A Bianchi XR4 - Is it the G.O.A.T.?

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I just got back from Chicago and landed at 1am Sat morning. I was planning on swapping cranks in the AM and then riding but had to deal with a server that died at 630am...for the entire day.

I swapped cranks in the evening. The Campagnolo SRM is a pretty respectable weight since its weight includes bearings:

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So, 610g for BB and srm.

Origin needed 4130 BB from rotor:

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Total weight for Origin and bottom bracket is roughly 592g.


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Total weight is 6.55kg

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Did some steerer cutting and put on a record DM brake to see how it feels.

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Both variations are very nice :beerchug:
It's like a two personnalities Bianchi. Love it !!

Louis :)

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Whoops... Another wheelset:

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RyanH wrote:Did some steerer cutting and put on a record DM brake to see how it feels.

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If I were to do an “aero” bike, this could very well be the one. How do you like it so far? Does it come in a more “all celeste” color, like the Specialissimo? I did check out the geo and it would work quite nicely for me. I mean, if I were in the market for a new bike and all, which I’m not. But this is one of the few bikes currently out there these days that I actually do a double take on.
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The 47mm MCC's are peak wheel bling.

Did you get rid of a set (Reynolds?) or are you just building a wheel arsenal at this point?

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I haven't hit all of my rides yet to fully vet it. I still need to do a nice, aggressive descent. My initial impression though is that it's a very well rounded bike. In the next few weeks I should get some back to back time with the Izalco Max.

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Indeed. I wasn't planning on getting them but I got them for a steal. Wheel arsenal is growing again at the moment.

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Calnago wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:34 am
RyanH wrote:Did some steerer cutting and put on a record DM brake to see how it feels.

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If I were to do an “aero” bike, this could very well be the one. How do you like it so far? Does it come in a more “all celeste” color, like the Specialissimo? I did check out the geo and it would work quite nicely for me. I mean, if I were in the market for a new bike and all, which I’m not. But this is one of the few bikes currently out there these days that I actually do a double take on.
My riding buddies use Bianchi, and local club and lbs are Bianchi dealers...So my C60 friends most of the times are Bianchi's and Oltre XR4 :)

Yes it come in more Celeste colour, and with Bora 50 look gorgeous....

Lucky for u that Oltre Geometry can fit u, i tried but in my case 55 too big (have to use it with 100 stem probably), and 53 too low stack (have to use plenty of spacers). Too bad there is no 54 size, otherwrise probably will ride Specialissima ....

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@calnago
I haven't hit all of my rides yet to fully vet it. I still need to do a nice, aggressive descent. My initial impression though is that it's a very well rounded bike. In the next few weeks I should get some back to back time with the Izalco Max.



One of the friends we ride together often, is really fast with his Oltre XR4 on downhills, and he never look that fighting with bike on downhills, always look very stable (and he also comment that his Oltre XR4 is so stable on downhills) Even tight situations, look like he is on rails..

I also tried, but Oltre XR2 in 55 (which was a bit big to me), but feeled really planted.. For XR4 they say it's even better.. And u done awesome choice (and lucky for u that Geometry fit u, i dont have that luck with Bianchi :( )

Also ur bike look very nice...If u are interested in actual weight, Oltre XR4 in 55 was aproximetly same weight as my C60 in 50S when we measure on my friends assemlby process (around 1150 gm for a frame)

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Beautiful build. I had one in matte Celeste with full campy and it is indeed a fast and comfortable “aero” bike. Those corimas look amazing. Please post more pics in better lighting!

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Dang Ryan, thats hottttttt!
Wasn't impressed when the xr4 replaced my xr2, with the angular rear end, but its grown on me.
I think a lot of manufacturers have realised that "x type" bike or a "y type" bike are too singly attributed, and the best real world bikes are a blend of this and that.
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Ok, that's nice. I have been thinking about getting the Origin, too. I would be interested in your thoughts vs ths Campagnolo version.

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Got new bars today in the post, the new Pro Aero Superlight in size 38cm:

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Weight of liners
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Plan was to put DTI into stem but I was foiled by the design of the sprint stem:

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So plan B:

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Have you switched to Di2 because the DTI won't fit inside the stem?

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The pictures still show campy parts...

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Pieke wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 am
The pictures still show campy parts...

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Ryan posted the EPS group in the For Sale section. Guessing he's using the Di2 from the T1SL.

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