The usual long time lurker, first time poster. I have been enjoying everyone's rides on this site immensely and take heart that their are others just as affected by the love of bikes as I.
Anyway I have been riding a 2011 Merida scultura for the past 3 years. I have clocked up about 18000 Kms on her.
I have been dropping hints to the wife about a Bianchi oltre for the past 2 years. Well it seems she has listened because I have been informed that she has purchased me(for my 40th Birthday) a 2014 oltre xr2 frame set in black. This was supposed to be a surprise gift but since I am the master of coin in my household, it was going to be very difficult spending that sought of cash without me noticing.
So I have started to assemble a few parts and will post them as I receive them.
This is a list of all the components I have purchased
Frame, Fork, Seatpost: 2014 Bianchi Oltre XR2 size 50
Seat: selle San Marco fx carbon open
Stem: Deda Superleggero 100mm
Bar: Deda Superleggera 44cm
Bar tape: Lizard Skin Celeste
bottle cages: Deda Carbon Bottle Cages
Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS V2
Wheels: Enve SES 3.4 Clinchers
Hubs: Chris King R45
Tires: Continental GP4000S
Pedals: Garmin Vectors
I currently use a Quarq Elsa Power meter on my Merida and really want power on this bikers well. SRM is currently out of my budget. The only options I really have are Powertap and the Garmin Vector. I decided to go with the Vectors as I really wanted to try the CK hubs.
I will be building her up after my birthday in early April after my kids have given me the frame.
Anyway here are a few pics of the components I have received.
The last image is one I downloaded as I don't have any of my frame set ATM.
All opinions on this build are most welcome.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk