Bianchi Intenso Tiagra review

We review Bianchi's Intenso Tiagra, an endurance road bike with kevlar inserts to increase frame comfort and a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Great frame let down by indifferent spec

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Comfortable, compliant frame

  • +

    Great handling

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Tiagra groupset is a bit below par at this price

  • -

    Budget wheels

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The frame is undoubtedly the star of the Bianchi Intenso Tiagra. It may not feature any of the impressive (and expensive) anti-vibration Countervail technology of its big brother in Bianchi’s endurance range, the Infinito CV, but it can hardly be described as backwards.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.