STRAIGHT OUTTA REPARTO CORSE: TEAM BIKE EXCHANGE’S TRIO OF BIANCHI RACE BIKES

A stunning trio of production bikes used by Team Bike Exchange

Fresh off of Georgia William’s double New Zealand national title  winning weekend where she scored decisive wins in the road race and time-trial, Team Bike Exchange now readies itself for the upcoming UAE Tour along with a stable of new  Shimano equipped Bianchi race bikes.

2021 UAE Tour: Sunday February 21st to Saturday February 27th
Stage 1: Al Ruwais – Al Mirfa 177km
Stage 2: Hudayriat Island – Hudayriat Island 13km ITT
Stage 3: Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet 162km
Stage 4: Marjan Island – Marjan Island 204km
Stage 5: Fujairah – Jebel Jais 170km
Stage 6: Dubai – Palm Jumeirah 168km
Stage 7: Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi Breakwater 147km

Rider Line-Up:
Jack Bauer (NZL, 35)
Kevin Colleoni (ITA, 21)
Tsgabu Grmay (ETH, 29)
Kaden Groves (AUS, 22)
Michael Hepburn (AUS, 29)
Luka Mezgec (SLO, 32)
Nick Schultz (AUS, 26)

THE BIKES

As we all know, with their roots dating back to 1885, Bianchi remains the world’s oldest bike brand.   While the Reparto Corse bikes are not made in Italy, the Bianchi factory is where they get painted and built. Bianchi has its own “Tavolozza” program where the bikes can be custom painted.

 

The lightweight wonder of the bunch is the Specialissima which includes four models starting at $6650 (Shimano Ultegra) up to $12,500 (SRAM Red).

 

Feel the need for some speed? The Bianchi Aquila is designed to fit the bill. The Aquila is available as a frameset (that includes seatpost, stem and handlebars)  for $6500.

 

Bianchi’s version of an aero-road bike is the Oltre XR4. Only frames are imported into the States starting at  $4500.

Photos: Credits: Team BikeExchange

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