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

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RyanH wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:55 am
@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.

@jballie
Indeed. I wasn't planning on getting them but I got them for a steal. Wheel arsenal is growing again at the moment.
What size was your Focus? I'm moving from a 54cm 2014 Izalco Team SL to this....thinking 53cm....any reason to doubt that?

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MediumSizedMonster wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 pm
RyanH wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:55 am
@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.

@jballie
Indeed. I wasn't planning on getting them but I got them for a steal. Wheel arsenal is growing again at the moment.
What size was your Focus? I'm moving from a 54cm 2014 Izalco Team SL to this....thinking 53cm....any reason to doubt that?
How tall are you?

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PokojniToza wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:24 pm
MediumSizedMonster wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 pm
RyanH wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:55 am
@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.

@jballie
Indeed. I wasn't planning on getting them but I got them for a steal. Wheel arsenal is growing again at the moment.
What size was your Focus? I'm moving from a 54cm 2014 Izalco Team SL to this....thinking 53cm....any reason to doubt that?
How tall are you?
173cm

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by PokojniToza

I think you will fit perfectly on a 53.

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Okay, providing fit advice on height alone is bad advice. There's a thread he created already which provides more info.

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Yeah, I am aware of the fact. On the other hand, I am fairly convinced that the next smaller size (50) would be too small, and the next bigger size (55) would be too big for him. Best practice would be to try it in person.

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Did you check the stack and reach of his current bike? A 54 Izalco team is nearly identical to a 55 Bianchi XR4 so...

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Nope. I am lacking arm length data in the separate thread, otherwise, I am pretty much the same size as him. In any case, let me strenghten the "I think" part with a bag of salt:)

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RyanH wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Did you check the stack and reach of his current bike? A 54 Izalco team is nearly identical to a 55 Bianchi XR4 so...
Looks like from your build thread that your Izalco is a 52cm RyanH? Also, my name is actually Ryan, and my last initial is H too, heh.

Yes the stack and reach comparison was what was piquing my interest. The stack on a 53cm is significantly lower than my Izalco which was the point that concerned me most.

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Yeah, the 52 Max is almost identical to the 53 Bianchi. If I ran the vision bars I think my stack at the shifters would be a cm or so higher than how I have my Max setup since I'm running a -10 on the Max and I think the compression cap is slightly taller on the XR4. With a slam that stem compression cap on both, they were within a few mm of each other.

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