Bianchi Oltre VS. Specialized Venge

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
lokoli
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:51 pm

by lokoli

I'm going to buy a new racing frameset and I'm choosing between these two aero frames.
I want to know which frame is better.

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

Meatloaf
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

mjduct
Posts: 662
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:19 pm

by mjduct

cervelo....

User avatar
kgt
Posts: 6786
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

Bianchi


TurboKoo
Posts: 435
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:55 pm

by TurboKoo

At least it looks stunning.
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340286992.412739.jpg
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

User avatar
sleepingmenace
Posts: 143
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:57 am
Contact:

by sleepingmenace

+1 for the Bianchi
........................
http://anotherdooratthe.endoftheinternet.org

Cycle related blog entries, including a few 5 minute reviews:
http://anotherdooratthe.endoftheinterne ... y/cycling/

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8609
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

lokoli wrote:I want to know which frame is better.


Better for what?

Better for aero?
Better for posing?
Better for bling?
Better for mockery?
Better for your wallet?
Better for the ladies?
Better for rough roads?
Better for climbing?
Better for photography?
Better for dry humping?
Better for resale?
Better for mechanics?
Better for customizing?
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

n1klass
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 5:52 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

by n1klass

Bianchi for the looks.

User avatar
kgt
Posts: 6786
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

And performance.

User avatar
brycerider
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:59 am
Location: Australia

by brycerider

Buy the one that matches your shoes. Seriously ask a sensible question dude.

Sent from my ME860 using Tapatalk 2
N+1 It Never Stops

Imaking20
Posts: 1538
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

prendrefeu wrote:
lokoli wrote:I want to know which frame is better.


Better for what?

Better for aero?
Better for posing?
Better for bling?
Better for mockery?
Better for your wallet?
Better for the ladies?
Better for rough roads?
Better for climbing?
Better for photography?
Better for dry humping?
Better for resale?
Better for mechanics?
Better for customizing?


Yes. See my previous answer :D
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

ticou
Posts: 459
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:31 pm

by ticou

And for it's Nano tech.

Zakalwe
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:15 pm

by Zakalwe

The Venge will make you as fast as the world champion because that's what he rode before swapping it for a Dogma2 but looking at your body type I think the geometry of the 54cm Oltre would better suit you.

Geoff
Posts: 5120
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Location: Canada

by Geoff

As the FNG, you're going to get that here.

I haven't ridden the Oltre, but have friends that ride it. They seem to like it just fine. As for the Venge, for some reason it gets a lot of heat (I suspect from people who don't have a whole lot of hours on it).

My experience to date on the Venge has been excellent. It is almost as stiff as any other bike I have had. With respect to aero, it feels fast, but other than getting some track time, I don't think you will get anything more than anecdotal stories. I am the first to admit that the bikes in my collection are not necessarily indicative of the performance of the stock bike, but in is case, I believe that the bike I am on has a layup schedule identical to the stock bike (ok, it's the McLaren, but at least you can actually buy it).

I am on a 54. The only thing I don't like is that the headtube is really tall. I have heard talk of a flatter top cap, but haven't seen it yet. When we were at the ToC, some of the guys I know were running the Venge without the factory top cap to get a bit lower, which works, but doesn't look so good...

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post