LATEST NEWS: BIANCHI RELEASES 2013 RACE BIKE
December 10, 2012


Bianchi officially unveils the new World Tour team Vacansoleil-DCM's Oltre XR model for 2013 season. Oltre XR is Bianchi's monocoque carbon frame designed for extreme performance and developed with Vacansoleil-DCM. Thanks to the combination of UMS40 and CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers, the Oltre XR features 30gr weight reduction and 20% increased rigidity compared to Oltre model.

Its increased rigidity and Bianchi’s unique racing geometry are combined to provide fast acceleration, maximum power transmission and enhanced handling. The extreme rigidity to weight ratio of the new Oltre XR provides optimal climbing performance while the aero shape of the frame assures the highest speeds in both flat and downhill sections.
 
The perfect match between traditional Bianchi's celeste and Vacansoleil's blue with yellow inserts makes the Vacansoleil-DCM's Oltre XR aggressive and eye-catching.

As Made in Italy is a distinguishing trait of Bianchi, Giro d'Italia third classified Thomas de Gendt and his team mates will ride in 2013 Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset, combined with FSA K-Force crankset and new SL-K brakes.
 
Frame: Bianchi HoC “Oltre XR” Carbon , Headset 1.5”- 1 1/8”, X-TeX technology, UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay, Internal cable routing, BB30 system
Fork: Bianchi Oltre HoC Full Carbon 1.5">1.1/8"               
Seatpost: Bianchi Oltre Full Carbon Aero
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light BB386 EVO Carbon 53/39
BB Set: FSA BB30
Brakes: FSA SL-K new
Headset: FSA Orbit 1 1/8" - 1.5"
Stem: FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
Handlebar: FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
Saddle: Selle San Marco Regale
Grips: Lizard Skins Celeste Bianchi colour
Wheels: Fast Forward F6r carbon
Tire: Vredestein Fortezza Pro TriComp
Shifter: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
Sprocket: Campagnolo Super Record 11sp
Chain: KMC XL 11sp
Bottle: Elite Corsa Team
Bottlecage: Elite Sior Mio carbon
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Computer / Powermeter: Cycleops Powertap system
 
Bianchi Oltre XR features:
 - Tapered headtube 1 1/8” - 1.5”, for improved rigidity on the front part, providing enhanced handling and power transmission
- BB30 improves stiffness and rigidity
- Aero shape and design
- Dedicated seatpost system with integrated look
- Internal cable routing
- UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay
- Carbon Monocoque technology
- UMS40+CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers
- Nano Tubes evolution of Nano technology applied to the carbon
- X-TeX Technology
- WMP Optimized molding process to reduce weight
- Unidirectional carbon woven
- Weight: 895gr (size 55, +/- 5%)
 
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