8 May, 2018 | A collaboration for the ages, Bianchi and Scuderia Ferrari have joined forces to create a road bike primed to up your Strava game.
The post-ride coffee stop has become such an entrenched part of cycling: the carbon-fibre herd moving in unison, stopping at fixed watering holes and grunting at each other about potholes and peloton etiquette. One imagine Sir David Attenborough narrating over some epic drone footage of us as we Strava the heck out of Chapman’s Peak Drive.
On these weekend outings every premium brand of bicycle that you can imagine is on show and if standing out in the crowd is one of your cycling goals, Italian powerhouses Bianchi and Scuderia Ferrari may have just the collaboration for you. The racing geometry frame is hand-painted in Italy in either red or black, and standard equipment includes custom 40mm clincher wheels by Fulcrum.
She’s fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres for your high-speed cornering pleasure, and the transmission options include the Campagnolo Super Record EPS or the equally efficient Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. Bianchi’s proven Countervail technology is present, and Ferrari has given us a saddle made from the same 3K carbon fibre used in its performance cars. Even the tape on the handlebars got the Maranello treatment with a luxury black anti-vibration material, courtesy of Astute.
By Zeyd Sulaiman
See more on the Bianchi and Scuderia Ferrari website. Need somewhere to show off your new bike? The Robertson Small Hotel is the perfect lay-over on your wine route bike tour. Read our review of it here.
This article originally appeared in Issue 39 of Private Edition.