Bianchi Oltre XR4 road bike review

A flat out race bike with aero credentials, the Bianchi Oltre XR4 manages to be comfortable with assistance from space age tech in the shape of Countervail Technology

The Bianchi Oltre XR4 fits its superbike status right down to the carbon derailleur - it's a fast and aggressive aerodynamic race bike, but Bianchi's use of space age 'Countervail Technology' means there's a welcome addition of comfort in there, too.

What sets this bike apart is that it provides the best of two conflicting worlds: comfort and aerodynamics, without making sacrifices on either - which is why we chose it to sit among the Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice bikes of 2017 - a privilege afforded only to the best bike we've tested all year.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.