Why We Like The Infinito CV Disc Road Bike Frameset
The Bianchi Infinito CV Disc Road Frameset is redefining how we conceptualize race bikes. In stark contrast to the super-aggressive, slammed geometries we so often associate with racing, this frameset offers a more relaxed position with a slightly taller head tube and elongated wheelbase for increased comfort while still maintaining efficient power transfer. The Infinito CV Disc is right at home railing corners, conquering cobbles, or meandering scenic roads on your favorite gran fondo and, with international rules set to lift disc brake restrictions in the near future, this bike will soon be legal to race regardless of an event's sanctioning body.
The geometry's focus on rider comfort is complemented by Bianchi's strategic use of vibration-damping Countervail technology. Countervail, a patented material developed by Materials Science Corporation (MSC) and Bianchi, is a viscoelastic carbon layer that's sandwiched between the standard high-modulus carbon layers to devour vibration and road noise without compromising stiffness.
The Infinito CV Disc also enjoys the same Carbon Nano Technology used in the construction of Bianchi's top-end, race-specific Oltre XR. This process uses nano-scaled particles to reduce the microscopic gaps between the resin and the carbon, increasing strength and fracture resistance by a claimed 49% compared to standard epoxy resin. Of course, the added safety of disc brakes means you're that much less likely to rely on the added fracture resistance.
The benefits of disc brakes are gaining momentum on the road, and Bianchi's Infinito CV Disc is the latest high-level frame to be offered with disc compatibility. The reasons are simple. Disc brakes aren't affected by damaged rims, they don't cause damage to rims, and you can run carbon rims without worrying about the loud engagement and low-power braking issues that have plagued wheelset innovation. Sure, you can generate enough stopping power to lock up your wheel with rim brakes, but using a disc lets you modulate that power more carefully, avoiding lock-ups and ensuring smooth, safe stops.
- A comfortable, endurance race frameset with powerful disc brakes
- Relaxed yet still racy geometry is dialed for the fondos
- Carbon fiber lay-up with Countervail layer quells road chatter
- Incredible efficiency proven during professional racing
- Thru-axles increase responsiveness whether pedaling or braking
- 32mm tire clearance encourages venturing off the pavement
- Bianchi's proves comfort and speed aren't mutually exclusive
- For generations of fans and riders, Bianchi's signature celeste is the color of victory
- Item #BIA000Z
- Frame Material
- Infinito Countervail Carbon
- Wheel Size
- Bianchi Countervail Disc
- Head Tube Diameter
- 1-1/8 - 1-1/2in tapered
- Headset Included
- FSA Orbit C-40
- Bottom Bracket Type
- Cable Routing
- Front Derailleur Mount
- 34.9mm braze-on
- Brake Type
- flat-mount disc
- Compatible Components
- electronic, mechanical
- Seatpost Diameter
- Front Axle
- 12mm Thru-Axle
- Rear Axle
- 12 x 142mm
- Tire Clearance
- Claimed Weight
- [frame, size 55cm] 2lb 1.5oz (950g), [fork] 13.8oz (390g)
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 5 years
5 based on 2 ratings
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August 3, 2023
Nice bike to own
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- 5' 10"
Besides the head-turning color, this is a nice bike (frame) to own. I ride size 54 usually. After looking at the geometry chart and compared the data with my existing bikes, I decided to buy a Size 50 frame instead. Lucky me, the decision is a right one. Despite press-fit BB is used, my build is pretty straight forward, probably due to a choice of using SRAM eTap AXS Rival (2X) Group-set. With a pair of HUNT 35mm CF wheels, the total weight without pedal is 7.3kg. The geometry of Infinito CV is not that aggressive, however, it is not too relax either. This (last model) Infinito CV frame does filter high frequency vibrations from road surfaces in comparison with my Cannondale CAAD (AL frame) and SWorks Aethos (CF frame). Although Infinito CV is not as agile as Aethos but the former is responsive enough for me to take it out for rides.
February 19, 2022
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought:
- 5' 11"
2020 has been rough. Hours spent in a windowless basement trying to remember the feeling of finishing a group ride at the coffee shop; the drone of the trainer deflating my fleeting fantasies. This bike has been the silver (Celeste?) lining to an otherwise awful year. I took the Infinito home with me the week before lockdown, and I was forced to hang onto it for a little (a year) longer than I had originally anticipated. Try not to feel too badly for me. If you're new to the world of road bikes, I'll introduce Bianchi with a car metaphor. If a wild, futuristic Pinarello is analogous to a Lamborghini, and a classically tubed, gorgeous Colnago is akin to a Ferrari, Bianchi is Alfa Romeo. Steeped in tradition without being stuck in the past, and aesthetically motived without losing sight of performance. A Bianchi is easily identifiable by its signature Celeste blue-green coat, but the real magic lies a layer or two deeper (literally.) Compared to its traditionally racy sibling, the Oltre XR4, the Infinito is slightly more upright, compliant, and relaxed. It was designed with the cobbles of Roubaix and Flanders in mind; but it's certainly not a one-trick pony. A Spring campaign in Belgium is brutal, and the machines that are developed to cope with the cobbled classics frequently end up striking an ideal balance for the amateur rider. Most of us don't have the luxury of flawless roads, or the mental ability to give up our daily rides during harsh winters, and as a result, an out-and-out race rig with narrow clearances and an unyieldingly rigid chassis won't honestly serve us as well as a tempered option like the Infinito. I use the word 'tempered' deliberately. The Infinito is not a mushy 'endurance' bike that sacrifices lively mannerisms and an efficient character at the alter of vaguely-defined comfort; this is a bike that was designed to race. It's stiff enough to carry you through a street sign sprint and light enough to eat up HCs like a champ, but it doesn't ever feel precariously sharp or numbingly rough. The handling is perfectly balanced, and the CounterVail layers built into the carbon really do work; lending a discernable smoothness that I've yet to experience on any non-CV bike. It can even negotiate some light gravel courtesy of its 32mm tire clearance. There are plenty of other decent 'endurance' bikes out there, but I guarantee none of them are going to look as good, ride as smooth, or steal your heart in the same way that the Infinito will. The Infintio is a truly great bike, and it was a wonderful partner to carry me through an otherwise dark time. I spent every day counting down the hours until I could sneak away on my favorite local routes and enjoy the one aspect of my life that had remained the same. I'm going to miss it... badly. Amore Infinito.
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