Last week I had the opportunity to photograph the bikes of Zack and Whitney Allison, the fastest couple on the road in Fort Collins. Both are professional road cyclists and are very active in the local scene.  Zack just joined with Team Clif Bar Cycling after several years with Elevate program and Whit will be racing with Team Colavita for her 5th season. First we’re going to check out Whitney’s 2016 Bianchi Aquila CV time trial bike.  We’ll look at both their road bikes in the coming weeks. 

Make no mistake, the Aquila CV is a purpose built race bike.  MSRP on a similar build is $13,449.99.

Full Build Specs

Frame: Small, 2016, Bianchi Aquila CV
Front derailleur: Shimano Di2 Dura Ace
Rear derailleur: Shimano Di2 Dura Ace
Brake levers: Shimano Dura Ace
Brakes: Fouriers Propel Aero V-Brake
Shifters: Shimano Di2 Dura Ace
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace
Cassette gearing: 11-25
Cranks: Shimano Ultegra with Stages
Chainrings: 53×39
Power Meter: Stages
Pedals: Shimano 105
Chain: Shimano
Front Rim: Fulcrum Red Wind 80mm
Front Tire: Vittoria Diamante Pro
Rear Rim: Fulcrum Red Wind 80mm (We have Shimano Discs for racing)
Rear Tire: Vittoria Diamante Pro
Stem: (brand, length): Integrated
Bars: Vision, proprietary
Seatpost: Vision- proprietary
Computer: Garmin 510 (I’m old school!)
Computer mount: Barfly

CFD design and wind tunnel development. NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) aerodynamic profiles. Monocoque carbon frame. High-modulus carbon frame with innovative Countervail® carbon material to cancel vibrations. Full carbon fork. Dedicated geometry with 76.5° seat tube angle and 72° head tube angle. Adjustable rear dropouts minimize the distance between rear wheel and seat tube to reduce turbulence.. Dual cable routing for mechanical and electronic groupsets. Internal cable routing. Integrated aerodynamic bars and stem. Concealed front brake. Minimized rear brake set-up located at the bottom-bracket area. Weight: 1,30 Kg. Sizes: XS – S – M – L.