Following on a July announcement of a partnership, Bianchi and Ferrari unveiled their first collaboration bike, the SF01, at the Eurobike trade show in Germany. A partially construction triathlon concept bike was also shown.
The SF01 is basically a Bianchi Speciallisima with a number of customized components.
But Bianchi officials say the partnership with Ferrari is intended to expand into a full line of road, mountain, city and e-bikes, with engineers and designers from both companies contributing.
“It is not about rebadging Bianchi bicycles,” said Bianchi spokesman Claudio Masnata. “It is about designing and creating new pieces of art and performance.”
Bianchi Scuderia Ferrari 01
With a frameset Bianchi says is “derived” from the Bianchi Specialissima, the SF01 weighs a claimed 780g in size 55cm.
Two designs will be available: the Rosso Corse shown and a Nero Setoso where the red and black elements are largely reversed.
Campagnolo Super Record EPS and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 builds with compact cranks will be available for unspecified prices.
Special-edition componentry includes a 94g Asute One full-carbon saddle that uses a 3K weave that Ferrari employs in its cars, Bianchi claims. And Fulcrum’s Speed 40C Carbon 1,420g wheels are branded Scuderia Ferrari and dressed in Pirelli P-Zero 25mm clinchers.
Triathlon Concept Bike
Although consisting only of a partial front triangle and integrated bar/stem, the triathlon concept bike represents the first actual engineering collaboration between the two Italian companies.
The plan is to complete the design with internal hydraulic and electronic routing, and then expand into other types of bikes designed by engineers from both Bianchi and Ferarri.