Bianchi Aria Disc with Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon wheels

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by JhnBssll, 17 Oct 2017.

  1. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    West Sussex
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  2. OP

    JhnBssll Über Member

    I'll try and find somewhere picturesque to stop off for some quick photos ;)

    I've just given her another check and got the front brake properly adjusted, everything else was good to go. I think this may be the first time I've bought a bike and not had to tinker with the indexing straight away :laugh: I must say the Ultegra disc caliper was the easiest I've ever had to align - I don't know if that's due to luck or design but it was a cinch!

    One thing that has suprised me a little is the noise the Mavic freehub makes - it's not unpleasant but it's certainly louder than the faint click I'm used to with my other Mavic wheelsets :laugh: It sounds almost like a muted air-raid siren - I had to check a couple of youtube vids to see if there was something wrong but it seems normal :laugh: Oh well, at least people will know when I've stopped pedalling on group rides, that might encourage me to power through a bit more often :laugh:
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  3. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    A general rule of thumb seems to be, the more expensive the wheels the louder the freehub, for some reason. Seems counter intuitive to me.
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  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Excellent choice sir. :okay:
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  5. OP

    JhnBssll Über Member

    First ride this morning, love it. The freehub seems much quieter when you're riding it rather than standing next to it on a workstand :okay: Lovely bike to ride :okay:
  6. macky

    macky Active Member

    Put two bottles on and use one bottle for your tools.
    The loud freehub is due to springs. Louder means more springs and you’ll notice there’s no play when you turn the pedals. Everything clicking into place ready to go.
    Disclaimer——so I’m told
    The bike looks white on the pic. I had to look a few times. Me was thinking they’d sent you the wrong one:laugh:
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  7. mangid

    mangid Veteran

    Lezyne Caddy Sack for tools? I get the following in:
    • multi tool
    • levers
    • 2 tubes
    • 2 Co2
    • Jethro Tule
    • patches
    • zip ties
    • string
    • £20
    and it's still small enough to go in a rear pocket. Lasts for years, keeps stuff dry and not too unsightly.
  8. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Well-Known Member

    Norn Iron
    Lovely machine. Health to ride

    That's bike porn. It would make one a bit moist.....
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