Bianchi won its second World Championship title
with Felice Gimondi. Two more will follow in 1986 with
Moreno Argentin and in 1992 with Gianni Bugno.
the Bianchi trademark was taken over by Piaggio
Bianchi launched on the European market the “BMX”:
special bikes designed mainly for youngsters
to perform off-road acrobatic feats and thus
set a trend.
the year of the “Mountain bike”,
the off-road bicycle designed in cooperation
with Bianchi USA.
Bianchi took over the Austrian trademark “Puch”.
The year 1990 brought
a further innovative idea leading to a completely
new generation of bicycles, the prototype of
the modern city bike. Bianchi’s new creation
was called “Bianchi Spillo”, and
in a short time it became a reference for the
whole bicycle industry; even nowadays, all the
manufacturers have a range based on this bicycle
Though without losing sight of the on-road competitions,
Bianchi focused on mountain bike challenges.
In 1991 Bruno
Zanchi, riding his Bianchi bike, became MTB World
Champion in the downhill specialty.
In 1993 another
Bianchi biker, Dario Acquaroli, got the MTB World
Championship in the cross country specialty.
Bianchi re-engineered in-depth its city bike
models through the “City Project” aimed
to equip them, for the first time ever, with
avant-garde frames, built according to the most
updated ergonomic parameters.