Bianchi have revealed the Oltre XR bike that World Tour team Vacansoleil-DCM will be riding next year, and here it is in all its finery.
Of course, we’ve already reviewed the bike, although we had it in a different build.
The Oltre XR is a monocoque carbon frame designed for all-out performance and developed with input from Vacansoleil-DCM. It combines UMS40 and CN60 ultra high modulus carbon fibers. Bianchi reckon it’s 30g lighter than the previous generation Oltre and 20% stiffer. The official frame weight for a 55cm model is 895g (+/- 5%).
Team riders, including Belgium’s Thomas de Gendt who finished third overall in the Giro d’Italia this year, will use a 2013 Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset, combined with FSA K-Force chainset and new SL-K brakes.
Here’s the full spec list for you to cut out and keep…
Frame Bianchi HoC Oltre XR Carbon, X-TeX technology, UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay, Internal cable routing, BB30 system
Fork Bianchi Oltre HoC Full Carbon 1 1/2in - 1 1/8in
Seatpost Bianchi Oltre Full Carbon Aero
Chainset FSA K-Force Light BB386 EVO Carbon 53/39
Bottom bracket FSA BB30
Brakes FSA SL-K, new
Headset FSA Orbit 1 1/8in – 1 1/2in
Stem FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
Handlebar FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
Handlebar tape Lizard Skins Celeste Bianchi colour
Saddle Selle San Marco Regale
Wheels Fast Forward F6r carbon
Tyres Vredestein Fortezza Pro TriComp
Shifters Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-spd
Rear mech Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-spd
Front mech Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-spd
Cassette Campagnolo Super Record 11-spd
Chain KMC XL 11-spd
Bottle Elite Corsa Team
Bottle cage Elite Sior Mio carbon
Pedals Look Keo Blade
Powermeter Cycleops Powertap system
Get more details on the Oltre XR from www.bianchi.com.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.