Both bikes are around the same price. i can get the Bianchi wheels upgraded to Mavic Ksyrium UST. usually ride around 20-60 miles. i love the look of the Bianchi, but sadly, i lso find myslef addicted to trying to increase my average speed on all ther routes i ride. So if there was any discernable difference in speed of the two bikes it would have a big bearing on the decision.