Another new machine that is bred for cyclocross racing is the Zurigo, which is released by Bianchi for 2012. Though made from hydroformed 7000 series aluminum rather than carbon fiber, the machine has all the same details of performance. Its build kit is made of a full 10-speed drivetrain from SRAM Rival.
Although the ovalized top tube of the bike is usually overlooked, this detail is very important. A wider cross section is created by squashing this top tube in the vertical plane so it is more comfortable to shoulder the bike. Mud and grime is kept by the top tube cable routing from coating the cables.
While it is an excellent race bike, the 2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike is also a suitable machine for commuting and trainings under foul weather. The bike features stability and comfort in various conditions, where any comfort is considered a luxury, thanks to its head angle made a little slacker.