Review: Bianchi Allroad 105

Bianchi’s first entry into the adventure-road arena is an interesting one. The Bianchi Allroad 105's geometry pairs a 72-degree head and a 73-degree seat angle with a 575mm top-tube (59cm bike), which are standard endurance road bike numbers. But throw in long 435mm chainstays and massive tyre clearances, and it looks more off-road ready.

Bianchi Allroad 105 ride impression

The Bianchi Allroad 105 features a mountain bike favourite too: the dropper post. This allows you to drop the saddle by 100mm at the touch of a lever, giving you plenty of clearance to move around, on and off the saddle, for improved balance over technical terrain.

The KS e-Ten dropper works smoothly via a forward-facing, under-saddle lever. We didn’t think we’d get much use out of it, but on more technical stuff we reached for the lever all the time, and on more danger-laden, bumpy off-road descents being able to move around was brilliant. At 700g it’s heavier than a standard post, but we can live with that.