Steel is real!
Bianchi Tipo Corsa ~ 49, 51, and 57cm still available* !
The Tipo Corsa combines contemporary double butted and heat treated cromoly
tubing with the classic geometry that has made Bianchi one of the most revered
builders in the world. Includes contrasting lugs, dropouts, fork crown and
bottom bracket painted in cream plus metal head badge. Main color is traditional
celeste green, of course! Specs: English threaded bottom bracket, 27.2
seatpost, 28.6 clamp-on front derailleur, standard 40-50mm brake calipers, 130mm
rear wheel spacing, 1" threaded headset (included). Weight of frame, fork, and
headset together (55cm) is 6.8 lbs. Frame includes single dropout eyelets and
seatstay braze-ons for rear rack. Frame, fork, and headset .... $
*Sorry, all other sizes are sold out for 2017. And no more are expected in 2018. So grab one of these last great classics while you can!
There is a lot more behind this very special frameset than first appears.
Yes, steel is real. But the Pinella is much stiffer than other steel frames on
the market. The thinly drawn tube set is over sized at the BB and chainstays to
reduce twisting under hard loads such as climbing and sprinting. Frame weight is
just 3.9 lbs (55cm). Includes matching straight bladed full carbon threadless
fork in celeste green.
is added to the steel alloy during the manufacturing process to create a harder
alloy than normal steel. Harder in the sense of stronger/higher level of
durability, strength. If too much Boron is added the steel becomes brittle. If
it's bent by a violent impact, Boron Steel is only straightened by heating with
a torch. Even then, the material has become greatly weakened during this post
manufacturing heating resulting in a significant decrease in strength.
Thankfully, it's nearly as hard to bend as titanium!
Complete Bikes ~
Long a top seller for Bianchi, the Vigorelli revels in the all-day comfort of steel. The frameset is made of TIG-welded of double butted cromoly mated to a 1 1/8" carbon fork with Kevlar damping. This is an especially fine bike for long, steady distance riding as well as shorter rides to "smell the flowers". Color is celeste green with classic decals in black. Includes brazed mounts to easily add a rear rack.
Parts: 22 speed Shimano 105 kit with compact crankset (50x34), 11-28 cassette, Fulcrum Racing Sport wheelset, Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires (700 x 25c), alloy handlebar and stem, San Marco Era Power saddle, no pedals .... $1799.99
Built around the same platform as the highly regarded Volpe but with a new rear triangle that has been stretched outward to accomodate even wider tires and more powerful disc brakes. 20-speed Shimano Tiagra parts kit, 50x34 Shimano 4650 alloy crankset, 12-30 cassette, Hayes CX Expert disc brakes, tubeless ready wheelset, Kenda Kwick 700 x 35c tires, no pedals. Color is satin nickel .... $1499.99
Introduced back in 1986 as the first true hybrid bike, the Volpe has evolved into the perfect all-around adventure bike. Featuring an extra comfy WTB Sport V saddle, 30-speed Shimano Tiagra parts kit, Shimano 4650 alloy triple crankset (50x39x30), 12-30 cassette, alloy wheelset with Shimano 4600 hubs, and 700x28c Vittoria Randonneur tires, no pedals. Color is gloss black .... $1299.99
The Volpe's 'little brother', the Lupo is a less expensive version of the "Swiss Army Knife" of bikes. Equally adept at long distance road rides, gravel road excursions, city commuting, loaded touring, rails-to-trails adventures, and simply 'tooling about'. Built around the same cromoly frameset as the Volpe, the Lupo features 18-speed Shimano Sora parts kit, Sora 50x34 compact crankset, 11-30 cassette, cantilever brakes, alloy wheels with Shimano 3500 hubset, and 700x32c Kenda Kwick Tendril tires, no pedals. Color is matte sand .... $1049.99
Italian for champion, the Campione Classic combines a TIG-welded cromoly frame with a straight blade 1 1/8" cromoly fork and 18 speed rider-friendly Shimano STI 2300 parts kit, classic downtube shifters, FSA Tempo alloy compact crankset (50x34), 12-25 cassette, cantilever brakes. Bianchi alloy wheelset with machined sidewalls, classic gum wall tires (700c x 23), alloy handlebar and stem, San Marco saddle. Flat pedal with toe clips and leather straps are included. Color is black with classic decals in white .... $849.99
The Strada is ready for daily commutes and weekend adventures. Featuring the same Chromolite frameset as the Volpe and Lupo for exceptional comfort and durability. Features 16-speed Shimano Claris group with FSA Tempo compact crankset (50x34), 11-30 cassette, cantilever brakes, Bianchi alloy wheelset, 700x28c Vittoria Randonneur tires, no pedals. Color is celeste with classic decals in black ... $799.99