Bianchi Infinito XE Ultegra Disc review

The XE model aims to bring the Infinito to a wider audience with a more friendly price tag, but what does it sacrifice along the way?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

In the Infinito XE, Bianchi has sought to bring the endurance race model to a new audience via a lower entry point to the range. Interestingly, the lack of Countervail doesn't seem to have had a huge impact on the comfort of the ride, and the Infinito XE offers a stable and confidence inspiring experience. However, even with a wheel swap it wasn't as nimble and quick footed as we'd like - with its portly weight likely to be a factor.

Reasons to buy
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    Nice blend of comfort with enough range in the geometry

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels a let down

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Bianchi's Infinito XE aims to please the rider looking for an all-rounder on two wheels: something that'll perform in a Gran Fondo of epic distance proportions without lacking the quick footed agility required in a race bike.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.