Bianchi Oltre Pro Disc Road Frameset 2023
Bianchi’s electronic-groupset-only Oltre Pro Disc Road Frameset features a radical frame design that aims to reduce drag as much as possible, with the aero seatpost and integrated stem / handlebar combination also contributing to its exceptional aerodynamics.
The carbon frame features dropped and flattened seatstays, a seat tube cut out that wraps around the rear wheel and a concave down tube for the front wheel to fit into, all in the pursuit of drag reduction. Air Deflector fairings on the headtube marry up with the downtube’s sculpted shape and, along with the large hole in the handlebar, create a low-pressure area behind, reducing the effect of the wind on the bike and rider for better aerodynamics. The combined effect of these developments means that Bianchi claims the new frame saves 17.1 watts at 50kph and is 45 seconds faster over 40km than the Oltre XR4, their previous aero bike.
Whilst the frame's design certainly concentrates on extracting every ounce of speed from the rider, this isn’t at the expense of comfort, with Bianchi’s Countervail carbon technology ensuring that long rides or poor road surfaces don’t become uncomfortable.
|Frame||Bianchi Oltre Pro carbon with CV System aero shape, electronic drivetrain only, integrated seat clamp, for flat mount caliper, internal cable routing for disc brakes, thru-axle 12x142mm|
|Fork||Bianchi Full Carbon aero with CV System, disc brakes, integrated head 1.1/4", flat mount caliper, thru-axle 12x100mm|
|Headset||FSA No. 54|
|Stem / handlebar||Bianchi Integrated Aero handlebar, material Carbon, drop 125mm, reach 80mm, Di2 compatible, Ext - 90x400-47/50cm; 100x420-53cm; 110x420-55/57cm; 120x440-59cm|
|Seatpost||Bianchi Oltre Full Carbon Aero special dimension seatpost|