The Intenso was developed by Bianchi to be a true all-round endurance race 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 a capable road racing machine for riders who prefer a slightly more upright riding position.
The design approach taken by Bianchi in designing the Intenso was to take well proven materials and construction techniques to deliver race-like performance allied to high levels of comfort with a relaxed riding position.
While the Intenso does boast a slightly longer head-tube than either the B4P or HoC ranges, it does not put the rider into the higher position that some other manufacturers have used in their sportive models.
Instead it relies on materials and carbon lay-up techniques to give the bike a smooth ride that irons out road clatter, while retaining a geometry that offers great handling, responsiveness and long distance endurance.
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 vast 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.
Frame Intenso Dama Bianca carbon, 1.1/8”>1.5”, BB shell BSA, internal cable, mechanical and Di2 electronic shifting compatible
Seatpost Clamp Miche X Carbon System diam. 35mm, black, w/Bianchi logo
Headset FSA Orbit C-40-ACB, NO.42/ACB, Sealed 1.1/8” ACB Top, 1.5” ACB Btm (for 46/56mm Head Tubes) w/Standard 15mm top cover alloy
Fork Bianchi Full Carbon w/Kevlar, steerer 300mm, 1.5” head
Shifters Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 2x11sp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 11sp, direct attachment, compatible with low gear 23-28T for double
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 11sp for front double & rear 11-speed, band type (34.9mm)
Crankset Shimano FC-RS500-L, Hollowtech II style with solid crank for rear 11sp, 50/34T, w/BB(BSA), black, crank length: 165mm-47cm, 170mm-50/53cm
Bottom Bracket included
Chain Shimano CN-HG600-11
Cassette Shimano 105 CS-5800 11sp, 11-28T
Brakes Reparto Corse RC-471, forged Alloy Dual-Pivot caliper brake, w/cartridge pad
Brake Levers included
Wheelset Fulcrum Racing Sport, clincher, aluminium rims, 18-24 spokes, Shimano HG11 freewheel body
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700x25, 60TPI, Folding, black
Stem Reparto Corse Alloy 6061, rise -7°, height 41mm, 1.1/8”, ext: 90mm-47/53cm
Handlebars Reparto Corse Compact Flat Top Alloy 6061, diam. 31.8mm, reach 116,1mm, drop 66,3mm, size: 380mm-47cm, 400mm-50/53cm
Tape Cork w/ Bianchi logo w/plug
Seatpost Reparto Corse Alloy 6061-T6 3D forged one-piece shaft, two CroMo CP finish bolt, 15mm offset, diam. 31,6mm, length: 300mm-47, 350mm-50/55cm
Saddle Selle San Marco Era Startup Glamour Open, cover Silkfeel, carbon steel rail, 270x158mm