2023 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – GRX 400
- Price: $2,853
- Category: Endurance bikes
- Tires: 700×35
- Drivetrain: 2X10
What we like about it: The beautiful paint colors and sophisticated exterior styling, wider tires for comfortable long-distance riding, and efficient braking ability make for a safer ride.
What we didn’t like about it: Slightly inferior in speed to other similar bikes on descents or sprints.
As an Italian bicycle brand with 130 years of history, Bianchi has always been committed to creating quality bicycles with the philosophy of “create to win”. The Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 is no different.
In terms of paint color choice, the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 still uses the classic Bianchi Green. And a hydroformed aluminum frame is used to reduce weight while ensuring a sturdy body.
For the kit selection, Shimano kit drivers, Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400, and Shimano FC-RX600 46x30T cranks are used. The basic Shimano kit makes it easier to change and upgrade parts.
Next, let us introduce you to the 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 endurance bike in detail, we will explain its field riding, road riding, main features, and main components.
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I have to say that the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 gave me a very good feeling on this wild ride.
The road we rode on the ground this time was a gravel trail in the wilderness. During the ride, you can feel its damping effect and you can steadily control the handlebars while riding.
This is mainly due to its Bianchi Carbon 1.1/8″ fork. The material used is carbon, which effectively absorbs the vibrations generated during the ride.
It is worth mentioning that the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 uses a 700X35 size tire. Its increased width compared to the 700X23C aids in long-distance riding.
For this reason, we conducted a 3-hour-long high-intensity test in the field, and I was able to feel the smoothness and comfort of the tires during the ride.
At the same time, the temperature of the road also increased during the test because of the long exposure to the sun. The Kenda Happy Medium vacuum tires also remained intact under our test.
And it uses the Velomann 2302HRN saddle, which remains soft and comfortable to support my hips even on long rides. It allows me to focus more on the front while riding, rather than me sitting uncomfortably.
In this field review, Kenda Happy Medium gave us a good answer and you can be completely assured of its performance.
As an endurance road bike, we had to talk about its performance on the road. the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 is equipped with the Shimano GRX 400 ST-RX400 drivetrain, which is a great drivetrain for road endurance riding.
First of all, the 2×10 gears, coupled with the Shimano FC-RX600 crankset with a 46x30T combination, give us plenty of shifting options.
Secondly, the bike uses Shimano BR-RX400 brakes, which are efficient and responsive, giving me peace of mind that I don’t need any extra braking during the test drive.
As far as performance and safety go, the Tektro non-cartridge brake is great. It provides a ride that is one of the best I have experienced on a bike at this price.
For this review, we even raced. The pedals on my feet were flying as I got on it and sped around the roads with others. Bringing the gears and chain, I was able to perceive the change of gears, to my praise.
The Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 is only an entry-level enduro bike, but riding it will bring you the joy of riding.
As a well-known Italian bike brand, you can see the seamless Italian craftsmanship on the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with smooth-looking welds on the frame.
In terms of materials, the Nirone 7 Allroad alloy is used and hydroforming technology is used. As a result, it is lighter in weight and equally strong. Moreover, the welds on the frame look very smooth. At the same time, the use of Celeste colors gives a brighter look without making the bike look too bland. The beautiful paint finishes and decals are very much to my aesthetic.
The internal alignment design not only looks great on the outside but saves you from bruising.
It also has a rack and water bottle cage mounting holes, making it more convenient for you to ride outdoors.
When I first came across this Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400, its geometry and design caught my attention.
Needless to say, the ergonomic design of this bike is specifically designed for medium to long-distance riders, combining the performance and comfort of a bike, in a perfect blend.
The steep seat tube angle (74.5°) ensures your pedaling efficiency while keeping your center of gravity in a proper position, making it more aerodynamic and giving you a more comfortable ride.
And, it uses a 155 mm headtube. This makes it very low in the front, but this does not affect its maneuverability.
