This article first appeared on Bikeradar
Bianchi this week launched a limited edition version of its Oltre XR that celebrates the 70th birthday of Italian cycling legend Felice Gimondi.
Only 70 of the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 limited edition bikes will be made, and the retail price has been pegged at €13,490 (£10,820/$17,450).
Built up with Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS electronic group, the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 features a custom paint job, including a down tube filled with Gimondi’s race exploits, and comes with a full complement of special Bianchi swag.
Including with each of the bikes are:
- a semi-rigid bike bag with the Gimondi 70 logo
- a bike cover with the Gimondi 70 logo
- a certificate signed by Felice Gimondi
- a special Santini cycling kit (bib shorts and jersey) by Santini, with the same graphics and colors used by Felice Gimondi's Bianchi team in the ’70s
- a Bianchi/Gimondi book
Other special touches on the bike include the appropriate color stripes in deference to Gimondi’s wins at the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España and the World Championships. Bianchi also used its late ’60s/early ’70s logo on the bike.