Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bianchi Going retro in 2009 with "Dolomiti" Model

The following article, and photos appeared in

"I recently snuck into Bianchi USA’s headquarters and talked to company president Rod Jewett about their new 2009 line-up and trends in the industry. One standout in the new line-up is a limited edition, lugged steel bike to be known as the Dolomiti. The pre-production example that I saw had chromed lugs and 1950s/60s style logos. Strangely, the bike had a carbon fork, but Jewett hinted that they might be able to offer US buyers a chromed steel fork. Of course, the bike is painted in Bianchi’s glorious sea-foam green hue, better known as celeste.

If any big bike company could mount a full-on retro attack, it would be the company with 124 years of tradition.

The 2009 Dolomiti will have Campagnolo Veloce 10sp, featuring the newly reshaped Ergopower hoods. I get the feeling that a lot of people are on the fence about the levers’ new aesthetics, but I can say that I really like the feel of the levers."


  1. That's great. I had 1996 lugged Bianchi Eros which was not to far off that. A good bike for the 'enthusiast' level rider.

  2. At least the fork is a nice shape. You'd think they could find a silver seatpost and crank, though. Still, an excellent effort.