Bianchi test new C2C Infinito

More aggressive design for 2010

Bianchi introduced a new addition to their C2C high-end comfort range at this year's Giro d'Italia. The Infinito ('infinite') replaces the C2C 928 Carbon, but features a more aggressive design.

It gets its aggressiveness from its 200g lighter weight (1,080g) and greater rigidity – it uses the same carbon found in Bianchi's 2009 top model, the 928 Carbon Superleggera – but sacrifices little comfort for the added performance.

The Infinito has a slightly longer wheelbase and head tube than Bianchi's Hors Category range. The headtube length avoids the excessive use of stem spacers to achieve proper handlebar height. The fork is slightly curved and has a claimed weight of 365g.

South Africa's Robert Hunter tested the bike for Bianchi-equipped Barloworld at this year's Giro d'Italia. He told Cyclingnews: "It doesn't have much more weight that the Superleggera. At the same time it is stiff and good for me in the bunch sprints, slightly stiffer than the Superleggera. The slightly longer wheelbase handled really well on the descents. I think they came up with a really good bike with this one."

Hunter rode the Infinito to second in stage seven to Chiavenna, behind Edvald Boasson Hagen, and fourth in stage 13 to Florence, behind Mark Cavendish. He is competing in the Tour de Luxembourg, which began on Wednesday.

Sizes available will be 50, 53, 55, 57, 59 and 61cm.

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