The Fastest Climbing Bike Ever - But How Good Is It Now?

Published on May 14th 2023


Marco Pantaniโ€™s 1998 Bianchi Mega Pro XL is one of the most legendary climbing bikes in the history of cycling. It won the Giro dโ€™Italia and the Tour de France, setting numerous climbing records including the fastest time ever up Alpe dโ€™Huez. But how fast is it now? Si puts it up against a modern Pinarello F9 to find out. This is vintage vs modern: climbing bike edition!

Thanks to Dan at @vintagevelos9517 for lending us this bike and be sure to check out their channel for more great content!

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