The steep head tube angle (71.5°) gives me more responsiveness during steering. It also comes with a 3.5 cm spacer, which gives you some wiggle room when adjusting your position.
Components and Specifications
Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 Drivetrain
The drivetrain of the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 consists of the Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 front derailleur and the Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 Shadow+ Design 10sp rear derailleur.
First of all, the 2X10 drivetrain makes it possible for you to select different speed gears for different terrains and be able to respond quickly when shifting gears.
Secondly, the Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 drivetrain still runs smoothly over rough terrain. This is thanks to Shimano Shadow RD+ technology, so you don’t have to worry about chain slaps or drops.
Finally, the RD-RX400 is compatible with all newer Shimano 10-speed STIs and 10-speed cassettes up to 11-36. So there are more options for later replacement as well.
Shimano BR-RX400 Brakes
For the brakes, the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 uses Shimano BR-RX400 hydraulic discs.
It is excellent in both performance and safety. And the low-profile flush-mounted design of the hydraulic disc brakes can target mixed terrain and provide better control for riding.
At the same time, Shimano BR-RX400 hydraulic discs have excellent heat dissipation performance, allowing you to maintain excellent braking ability during long endurance rides.
One more thing, its easy fuel line connection system is convenient for your replacement and installation.
Kenda Happy Medium Tires
The Kenda Happy Medium features a very low tread in the middle to reduce rolling resistance and two rows of closely spaced knobs on the outside. It provides good cornering control as you lean.
Also, the 35c width makes you more comfortable on long rides. On some rough roads, it also provides enough grip and traction.
Other versions of Bianchi Via
In this test, we also tested the Bianchi Via Nirone 7-105, both of which are part of the same series of road bikes, and both are similar in overall configuration.
The difference is that the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – 105 has a 2×11 drivetrain. Although it has two more options than the Bianchi in terms of gears. But in my actual test, the 2×10 drivetrain is definitely enough to face different roads.
At the same time, the Bianchi Via Nirone 7-105 is a few hundred dollars more expensive. So I prefer the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 both from a practical riding perspective and in terms of cost-effectiveness.
What we like about it
- Beautiful color and exquisite appearance
- Smooth and comfortable tire choice to make your ride farther
- Excellent braking ability, bringing safer riding
- 2X10 drivetrain with various options in the face of different roads
- Extremely cost-effective price
What we don’t like about it
- Slightly inferior to other similar bikes in downhill or sprint
- What are the tires on the 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400?
The 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 has Kenda Happy Medium tires.
- 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- What is the drivetrain of the GRX 400?
2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- The drivetrain of the GRX 400 is the Shimano GRX 400 ST-RX400 2x10sp.
- 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- What are the brakes on the GRX 400?
The brakes on the 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 are Shimano BR-RX400 Hydraulic Discs.
- 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 Size Chart
|47CM||157 – 164 CM|
|50CM||165 – 172 CM|
|53CM||173 – 180 CM|
|55CM||180 – 187 CM|
|57CM||187 – 194 CM|
|59CM||194 – 201 CM|
|61CM||201 – 206 CM|
|63CM||206 – 211 CM|
2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 Specs
|Frame||Via Nirone 7 Allroad alloy, hydroforming tubing, internal cable routing, seat post: 31.6mm, flat mount disc brake, thru-axle 12x142mm, QR, rack & fender ready, downtube underside bottle cage ready, sizes 47-50-53-55-57-59-61-63cm Colors: Gu – Celeste Ck16 / Blue Peacock Full Glossy; Gv – Green Forest / Bronze Mirror Full Glossy|
|Fork||Bianchi Carbon 1.1/8″, Disc, flat mount caliper, thru-axle 12x100mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Included w/crankset|
|Stem||Velomann Alloy 6061, rise +/ – 7°, height 38mm, Oversize, 1.1/8″, Ext: 70mm-47cm, 90mm-50/53cm, 100mm-55cm, 110mm-57/59cm, 120mm-61/63cm|
