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New Bianchi Aria road bike gets “full aero” geometry to optimize your tuck

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike
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2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

Designed as a race bike with performance-oriented geometry, handling and stiffness, the new Bianchi Aria adds aerodynamics that consider the rider and the bike as one. Thus, that geometry was angled to put you in an aero position, and it’s designed to work particularly well with clip-on aero bars for triathlons.

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

While their press materials don’t dive too deep in to the wind tunnel testing they performed, the gist of it is that they’ve shaped the frame and fork to work together to move air over the frame as efficiently as possible. The seatstays and fork legs are inspired by their Aquila CV TT and tri bike. The headtube is tapered from 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″, keeping it slimmer than going to a full 1.5″ taper.

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

Other little tricks include hidden seatpost binder, aero seatpost shape and tucking the rear wheel into a seat tube cutout.

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

It’s mechanical and electronic shifting ready. Frame weight is claimed at 1,100 g for a size 55, fork is 370g.

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

2018 Bianchi Aria aero road bike

Bikes will come in a massive eight size range – 44, 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61. Headtube heights are fairly normal, but top tube lengths seem to run shorter than normal, which suggests much of the rider positioning comes from making the handlebar drops more accessible and getting the rider’s back flatter.

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boom
6 years ago

seeing as how that bike isn’t on Bianchi’s website, and since it sounds like the main selling feature, how about posting the geo charts here?

TheKaiser
TheKaiser
6 years ago

Yeah, the geo is really the feature that could make this bike interesting. A shorter top tube alone isn’t going to make people more aero. From the description of their design goals, I was assuming that it has a steep, tri-style, seat tube angle, to open the hip angle and allow you to then have room to go lower on the bars without impingement or thigh/torso interference. That would potentially produce a shorter top tube, if they don’t compensate by extending the reach.

Doug Ballard
Doug Ballard
6 years ago

Go to Bianchi’s global site for full geometry specs.

mudrock
mudrock
6 years ago

If Bianchi does intend this to work well with aero bars, they would have been smart to provide a reversible post, or at least a reversible head, to give riders a more forward position.

Choco
Choco
6 years ago

Take an Aeroad and change the tubing a little.

toffee
toffee
6 years ago

I think the purpose of this bike is just to be a lower end race bike below the xr4, Seems the xr2 is gone, and xr1 will probably go too… This is all so those who buy a xr4 can feel a bit more justified…

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