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.