Campagnolo components are world known for being some of the most advanced components on the market. Campagnolo has a long history and has made many advancements in the bicycle world. As a matter of fact if you ride any sort of geared bike your life has been directly impacted by Campagnolo as Tullio Campagnolo invented the first parallelogram rear derailleur in 1949. Years earlier Tullio also invented the quick release so that bicycle wheels could be changed without the use of tools. Weather its big inventions that changed the way we use bicycles or small steps like the first 11 speed cassette Campagnolo has always been know for their innovation and quality.
Everyone knows that these products are some of the best on the market yet in the United States we don’t see many bikes sporting Campagnolo drive trains. The reason is that Campagnolo in the United States has always come at a premium and your average Joe cyclist wants a more budget friendly group set. Most Frame manufactures spec very few if not none of their bikes with Campagnolo components just because of the price of these products compared to the prices of their competitors. Campagnolo looses most of these builds to competitors like Sram and Shimano who can provide a product at a lower price point to the manufacturers. When a manufacturer does decide to spec Campagnolo parts in one of their builds it tends to be one of their top of the line bikes using Campagnolo Super Record or even Campagnolo Record EPS. With this happening how do these components ever reach the common cyclist?
Bianchi Bicycles being a deeply rooted Italian company has always supported Campagnolo components in their build options. For 2013 Bianchi has brought in a new setup that will truly show the world that Campagnolo can be sold to the average cyclist. Bianchi just released the new Vertigo Veloce into its 2013 lineup. This bike is a nice carbon frame nothing crazy expensive but still having all the style and appeal we all expect from a Bianchi and comes built up with Campagnolo Veloce components. The most impressive part of thispackage is the price. Bianchi is offering this carbon fiber Veloce bike at $2,400 MSRP. The same frame built with Shimano 105 Sells for $2,000 MSRP so an extra $400 for Campagnolo parts? Yes please!
This is a great step for Bianchi to be able to offer a new category of bikes built with Campagnolo parts for the average person. This gives the marketplace a unique option to Shimano 105 and Sram Apex bikes but still maintains a similar price point. Here at Bicycle Heaven we are very excited to have this New Vertigo Veloce on the Sales floor for 2013 to show people that yes there is an affordable Campagnolo option.