Bianchi Road Range Review
Style, class, performance and one of the most venerable brands on the market today, Bianchi road bikes offer all this and more. After starting life back in the 19th century, Bianchi has built up a solid reputation and continues to be the choice of discerning buyers to this day. Whether you are just cruising for fun or preparing for competitive racing, there is a Bianchi road bike to suit your needs and budget.
If you want to invest in one of the more affordable road bikes from Bianchi then the Pista range is probably going to suit your needs. Both alloy and steel frames are on offer to give you strength, lightness and low costs. Meanwhile the single speed gearing means you are in complete control of the bike’s speed and the retro-style paint jobs are going to appeal to fans who want a bit of fashion flare from their cycle.
Bianchi Via Nirone 7
For a race-ready setup that will still be easy on your wallet the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 range is going to be your best bet. Alloy frames and components from a number of Shimano’s groupsets, including Sora and Tiagra, help these bikes to push ahead of the comparatively priced competition. There is even the option to choose a hybrid alloy and carbon frame and fork combo which looks great alongside much more costly cycles.
The Impulso range of road bikes introduces Ultegra components and the option for compact, hydroformed and triple butted frames. Added strength and stiffness makes for great power transfer while still retaining the light overall weight and top notch handling capabilities.
The Infinito family from Bianchi begins to introduce full carbon frames alongside the Shimano 105 and Ultegra-based drivetrain. Fulcrum Racing 5 rims and Hutchinson Fusion tyres become part of this family if you have a more flexible budget and the need for an efficient, fast cycle to take out on the open road.
There is a similarly diverse selection of components and setups if you consider the Bianchi Sempre road bikes, with Veloce kit on the cards along with carbon frames and hybrid alloy-blend forks. There is plenty of precision engineering put into the creation of this range and indeed all of Bianchi’s cycles.
The Bianchi Oltre range brings Dura Ace components from Shimano to the party while also offering a selection of other advanced features all designed to save weight and increase speed and control. Just expect to pay an appropriate amount for this kind of performance.
Bianchi Cyclo-cross & Triathlon Bikes
Bianchi offers more specialised road bikes, including the Zurigo Cyclocross which offers increase versatility across a variety of terrains thanks to its alloy frame and Vittoria Cross XG tyres, making it suitable for commuters as well as racers.
For aspiring triathletes you can find the Bianchi Crono range which features both alloy and carbon framed iterations so that you can train and race on a cycle which can maximise your potential and also fit in with whatever budget you have available for the long, gruelling season ahead.