Bianchi has revealed its 2014 road bike models. There are a lot of models and each model has a lot of build options, too. If you don’t want to buy a complete bike, Bianchi also gives an option to buy a frameset only. Almost all models’ framesets are available.
Oltre XR2 2014
Oltre XR2 is the admiral ship of Bianchi. It is coming with 6 different builds: Campagnolo Super Record EPS (UCI Pro team Vacansoleil-DCM uses this build), Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Shimano Dura-Ace, Campagnolo Super Record, SRAM RED, and Ultegra Di2. All of the drivetrains are 11-speed.
Oltre XR2 Disc 2014
Still not UCI-approved, but disk brakes on road bikes getting more common. Colnago is producing road bikes with disk brakes since last year, and this year, Pinarello also launched two models with disk brakes, and of course, many other bicycle manufacturers also started producing road bikes with disk brakes. Oltre XR2 Disc is using the same frameset with Oltre XR2 with disc brakes.
It is coming with two different builds: SRAM RED compact, and Ultegra Di2 compact. Both builds are 11-speed.
Sempre Pro 2014
Sempre Pro is coming with 5 different builds: SRAM RED Compact 11-speed, Ultegra Di2 Compact 11-speed, Ultegra Compact 11-speed, Shimano 105 10-speed, and Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed.
Infinito CV 2014
Infinito CV is the endurance road bike model of Bianchi. It is produced for cobbled classics like Paris-Roubaix. A wider wheelbase gives a more comfortable ride and enables 25mm tires to use. It is coming with all 11-speed 8 builds Campagnolo Super Record EPS, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Campagnolo Super Record, Shimano Dura-Ace compact, Campagnolo Chorus compact, Campagnolo Athena compact, Shimano Ultegra Di2 compact, and Shimano Ultegra compact.
Infinito CV Disc 2014
Disc brake version of Infinito CV. Coming with 11-speed Ultegra Di2 compact drivetrain.
The three builds of Intenso 2014 are Ultegra 11-speed compact, Shimano 105 10-speed compact, and Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed compact.
Aluminum frame with carbon fork (alloy steerer). Impulso 2014 comes with 3 different builds: Ultegra 11-speed compact, Shimano 105 10-speed compact, and Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed compact.
Via Nirone 7 2014
The entry-level road bike of Bianchi, aluminum frame with carbon fork (alloy steerer). Via Nirone 7 2014 has five different builds: Shimano 105 10-speed compact, Shimano Tiagra 10-speed compact, Campagnolo Xenon 10-speed compact, Shimano Sora 9-speed compact, and Shimano Claris 8-speed compact.
Via Nirone 7 is the first address of Bianchi bicycles: Edoardo Bianchi, a 21-year-old medical instrument maker, started his bicycle-manufacturing business in a small shop at 7 Via Nirone, Milan in 1885.
Infinito CV Dama Bianca 2014
Ladies’ version of Infinito CV.
Intenso Dama Bianca 2014
Ladies’ version of Intenso. Two build options: Shimano 105 10-speed compact, and Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed compact.
Via Nirone 7 Dama Bianca 2014
Ladies’ version of Via Nirone 7. Three different builds: Shimano 105 10-speed triple, Shimano Tiagra 10-speed compact, and Shimano Sora 9-speed compact.
Pico Crono Carbon 2014
Carbon time-trial bike of Bianchi.
Crono Alu 2014
Aluminum time-trial bike of Bianchi.
For all the models, build options and colors check out Bianchi’s official website.
F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.p.A (pronounced bee-AHN-kee in Italian) is the world’s oldest bicycle-making company still in existence, having pioneered the use of equal-sized wheels with pneumatic rubber tires in 1885. It was founded in Italy in 1885. It produced cars and commercial vehicles from 1900 to 1939 as Autobianchi, though that business was sold to Fiat; and motorcycles from 1897 to 1967. Bianchi has been associated for 50 years with the Italian Tour de France winner, Fausto Coppi.
It has been part of Cycleurope Group, the Swedish company of Grimaldi Industri AB, since May 1997.
Bianchi bicycles are traditionally painted Celeste (pronounced che-les-te in Italian, Se-lest in English), turquoise is also known as Bianchi Green, (and sometimes, incorrectly Tiffany Blue, a copyrighted color). Contradictory myths say Celeste is the color of the Milan sky, the eye color of a former queen of Italy for whom Edoardo Bianchi made a bicycle (the crowned eagle of the company logo is an adaptation of the former royal crest), and that it was a mixture of surplus military paint. The shade has changed over the years, sometimes more blue, then more green.