All day, all conditions, all Celeste.
Rethink the idea of a race bike with the Bianchi Infinito CV Disc Road Frameset. Low and aggressive geometries have a place in racing under the right conditions and terrain, but certain courses need different horses. This frameset offers a more relaxed position with less reach and a slightly longer head tube. Combine that with a rangier wheelbase for increased comfort and it adds up to a bike that is ready for you to pilot on the longest days over challenging terrain.
Team Lotto-Jumbo chooses the Infinito for the toughest spring classics and conquering the cobbles of Roubaix, so you can rest assured that it will perform perfectly at the gran fondo you've dedicated this year's training towards. And while the World Tour hasn't fully embraced disc brakes, we'll gladly take the small weight gain for more powerful braking in all conditions—and the confidence that comes with it. Whether it's on damp dirt roads, fast descents leading into tight corners, or an urban avenue with inattentive motorists pulling out of streets, brakes with single-finger responsiveness and consistent engagement help keep us in the saddle rather than on the asphalt.
Bianchi's strategic use of vibration-damping Countervail technology pairs quite well with the geometry's endurance focus on rider comfort. Countervail, a patented material developed by Materials Science Corporation (MSC) and Bianchi, is a viscoelastic layer that's sandwiched between the high-modulus carbon layers to quell vibration and road noise without compromising stiffness. By reducing fatigue, riders and racers can keep their powder dry during a six-hour ride and have enough energy to launch an attack near the end.
The Infinito CV Disc also enjoys the same Carbon Nano Technology used in the construction of Bianchi's top-end aero race bike, the Oltre. 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. This construction gives us peace of mind over the rougher and more demanding terrain that this frameset is most likely to see.
Disc brakes are used regularly in other cycling disciplines, and after using them for some time now on the road, we're convinced of their merit. To be honest, it’s a feature many of us (though not all) are insisting on in our own builds going forward. We're happy that Bianchi made the decision to build the Infinito with disc brake compatibility. The combination is perfect for its endurance mindset and—along with a 28mm tire clearance—it encourages exploration into mixed terrain. Sure, rim brakes are lighter, but the modulation and power of disc braking offset any weight penalty if your main focus is a comfortable ride with a safe return.
- A comfortable endurance race frameset with disc brakes
- Comfortable, and still racy, geometry is dialed for fondos
- Carbon lay-up with Countervail to damp road noise
- Stiff efficiency still suited for professional racing
- Thru-axles increase responsiveness whether pedaling or braking
- 28mm 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 cycling