My sexy Italian build - Bianchi Oltre XR4 - 7.05 kg

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AlgaeHater
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by AlgaeHater

Just completed building my Bianchi Oltre XR4. Always wanted to build the XR4 as it's the sexiest looking bike in my very biased opinion :D Goal was to build an aero bike that was light enough to serve as a decent climbing bike. This ruled out building another disc brake bike :lol:

Specs along with actual weights:

53cm Oltre XR4 Frameset in gloss Celeste: 1688g (frame was 1103g, uncut fork was 370g, seat post 215g)
Sram eTap: 673g (went with previous generation vs AXS to save both $ and weight!)
BB86 GXP: 90g
GXP Crankset: 587g (52/36 chainrings with 170mm cranks)
S-900 Brakes: 314g
Ultegra Cassette: 287g
Brake cables: 80g
Metron 5D: 395g (120mm stem with 40cm bars. The topcone that matches the aero spacers was a PITA to source. Thank you Moderator RyanH for sending this to me!!)
KMC Chain: 240g
Lizardskin wrap: 66g
Tacx Ciro cages (x2): 58g
HED Jet 4 Black: 1610g (a little heavy, but awesome braking performance with the knurled alum tracks. A requirement for the wheelset was tubeless ready + wide internal width)
Dura Ace Pedals: 255g
Berk Lupina saddle: 107g
Scwalbe Pro One 25mm: 514g
Sealant: 60g

Estimated Total: 7.024 kg

Off to a bad start - ordered the wrong Metron 5D handlebars. The ones pictured are for the disc brake frame :( Actually ended up with the non-Bianchi branded Metron 5D handlebars in 40cm width (Bianchi branded only comes in 42cm).
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HED Jet 4 Blacks:
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Build in progress:
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SRAM eTap groupset:
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Saddle porn :)
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Final weight, ready to ride with pedals and bottle cages:
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Will eventually remove a few spacers after I get the bike dialed in:
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2019 Bianchi Oltre XR4 eTap
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Kumppa
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by Kumppa

Its nice looking bike. Not sexy.

eins4eins
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by eins4eins

Great build, but with those spacers and no drop it looks like you've chosen the wrong bike for you.

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

eins4eins wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:59 am
Great build, but with those spacers and no drop it looks like you've chosen the wrong bike for you.
Looks like you've chosen to not read the entire post...

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

Love the build - actually prefer the Metron 5D with the standard branding. Less is more. Looking forward to seeing more pics as you dial in your position!

AlgaeHater
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by AlgaeHater

Rich_W wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:06 am
Love the build - actually prefer the Metron 5D with the standard branding. Less is more. Looking forward to seeing more pics as you dial in your position!
Agreed. The Celeste is already pretty bright so the black handlebars tone it down a bit. I love how stiff the Metron 5D is. No flex at all when sprinting/climbing.
2019 Bianchi Oltre XR4 eTap
2019 BMC Timemachine Road 01 Di2
2018 BMC Roadmachine 02 Di2

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by rexyi1990

fantastic!

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by jeanjacques

American groupset on an italian frame it's not sexy ;)

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by Noctiluxx

Great looking frame.
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by fogman

Looks nice. What is your saddle height?


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by markyboy

Looks really nice well done i like it :thumbup:
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by Calnago

Looks good. I like that frame. It looks proportionately fine, based on saddle height/post etc. Not everyone needs or wants or should have a slammed stem. I’ll never get used to looking at that etap rear derailleur however, on any bike.
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by Madone69

Nice bike
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Calnago
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by Calnago

Nice @Madone69, but a bit uncool to be posting your own bike in someone else’s dedicated build thread, unless there’s something specific you’re trying to compare, etc. At least that’s my opinion.
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Madone69
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by Madone69

Nice bike

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