Bianchi and Ferrari debut first collaboration bike

SF01 road bike based on Bianchi Specialissimia - tri concept bike to come

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

Based on the Bianchi Specialissima, the Bianchi SF01 will be available in two designs with special-edition components
Based on the Bianchi Specialissima, the Bianchi SF01 will be available in two designs with special-edition components

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.

This Ferrari-branded Astute One saddle weighs a claimed 94g
This Ferrari-branded Astute One saddle weighs a claimed 94g

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

Bianchi and Ferarri are just beginning collaborative work on a triathlon bike
Bianchi and Ferarri are just beginning collaborative work on a triathlon 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.

No specific timeframe was announced for fuutre Bianchi-Ferrari projects
No specific timeframe was announced for fuutre Bianchi-Ferrari projects

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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