BIANCHI : SALVATORE GRIMALDI NAMED KNIGHT OF LABOR IN ITALY: “WE ARE READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES”

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BIANCHI : SALVATORE GRIMALDI NAMED KNIGHT OF LABOR IN ITALY: “WE ARE READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES”

Bianchi’s owner stands among the entrepreneurs awarded by Italian Republic President, Sergio Mattarella Bianchi’s owner Salvatore Grimaldi, Grimaldi Industri AB founder and CEO, stands among the 25 new Knights of Labor (Cavalieri del Lavoro) named by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Born in 1945, landed in Sweden with his family at age 7, Grimaldi is a pragmatic but romantic-spirited businessman who built a true engineering emperor with an old dream in mind, one that he would eventually fulfill: acquiring Bianchi, the most famous bike industry in the World. Founded in Milan in 1885, currently based in Treviglio (Italy), Bianchi sells today in more than 60 countries, in every Continent. “It’s a big and important honour for me to be named Knight of Labor: I’m proud to have contributed to the growth and the achievements of the Italian industry, as well as further empowering Bianchi historical brand both […]

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CAMPAGNOLO NEWS JUNE 2019 – Carapaz with Movistar Team wins the Giro d’Italia

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CAMPAGNOLO NEWS JUNE 2019 – Carapaz with Movistar Team wins the Giro d’Italia

CARAPAZ WINS THE GIRO D’ITALIA A fantastic success. The new groupset Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed and the well known full carbon Campagnolo Bora wheels were certainly a support to the exploits of the Ecuadorian hero, Richard Carapaz, who claimed overall honours at the 102nd Giro d’Italia. Congratulations to Carapaz and the all Movistar Team! READ MORE WITH WINGS ON WHEELS We are pleased to present the project, written by Gino Cervi and produced by Pia no P, the Italian podcast platform for quality journalism. In six episodes in Vicenza and around Italy you will hear voices, stories and insights on the brand that has made, and continues to do, the history of cycling and cycling. LISTEN TO PODCAST THE CAMPAGNOLO COVERS: -15% DISCOUNT Protect your iPhone with the elegant leather Campagnolo cover. Besides being designed to offer high-level protection, the blue leather cover gives your iPhone a modern look […]

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Professional Advice on how to package your bicycle safely

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Professional Advice on how to package your bicycle safely

Okay, now that we have done the hardest part of selling your bicycle through BikeChange, now comes probably one of the most important conclusive actions… packaging your bicycle correctly for shipping. Not all courriers are careful handling your packages and bicycles, if packed poorly, can arrive at their new owner ready for the dustbin – and very likely having to reimburse your buyer. Here are some useful tips … I hope they help! Visit your local bicycle shop and ask them if they have any cardboard bicycle boxes left, and ask them if they can give one to you. Buy some heavy duty and ‘fragile handle with care’ tape A roll of bubble wrap and some spare cardboard boxes to insert into the main carrier box to hold he frame still Choose a reliable courier that offers insurance on goods Photograph your closed box  

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GiroItalia 2019 – Verona Arrival Recap – Final stage

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GiroItalia 2019 – Verona Arrival Recap – Final stage

On Sunday the 2nd of June (also Italy’s national bank holiday – Festa della Repubblica), we decided to go and participate in the final stage of the Giro Italia 2019 in the Arena di Verona. The usual very noisy and hectic Showmanship from the organisers where gadgets galore and very attractive models were the order of the day! The Final wait arrived who was going to take the prestigious ‘Amore Infinito’ trophy back home – joining the elite of World-Wide Cycling Champions? Vincenzo Nibali or Riccardo Carapaz.. Well with the searing heat in the arena the Ecuadorian nipped it. A worthy winner of the Giro. A special mention to Chad Haga who hit the turbo button to win the final Crono stage. Relive the final moments in the arena with us….

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How to sell your bicycle on BikeChange

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How to sell your bicycle on BikeChange

With the advent of internet, it has been increasingly easy to sell or buy your bicycle online. However the web is harsh reality full of poorly managed marketplaces (90% of the time cloned by improvised cycling marketing consultants looking to make a quick buck!). This platform is managed by our online marketing team 24H. We take great pride in our Brand Reputation, hence we have decided to give you some useful tips before publishing on our platform. Benchmark the true value of you bicycle by surfing the web. Declare a realistic value in your advert. Be honest about the true state of your bicycle. Prepare it properly for sale. Give precise information about the bicycle ( brand, model, size…) Clean Your Bicycle properly, change the Bar tape, recondition the Group-set, hydraulic components & tyres. Take Really good Photos (fully focussed in good light conditions). Most Smartphones now take excellent images. […]

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BAM! is back! The European meeting of bicycle travelers.

