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Bianchi 2014 Road Bike Launch



"2014 will be an important year from Bianchi, renewing 80% of its Road range.Infinito CV stands out among the new models, with the exclusive Countervail vibration cancelling technology unveiled in Lille (France) on April 4th, and used by Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil-DCM) at Paris-Roubaix. With a special carbon fiber architecture, viscoelastic Countervail material, integrated within the carbon structure of the Infinito CV frame, immediately cancels vibration while increasing the frame’s stiffness and stability. The Countervail technology, exclusively introduced for cycling by Bianchi, increases the frame’s capacity to cancel vibration by 75%, while increasing ride control and reducing muscle fatigue.

Carbon Monocoque frame with tapered head tube 1.1/8” – 1.5” & PF30 BB (68×46)

-Double compatibility mechanical and electronic cable routing

-Down tube dimension optimized on the different sizes

-New full carbon aero fork shape with straight blades

-Higher head tube and longer chain stay

-Internal cable routing

-28mm tubular/clincher compatible

-Sizes: 47,50,53,55,57,59,61,63

-Weight in 55 size: 990g (target)

Besides being raced at Paris Roubiax, Bianchi also gathered important information on their new CounterVail technology with extensive R&D testing.

-Infinito CV Super Record EPS 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Dura Ace Di2 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Ultegra Di2 Compact

-Infinito CV Super Record 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Dura Ace 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Chorus 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Athena 11sp Compact

-Infinito CV Ultegra Compact

OLTRE

"Oltre XR2 was another first preview at the press event, the evolution of the top-range HoC (Hors Categorie) bike, with new bottom bracket BB386 to add further stiffness, while the new integrated fork improves the frame’s aerodynamics.

-Tapered headtube 1.1/8” to 1.5” to improve rigidity of the front part, which improves the handling and power

transmission

-BB386 improves stiffness

-Double compatibility mechanical and electronic cable routing

-Aero shape and design

-Dedicated seatpost system with integrated look

-Internal cable routing

-UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay

-4 different length carbon integrated seatposts: 250mm (47), 300mm (50 to 53), 350mm (55 to 59) and 380mm

(61) with new 30mm offset for 250/300mm

-7 sizes: 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59 and 61cm

-Weight in 55 size: 895g (target, +/- 5%)

The biggest news for Oltre XR2 is the brand-new hydraulic disc brake (SRAM Red): the technology will significantly improve the breaking performance in every condition, and confirms Bianchi among the first companies in the cycling world to believe in the disc brakes technology.

-Oltre XR2 Super Record EPS 11s Compact and Double

-Oltre XR2 Dura Ace Di2 11sp Compact and Double

-Oltre XR2 Ultegra Di2 Compact

-Oltre XR2 Sram Red 22 11sp Compact

In the C2C range, Bianchi introduced the new Intenso model, with monocoque carbon frame, built to meet the needs of those looking for a bike suited for long distances, performing, with an appealing and fresh look and an excellent quality/price ratio.

-Intenso Ultegra Compact

-Intenso Veloce 10sp Compact

-Intenso 105 10sp Compact

The high-end Oltre race bike in the traditional Celeste color

The Oltre is also available as a frameset, though it usually makes less sense dollar wise to not purchase a complete bike. Bianchi said retail prices should be available sometime in July.


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