First look: Bianchi Infinito road bike

Carbon comfort from Italy

The latest piece of Italian exotica to grace the BikeRadar office is this Bianchi Infinito carbon road bike, as tested by South Africa’s Robbie Hunter at this year’s Giro d’Italia.

Replacing the C2C 928 Carbon, the new Infinito is said to be 200g lighter and is apparently more rigid as well. It features a slightly longer wheelbase and longer head tube.

It is constructed using the same carbon found in the company’s higher-end 928 Carbon Superleggera, using a new system where thin walled tubes are combined with a central spine to maintain a rigid structure. Bianchi’s first experiments with this design were on this year’s superlight (300g) 928 HOC pro fork.

Bianchi infinito headbadge:
Bianchi infinito headbadge:

Other modifications over the outgoing C2C carbon frame include a reduced head tube outer width and slimmer top tube. The internal cable routing has been modified so the cables exit from a port on the bottom bracket shell rather than at the bottom of the down tube.

Kit on this model includes a Campagnolo Athena chainset, FSA K-wing bar and stem combo, and carbon fibre Elite bottle cage. The price has yet to be confirmed.

For more on the Bianchi Infinito, read next month’s Cycling Plus. Expect the review to be scattered with the words light, rigid, stiff and super-smooth.

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