Bianchi this week launched a limited edition version of its Oltre XR that celebrates the 70th birthday of Italian cycling legend Felice Gimondi. Only 70 of the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 limited edition bikes will be made, and the retail price has been pegged at €13,490 (£10,820/$17,450).
Built up with Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS electronic group, the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 features a custom paint job, including a down tube filled with Gimondi’s race exploits, and comes with a full complement of special Bianchi swag.
Including with each of the bikes are:
- a semi-rigid bike bag with the Gimondi 70 logo
- a bike cover with the Gimondi 70 logo
- a certificate signed by Felice Gimondi
- a special Santini cycling kit (bib shorts and jersey) by Santini, with the same graphics and colors used by Felice Gimondi’s Bianchi team in the ’70s
- a Bianchi/Gimondi book
- Other special touches on the bike include the appropriate color stripes in deference to Gimondi’s wins at the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España and the World Championships. Bianchi also used its late ’60s/early ’70s logo on the bike.
• celeste Bianchi colour which matches up the blu of the Bianchi jersey worn by Gimondi in the 60es and the blu of the sapphire, the amulet stone distinguishing the people born in September
• multicolour stripes along the tubes to remind Gimondi’s leader jerseys of Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, World and Italian championships
• the names of Gimondi’s main victories on the down-tube, inside the Bianchi eagle graphic
• Gimondi 70 logo on the headtube
• Vintage Bianchi logo used in the late 60es/early 70es
With Campagnolo Super Record groupset EPS electronic,the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 is created for exclusive follower and collector people.
• Campagnolo Bora high-profile carbon wheelset (with Veloflex tubolars)
• Selle San Marco Concor carbon FX saddle
• La Spirale white grip
• Elite Corsa bottle
• Exclusive high-quality BIKE BAG with Gimondi 70 logo, enjineered by pro-riders to protect the bike during air transportation. It is a semi-rigid bag with wheels
• ergonomic BIKE COVER with Gimondi 70 high-finishing embroidered logo and celeste touches
• BROCHURE, including photos of the bike and details of the graphics and specs
• CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTITY, personally signed by Felice Gimondi
• CYCLING KIT (BB Shorts and Jersey) by Santini, with same graphics and colors used by Felice Gimondi’s Bianchi team in the 70’s
• BIANCHI/GIMONDI BOOK
The Oltre XR Gimondi 70 features all the Oltre XR carbon frame’s building technologies, allowing a 30-gr weight reduction while also increasing the frame rigidity by 20% compared to the original Bianchi Oltre model.
• Tapered headtube 1 1/8” – 1.5”, for improved rigidity on the front part, providing enhanced handling and power transmission
• BB30 improves stiffness and rigidity
• Aero shape and design
• Dedicated seatpost system with integrated look
• Internal cable routing
• UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay
• Carbon Monocoque technology
• UMS40+CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers
• Nano Tubes evolution of Nano technology applied to the carbon
• X-TeX Technology
• WMP Optimized molding process to reduce weight
• Unidirectional carbon woven
• Weight: 895gr (size 55, +/- 5%)
Source = bianchi