Bianchi Oltre XR4

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fogman
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by fogman

At least they don't lie. My Dogma F8 is apparently made in Taiwan but has a "Made in Italy" sticker because it is painted and assembled in Italy.


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Seedster
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by Seedster

I, too, have always thought it was dishonest of Pinarello to claim made in Italy.


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theletterk
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by theletterk

fogman wrote:At least they don't lie. My Dogma F8 is apparently made in Taiwan but has a "Made in Italy" sticker because it is painted and assembled in Italy.


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Seedster wrote:I, too, have always thought it was dishonest of Pinarello to claim made in Italy.


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yeah....precisely why I am not so bothered anymore! as long as the frame is well finished!

Made in anywhere doesn't matter anymore nowadays but of cos the level of honesty has to be there.

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by Seedster

theletterk wrote:
yeah....precisely why I am not so bothered anymore! as long as the frame is well finished!

Made in anywhere doesn't matter anymore nowadays but of cos the level of honesty has to be there.


XR4 is beautifully designed. Please post pics when you get the vision stem/handlebar. It really ties the bike together.


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jimaizumi
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by jimaizumi

As much as the metron bars look really nice from the side, its a bit weird how it bows outwards

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TwinSpokes21
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by TwinSpokes21

Looks fantastic...love the matte celsete/gloss black colorway. Agreed on the shape of the metron bars. As someone that spends lots of time on the tops, I wonder if positioning/fit is altered at all. I assume not but would be interested if it did affect it in any way even if by the smallest of margins. Either way, amazing bike and build. Congratulations.


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dukezpol
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by dukezpol

How difficult/easy is the matt celeste in cleaning?

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Sacke
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by Sacke

dukezpol wrote:How difficult/easy is the matt celeste in cleaning?


Based on the Specialissima... difficult. You want to clean it with plenty of water, plenty of detergent and plenty of patience. :)

When clean, it looks fantastic. The new Mucoff matte finish would probably be really nice to add a little layer of protection to simplify things.

I have a S5 now, and noticed that for example the Morgan Blue polish, that works wonders on polished surfaces, makes matte surfaces prone to finger prints and uneven looking hues of colour. The celeste colour is a little easier in that point of view, but it's a dirt magnet that needs more attention than many other matte finishes from other manufacturers.

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by dukezpol

Maybe it has been improved in XR4... Any XR4 owners feedback?

theletterk
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by theletterk

Tried cleaning it in the morning after my ride (wet ride). Normally I find it a pain in the arse to clean matte finish frames (had experience with my de rosa before) but I found a way that cleans particularly well. Degreaser!

After cleaning off the soil and dirt with a normal damp cloth...I will use a clean cloth with a little degreaser and wipe down the parts that had stains on it. Lifts everything off very easily. :p

theletterk
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by theletterk

Trying to find which wheels will suit the frame best by trying out different wheels.

Which one do you guys like?

I've got a few more wheels to try out for next few rides

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Seedster
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by Seedster

Ultras look great


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eajohnson
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by eajohnson

I was initially bummed that my existing wheels were the bright logo, since all press photos use the dark label boras. However having seen how the bright wheels look on the bike I wouldn't switch now.
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Oltre XR.4 with bright Bora One

Martin.dk
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by Martin.dk

wow that's hot. the red and white on the wheels ties in nicely with the colors on the crankset and the small red bits on the frame. There's absolutely no reason to go for dark label Boras

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Madone69
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by Madone69

what does she weigh.
Will post my pics as soon as my saddle arrive

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