2014 Bianchi Volpes are in! We’re excited to have the Volpe in stock in basically every size, and also to announce the new Lupo.
If you want to try a variety of riding, you’re best off with a Volpe. We love the Volpe because it works as a fantastic commuter, light touring bike, mixed-terrain road bike, winter trainer, and could even be used for cyclocross. The Volpe is made with a steel frame (Bianchi’s own chromoly tubing) and features generous tire clearance (room for a 700 x 37 tire and fender) and all standard rack and fender eyelets. Bianchi outfitted the Volpe Shimano Tiagra 3×10 shifters and derailleurs and a strong wheelset using Tiagra hubs and a double-walled, eyeleted rim. The price for this versatile, quality bike is just $1295.
The brand new Lupo is based on the Volpe frameset, but with a more affordable parts kit. It has the same intended use as the Volpe, only with Shimano Sora 3×9 shifters, derailleurs, and hubs. Although the Volpe has nicer components and is lighter weight, the Lupo would be a great option for someone looking for a touring or commuting bike on a budget. The Lupo is in stock in multiple sizes for just $1049.