2017 BIANCHI Oltre XR4 Di2 [6.85kg]

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marek
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by marek

Here is my Bianchi Oltre XR4. Build conducted since February till May and still not finished ;)

My conditions were:
- light/aero setup --> frame, wheels, bars
- comfort --> frame, tires, bar tape
- look

Only Di2 considered, don't like Campagnolo's look and ergonomics.

Bike could be easily under 6.50kg but it's for daily use and must be durable and... satisfy my eyes ;)

Final weight: 6.85kg

Frame: BIANCHI - Oltre XR4 - 57cm
Fork: BIANCHI - Oltre XR4
Expander: EXTRALITE - expander UltraStar3
Top cap: absoluteBLACK
Headset: FSA
Seatpost clamp: BIANCHI - Oltre XR4 + CARBON TI - Aluminium Screw M5x35 black
Seatpost: BIANCHI - Oltre XR4 + LBS - Precision ti bolts M6x25 black
Seat: CROWN SADDLE - Graf Ludwig II (custom red stitching)
Stem: THM - Tibia (100mm / 6 degrees)
Spacers: TUNE - Spacer Magnesium (15mm) + EXTRALITE - ExtraBolt 10 (5mm)
Bar: 3T - Aeronova LTD stealth (42cm) (shortened ends)
Bartape: LIZARD SKINS - DSP 3.2mm
Bottle cages: VINCERO DESIGN - edgePRO (incl. Bianchi alu bolts)
Outer Cables: JAGWIRE - Road Elite + SHIMANO - Dura-Ace BC-9000
Inner Cables: POWER CORDZ - Zylon Brake Cable
Brakes: SHIMANO - Dura-Ace BR-R9110 (F&RS) + TUNE - carbon brake shoes
Front derailleur: SHIMANO - Dura-Ace FD-R9150
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO - Dura-Ace RD-R9150 SS + CERAMICSPEED - OSPW system coated black
Crankset: SHIMANO - 105 FC-5800 (172.5mm) + STAGES G2
Bottom Bracket: CERAMICSPEED - BB86 Coated Black
Chainrings & bolts: absoluteBlack OVAL ROAD 110/4 BCD 50/34 + 4 absoluteBlack bolts
Chain: KMC - X11SL DLC black/celeste - 114 links
Shifters: SHIMANO - Dura-Ace ST-R9150
Cassette: ROTOR - Uno (11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24-28)
Wheels: ROVAL - CLX 64
Inner tubes: CONTINENTAL - Race Light 700 x 20-25 (presta 80mm)
Tires: S-WORKS - TURBO 700x26C
Pedals: SPEEDPLAY - Nanogram Zero
Di2 cables: EW-JC130-SM, EW-SD50 (300, 400, 550, 750, 950) + EW-SD50-I x2
Di2 accessories: EW-RS910, SM-JC41, EW-WU111, BT-DN110-1, FSA battery holder

Up to date I rode approx. 2000 kilometers on the bike. It's stiffness to comfort ratio is unbeatable, absolutely amazing !

Plans for future:
- Dura-Ace power meter (R9100-P) - release in November ?
- replace spacers for FSA aero (better look, but heavier)


Big thanks to all forum members ! You inspired many of my ideas and helped the build to come true !

I'm open to answer any questions :)
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kgt
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by kgt

It looks fantastic.

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by dolophonic

:beerchug:

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by calvin

Great looking bike :thumbup:

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by bura

Well done.... Enjoy your ride.
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by JScycle

Stunning bike!

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by Donic

Wow, amazing build!

jever98
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by jever98

Cool bike - how do you like the stem?
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syplam
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by syplam

Nice bike! U used to own a sworks bike? How does your old bike compare with the oltre


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by syplam

Nice bike! U used to own a sworks bike? How does your old bike compare with the oltre


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marek
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by marek

jever98 wrote:Cool bike - how do you like the stem?

Thanks :beerchug:

The stem offers very solid connection to handle bars. Connection type is innovative and actually much better than standard considering carbon-titanium interface. It's very stiff for sprinting but gives little bit of smoothness in terms of canceling vibrations.

Previously I had EXTRALITE - HyperStem O-6 which was 3 grams lighter (but 10 mm shorter). I definitely prefer THM due to it's stability and look.

I'm considering buying longer one, and this will be again Tibia.

Stem is very expensive, but really worth it.

marek
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by marek

syplam wrote:Nice bike! U used to own a sworks bike? How does your old bike compare with the oltre


Thanks :thumbup:

I've had old Venge - see photo below.

Venge was very nice bike but Oltre XR4 is much better, technically speaking (as it is obviously newer).

Main differences are:

- Bianchi is much stiffer in bottom bracket area, you could feel Venge bending while climbing out of saddle.

- Venge was very harsh (stiff) vertically. Did not absorb any vibrations from the road. I can say that Biamchi's Countervail is really working.

- Oltre XR4 is more stable during descending, the fork and head tube are much stiffer.

- I don't like Oltre XR4 seatpost: nice carbon with heavy, old fashioned metal clamping system on top (50g heavier than Venge one).

- I really liked S-WORKS crankset. One of the lightest options on the market (626grams with 50-34 absoluteBLACK oval rings and QUARK power meter).

I hope this answers the question ;)
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davidalone
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by davidalone

Can I ask- is that 20mm of spacers? I am thinking about buying one and need 25mm including the top cap ( assuming it is 10mm- so 15mm of spacers. was wondering how it looks like.)

marek
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by marek

davidalone wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Can I ask- is that 20mm of spacers? I am thinking about buying one and need 25mm including the top cap ( assuming it is 10mm- so 15mm of spacers. was wondering how it looks like.)

There is 15 mm spacer under the stem and 5 mm over.

I hope it helps.

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