Bianchi Oltre XR4 - Superbike of the Year - in store now!

From the moment it was revealed during the Bianchi Press Event in Franciacorta (Italy) last year, the Bianchi Oltre XR4 has been generating excitement, culminating in press awards in every country and rave reviews from anyone who has ridden one - or even just seen one!  As the largest Oltre stockist in the UK, we were the first to have them in store and to say that they have been attracting attention is an understatement...

The only word to describe the Bianchi Oltre XR4 is stunning - both in looks and in ride quality.  It is without question one of the best looking any of us has ever seen - that in itself puts it at the top of most people's wish-list - but to back that up with a ride that is class leading in every sense makes the XR4 irresistible.  Never has a bike with these levels of stiffness, power transfer or aerodynamics delivered such a sublimely smooth ride feel, with handling that is just perfection!

The Oltre XR4 is the fifth bike launched by Bianchi to feature the exclusive and innovative Countervail Carbon Vibration-Cancelling Technology.  This remarkable material simply cancels vibrations that come from uneven road surfaces, which of course leads to increased comfort, but just as significantly it also increases rider control - whether over massively uneven surfaces, such as cobbles, or when the bike is under extreme pressure from cornering forces or sprint-level power.

Bianchi Oltre XR4

The Oltre has always been Bianchi's most aerodynamic and stiffest road bike, but the Oltre XR4 takes both of these properties to new levels, all thanks to Countervail - dedicated tuning of Countervail within the carbon lay-up of every tube provides maximised aero advantage and control at high speeds.

The Oltre XR4 was designed to be at the absolute cutting edge of aerodynamics thanks to advanced CFD and Flow Visualisation – technologies borrowed straight from aerospace and F1 car design. When combined with advanced analysis, the resulting data enabled Bianchi  to achieve a significant aerodynamic saving of 20 watts over their already hugely efficient XR2 frameset.

Your body contributes about 80% of aerodynamic drag on the bike, so staying in your most aero position as long as possible is vital for fast times. With the new Bianchi Oltre XR4, you will be able to hold your most aero position at high speed for longer to maximize your aerodynamic advantage.

Developed for NASA by the Materials Sciences Corporation, Countervail® is a composite-material system that combines viscoelastic carbon material within a unique fiber preform to cancel road vibrations and reduce turbulences in the frame that can affect its performance. Countervail enhances the rider’s peak power output by maximizing the vibrational dissipation in the surrounding polymers. Countervail is exclusive to Bianchi CV frames and forks for unparalleled cancellation of vibration, ensuring the frame’s optimum performance at peak power output and high speed, and eliminating road buzz to reduce rider fatigue.

Oltre XR4

Classic proven race geometry, light weight, highly aerodynamic and with Countervail®’s unique vibration-cancelling technology, the Oltre XR4 keeps you in position to race or ride faster.  The Oltre XR4 was developed and tested in cooperation with Bianchi-supplied World Tour Team LottoNL-Jumbo, and has already been ridden to  numerous victories on the World stage.

The Oltre XR4 comes to us either as a frameset, which can then be built up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice (which, as well as giving you exactly what you want, invariably proves to be a more economical route than Bianchi's standard pre-built bikes!) or as a complete bike as listed in the Bianchi catalogue. All models are available in any one of the five Oltre XR4 colourways.

Oltre XR4 Colours

Epic Cycles was the first in the UK to have Oltre XR4 bikes in store, and we carry the largest stock of framesets anywhere in the country.

We also operate our own test bikes in the core sizes - but please make sure to contact us before traveling to carry out a test ride, as we operate an appointment system for all demo bikes in order to ensure that both bikes and staff are available for you at the time you need them!

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Oltre XR4 - Countervail

Bianchi collaborated with Materials Sciences Corp. to develop their innovative and exclusive application of the patented Countervail® integrated vibration canceling system for cycling. Scientific studies prove that long term exposure to vibration, typically absorbed by the rider, causes muscle fatigue and discomfort, resulting in reduced performance - and the stiffer the bike, in terms of flex under power, the more vibration becomes an issue, affecting not only comfort but stability and control at speed.

