Bianchi have been making beautiful bikes since 1885, which makes them the worlds oldest bike manufacturer still in existence.
From the crowned eagle crest to their iconic celeste colour, Bianchi’s bikes have been indelibly linked to cycling since Edoardo Bianchi set up his first shop on Milan’s Via Nirone 130 years ago.
Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and Marco Pantani are just some of the iconic Italian riders to have found success aboard a Bianchi over the years, and they still feature in the WorldTour peloton with LottoNL-Jumbo.
The Specialissima is the climber’s bike in the range, but in reality offers far more than your average lightweight frameset
Having pioneered the use of equal sizes wheels clad in pneumatic rubber tyres early on, Bianchi’s innovation shows no signs of slowing with age as they’re still producing amazing machines today, the latest of those being this, the wonderful Specialissima.
Launched last June, the Specialissima combines a super light frame with the vibration dampening Countervail technology first seen in their Infinito CV classics bike. Sitting alongside that Infinito and the aero Oltre range, the Specialissima is the climber’s bike in the range, but in reality offers far more than your average lightweight frameset.