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BAM! is back! The European meeting of bicycle travelers.

In Mantua, from the 17th to the 19th of May, the fifth edition of the European Bicycle Adventure Meeting. For those who ride to go far, for those who pursue the horizon, for those who push their pedals with their dreams. The weight of the bicycle with which you arrive doesn’t, nor does if you sleep in a tent sharing with others a roof of stars or if you choose a more comfortable accommodation: what matters is to meet, once a year, to see each other and share stories and projects. We don’t deal with timing or performance: the bike is just our philosophy. We were there to meet old and new friends while the village was setting up (today the 17th of May) for a rich weekend of Adventure Cycling in the historic city of Mantua – Italy. Check out their website for the full program https://www.bameurope.it/en/bam-2019/

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Tiagra components upgraded with improved hydraulic brake system

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Tiagra components upgraded with improved hydraulic brake system

SHIMANO road riding groupset enhanced for entry-level riders Shimano has announced an upgraded version of its popular TIAGRA range with the promise of an enhanced cycling experience for riders new to road biking. New DUAL CONTROL (brake/gear) LEVERS (ST-4720-L/R) replace the previous non-series ST-RS405 units and now follow the pattern set by Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 with a slim body to house the hydraulic disc brake controls and increased adjustability for optimum bike control. The TIAGRA 10-speed shifting mechanism within the lever body has also been upgraded from the non-series levers to provide quicker rear gear shifts, allowing riders to rifle through the cassette to gear up for a sprint or gear down for a climb. An optional extra feature with the new TIAGRA Dual Control Levers, also found at 105 and Ultegra levels, is a version with a short reach lever and more outboard profile (ST-4725-L/R) for riders with […]

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Shimano GRX brings world’s first dedicated gravel/adventure component series

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Shimano GRX brings world’s first dedicated gravel/adventure component series

Featuring multiple options including double and single drivetrains, mechanical or electronic shifting, 11 and 10-speed drivetrains, dropper post integration and wide or close-range gear ratios dedicated to every style of gravel and adventure riding. Following a comprehensive research, testing and development process, bringing together global feedback from riders on trails, bridleways, pavement and paths at all levels of competitiveness, Shimano introduces a new component series known as GRX; the world’s first dedicated family of gravel/adventure components built for both fast riding and assured capability on loose surfaces. GRX offers RX800, RX600 or RX400-series components with 1×11, 2×11 and 2×10 drivetrains and mechanical and Di2 electronic shifting options, allowing riders to tailor their mixed surface riding experience and explore beyond their usual limits to pursue a wide range of terrain.  Developing the series took Shimano’s development team well outside traditional confines to create a platform that addresses riders’ needs now […]

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Riva Bike Festival 2019

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Riva Bike Festival 2019

Every year in May, in the pittoresche settings of Riva del Garda (Trento), The Bike Festival hosts the most important International Cycling Brands at one of the best run open public events of the Italian Cycling Calendar – RIVA BIKE FESTIVAL powered by FSA. The Event is obviously orientated much around Adventure Cycling (Downhill,Gravity,Xc, E-Bike & Gravel) and Cycle Tourism due to the location, Lake Garda which has an embarrassing quantity of Adventure Cycling Routes. We went yesterday to meet many friends and scoured around the stands reporting for you. Big thanks to SRAM for the really useful rain coat and MAGURA for the top popcorn! My personal favourites were the YT Industries and the POLE Frame Geometries! Which are your favourites? It was an impressive turnout (lots of foreign visitors: Germans, Austrians, Brits, Dutch) even with the terrible weather that arrived at 16.00. Here are the forecasted amount of […]

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Bianchi News: Gravel party in Tuscany: Bianchi in the spotlights at Nova Eroica

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Bianchi News: Gravel party in Tuscany: Bianchi in the spotlights at Nova Eroica

Bianchi showcases the very best of its range in Buonconvento. The Men and Women races’ winners will be awarded with Bianchi L’Eroica frame Bianchi gravel models and the very best of Bianchi’s Road, MTB and e-Bike range, including brand-new Sprint and Bianchi L’Eroica vintage bike, shine at Nova Eroica in Buonconvento (Italy) on April 26th-28th. Open to gravel, road and CX bikes, Nova Eroica combines gravel and granfondo in the Eroica style. Nova Eroica celebrates the white roads of Tuscany by mixing time trial segments with pleasurable transfer sections for the thrill of racing and an epic group ride experience: a granfondo reimagined for a new generation of cyclists, a gravel party – in the wake of the Eroica’s tradition – open to modern bikes. Men and Women races’ winners will be awarded by Bianchi – global sponsor of the event – with a L’Eroica frame, the special steel bike officially certified by L’Eroica commission to ride […]

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