Bianchi reveal the new ARIA aero road bike

The Bianchi ARIA is a fast performance-oriented aero road bike. Built for lovers of speed, it is the perfect partner for your road challenges.

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Objective


Our objective has been to extend the range of Bianchi aero road bikes with an all-new model based on a highly aerodynamic frame-fork system, equipped for any road race, and easily set-up for triathlon events.

 

ARIA delivers ultimate aerodynamic performance with expertly balanced combination of race-focused geometry and wind
tunnel proven design.

 

To overcome wind resistance, the ARIA has a precision-engineered frame and integrated fork with advanced aerodynamic shape and racing geometry.

 

The Bianchi ARIA is a fast performance-oriented aero road bike. Built for lovers of speed, it’s the perfect partner for your road challenges. ARIA is also triathlon ready – just clip-on aero bars to obtain the ideal position and performance for triathlon competition. Road or tri, the ARIA will deliver your best.

 

Full aero


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To achieve fast rides from full aerodynamic performance it’s important that both the bike and the rider are as aerodynamically efficient as possible.

 

At Bianchi, while we feed the learnings from research and development across all ranges into new models, the ARIA’s advanced aerodynamic design has been heavily inspired by our extensive wind-tunnel testing and cooperation with Bianchi pro riders.

 

For the bike, full aerodynamic performance means the shape of the tubes’ profiles and their structural combination to cheat the wind’s resistance, resulting in the lowest drag possible.

 

For the rider, full aerodynamic performance means creating a position that allows for the least air resistance – this can only be achieved with a frame and fork geometry that allows for an advanced tuck position, and an ideal racing geometry.

 

Aero frame plus aero rider position equals Full Aero.

 

Triathlon Ready


As well as an effective high-performance road machine, the Bianchi ARIA shows its fast-paced versatility when it comes to triathlon. ARIA’s aggressive geometry lends itself perfectly to the high-speed race performance demanded in tri events.

 

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Getting the required horizontal-back aerodynamic tuck position for fast tri bike leg is easy to achieve with ARIA’s triathlon configuration. Just clip-on aero bars, set the bars’ stack height if required and adjust saddle height and angle, and ARIA instantly becomes triathlon ready.

 

Road or tri, the ARIA is ready to help you deliver your best.

 

Frame


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- Aero shape frame design
- BB set Press fit 86.5 x 41
- Internal cable routing
- Double compatibility mechanic and electronic groupset
- Carbon dropout with metal insert
- Weight in 55 size: 1100g (+/- 5%)

 

Aero fork and seatstays are inspired by wind-tunnel tested TT and TRI Aquila CV model

 

Aero Headtube


- Tapered headtube 1.1/8” to 1.4”

 

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Aero Seatpost


- Aero seatpost with integrated look and head clamp offset 20mm
- Hidden seatpost clamp for perfect aerodynamic design and nice looking
- Seatpost length:
• 250mm=44cm
• 300mm=47>50cm
• 350mm=53>61cm

 

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Fork


1.4” to 1.1/8” - Full carbon
- Down tube integrated design for improved aerodynamic
- Reactive geometry
- Rigid
- Weight: 370g

 

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17 Comments

Comments

rock, Jun 14 2017 11:25

that graphic for the geometry looks like it's straight off any Chinese blank frame website.

coppi, Jun 14 2017 12:01

one of the oldest and probably most prestigious road bike designers  in the world..............and you come up with a comment like that!

 

Get back under your rock............

rock, Jun 14 2017 01:06

one of the oldest and probably most prestigious road bike designers  in the world..............and you come up with a comment like that!

 

Get back under your rock............

 

I remember when my Dad got his first Bianchi, directly imported from Italy, 1986 I think, first time Dura Ace had SIS indexed shifting. Absolute stunner. Bike was unboxed and assembled in the family room, not the garage, Special bike, special brand. Good memories. Been a Bianch fan since then.

CMY44, Jun 14 2017 01:17

Awesome looking.

 

Will be interesting to see how much Randellas

dsw, Jun 14 2017 01:26

Beautiful bike... makes me think of a shaven head, earring and bandana.

LOOK695, Jun 14 2017 01:27

Nice, I like it

LOOK695, Jun 14 2017 01:41

Awesome looking.
 
Will be interesting to see how much Randellas

According to international websites, the entry model with Centaur groupset is £2250

Duane_Bosch, Jun 14 2017 02:00

Not a complaint or criticism. Just an observation. A lot of these aero bikes look very similar IMO. I guess it's the UCI regs coupled with wind tunnel designs. If your design parameters and end goal are the same you're going to end up with similar looking bikes.

CASSIE1975, Jun 14 2017 02:35

NICE!!!!!!!!!

Jaco-fiets, Jun 14 2017 03:40

Will this be priced higher or lower than the XR4?

Bankie99, Jun 14 2017 04:37

Will this be priced higher or lower than the XR4?

 

I would assume higher as the Specialisima is also priced higher than the XR4.

Nakoota, Jun 14 2017 05:59

At  £2250 it should is price lower than the XR3 and comes with the new 11 speed Centaur

Madone69, Jun 14 2017 06:46

Lower price....no CV....no direct mount brakes...lower spec carbon

Owen, Jun 14 2017 07:17

I had the opportunity to visit the Bianchi factory a few years ago. Lots of pride and long hours goes into the design and manufacture process of the Bianchi framesets.

nonky, Jun 15 2017 09:57

Beautiful bike... makes me think of a shaven head, earring and bandana.

 

il pirata!

MASVPurple, Jun 16 2017 09:10

It is so cool

J∆kk∆ls, Jun 16 2017 09:55

Looks great. I look forward to trying it out.