As many of you know, I have been trying to sell my Bianchi Oltre Xr4 for some time now, but as some of you don’t know, I have a buyer ready and waiting for my return to the UK. So before it goes, I thought it was only fair to do round two of my bike check series. So here it is!
Distance: (at the time of writing): 9,675km
Races won: 6
Weight: 7.4kg (w/ race wheels)
Frame pumps used: 1
Flights taken: 6
Longest Ride: 240km – Read about it here!
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Oltre Xr4 w/ Countervail Technology
Gruppo: Shimano Ultegra 11spd w/ Stages PM
Wheels: Training: Vision Team 35 || Race: Enve SES 4.5 Tubular
Finishing Kit: 3T Stem / Deda Traditional Drop Bars (not pictured) / Fizik Arione / Frame Pump
A bike that wins bike races. I can’t argue Bianchi have made an incredible race bike with the Oltre Xr4. Its fairly light, mine being a big frame and with light wheels its 7.4kg. Very stiff, it feels like all the power is going straight through the pedals and into the road. It is very noticeable when swapping from my winter bike to this to come out to Calpe the difference is night and day. Doing sprints on the tank I’m fairly certain you dont actually go forward, but with this is is very fast!