So here it is!! This is one of the newest bike builds at Laguna Cyclery. This is the Bianchi Infinito, which belongs to the Coast to Coast line from Bianchi. The Coast to Coast line from Bianchi is built for optimal riding position, maximum performance and minimal fatigue. After closer review of its fit and finish, then a test ride along Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, I was considering one for my stable.
Just looking at the bike, you can see that Bianchi spent a considerable amount of time on the presentation. The lines of the bike are fluid and the monocoque design allows Bianchi to add some nice detail around the head tube and through the chain stays. Beyond the smooth lines and fluid design, Bianchi kept the frame incredibly clean by internally routing all the brake and derailleur cables. The internal routing keeps the bike clean and allows the viewer to focus on the frame design rather than exposed cables. This frame exemplifies the attention to beauty that this italian frame maker has always been famous for.
After drooling over the fit and finish of this frame I decided that it needed a little exercise up and down Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Riding this bike is where it really came alive! Since this frame was born, bred and MANUFACTURED in Italy, I could really feel the attention to responsive ride dynamics that Bianchi builds into all its frames. While putting this bike through its paces I noticed that it had a nice long wheel base and it was impressively steady at high speed descents. Also, since it has a fairly tall head tube, the riding position was comfortable and it would be the perfect bike for those century rides through the mountains. Another aspect of the frame I enjoyed was that the torsional stiffness of the monocoque design. This stiffness added to the ease of getting the bike to speed and staying there!
As much as I enjoyed riding this bike today, I was happy to see it found a new home. Yes, it was sold today, but hopefully, it will not be the last time I run into this bike. Luckily, I can look forward to the next build at Laguna Cyclery. On that note, the next review will be focusing on a new Ibis Mojo. I will post the pictures and reviews the second I get my hands on that ride.