The new Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc has just arrived for testing and we're very excited by the prospect because the rim brake version, which has been around for a couple of years, is an excellent race bike.
The Bianchi Oltre XR3 Disc is also very good. Read our review
The Oltre XR4 Disc is available in various different builds. The model we have here is built up with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset with a 52/36-tooth semi-compact chainset. The wheels are Fulcrum Racing Quattros with 40mm deep carbon-fibre rims. This model is priced £7,600.
The standard version in a Shimano Ultegra Di2 build has Fulcrum Racing 418 wheels and is priced £6,500, while the top-level model with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset is £10,000.
If you'd prefer a Campagnolo groupset, the Oltre XR4 Disc is available with Super Record and Shamal Ultra DB wheels for £9,400.
Check out the video for more details, or go to www.bianchi.com. We'll have a full review on road.cc soon.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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 winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.