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Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:50 pm
by r_mutt
Are the differences merely in carbon layup quality? similar to what the difference between an Cannondale Evo and a high Mod?

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 pm
by Shrike
XR3 and XR4 frames have different tube shapes. XR4 has a sexy fork.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 pm
by Weenie

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 pm
by jimaizumi
Biggest difference, other than visual aspects is that the XR4 uses countervail. But, I mean.. did you try googling this first? You can probably get most of your questions answered that way.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:40 am
by silvalis
jimaizumi wrote:Biggest difference, other than visual aspects is that the XR4 uses countervail. But, I mean.. did you try googling this first? You can probably get most of your questions answered that way.


The XR3 is a countervail bike too.
Did you try googling? :lol: :lol: :lol: (sorry)

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:46 am
by Boshk
r_mutt wrote:Are the differences merely in carbon layup quality? similar to what the difference between an Cannondale Evo and a high Mod?


I have a XR3, it has countervail too. The front derailleur uses a band-on 34.9mm, not braze-on.
XR4 is insignificantly more expensive....at least where I am.
XR4 has the aero fork, 3 is just a normal carbon fork.

Seatpost I believe is the same.
Carbon material difference
Top tube is slightly different along with the headset area, that Vision 5d bar goes well on it.

I know its personally taste, but for the money of a XR4, maybe consider adding F10, C60s, Factor to your bike list.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:57 pm
by r_mutt
silvalis wrote:
jimaizumi wrote:Biggest difference, other than visual aspects is that the XR4 uses countervail. But, I mean.. did you try googling this first? You can probably get most of your questions answered that way.


The XR3 is a countervail bike too.
Did you try googling? :lol: :lol: :lol: (sorry)



oh whoops 8)

Boshk wrote:
I have a XR3, it has countervail too. The front derailleur uses a band-on 34.9mm, not braze-on.
XR4 is insignificantly more expensive....at least where I am.
XR4 has the aero fork, 3 is just a normal carbon fork.

Seatpost I believe is the same.
Carbon material difference
Top tube is slightly different along with the headset area, that Vision 5d bar goes well on it.

I know its personally taste, but for the money of a XR4, maybe consider adding F10, C60s, Factor to your bike list.


yes, it's true that the XR4 is similar money to the C60- that's an easy choice- the C60 wins. I found an XR3 at a decent price so I was wondering if there was that much of a difference.

thanks gents

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:23 am
by jimaizumi
Hahaha, I guess I need to work on my googling skills!

While I've never ridden an XR4, I own a C60.. I've heard nothing but good things about the XR4 so I'd be very keen to try one out.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:30 am
by hannawald
easy choice? i would easily take xr4 over c60 every time..

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:17 am
by Noctiluxx
hannawald wrote:easy choice? i would easily take xr4 over c60 every time..


Thats what I just did :D

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:29 am
by silvalis
The front integration of the xr4 does look a lot better than the xr3. But down here, I could get a chorus xr3 for the same price as an xr4 frame.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:06 pm
by r_mutt
it's hard to justify the extra dosh needed for the XR4- although that fork on the XR4 "looks" nicer.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:13 pm
by r_mutt
hannawald wrote:easy choice? i would easily take xr4 over c60 every time..



well, it's depends on what you are looking for. I feel like a C60 is a classic bike- something you might want to hold onto for years while the Bianchi XR4 is more of a pure racebike- almost more of a tool and you might be inclined to want to sell it and "upgrade" to something more modern after a few years.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:16 pm
by JOrange
Shrike wrote:XR4 has a sexy fork.



:lol: +1

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:47 am
by r_mutt
It's forking sexy!

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 am
by zappafile123
The XR4, aside from using different tube shapes that are allegedly more aero uses a different carbon layup and different kinds of carbon fibre. The XR4 is harder to make and uses more expensive carbon fibre which is part of the reason why it costs more than the XR3 (aside from 'flagship frame tax' which would explain most of the markup). Both frames, as stated, incorporate CV into the layup.

I have limited experience riding the XR3, but basically the XR4 is a lot stiffer/more responsive. The XR4 is therefore a little more exciting to ride and has the 'specialness' to its ride quality (which is no doubt influenced by an awareness of its status within Bianchi's lineup). I was underwhelmed by the XR3, but the XR4 is pretty awesome. Both bikes are really comfortable. Currently I'm also riding my 12' SS Evo + Izalco Max and the XR4 is just on another level entirely when it comes to dulling out road chatter (the Dale is comfy by most peoples standards, the Max is, in comparison brutally harsh). In practice the the alleged aerodynamics wont count for anything. So there's three reasons to get the XR4 over an XR3: Prestige, excitement and DM braking.

Re: Bianchi XR4, XR3 differences

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 am
by Weenie