Bianchi Bicycles now at Bikeline

Bianchi Bicycles now at Bikeline

At Bikeline we're always looking to bring beautiful and unique products to our customers. One of our recent brand additions: Bianchi 

History and Background of Bianchi Bicycles

Bianchi is a renowned Italian brand known for its high-quality bicycles and rich cycling heritage. Here is an overview of the history and background of Bianchi bicycles:

1. Founding and Early Years

  • Bianchi was founded in 1885 by Edoardo Bianchi, a young Italian engineer, in Milan, Italy.
  • At just 21 years old, Edoardo Bianchi started the company and initially focused on manufacturing surgical instruments.
  • In 1888, Bianchi shifted its focus to bicycles and became one of the earliest bicycle manufacturers in Europe.

2. Longevity and Legacy

  • With a heritage dating back to its founding, Bianchi claims to be the longest-surviving name in the bicycle business.
  • The brand's longevity speaks to its commitment to quality, innovation, and iconic Italian design.

3. Innovation and Advancements

  • Edoardo Bianchi was a pioneer in introducing new technologies and advancements to the bicycle industry.
  • In 1896, Bianchi coined the term "Reparto Corse" (Race Department) and used bike races as proving grounds to test and refine his company's technological innovations.

4. Iconic Wins and Racing Heritage

  • Bianchi bicycles have played a significant role in numerous cycling victories and have a strong racing heritage.
  • Fausto Coppi, one of the greatest cyclists of all time, rode a Bianchi bicycle to win multiple prestigious races, including the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.
  • Jan Ullrich, the German cyclist, won the Tour de France in 1997 riding a Bianchi bicycle.

Bianchi bicycles have stood the test of time, blending tradition and innovation to deliver high-performance bicycles loved by cycling enthusiasts worldwide. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, Bianchi continues to be a prominent player in the cycling industry.


  1. Bianchi: Our Story
  2. A history of Bianchi's classic bikes
  3. Reparto Corse - Edoardo Bianchi & the History of Bianchi
  4. Vintage Bianchi Road Bikes - Beginner's Guide
  5. Bianchi Bikes - The Perfect Blend of Tradition and Innovation
  6. Frugal Average Bicyclist: Vintage Bianchi Bicycles History and Facts

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