Bianchi + Rock Cobbler + Arcadex = FUN

For the 2022 edition of the Rock Cobbler, Editor David has chosen to ride the Bianchi Arcadex. He swapped out the stock alloy wheels for a set of HED Emporia GC3 Performance wheels mounted with the affordable American Classic gravel tires. Other than that the Arcadex was race-ready with the Shimano GRX 1×11 drivetrain.


The HED Emporia GC3 Performance wheels are tubeless compatible with a 26mm internal width. They hit the scales at 1,592g for the set.

Check out our Arcadex First Ride Video

The Arcadex is a big step into the gravel segment for the iconic brand. The new Arcadex is their first all-carbon gravel option and comes in three builds, all with Shimano GRX 1×11 drivetrains. The GRX 600 series version is $4175 and the GRX 810 mechanical version will be $4450. There is a newly added GRX 810 di2 version will be $6700. All share the same frameset and similar specs other than the drivetrain and wheel changes. The bikes are available in two colors and five sizes.

Also, check out our Euro Gravel Bike Shootout between the Bianchi Arcadex and Ridley Kanzo.

To see our First Look at the new Bianchi Arcadex click here.

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