Bianchi is well known for being the oldest Italian cycling manufacturer which is still in production. But despite being an old company, in the 1990s and early 2000s they once again became a hotbed of innovations. From new frame designs to materials, everything was checked for possible improvements.
It is clear that our Bianchi Titanium bike comes from this era. It transports the oversized geometry of the Aluminium MegaPro XL models to a different level. This form of frame became popular and well known when Marco Pantani raced on it in the late 1990s. But that was on an Alminium-Scandium alloy bike. Forming Titanium is notoriously difficult and thus the advanced oversize shape of downtube and rear stays is really hard to achieve.
The fork is a carbon fiber solution by Columbus but even that one was made using a technology called Titanium Mesh. And of course, there is more titanium to be found: the saddle is a Flite with titanium rails, the stem is a 3T Pro Titanium, and then of course there is the groupset.
The parts are formed by the legendary Campagnolo Record Titanium groupset.
This is a bike which is as functional as it is beautiful.
|Size (Center-Top)||56 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||16 cm|
|Shifters||Bianchi Record Titanium 8-Speed|
|Crankset||Campaagnolo Record; 172.5mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Centaur|
|Seat||Selle Italia Flite Titanium|
|Rims||Ambrosio; 700c clincher|
|Tires||Veloflex Master; 700c clincher|
|Stem||3T Ahead Pro Titanium; 120mm|
|Stembar||ITM Super Italia Pro2; 41cm|