Bianchi Volpe – Ideal Winter Bike for Northeast

2012 BIanchi Volpe

2012 BIanchi Volpe

Purchased this bike for winter riding here in CT at bike shop’s recommendation—Smart Cycles. Planned originally to buy a lower-end bike, but boy did they steer me right. I wanted a bike with dropped bars, wider tires and compliant ride for the cruddy roads and ability to take it onto trails.

The bike is decked out with a compact 3×10 (50-39-30, 12-30), strong wheels, 700×32, double-butted cromoly frame, and Wellgo spd pedals. Eyelets galore. An entry-level race-worthy cross bike, this steed can be set up for touring, commuting, or randonneuring. Volpe offers a plush ride: there’s no chatter like I get from my carbon road bike. But it’s responsive, not sluggish. A total joy.