The Intersection of Comfort and Speed.
Bianchi builds the Infinito CV Road Frameset to comfortably cover long distances over rough terrain at speed. Team Lotto-Jumbo counts on this frameset to get them through their spring classic campaign, including the infamous punishment of Roubaix. These pro racers demand efficiency in power transfer and need comfort to dampen the blows of 6+ hours over the roughest pavé. On the Infinito, we see a taller head tube and longer wheelbase for increased comfort and stability over rough roads so you can tackle that epic century in comfort instead of just limping along.
The comfort factor of the Infinito is astonishing when one realizes that it still fits squarely within Bianchi's competition range of framesets. Certainly, its ride properties benefit from the strategic use of vibration-damping Countervail and an extended wheelbase that smooths out rough road surfaces. "Vibration Cancelling Composite Technology" is the phrase used for this all-new viscoelastic carbon layer, and Bianchi has integrated the material at critical areas of the frame and fork, sandwiching it between the standard carbon layers. As a result, vibrations are dulled before reaching the rider, and the frame's overall stiffness levels remain unchanged.
Bianchi also incorporated the Carbon Nano Technology found in its top-end race machine, the 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. In whole, Bianchi refers to this process as BAT (Bianchi Active Technology), which means that the combination of materials and shapes maintain the frame's phenomenal torsional stiffness for full-blown power transfer and grand tour handling characteristics. But, at the same time, it provides enough vertical compliance for you to fully enjoy the bike on a century, gran fondo, or your winter training rides.
If you're wondering why you should consider the Infinito CV over the Oltre or Specialissima, keep in mind that the Infinito is designed to satisfy three key objectives: To reduce rider fatigue, provide greater comfort, and accommodate long distance riding. So, if you only have one bike in your quiver, and your idea of riding is oriented more towards a spirited group or individual rides, the Infinito CV may well be your bike. Moreover, if your core lacks the strength of Sagan, or your flexibility requires that you add an aesthetically displeasing number of spacers below your stem on an agro race frame, the additional head tube height may better accommodate your physiological needs.
- An endurance road frameset that doesn't sacrifice comfort
- Versatile geometry is suitable for races and centuries
- Carbon lay-up with Countervail to damp road noise
- Provides enough stiff efficiency for professional racing
- Bianchi's tradition of providing high-quality frames is very much alive and well