Our ultimate mission is to get people out of their cars, off their butts, and onto bicycles. To achieve that goal, we’ve recently added a new arrow to our quiver of uncommon bicycles: The Bianchi Via Nirone Claris.
The Claris retails for $750, which is an outstanding price for a getting-into-the-sport road bike. Also, it’s a Bianchi, which is Italian for “sexy road bike.”
Well maybe it isn’t, but the fact is that it is a sexy road bike, and it is Italian.
Bianchi’s official marketing copy:
Back in 1885, the address of Eduardo Bianchi’s first workshop was 7 Via Nirone.
The Via Nirone is one of the original endurance race geometry bikes that pioneered this category over a decade ago. Riders seeking a quick and comfortable day in the saddle will find it aboard the Via Nirone. It utilizes our triple butted, hydroformed aluminum frame, as well as BAT (Bianchi Active Technology) to optimize the rider’s sitting and pedaling position on the bike.
Geometry shared with the Infinito allows you to steer confidently at speed, stay relaxed while riding faster and farther with more comfort. Endurance Racing bikes are performance road bikes made comfortable, not comfort-oriented road bikes.
MODEL Via Nirone 7 Claris
COLOR 1D - CK16 Celeste/Black Gloss
FRAME Via Nirone 7 hydroformed aluminum
FORK Bianchi Aluminum
HEADSET FSA ZS4
SHIFTER Shimano Claris 8sp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris 8sp
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris
CRANKSET Shimano RS200 50X34T
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-UN26
CHAIN KMC Z72 8sp
CASSETTE Shimano HG50 11-34T
BRAKE Tec alloy dual-pivot caliper
BRAKE LEVER Included w/shifters
RIM/WHEELSET Tec R-500
FRONT HUB Formula RB-51
REAR HUB Formula RB-52
TIRE Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c
HANDLEBAR Tec Obvius Flat Top Alloy
STEM Tec Alloy
HANDLEBAR TAPE Bianchi Cork
SEATPOST Tec Alloy 31.6mm
SADDLE Tec Unicus
But wait, there’s more. We can also hook you up with a Via Nirone Sora, which wears a shiny black coat of paint and boasts upgraded components from the Claris for just a couple hundred more, which makes it also a great entry-level road/race bike. Same family, better parts.
Annnnnd we have the Impulso 105, which is yet another step up the Bianchi awesomeness scale. The Impulso runs about $1400
The Impulso is the workhorse of our Endurance Race family. It utilizes our proven K-VID (Kevlar Vibration Isolation Device) vibration damping technology in its carbon fork, UTSS (Ultra Thin Seat Stays), THT (Triple Hydroformed Technology), as well as BAT (Bianchi Active Technology) to optimize the rider’s sitting and pedaling position on the bike.
The Impulso aluminum tubing profile has been maximized to provide best-in-class rider comfort while providing steadfast acceleration from the oversized downtube and chainstays. The Impulso’s THT (triple hydroformed technology) top and aero head tube allows for stable, stiff and responsive turn-in when cornering switchback roads. THT allow us to make an aluminum frame that exceeds European testing breakage standards; 6 times that of the minimum requirement. The sculpted, UTSS rear portion of the bike reduces the amount of vibration that comes up into the rider’s seat. Geometry shared with the Infinito allows you to steer confidently at speed, stay relaxed while riding faster and farther with more comfort. Endurance Race models are performance road bikes made comfortable, not comfort-oriented road bikes.
They could go on, but … how about you just drop by the shop and ride one of these? Jake and Daniel will be happy to set it for you and let you take a test ride. We’re here all week, and half the weekend.