The very first fruit of the collaboration between the oldest bicycle maker in Italy (also in the world) and the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer has finally been introduced. Bianchi and Ferrari is presenting an all-new road bike – the SF01 – as the first of the Scuderia Ferrari branded high-performance bikes, as developed by taking inspiration from racing cars in the Formula One.
SF01 comes as the first-born of the “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project, with developments done in close collaboration between the R&D and Design departments of Bianchi and Ferrari. With a weight of only 780 grams, the SF01 is an ultra-light high-performance road bike. Made from carbon and benefiting from racing geometry, the SF01 is a really lightweight bike. In addition, the SF01 features a stiff carbon frame engineered with Countervail vibration cancelling technology. Employing a special fiber architecture and viscoelastic resin, this technology could cancel up 80 percent of vibrations, which means that power and control could be optimized further.
Moreover, the SF01 employs the Astute One saddle, which only weighs around 94 grams. This saddle is made of 3k carbon, the same materials used for the seats of Ferrari’s F1 race car. The handlebar of the SF01 is wrapped in Astute’s anti-vibration Luxury Black tape, which provides an iconic black-velvet effect. The new SF01 rides on Speed 40C Carbon wheels from Fulcrum. These wheels – featuring Scuderia Ferrari custom graphics and carbon hubs – weigh only 1,420 grams.
In addition, the new SF01 features P ZERO Velo clinchers from Pirelli, making use of the groundbreaking patented SmartNET Silica rubber compound that offers high rolling efficiency, superior wet grip, high mileage and high puncture resistance.
The new SF01 is available in two expressive liveries, combining the Italian sports car maker’s original colors “Rosso Corse” and “Nero Setoso.” Offered in two top versions with Campagnolo Super Record EPS and Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group sets, the new SF01 features hand-painted frames.
For those who wanted to avail of the new SF01 high-performance road bike, they have to shell out around EUR15,000 to get one.
The collaboration between Bianchi and Ferrari commenced in July 2017 was dubbed “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project and was launched under a licensing agreement. Under the project, Bianchi will develop, build and distribute around the world a range of Scuderia Ferrari-branded high-end bicycles on categories like Road, MTB, E-Bike, City-Fitness, and Kids. The collaboration entails close cooperation between the R&D and Design departments from Bianchi and Ferrari.
Bianchi and Ferrari have utilized technology, performance, lightness and esthetic research as well as material excellence as the key words for the “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project. The “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project was recently officially unveiled in Friedrichshafen - Germany, at the Eurobike show.