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Traditional passive damping of the frame using superficial rubber inserts and isolators are only marginally effective compared to the integrated carbon Countervail® system developed by Bianchi and proven in the extreme conditions of NASA aerospace operations. With its patented carbon fibre architecture and viscoelastic material, Countervail® carbon material is actually embedded within the carbon layup Countervail® is a patented viscoelastic carbon material with a unique fiber architecture that cancels up to 80% of vibrations while increasing the stiffness and strength of carbon frames and forks. Countervail is embedded within the layup of Bianchi CV high-performance models, immediately cancelling vibration while increasing the stiffness and strength of the entire frame.

And Countervail isn’t a small insert or dotted around the frame in patches – that’s not the way it works! It is used in every tube as it needs to be across the whole frame to maximise cancellation. It doesn’t provide cushioning or masking, with the inherent issues of deadening the ride – it cancels vibrations before they reach the rider. Countervail is expensive stuff - but it's worth every penny as it is quite simply unique in its ability to cancel vibrations and deliver control and power.

The Oltre XR4 was designed to be at the absolute cutting edge of aerodynamics thanks to advanced CFD and Flow Visualisation – technologies borrowed straight from aerospace and F1 car design.

Bianchi Oltre XR4

When combined with advanced analysis, the resulting data enabled Bianchi to achieve a significant aerodynamic saving of 20 watts over their already hugely efficient XR2 frameset.

Additional features of the Bianchi Oltre XR4:

  • FRAME
    - Monocoque carbon hi-modulus frame with Countervail material
    - Special aero shape designed with CFD
    - Fully internal cable routing
    - PressFit 86.5x41mm
    - Weight: 980g (55 size, +/- 5%, black color)
  • AERO HEADTUBE
    - Tapered aero headtube 1.1/8” to 1.4”, inspired by Aquila CV profiles
    - The headtube is integrated with aero handlebar and headset (if required)
    - Two different top caps for the Vision Metron 5D handlebar and conventional stems
  • CHAINSTAYS
    -  Straight and wider chainstay for higher stiffness and internal cable routing for mechanical and electronic groupset
    -  Full carbon dropout with metal insert
  • SEATSTAYS
    - Wide seatstay and with aero profiles
    - Direct mount brake system
  • SEATPOST
    - Hidden seatpost clamp for perfect aerodynamic design
    - Aero seatpost with integrated look and adjustable head clamp offset 25mm or -10mm
  • FORK
    - Full carbon 1.1/8” to 1.4” with Countervail material
    - Head crown tube 1.4” with integrated design for perfect head tube connection
    - Blade with bent shape and narrow front surface to reduce the drag
    - Reactive geometry
    - Direct mount brake system
    - Weight: 370g

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Bianchi Oltre XR4 – The Countervail® Revolution Continues

Bianchi Oltre XR4 - Custom Colours

Design your own Oltre XR4 colour scheme and make your bike unique with "Tavalozza", Bianchi’s advanced tailor-made custom painting program.

Oltre XR4 Tavalozza

Bianchi Tavolozza is Bianchi's exclusive web colour configurator previously  introduced for the Specialissima, and now available for the Oltre XR4, Bianchi's aero racing machine engineered with Countervail vibration cancelling technology.

The Tavolozza program offers more than 2.000 colour options, combining different frame colours, highlights and logos.

All Oltre XR4 frames, including graphics and logos, are hand-painted and decaled in Italy by expert craftsmen, combining Bianchi’s traditional skills of tailoring together with exclusive advanced technologies.

Oltre XR4 Tavalozza

By visiting Tavalozza-OltreXR4 (opens in new window), you can quickly and easily design your own frameset in just a few clicks.  Tavolozza-Oltre XR4 offers huge number of possible combinations, based on your choice of:

  • Frame and fork colours 
  • Highlights/Inserts 
  • Bianchi logos 
  • Glossy and matt finishing options

Oltre XR4 Tavalozza

After creating the ideal layout for your Oltre XR4, you can save and download the design project, which will generate a unique painting code - you simply let us know the code for your design and we can place a special order with Bianchi for building up into your dream bike.  It really is very straightforward, as many of our Specialissima customers have already discovered!

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