Here at the office, we love all the bikes we sell and we try not to play favorites too often, but something about Bianchi bikes makes it our pick of the litter with its road bike offerings. Great looking, sublime ride qualities, and a list of palmares that other brands can only dream of, Bianchi bikes are steeped in tradition yet continue to develop and evolve in a sport where speeds are only getting faster and the difference between first and second is often just the width of a tire. The Oltre is the epitome of a road race machine and is the go-to frame choice for Team Jumbo-Vismas for every race except the brutal cobbles of Roubaix. Even in the high mountains, where we would expect GC riders on the uber-lightweight Specialissima, the team calls on the Oltre as its superior aerodynamics trump chasing grams. In addition to the Hell of the North, the Oltre is also being ridden in the high mountains, where we would expect GC riders on the uber-lightweight Specialissima. So perfect is the Oltre that our only niggle would be its lack of disc brake compatibility, something we've been enjoying more and more, and with the Oltre XR4 Disc Road Bike Frameset that all changes. You can now own and ride one of the world's fastest road bikes with the power and modulation of disc brakes adding the confidence to slow it down from any speed, in any weather condition. Before we dive into the frame's specifics, we want to commend Bianchi for offering the Oltre XR4 as a frameset. It's typical to find these wonderbikes with downgraded components and substandard wheels to hit certain price points, so it's refreshing that we have the ability to build up a dream bike exactly as we want to or the ability to transfer parts over from another build. This particular frameset does come with a matching aero seatpost with an adjustable setback of -10 to 25mm and the excellent Vision Metron Integrated bar and stem in size-specific lengths and widths to further its aerodynamic profile. All in a...
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