Bianchi Intenso Potenza bike 2017 designed in Italy using the most advanced Carbon Fiber materials.
The frame offers a sprung, compliant feel that makes short work of weather-scarred tarmac:its judged balance of comfort and speed ensures that it's one of the stars of this edition of Bike of the Year. The give in the frame is totally predictable, and as soon as we adjusted to its charms we found ourselves pushing the Intenso to ever greater cornering speeds and flick-of-the-wrist rapid directional changes.
The design approach taken by Bianchi in designing the Intenso was to take well proven materials and construction techniques to deliver race-like performance allied to high levels of comfort with a relaxed riding position.
While the Intenso does boast a slightly longer head-tube than either the B4P or HoC ranges, it does not put the rider into the "sit up and twiddle" position that some other manufacturers have used in their sportive models.
Instead it relies on materials and carbon lay-up techniques to give the bike a smooth ride that irons out road clatter, while retaining a geometry that offers great handling, responsiveness and long distance endurance.
• The combination between Bianchi Active Technology and the Kevlar Vibration Isolating Device allows us to obtain different stiffness behaviors under different forces directions, without wasting power transfer
• Special design of the rear rectangle
• Kevlar insertions in the seat stays and the carbon fork
• Improved shock absorption and adherence on the road
Bianchi Intenso Potenza 2017 Road Bike
Frame Intenso carbon, 1.1/8”- 1.5” head tube, BB shellBSA, internal cable, compatible mechanical and Di2electronic
Forks Bianchi Full Carbon w/Kevlar, steerer 300mm
Headset Fsa Orbit C-40-ACB, NO.42/ACB, Sealed 1.1/8
Handlebars Reparto Corse Compact Flat Top alloy 6061, diam.31,8mm
Stem Reparto Corse Alloy 6061, rise -78, height 41mm,1.1/8
Shifters 22 Speed Campagnolo Potenza Power Shift 11sp Ergopower
Front Mech Campagnolo Potenza 11sp clip-on front derailleurdiam. 35 mm
Rear Mech Campagnolo Potenza 11sp short cage
Chainset Fsa Omega 386 Compact 50/34T, BCD110,AL7075 chainrings
Bottom Bracket included in the crankset
Chain Campagnolo 11speed
Cassette Campagnolo Potenza 11sp 12-27T
Front Brake Campagnolo Potenza
Rear Brake Campagnolo Potenza
Wheels Rims Fulcrum Racing Sport clincher, aluminium rims,18-24 spokes
Seatpost Reparto Corse, 3D forged alloy 6061-T6 one-pieceshaft, two CroMo CP finish bolt, 15mm offset, 31,6mm