis

    I go about 195 and I ride the crap out of my '04 SASS with no problems thus far.(a year or so) I asked my LBS dude about that prior to dropping the cash on it, and he said that if there was any problem, Bianchi would replace the frame assuming I was not going against the laws of nature for a rigid XC bike. It was money WELL spent as far as I am concerned. Good luck either way.

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    How long is the warranty? But I'd probably have it fixed locally.

    I'm 185# with gear and water. No cracks in my 19" SISS (Some Idiot on a SingleSpeed). But then I ride like water flowing over the trail.


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    SS frames...

    Are there any decently light SS frames that are geared (no pun intended) for the huskier gent? I'm around 200, but I don't want to have to huck around a 26 pound SS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4racer
    As a long time Backstedt (go Clydesdale) and Cipo fan, I'm ECSTATIC to see them together on team Bianchi(-Liquigas). As I'm in the market for a SS frame, from which to build up some sweet single speed goodness, I'm solidly interested now in the Bianchi series.

    Question: What do all of the Bianchi names mean? At last count, I've seen:

    GUSS
    SASS
    SUSS
    SISS
    PUSS

    Thanks in advance...I wonder if they make a B'ASS. That would be awesome.
    This is what I found, not sure about the last one GUSS?

    B*tch*in Orange Single Speed (orange)
    Bad Ass Single Speed (lime green)
    Butt Ugly Single Speed (brown)
    Steel Idiot! Single Speed (primer grey)
    Disc Integrated Single Speed (matte black)
    Celeste Ugly Single Speed (Celeste)
    Shiny Ass Single Speed (chrome)
    Pink Ugly Single Speed (Pink)
    Gene's Ugly Single Speed ??? (Yellow)
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    Bianchi + lbs.

    Im not sure if you are a clydesdale or not, but someone stated that if you weigh more than 150 lbs, that you should forget riding a Bianchi... Their full of sh1t..I weigh 175lbs, I have been riding and racing the hell out in So. Cal of my 3 year DISS, which is basically the same aluminum frame as the GUSS and PUSS and I never had any issues, nor has anyone else I know of who have this frame. I cannot speak of the steal framed SISS, which I never have ridden or heard any reveiws.
    I really like my DISS, the geometry is awesome, as a matter of fact, if I we're to have a custom frame made I would use the spec's from my 19.5" frame.

    Don't always believe the hype from this site, most readers make comments about bikes/ frames/ parts, that they either had never ridden or used!

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    "u"=Ultra Lite

    BuSS/CuSS/PUSS/GUSS are all made of Easton Ultra Lite tubes.

    Bianchi wouldn't call Celeste "ugly".

    Quote Originally Posted by 32seventeen
    This is what I found, not sure about the last one GUSS?

    B*tch*in Orange Single Speed (orange)
    Bad Ass Single Speed (lime green)
    Butt Ugly Single Speed (brown)
    Steel Idiot! Single Speed (primer grey)
    Disc Integrated Single Speed (matte black)
    Celeste Ugly Single Speed (Celeste)
    Shiny Ass Single Speed (chrome)
    Pink Ugly Single Speed (Pink)
    Gene's Ugly Single Speed ??? (Yellow)

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    My DISS has been great

    I have the '02 aluminum DISS (Disc Integrated Single Speed). It's been great, I'm about 185lbs and ride an XL, and the Bianchi's holding up fine after many rides. I think Bianchi offers great value, and generally makes a good bike with the exception of the '03 SISS. The 03's definitely had a chainstay problem, but I'm pretty sure they have that fixed with the '04 SASS. I ride with a clyde who has a SASS, and he hasn't had any problems with his frame at all. Bottom line is that the frame is waranteed and Bianchi loses money on building crappy frames that snap, so it's definitely in their best interest to have corrected the problem...which starting with the SASS and this years model I believe they have.

    Plus the earlier models have a generally good reputation (just remember they're not freeride bikes). Like I said my frame rocks...it's light, strong and cheap (it was on sale for $325 at the LBS brand new). With the exception of the '03 SISS, I recommend them based on my experience.


    Quote Originally Posted by a4racer
    As a long time Backstedt (go Clydesdale) and Cipo fan, I'm ECSTATIC to see them together on team Bianchi(-Liquigas). As I'm in the market for a SS frame, from which to build up some sweet single speed goodness, I'm solidly interested now in the Bianchi series.

    Question: What do all of the Bianchi names mean? At last count, I've seen:

    GUSS
    SASS
    SUSS
    SISS
    PUSS

    Thanks in advance...I wonder if they make a B'ASS. That would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32seventeen
    This is what I found, not sure about the last one GUSS?

    B*tch*in Orange Single Speed (orange)
    Bad Ass Single Speed (lime green)
    Butt Ugly Single Speed (brown)
    Steel Idiot! Single Speed (primer grey)
    Disc Integrated Single Speed (matte black)
    Celeste Ugly Single Speed (Celeste)
    Shiny Ass Single Speed (chrome)
    Pink Ugly Single Speed (Pink)
    Gene's Ugly Single Speed ??? (Yellow)
    Not ugly...Ultimate!
    So there I was...

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    I just bought their GUSS a few days back and even though it's my first Bianchi with limited ride time, I'm 190-200lbs and it's a great ride.
    Rails well in the turns and feels super firm.

    I guess I am glad I didnt go steel by the way others here are talking about it, but the GUSS is Easton Alum tubing and is one reason I paid the extra $300 for it. Not to mention the ENO hub, Giga X Team SS cranks and Team REBA fork.

    well worth the $1150.00 easy
    A friend of mine has had a DISS for years with no issues and he is a monster on the thing. Not only in weight 215lb but sheer strength.
    And I have another friend that is in the 220lb range on a DISS without issue.

    I have a post titled "I finally did it" for a better review, its two days old.

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    I've punished my SISS for 2 years now. Even some 2-3 foot drops. The steel rides great, and you can build up a nice, light steel SS. Don't believe all the hype.
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    I weigh 205 lbs and put a lot of miles on my SISS including small drops and jumps for 15 months. The SISS worked great... until it didn't.



    I liked it enough to give the SASS a try if that option is offered to me by Bianchi. My drive side chainstay broke last week.

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