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 Post subject: Bianchi Specialissima
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:21 am 
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Looks like it was just announced. 780 Grams for a 55. Has CV integrated.

I've got an Infinito and *love* it.

Oh, and all paint is done by hand in Italy.

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ogy-44519/

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:44 am 
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Just saw this on Cyclingnews and looks promising. Wonder if they keep the BB386 setup?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:07 am 
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....the first Bianchi i like since i was a 11 year old kid in italy....we are talking Argentin era....shit i am old.

....Bianchi seems to me a bit behind in terms of both design (very messy, all over the place and untidy by italian standards) and engineering (STW, weight, etc)...
I dont get massively excited about things like counterveil marketing claims, even if there might well be substance in it....but no i don't have conclusive charts and tables on this one...call me empiricist, at least today :)

final thought of the day, maybe looks better in black, and slightly lighter apparently (780g +-5% in size 55):

http://www.bdc-mag.com/wp-content/uploa ... 9529-2.jpg

see (in italian though)

http://www.bdc-mag.com/nuova-bianchi-specialissima-cv/

BDC says no news on pricing yet but high end of the market...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:13 am 
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I'm eagerly awaiting a review of this bike. I'd strongly consider this as my next investment given how good the Oltre XR2 is.

Must admit that I dont like the all out fluoro-Celeste... they need to tone it down a bit. The black is much nicer, but its not as nice as other Bianchi paint jobs Ive seen

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:17 am 
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Never been a fan of Campa but this setup looks really nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:32 am 
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any news on pricing?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:37 am 
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I can't see this replacing the Oltre?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:55 am 
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BlackMadone wrote:
I can't see this replacing the Oltre?


From what I read, it's suppose to be Bianchi's "climbing" bike (light weight).

Oltre - aero bike
Infinito - classics bike
Specialissima - climbing bike


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:41 am 
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Looks really nice, kinda similar lines to Swift Ultravox at first glance. Has anyone tried this countervail technology? Is it all that and the bee's knees?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:44 am 
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vlastrada wrote:
final thought of the day, maybe looks better in black, and slightly lighter apparently (780g +-5% in size 55):


Yeah... My oltre is a fantastic frame, but I wouldnt trust Bianchi's weight or tech claims as far as I could throw them. My 53cm Oltre XR2 frame was 1006g - 116g above the claimed weight (which was for a 55cm frame). I think being off by 13% with a weight claim is not very honest. Anyway by that rationale, the Specialissma may well be circa 900g - not that lightweight.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:21 am 
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I tend to think that this frame will be a replacement for the Sempre, which in itself is a great frame. Can't really believe weight claims f/m any major maker to be honest..

Still, one to keep my eyes open as the recent news over offerings f/m manufacturers for 2016 is hardly exciting..

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:22 am 
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on the scales


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:30 am 
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I love Bianchi and I love celeste, but I think this bike is hideous. I love straight lines too, so it makes no sense as to why I don't love this bike?

I dislike Trek bicycles (see em everywhere here in the USA rode on one for years MTB), but I think the Emonda looks damn beautiful.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:43 am 
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michaelten wrote:
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on the scales


Yeah I saw that. Look, it may well be a good indication that they will make their bikes to the weight specification, but it could also be a media stunt. Its probably best to suspend judgement till the full production frames become available.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:01 am 
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I'm kind of digging that fluo celeste.. however, all attempts slap on anything celeste (bartape, stem, seatpost, saddle, bottlecage) would end up a massive bianchi fashion faux pas... resulting in white and black the only alternative.

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