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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Bianchi 928 Carbon SL - Super Record 11 sp
Image: courtesy Bianchi

Bianchi's 928 Carbon SL - Super Record - 2009 Model

The 2009 Bianchi 928 Carbon SL - Super Record is a racer with double carbon wheels. It is one of the competitor's bikes of choice at the Ironman Triathlon competitions. With an extremely light-weight high-technology design, and extensive utilization of carbon fibre on all components, the 928 Carbon SL is one of the lightest bikes available on the market, and built for the world class racer or the avid racing enthusiast. Bianchi's 928 Carbon SL has a carbon fiber frame that weighs only 900 grams, and the overall weight of the bike is just 6.25 Kg (13.75 lbs)

One of the distinctive aspects of the Bianchi 928 Carbon SL Super Record is the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate carbon rims. They weigh 1185 g and have a 40mm profile in carbon with low aerodynamic lateral drag and carbon spokes. The 928 SL's carbon frame is made of unidirectional carbon fibre that also incorporates nanotechnology in its structure. The front forks are carbon fibre Bianchi FC09's with an internal structural reinforcement for stiffness and weigh just 315 grams.

The 928 Carbon SL has Dedaelementi Campione carbon fibre handlebars and a Dedaelementi Zeronero carbon fibre stem. Bianchi has chosen the Campagnolo SUPER RECORD 11sp series for the rear derailleur, front derailleur, shifters, crankset, chain and sprocket. The front derailleur uses titanium, an aluminium composite cage, and carbon fibre plates and weighs just 72 g. The rear derailleur has an upper forged aluminium body with carbon fibre outer plates and has quick reduced force shifts.

For braking, Bianchi has specified Campagnolo Super Record-D Skeleton brakes front and rear. The seat is a Fizik Arione CX with rails of braided carbon, and the seatpost is a Dedaelementi Black Stick carbon fibre monocoque 31.6 mm. The tires on the Bianchi 928 Carbon SL are Vittoria Corsa EVO CX 320 TPI tubular. 

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