Bianchi’s 750g superlight carbon Specialissima road bike is getting a special Giro105 limited edition, celebrating the upcoming 105th edition of the Italian Grand Tour in a subtle white and pink look inspired by sunsets in the Dolomites. Just 105 of the lightweight disc brake climber’s bikes will be made available ahead of the 2022 Giro d’Italia so you might snatch one up quick if you want to build up a unique Italian superbike.
2022 Bianchi Specialissima Giro105 ltd. ed. road bike
Updated even lighter just last fall in its move to disc brakes, Bianchi’s new Specialissima packs their NASA-developed vibration-damping Countervail tech into a lightweight climber’s bike with pro race level stiffness and precision handling -what they call their most versatile all-rounder road racing bike.
Now, to honor more than a century of Giro d’Italia racing, the Specialissima gets a limited Giro105 edition with a paint job to reflect the “great beauty” of Italy. 105 bikes for 105 years of the Giro, each frameset will be handpainted in Italy and individually numbered 001-150 on the toptube.
The paint job feels pleasantly subdued when we think of other Giro pink special editions. Bianchi started with a neutral Bianco Corsa white representing the color of the finish line and rider’s names scrawled on the iconic Alpine climbs in chalk.
Then, the natural Enrosadira pink comes inspired by the color of the skies in the Dolomites at dawn or dusk, with the bike’s paint also changing from gold to pink as perspectives and the light around you shift.
Lastly, the fork legs get a ribbon design based on the Trofeo senza Fine (Endless Trophy) awarded to the Giro champion.
Designed to be pro-level “ultralight and superbly stiff”, the full carbon frame & fork are engineered by Bianchi in Italy, manufactured in Taiwan with CV tech inside, then painted in Italy for a claimed frame weight of 750g, fork weight of 370g fork in a wide seven size range (47-61cm).
The limited-edition Bianco Corsa / Enrosadira (that’s Italian for Race White / Alpenglow) frameset features a 1.5” steerer with full 1.5” FSA ACR headset for complete internal routing including the front brake through the steerer, a comfy 27.2mm seatpost with hidden clamp, BB86 PressFit bottom bracket, flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles, and is compatible with mechanical & electronic drivetrains.
Bianchi Specialissima Giro105 – Pricing & availability
Only 105 pieces of the limited edition Bianchi Specialissima Giro105 road bike will be made, and only sold as a frameset for 5400€ officially through Bianchi’s website.
But you should get in touch with your local Bianchi dealer now too, as they are planning to work with buyers to build up complete bikes. And as we all know, if you are trying to get a new Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset in the near future like in these photos, you need to start hunting it now!
To secure a frameset, you can register interest online now. But they won’t officially go on sale until April 15, 2022… three weeks before the 105th Giro d’Italia kicks off finally with its rescheduled start in Budapest, Hungary after having stayed almost exclusively in Italy the last two years because of COVID-19 concerns.