Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari

It has been announced that Bianchi and Ferrari were joining forces for a range of bicycles, in the end of July 2017. The Italian noteworthy brands were collaborated to launch the “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project. Now, they revealed the project’s first fruit – the SF01.

The new bike, the SF01 is actually based on the Bianchi Specialissima, with a few customized components here and there. There’s also a Marco Pantani edition of Bianchi Specialissima to celebrate 20th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s Giro-Tour double.

Bianchi-Ferrari SF01
Bianchi will develop, produce and distribute worldwide a ‘Scuderia Ferrari’ branded range of high-end bicycles which will offer various product categories: Road, MTB, E-Bike, City-Fitness, and Kids. The R&D and Design departments from Bianchi and Ferrari will work closely to develop exclusive models inspired by the technical excellence of the racing team.

The Italian bicycle manufacturer (the world’s oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence) announced on their web site that:

“When two noteworthy brands like Bianchi and Ferrari, that made history in cycling races and motorsports respectively, come together, the result is bound to be exciting and fascinating. This is what is going to happen as Bianchi, known as an iconic brand in the cycling world for its Italian creativity, innovation and design, joins forces with Ferrari, the revered sports car manufacturer and the most winning team in the history of Formula One, to launch the ‘Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari’ project under a licensing agreement.”

“Bianchi will develop, produce and distribute worldwide a ‘Scuderia Ferrari’ branded range of high-end bicycles which will offer various product categories: Road, MTB, E-Bike, City-Fitness, and Kids. The R&D and Design departments from Bianchi and Ferrari will work closely to develop exclusive models inspired by the technical excellence of the racing team.”

Bianchi-Ferrari SF01 Di2
Salvatore Grimaldi, owner and Chairman of the historic Bianchi brand says that: “We strongly desired this collaboration with Ferrari. We will continue to develop the project over the next years thanks to the combined efforts of two Italian excellence. Working together will allow us to develop new products shaped by the mix of top-class knowledge and expertise from the two parts, creating successful and innovative models just like Bianchi and Ferrari have always done.”
Bianchi-Ferrari SF01 Eduardo Bianchi
Famous Bianchi emblem “Edoardo Bianchi” sign on the seat tube. Edoardo Bianchi (17 July 1865 – 3 July 1946) was an Italian entrepreneur and inventor who founded the bicycle manufacturing company Bianchi in 1885 and the Italian automobile manufacturer Autobianchi, which was bought by the Fiat group and integrated into the operations of Lancia in 1989.
BIANCHI CV is Bianchi’s integrated vibration cancelling system for cycling, with innovative and exclusive use of Materials Sciences Corporation’s patented Countervail® material.
Countervail® is a carbon composite-material system that, with special fiber architecture, combines patented structural carbon with viscoelastic resin. According to Bianchi, Countervail® “cancels 80% of vibrations while increasing the stiffness and strength of our carbon frames and forks”. Traditional passive damping in frames using superficial rubber inserts and isolators are marginally effective compared to the integrated carbon Countervail® system developed by Bianchi for cycling and tested in NASA aerospace operations.
Bianchi-Ferrari SF01 (Front)
Ferrari logo on the head tube. The revered sports car manufacturer and the most winning team in the history of Formula One.

The Italian brands also will reveal a triathlon bike soon – as Bianchi anounced that “Triathlon Concept: We are launching the new performance luxury cycling project Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari. Stay tuned and follow us to learn more!”

Since the SF01 is actually a Bianchi Specialissima with a few touches here and there, the triathlon concept bike will represent the first actual engineering collaboration between Bianchi and Ferrari.

The Bianchi-Ferrari collaboration is also intended to expand into a full line of road, triathlon, mountain, city, fitness, e-bikes, and even kids’ bikes.

Bianchi-Ferrari Triathlon Concept Bike announcement
Bianchi-Ferrari Triathlon Concept Bike

Read more on Bianchi web site

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