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New Bianchi Specialissima officially launches

New Bianchi Specialissima officially launches

The latest offering from Milan based manufacturer Bianchi hasn’t been the best kept secret in the world. Being the eagle eyed bunch of well connected journalists that we are, we spotted it at the Vuelta a España and managed to get some even more detail shots that feature in our Vuelta tech gallery. While we’ve been able to speculate about it, we didn’t know if it was a replacement for the current lightweight option, the Specialissima, or a new model to the range entirely. 

Now we can actually say with confidence that this is the new Specialissima, and as we suspected it’s following the trend of the new Tarmac SL8, the new SuperSix Evo, the Canyon Ultimate, the Ridley Falcn and many more besides in its aim to be an all-round race bike rather than simply a climbing machine.

The headline figures are, as is customary, a reduction in weight and an increase in aerodynamic efficiency against the outgoing model, closing the gap between the all-round options and the all-out-aero Oltre RC. There are a number of claims to dive into both for aero and for weight, so we will deal with each of them separately. 


As we’ve seen elsewhere in the market, the front is more aero while the rear has been on a diet (Image credit: Bianchi)

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