New Bianchi Arcadex adventure gravel bike adds internal frame storage and 50mm tyre clearance

Bianchi Arcadex
(Image credit: Bianchi)

Bianchi has added a new gravel bike to its quiver today, with an update to its Arcadex adventure bike. It will sit alongside the Impulso gravel race bike and offers an option more suited to gravel adventures and multi-day bikepacking expeditions.

That means big tyre clearance – up to 50mm in 700c – which reduces to 45mm with mudguards fitted. The drive-side chainstay is dropped and includes a full-length protective sleeve. All four bike specs are fitted with 1x groupsets. 

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Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way. Paul has contributed to Cyclingnews' tech coverage for a few years, helping to maintain the freshness of our buying guides and deals content, as well as writing a number of our voucher code pages.