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BianchiInfinitoCV Disc Ultegra Road Bike
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November 9, 2020
Bianchi Infinito CV disc Ultegra
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 59 cm
- 6` 2"
- 208 lbs
I purchased my Bianchi Infinito this summer and it put a huge smile on my face. I have been a roadie for 17 years and own a Specialized Roubaix and a Trek Madone 5.2 both with Ultegra group sets. They have been sweet bikes over the span of 17 years but I decided to treat myself to a new ride. At 73 years of age and counting I was looking for a more forgiving geometry especially compared to my Trek Madone. I did a lot of online research and came to the conclusion that the Infinito might just be the ticket. I was not disappointed! I have significant arthritis in my cervical spine and having to crane my head upwards while riding in a more aggressive position did not make my neck happy. I did modify the stem on my new Bianchi by swapping out the stock Bianchi stem with a 100mm 25 degree positive rise FSA Salsa stem. This put me in an even more upright and comfortable position while on the hoods or in the drops. Sure there is some loss of aero with this modification but the bike is still plenty fast and the comfort factor is more than worth any concession to greater speed. I also put on a cassette that has a 34 tooth cog. When I am on the small chain ring I have a great ratio for steep hills. I love the stiffness of the bottom bracket and when I put the hammer down I can really feel the response being transferred to the drive train and rear wheel, this bike will really jump out when you give it a good stomping! My older bikes have rim brakes and I have to say the disc brakes are sweet. They are super responsive and reliable. I cannot say enough good things about the Bianchi Infinito CV disc. The celeste green color is a head turner and I have gotten many compliments on my "beautiful bike". I am 6'-2" with a 35.5 inseam and went with the 59cm frame, a good fit.
November 13, 2020
Good job Ken. I'm no whipper snapper at 60-y-o, and I've been putting thousands of bike miles each year for more than a decade, so you sir are an inspiration.
November 24, 2020
Ken, I appreciate your positive review! I’m 64 and have ridden a Roubaix for 11 years, but am thinking it’s time to pull the trigger on an Infinito this coming spring. I’m looking forward to it!
October 9, 2020
- 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 and enjoying conversation without so much as a thought of the potentially lethal spray of fine particulates emitting from my buddy's maskless face. It truly is a magical time to be alive. 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 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, but the machines that are developed to cope usually end up striking the ideal balance for an amateur rider. Most of us don't have the luxury of daily rides on 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 more 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 can be built light enough to eat up mountain miles like a champ, but it doesn't ever feel dangerously 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 anything other than another CV-equipped Bianchi. It will even negotiate some light gravel courtesy of its 32mm tire clearance. The competition might beat it on price, 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.
November 15, 2020
Thanks for the review sir.
May 9, 2020
Does Bianchi have a sizing guide for this bike? Wondering what size for someone 5’ 6”.