New for the 2020 model year and launched to coincide with the start of the 2019 Tour de France is the stunning Bianchi Infinito XE (or Xtra Endurance).
Sitting alongside the range topping Infinito CV, and sharing its race winning geometry, the Infinito XE has been designed as an all-round endurance racing bike, so is ideal for anyone taking on a sportive or who just enjoys riding mid-long distances quickly but in comfort. It is also an all round road racing machine for riders who prefer a slightly more upright riding position or a bike with fewer headset spacers and a classic cut-down race look!
The Infinito XE replaces the Intenso within Bianchi’s range, and introduces a more integrated look, alongside even greater levels of rough-road comfort and some aero tweaks for increased all-out performance.
The Infinito XE, the perfect bike for the granfondo riders deadly serious about performance and aesthetics.
The design approach taken by Bianchi in designing the Infinito XE was to take well proven materials (with no Countervail in order to provide a more accessible price point) and their wealth of frame construction experience to deliver race-like performance allied to high levels of comfort with a longer distance riding position.
The geometry of the Infinito, the ultimate endurance model whose range is topped by Infinito CV, has been optimized in the WorldTour in the one-day classics with the Jumbo-Visma team, providing maximum performance with minimum stress for long distance. It is also proving to be the ideal granfondo machine.
For a long day in the saddle the full carbon frame and fork delivers a bike that is as good to ride as it is to look at. Available in eight sizes and with a frame weighing just 1,100 grams, the Infinito XE helps you savour every pedal stroke.
The clean lines of the bike are maintained with all hydraulic cables routed internally and the dedicated alloy seatpost has been developed for the ultimate streamlined, integrated look. Talking of streamlined, the alloy stem and spacers have been created by Bianchi for a better head tube connection, the 1 1/8” to 1.5” head tube providing stability at speed and under braking.
The Infinito XE is exclusively built for disc brakes, with flat mount calipers. Thru axles both front (12x100mm) and rear (12x142mm) ensure no stress to the frame caused by braking, and with a tyre width compatibility up to 32mm the Infinito XE is capable of taking you further than ever before.
The characteristics of the Infinito XE are maintained across the frame sizes. The different chainstay lengths means that the bike behaves the same no matter what size you choose.
While the Infinito XE features a slightly longer head-tube than either the B4P or HoC ranges, it does not put the rider into the “sit up and twiddle” position that some other manufacturers have used in their ‘sportive’ models. The slightly longer headtube eliminates the need for excessive use of spacers under the stem, thus reducing unnecessary flex in the headtube, but is not so long that it forces the rider into an unduly upright position. For the majority of riders who want a fast comfortable bike, there is nothing to be gained from an overly high position as it can lead to too much weight being carried through the lower back and compromised power transfer and handling.