- - Bianchi Arcadex Gravel Bike Gets a Major Facelift

Bianchi Arcadex Gravel Bike Gets a Major Facelift

Bianchi has given its Arcadex gravel bike a major facelift, overhauling it with a revamped carbon fiber frame, increased tire clearance, full-internal cable routing and new storage options that readies the bike for gravel grinding and bikepacking duties, or virtually any off-road pursuit thrown at it.

Offered in two guises, the Pro and the Comp, the latter comes equipped with a two-piece cockpit with integrated cabling, while the Comp is fitted with a semi-integrated et-up, with a small external run from the bars into the underside of the stem.

The handlebars and stems for both models are from Bianchi’s Velomann component brand, however, the frame is also compatible with the Italian brand’s one-piece Reparto Corsa bar/stem as well.

As mentioned, clearance on the new Aracadex has been increased, with enough space available to accommodate tires up to 50mm, or 45mm with mudguards, along with a clever downtube storage compartment that can stow tools, tubes or small food items. Storage is further enhanced by Bianchi’s own Italian-made Orma bikepacking bags that include a seat pack, bar bag, top tube bag and front triangle frame bag, offering between 1 and 9 liters of capacity.

Elsewhere, the Arcadex comes standard with a full carbon fork with 3-point mounting capabilities, or with a RockShox Rudy Xplr gravel suspension fork with 30mm of travel.  

The Bianchi Arcadex Pro comes equipped with Velomann Terbium 30 hooked carbon wheels, along with a choice of either an electronic SRAM Apex+GX Eagle AXS Mullet build for 5100€, or with a mechanical Shimano GRX 12sp (820/822) for 4200€.

The Arcadex Comp is shod with a set of alloy Fulcrum Rapid Red wheels, with drivetrain options that include a SRAM mechanical Apex Eagle or a lower spec Shimano GRX 12sp (610/822) groupset with pricing starting at 3000€.






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