What goes into making a competitive bicycle in 2016? More than you could ever imagine according to the world’s oldest bicycle manufacturer, Bianchi Bicycles.
In Episode 4 of GoPro‘s Beyond the Race series, cycling fans are given unprecedented access to look behind the scenes at Italy’s Bianchi Bicycles – a company which was founded in 1885. The short clip looks at the finer details of a winning bike and talks about how carbon fibre has changed the game since its introduction twenty years ago by drastically pushing production and innovation methods.
This technical know-how eventually filters down to teams like Team Lotto Jumbo and their riders who are able to extract micro-tenths of a second out of the lightweight machines.
From lab to road, this is the fine art of competition bike making.