Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bianchi "Infinito" C2C

CICLISMO magazine has a particularly glowing report of the new Bianchi "Infinito" (Infinity) bike. The new Infinito is the top model in the C2C (Coast 2 Coast) category which is intended for long distance riding in comfort with maximum performance.

Bianchi has changed the geometry of the Infinito by having a taller headtube than other C2C models, slightly more than 1.5 cm in order to provide a more comfortable position (with the added benefit of eliminating the need for lots of spacers). Adding to the comfort is the use of a new type of carbon fiber, Toho Um 40, applied to certain parts of the frame. A new full carbon fork with a semi-straight fork was also developed for the Infinito.

CICLISMO's review concluded that in this new frame Bianchi has been successful in building a frame that is both more aggressive and comfortable. It is very responsive and lighter, and much more competitive for climbing and responding to accelerations. The frame, according to CICLISMO, is ideal for granfondos and suitable for those that are fairly ambitious but not necessarily obsessed about every second (well, for those riders Bianchi has the HC-Hor Categorie and B4P-Born 4 Performance series). Having said that, note that Robbie Hunter of Team Barloworld/Bianchi rode an Infinito during the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

The Infinito can be ordered equipped with Campagnolo Veloce or Athena, or Shimano Ultegra in which case it comes in the celeste/white, blue/white, or red/white as pictured above. It is also available as a frameset only, but oddly only in blue/white or red/white.

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  1. Very interesting article!
    Would you happen to have any idea of any other online sites which might have reviews on that bike? Thanks man

  2. www.roadbikereview.com has reviews by owners in the BIANCHI sub-forum.