Bianchi Oltre XR Campagnolo EPS

Bianchi has just allowed us a sneaky peek at its 2013 Oltre XR. The Treviglio-based company has revised its top of the line carbon-monocoque road bike, adding the suffix ‘XR' to its existing Oltre, now three years old and ready to be given the benefits of new technology.

In fact, there have been modification to the headtube, downtube and chain stays. New production processes have been used to increase the rigidity of those areas by a claimed 20 per cent (over the previous model) while simultaneously reducing the frame weight by 30 grams, with a 55cm model tipping the scales at a claimed 895g.

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