My dream bike build - Bianchi Oltre XR

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

Thank you all for the compliments! As of right now it's snowing, so no pictures today I'm afraid. Will post photo with zondas as well!
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As much as my bianchi only cost me £670 , I wish I had never sold it. This is of course in another league, well jel.

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I like the bianchi well done :thumbup:
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by maverick_1

Very nice and great built!
Btw, what's the horizontal toptube length of a 50cm Oltre?

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by Apileoftile

Very beautiful. I love Bianchi's too and have drooled over a many catalouge as well, but I'm closer to 50 and so most of the ones I dreamed about were Steele & always Celeste. I do really like the new carbon however. Great Build. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

Monkeyboy: Get a new one :D
Maverick: It's 525mm :)

Thanks for the nice comments!
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by Martin.F

A short ride report and comparison to my Cervelo. I did 2x20min@320w today with a couple of sprints to get the feel of the bike.

Stiffness in terms of pedaling seems quite similar. They both feel very efficient, responsive and rocket-like.

The front is a LOT stiffer than on the Cervelo. I don't know if it's the fork or frame, but it feels much more agile and precise when cornering and during sprints.

Comfort: Now this is something very different. The Bianchi seems to float on a cloud of happiness over high-vibration and fast repeating small bumps. I will take it for a much longer ride next weekend to compare it to the Cervelo on longdistance rides.

So far I'm really impressed. The Cervelo never stopped giving me the "wow, this is a great bike" feeling, even after 2 years and I should be accustomed to it. If the Bianchi can deliver the same feeling I'm more than pleased.

Happy riding! :beerchug:
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by Michel

looks great!

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by Fanis

Nice bike!!i like very much the front stamp
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@Martin,

We're on the same size :)

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by bearman

Nice bike! How tall are you?

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

Maverick: Saw your rb1000, I was considering one of those - Beautiful bike you have there!

Bearman: I'm 171cm tall (or short)
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by bearman

Thanks - I can't remember If I have a 53 or 55... but I'm 5,9cm.... Would consider getting an XR if its feels substantially better. But not sure I can justify getting another bike when I've only ridden my Oltre for a few months.

Enjoy.

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