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Specialissima Disc Road Bike Frameset

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$6,175.00
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Why We Like The Specialissima Disc Road Bike Frameset


The Specialissimia has long been Bianchi's award-winning road bike, snagging podiums ever since its first iteration back in the '50s. Bathed in the brand's iconic Celeste color, for over half a century we've witnessed various incarnations of this celebrated steed brave races and roads around the world. For those that have ridden a Specialissima before, the news that it received an update may come with worry and distress. After all, the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" can be applied to the cycling industry time and again. But we're pleased to announce that you need not fear the loss of refined handling and snappy acceleration, for the redesigned Specialissima holds true to its natural abilities, now with a lower curb weight and disc brakes for good measure.

The previous version of the Specialissimia employed rim brakes, but Bianchi decided it was time for a hefty upgrade. We say "hefty" because disc brake frames are commonly heavier than frames of the rim brake variety, but Bianchi used magic and trickery to decrease the overall weight by a staggering 30 grams, ensuring this bike will remain a joy to ride uphill. The carbon layup hasn't lost an ounce of the rigidity and power transfer in spite of the weight loss, and our riders have found that it handles much the same as its predecessors.

Though the Specialissima is undoubtedly a climber's dream bike, the biggest changes to the frame can be found when examining the tube shapes, all of which have been aero enhanced. The bike is now refined for open flats as much as for climbing days, drawing from Bianchi's Oltre line for a sleeker profile without compromising weight. The Italian brand has also invested in internal cable routing as well as integrating the seatpost clamp and the cockpit to deliver a refined appearance on the road. Balancing rigidity and durability remains at the heart of the Specialissima line, and Bianchi has taken the design a step further to keep it as light as possible, ensuring it remains a ride to enjoy for years to come.


Details

  • A redesigned all-rounder for optimum road performance
  • Lightweight profile sheds grams with a disc setup
  • Carbon frame with Countervail adds rigidity and strength
  • Countervail technology dampens road vibrations and fatigue
  • Aerodynamic tubes reduce drag on flats and descents
  • Integrated stem and handlebar included
  • Item #BIA805I
Frame Material
carbon fiber with Countervail
Wheel Size
700c
Fork
Bianchi carbon with Countervail
Head Tube Diameter
1.5in
Headset Included
yes
Bottom Bracket Type
PF86
Cable Routing
internal
Front Derailleur Mount
braze-on
Brake Type
flat-mount disc
Handlebar
FSA Reparto Corse Compact Carbon, 80mm reach, 4-degree flare (included)
Handlebar Drop
125mm
Handlebar Width
[47cm, 50cm] 400mm, [53cm, 55cm, 57cm] 420mm, [59cm, 61cm] 440mm
Stem
FSA Reparto Corse Aluminum-6061, -6-degree rise, Di2 compatible (included)
Stem Length
[47cm, 50cm] 90mm, [53cm] 100mm, [55cm, 57cm] 110mm, [59cm] 120mm, [61cm] 130mm
Seatpost Diameter
27.2mm
Front Axle
12 x 100mm
Rear Axle
12 x 142mm
Tire Clearance
700c x 28mm
Claimed Weight
[frame only, 55cm] 1lb 10.5oz (750g)
Activity
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years