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Bianchi Oltre XR3

The Oltre XR3 Disc is a superb addition to Bianchi’s range of high performance Countervail aero road racing bikes. We have test ridden the Oltre XR3 thoroughly ourselves, over some pretty rough local roads and it impresses us every time – fast, highly responsive, but with levels of comfort and traction that would be pretty much impossible without the the vibration cancelling properties of Countervail. And all without deadening the all important feedback that makes for an engaging and sure-footed ride.

The disc brake only 2021 Oltre XR3 is inspired by, and derived from, the Oltre XR4 which was developed in close conjunction with the pro riders of the UCI WorldTour Team Jumbo Visma.  The proven (and unique) benefits of Countervail technology in eliminating vibration, reducing fatigue and enhancing handling are all carried over from the XR4.  What differs is the frame shape and the carbon fibre lay-up that the Countervail material sits within.  Like the XR4 this is a highly aerodynamic bike – the frame is slightly simpler in places, but retains 90% of the aero benefits and a striking family resemblance.

The carbon fibres that are used build the XR3 frame are also slightly heavier than the its superlight stablemate, but they still place the XR3 in the lightweight category of aero bikes.  And of course the use of the very same Countervail material as in the XR4 enable Bianchi to engineer in extreme levels of stiffness for maximum power transfer, while delivering a highly stable and forgiving ride.

The Oltre XR3 takes the proven race geometry of the XR4 and tweaks it a few millimetres here and there in order to retain exactly the same ride balance while using altered tube shapes.  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 XR3, you will be able to hold your most aero position at high speed for longer to maximize your aerodynamic advantage.

The Oltre XR3 is the latest bike by Bianchi to feature exclusive 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.

When stiff race bikes are built from standard carbon fibre they can greatly amplify the effects of poor road surfaces.  With Countervail this just doesn’t happen, allowing Bianchi to build in huge levels of power transfer while delivering a smooth and controlled ride in all conditions.

The key technology Countervail® is a carbon composite-material system that combines patented structural carbon with viscoelastic resin.

Bianchi collaborated with Materials Sciences Corp. to develop their innovative and exclusive application of the patented Countervail integrated vibration cancelling 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.

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.

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.

With its patented carbon fibre architecture and viscoelastic material, Countervail carbon material is actually embedded within the carbon layup of the frame, and cancels up to 80% of vibrations.

At the same time it enables Bianchi’s engineers to increase the stiffness and strength of the entire frame as the vibrations that are usually amplified by super stiff lay-ups are taken care of by the Countervail material.

ADVANTAGES OF COUNTERVAIL:

  • Maximized ride control and handling under normal to extreme vibration loads
  • Reduced muscle fatigue and increased energy savings in distance rides
  • Increased rigidity and peak power output over long distances

Bianchi Oltre XR3 Geometry

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SQUADRA EDITIONS

Following their success over the past decade we are once again offering exclusive Squadra Edition models across much of the Bianchi range that feature superb upgrades at minimal cost – such as higher performance wheels – and we also have extensive stocks of the standard specification bikes at everyday low prices.

We also specialise in taking the standard Bianchi builds and either re-building or tailoring them with components of your choice to deliver a bike that meets your individual requirements.

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Bianchi Oltre XR3 Disc

2021 Oltre XR3 Disc Ultegra

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Oltre XR3 Disc carbon with Countervail
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  Fulcrum Racing 400 Disc (standard specification).

FRAME: Oltre XR3 carbon w/Countervail, mechanical/electronic shifting compatible, UTSS SS, carbon dropout, PressFit 86,5x41mm BB, flat mount caliper, thru axle 12x142mm
FORK: Bianchi Full Carbon Aero Disc, 1.5”>1.1/8”, flat Mount calipers, thru axle 12x100mm
SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 2x11sp, hydraulic disc
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 SS
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000
CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 50x34T, Hollowtech
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano SM-BB72-41B, PressFit
CHAIN: Shimano Ultegra CN-HG701-11, 11sp
CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30T
BRAKES: Shimano BR-R8070 Hydraulic disc brake, flat mount calipers
DISC ROTORS: Shimano SM-RT800 Center Lock, diam. 160mm
WHEELSET: Fulcrum Racing 418 disc brake
TYRES: Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 graphene 700×28
STEM: Reparto Corse 3D Forged alloy 6061, rise +/-6°, , 1.1/8”
HANDLEBAR: Reparto Corse Aero Compact, alloy 6061 31,8mm
GRIP / TAPE:  La Spirale Ribbon cork
SEATPOST: Oltre Full Carbon Aero; clamp with alloy head adjustable and reversible +/- 35mm
SADDLE: Fi’zi:k Antares R7

COLOUR: 5K – CK16/Black Full Glossy, or 2R – Black/Graphite Full Glossy

Squadra Edition

In our exclusive Squadra Edition the wheels have been upgraded to FFWD Tyro 45 Carbon Disc (worth £849) – complete bike just £4625.

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £4500 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

2021 Oltre XR3 Disc Ultegra Di2

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Oltre XR3 Disc carbon with Countervail
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  Fulcrum Racing 400 Disc (standard specification).

FRAME: Oltre XR3 carbon w/Countervail, mechanical/electronic shifting compatible, UTSS SS, carbon dropout, PressFit 86,5x41mm BB, flat mount caliper, thru axle 12x142mm
FORK: Bianchi Full Carbon Aero Disc, 1.5”>1.1/8”, flat Mount calipers, thru axle 12x100mm
SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-R8070 2x11sp, hydraulic disc
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050 SS
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-R8050
CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 50x34T, Hollowtech
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano SM-BB72-41B, PressFit
CHAIN: Shimano Ultegra CN-HG701-11, 11sp
CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30T
BRAKES: Shimano BR-R8070 Hydraulic disc brake, flat mount calipers
DISC ROTORS: Shimano SM-RT800 Center Lock, diam. 160mm
WHEELSET: Fulcrum Racing 418 disc brake
TYRES: Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 graphene 700×28
STEM: Reparto Corse 3D Forged alloy 6061, rise +/-6°, , 1.1/8”
HANDLEBAR: Reparto Corse Aero Compact, alloy 6061 31,8mm
GRIP / TAPE:  La Spirale Ribbon cork
SEATPOST: Oltre Full Carbon Aero; clamp with alloy head adjustable and reversible +/- 35mm
SADDLE: Fi’zi:k Antares R7

COLOUR: 5K – CK16/Black Full Glossy

Squadra Edition

In our exclusive Squadra Edition the wheels have been upgraded to Mavic Comete Pro Carbon Disc wheels (worth £1090), for class leading aerodynamics, enhanced responsiveness combined with increased rider comfort, alongside the reliability and build quality that Mavic are famous for – complete bike just £5499.

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £5400 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

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