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Bianchi Volpe

2008



Description 

The modern Volpe has evolved into a popular, go-everywhere road/trail bike. Its steel frame delivers a smooth ride plus carrying capacity for commuting or distance touring. Its wide, low gearing and 32C tires will tempt you to steer the Volpe onto dirt roads for fun. It even gives you in-season cyclocross capabilities. 

Highlights: Double-butted chrome-moly frame and fork with rack and fender mounts. Shimano STI 27-speed shifting. Cane Creek cantilever brakes. WTB All Terrainasaurus 700x32C tires.


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Geometry 

Size, cm

44

49

52

55

58

61

Seat Tube, mm

440

490

520

550

580

610

Top Tube-actual, mm

486

515

530

550

570

585

Top Tube-virtual, mm

500

527

538

560

581

596

Chainstay, mm

406

425

425

425

425

425

Fork Rake, mm

50

50

50

50

50

50

Head Tube Angle, º

71

72

72.5

72.5

72.5

72.5

Seat Tube Angle, º

75

74

73.5

73

72.5

72.5

Wheelbase, mm

970

998

998

1016

1032

1047

Standover Height, in

28

29.8

30.5

31.7

32.8

34


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Frame 

Double-Butted CrMo, MegaPro downtube with a nice flat spot on the top tube when portaging the bike.

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Drivetrain 

SHIFTER

Shimano TIAGRA

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano TIAGRA

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano TIAGRA

CRANKSET

Sugino XD-500T Triple 48/38/28

CHAIN

SRAM PC 951

SPROCKET

SRAM PG-950 11/32


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Fork 

Aprebic AC-A-5036, 1-1/8” 25.4 dbl-butted CrMo
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Other 

I'm running 700x38c Armadillo tires in this frame, but I think that's the max size you can reasonably run in this frame.  I also upgraded to a Shimano 105 rear derailluer when I bought mine.  If you're a big guy, keep an eye on the spokes, as I busted 3 of mine in the first 500 miles and the shop is rebuilding the back wheel for free for me.

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Price 

$751 - $1000
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2008 Bianchi Volpe

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