Bianchi Bicycles is the oldest bicycle manufacturer still in existence. They will be celebrating their 130th birthday in 2015. Having been formed in Milan Italy in 1885 by a 21 year old Edoardo Bianchi it is known for numerous things throughout its long history. Bianchi is the first company to use equal-sized wheels fitted with pneumatic tires. They also designed the first women specific bike which was built for the queen. In 1895, Edoardo Bianchi built the bike to teach Italy’s queen how to ride. Her choice of color was Celeste Green, which is carried through in Bianchi’s use of colors today. Did you also know that through the years Bianchi built motorcycles from 1897 through 1967 and vehicles from 1900 to 1939 when the vehicle company was sold to Fiat.
Other notable mentions in their history:
-1913 Invented the front brake system.
-1915 Created a bike for the Army. This bike consisted of wide tires, a folding frame, and a suspension on both the front and rear tires. It was the very first mountain bike!
The bikes listed below is a sampling of the Bianchi bikes we have or can get. If you do not see the bike you are looking for, be sure to let us know. We work closely with our distributors and can get most bikes in Bianchi’s lineup within a couple days.