Bianchi’s Specialissima celebrates the Pirata
spectacular Giro-Tour double in 1998
In the Summer of 1998, Marco Pantani and
Bianchi put in some of the most epic stage race performances of all
time to take outstanding wins at both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.
It’s a feat that only seven riders have ever achieved and that confirmed Il
Pirata’s place in cycling history and Italian culture.
A SPECIAL RIDER, A SPECIAL BIKE
The historic edition of the Bianchi Specialissima
is exquisitely finished in exactly the same livery as the 1998 Bianchi MegaPro
XL ridden by Il Pirata on his incredible double achievement. The frame and fork
are meticulously hand painted in Italy by dedicated artisans. Even the famous
Bianchi eagle head badge on the Specialissima’s head tube is a faithful
recreation of the one that adorned Pantani’s double Grand Tour winning bike.
The Bianchi Specialissima is a pinnacle of modern
racing performance with its 780gr ultralight frame engineered with Countervail
vibration cancelling technology. It is the ideal bike for climbers and mountain
lovers: a bike worthy to pay tribute to Pantani’s extraordinary feat and
To honour the 20th
anniversary of Pantani’s spectacular Giro-Tour double, Bianchi has created a
2018 very special commemorative edition of the world-renowned Specialissima
ultralight frame and fork.
Just like the Bianchi MegaPro XL
ridden by Pantani when he was part of the magic Team MercatoneUno-Bianchi that
famous year, the Specialissima features ultralight frame and fork system. The
1998 MegaPro XL was custom built with super light aluminum tubes and was at the
forefront of frame construction in its day. Similarly, the Specialissima uses
the most advanced carbon frame engineering available today: the patented
Countervail® technology that cancels 80% of the road vibrations thanks to its
special fiber architecture and viscoelastic resin.
Specialissima provides pure
power and control thanks to Bianchi’s Countervail® ultralight carbon formula
specifically tuned to smooth out the inherent nervousness of ultralight frames.
The new Specialissima Pantani – 20th Anniversary is
a personalised piece of history that meet today’s ultimate carbon technology.
Bianchi Specialissima CV Pantani Frameset :
flouro Celeste colour
up to 80% of vibrations
780 grams, +/- 5% ( Black size 55 )
carbon fork 340g with Countervail® material
47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59 and 61cm.