Bianchi Impulso RC: A Fusion Race-Winning Gravel Bike!

The gravel season is officially in town with the new high-performance gravel bike by Bianchi Impulso
Impulso Rc

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. 

Frame Features

Feature Specification
Integrated Fork Crown Shape Yes
Downtube Shape Aero, designed for smooth airflow across the frame
Aero-shaped Seatpost Yes
Seatstays Design Slightly bowed for compliance
Geometry Inspired by XC mountain bikes
BB Drop 70mm
Tire Clearance Up to 700×42
Handlebar/Stem Combo One-piece with 16º flare for more leverage
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Wheelset Specification
Bianchi RC43 aero wheels  
Internal Width 25mm
Depth 43mm
Weight 1,530g


Geometry Specification
Stem Length Shorter than road bikes
Reach Longer
BB Drop 70mm

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!

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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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