|Handlebar||Velomann Aluminum 6061, reach 70mm, flare angle 16°, drop cc 120 x size 40cm and 130mm x size 42-44-46cm, size: 40cm-47/50/53, 42cm-55/57/59, 44cm-61/63|
|Saddle||Velomann 2302HRN, hole, steel rail, cover PU soft touch, length/wide 280x145mm|
|Seatpost||Velomann Alloy shaft AL6061, alloy head, 15mm offset, 31,6mm, length: 350mm-47/63cm|
|Grips||Cork w/ Bianchi logo|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX 400 RD-RX400 Shadow+ Design 10sp|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX 400 FD-RX400|
|Crank||Shimano FC-RX600 46x30T, Crank Length: 170mm-47/53cm, 172.5mm-55/59cm, 175mm-61/63cm|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 400 ST-RX400 2x10sp|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG500-10, 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34T|
|Chain||Shimano CN-HG54 10sp|
|Brake Levers||Included w/shifters|
|Rims||Velomann GD24 disc 622-21, tubeless ready|
|Rear Hub||Formula RXC-142S road disc|
|Tires||Kenda Happy Medium 700×35|
|Disk Rotors||Shimano SM-RT64, 160mm|
|2023 Trek Domane AL 4 Disc||$1709||2×10||Shimano Tiagra hydraulic disc||700x32c||Click View|
|Giant Contend AR 1||$1950||2×11||Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc||700x32c||Click View|
|CUBE ATTAIN GTC RACE||$1856||2×11||Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc||700X28c||Click View|
|BMC Roadmachine X AL ONE||$2099||2×11||Shimano grx 600 sm-rt64 hydraulic disc||700X32c||Click View|
2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – GRX 400 vs 2023 Trek Domane AL 4 Disc
The 2023 Trek Domane AL 4 Disc has a similar configuration compared to the 2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400. Both have unique geometry and wider tires, making for a very comfortable ride.
Also as entry-level road bikes, both bikes are easy to repair and upgrade.
However, the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc is a bit heavier in terms of weight. And the compact handlebar drop shape makes it feel a little worse in the hand than the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400.
If you are an entry-level rider, then I recommend the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400.
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2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – GRX 400 vs 2022 Giant Contend AR 1
Also being a road enduro bike, the 2022 Giant Contend AR 1 has 2 more options in the drivetrain than it does. I don’t know what you guys are looking for in a drivetrain, but if you’re looking at the gearing options alone, that’s a very bad judgment call.
The Giant Contend AR 1 indeed has more shifting options when facing different roads. But we didn’t feel it too much in the actual riding. Because the 2X10 drivetrain is enough to face most of the roads.
Also, the Giant Contend AR 1 does not have fender mounting holes. This makes for more mud on some muddy roads, making your bike less easy to clean.
And, in terms of price, the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 is even cheaper than it is.
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2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – GRX 400 VS 2022 CUBE ATTAIN GTC RACE
The 2022 CUBE ATTAIN GTC RACE is also a 2X11 drivetrain. It has been explained above, so I won’t explain too much here.
There is not much difference between these two endurance bikes as a whole, except that in terms of tire choice, the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 takes wider 700X35C tires. This wider tire design is more conducive to long-distance riding.
I have to say that I still prefer the classic color scheme of the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 in terms of appearance. Because the beautiful exterior paint color will make you gain more people’s attention on the ride.
2022 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 – GRX 400 vs 2022 BMC Roadmachine X AL ONE
It must be said that the 2022 BMC Roadmachine X AL ONE is indeed more high-end than the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 in terms of component configuration.
First of all, the new carbon frame has a balance of lightness and sturdiness. And the SHIMANO 105’s chain fits the gears better, making it less likely to drop the chain during the ride.
Secondly, in terms of drivetrain choice, the BMC Roadmachine X AL ONE uses an upgraded version of the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400, which has a more responsive shifting capability.
If you’re not on a budget and just need an entry-level enduro bike, then the Bianchi Via Nirone 7- GRX 400 would be a better choice for you.
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