Bianchi is the oldest company still in cycling business. Founded back in 1885 by Edoardo Bianchi, its palmares through the years are unparalleled. And this outstanding longevity has indeed a good reason. Bianchi was always able to adapt to new trends and then often also lead the competition. When the big American MTB wave reached also European shores in the 80s, the brands on the old continent couldn't stay behind for long and so even the most established road bike manufacturers started to develop and introduce so called ATB (all terrain bike) models. Bianchi was no exception and created the easily recognizable geometry of the Ragno ("spider" in Italian) series. It was also back then when Bianchi entered the racing field with its "ATB Bianchi Team".
It was however in the 90s when Bianchi-Martini team got into the hearts of many MTB fans. The mesmerizing combination of the iconic celeste colour and Martini logo was immensely popular and remained iconic to these days.
This Bianchi FX40 Al is a full suspension bike with frame constructed of 7000 heat treated aluminium alloy tubes. these are formed in a way Bianchi calls "Mega set " and it includes a massive down tube. The rear swing arm is fitted with Rock Shox Deluxe shock absorber and Indy S fork from the same manufacturer is mounted in the front. It is equipped with Shimano parts, Mavic rims with Michelin celeste tyres and some parts by NTH, the Bianchi in-house MTB parts brand.
90s bicycle with true racing spirit in it!
|Shimano STX; 175 mm; 42/32/22
|Shimano Parallax; 7-speed; 28/13 ratio
|Mavic 238; 559 (26 inch) clinchers
|Michelin Wild Gripper; 559/47 clinchers
|NTH by Bianchi; 12,5 cm
|NTH by Bianchi; 56 cm
|YBN hard plated NEW