Bianchi, the UK-based Italian brand has been bringing creativity to the cycling world since 1885. You might think 13 decades of innovation would be enough but let me stop you right there! Bianchi Impulso has blown our witts by introducing their new gravel bike targeting racing!
Yes, you heard it right! A race-winning gravel bike! The thought might seem funny at first but wait until you check out the specs of the Impulso RC. At the technical research center of Bianchi, they claim that their aim was to take a systematic approach to make the gravel bike aerodynamic and lightweight. So they tweaked the geometry and the end result is quite interesting.
|Integrated Fork Crown Shape
|Aero, designed for smooth airflow across the frame
|Slightly bowed for compliance
|Inspired by XC mountain bikes
|Up to 700×42
|One-piece with 16º flare for more leverage
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|Bianchi RC43 aero wheels
|Shorter than road bikes
This has been specially designed for professionals aiming at the UCI Gravel Series. The reported weight is just 8.1kg (17.83lb). That’s just 2 kg more than the lightest road bike by Specialized, the S-Works Aethos. The Bianchi’s Countervail carbon technology used to build the frame claims to cancel out any road vibrations. That is a must-have feature in any gravel bike!
With a comfortable geometry, long wheelbase, and a relaxed headtube angle, The Bianchi Impulso RC is priced at €5,578 ($6,084.26). Stay tuned for more updates!
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