Selasa, 24 Desember 2013

Oltre XR.2 Super Record EPS

MSRP: $13,999.99

The Oltre XR2 was created for the rider who will settle for nothing but the very best.

Developed and continually refined to meet the demands of Pro Tour racers and discerning enthusiasts, the XR2 delivers lightning quick steering, intuitive stability, and unmatched acceleration.

Bianchi's proprietary blend of technology - X-Tex, WMP, and UTSS - selectively stiffens and strengthens our most advanced carbon frame. The XR2 carbon formulation sheds 30 grams and strengthens the frame by 20% over our first generation Oltre frame.

The Oltre cheats the wind with internal cable routing and proven aerodynamic design features found at the head tube, down tube, fork, aero seat post, and around the sculpted seat tube.

BB386 technology rapidly transfers power to the rear wheel while the oversize lower bearing in our well-sculpted head tube keeps its steering on-mark.

Oltre literally means beyond. The Oltre XR2 will take you beyond your wildest expectations.


Oltre XR2 Super Record EPS 11sp Double
HoC OLTRE XR2 carbon
Full Carbon HoC 1.5"-1.1/8"
Fsa Orbit C-40-CF-ACB
Campagnolo Super Record 11s EPS
Rear Derailleur
Campagnolo Super Record 11sp EPS
Front Derailleur
Campagnolo Super Record 11sp EPS
Campagnolo Super Record Ultra-Torque TI 11s, 50-34 compact or 53/39 double
Bottom Bracket
BB386 EVO CA Adapter PF30
Campagnolo Record 11sp
Campagnolo Super Record 11sp 11-25T
Campagnolo Super Record SKELETON
Brake Lever
Fulcrum Red WIND XLR DARK 50mm
Hutchinson Atom Comp 700 x 23
Fsa OS-99 CSI
Fsa K-Force Compact
Grip / Tape
Eolo soft
Oltre Full Carbon Aero
Fi'zi:k Arione R3
Bottle Cage
Elite Pase Carbon
Bianchi Hydra Elite

Jumat, 30 November 2012


The new Bianchi Oltre XR was created for the rider who will settle for nothing but the very best.  This is the bike raced by Vacansoleil-DCM in the Gran Tours.
Bianchi's proprietary blend of X-Tex, Nano-Tube, WMP, and UTSS selectively stiffens and strengthens our most advanced carbon frame.  The new XR carbon formulation sheds 30 grams and strengthens the frame by 20%.
The Oltre cheats the wind with internal cable routing and proven aerodynamic design features found at the head tube, fork, aero seatpost, and around the rear wheel seat tube cut-out.
BB30 technology rapidly transfers power to the rear wheel while the oversize bottom bearing in our well-sculpted head tube keeps steering intuitive and on-mark.
Oltre literally means beyond.   The Oltre XR will take you beyond your wildest


Bianchi launches Oltre XR Gimondi 70 - limited edition


Bianchi officially launches Oltre XR Gimondi 70 limited edition bike, designed and developped at Bianchi headquarter in Treviglio (Italy), to celebrate Felice Gimondi's 70th birthday. Only 70 units of this unique and exclusive Gimondi 70 bicycle will be produced.

Oltre XR Gimondi 70 limited edition is now available with customized and visually appealing graphics and components which add an extra value to the design of 2013 existing Oltre XR.

With Campagnolo Super Record groupset EPS electronic, the Oltre XR Gimondi 70 is created for exclusive follower and collector people. Included in the bike sale, Bianchi also offers a complete package of customized gadgets including:

• Exclusive high-quality bike bag with Gimondi 70 logo, enjineered by pro-riders to protect the bike during air transportation. It is a semi-rigid bag with wheels
• Ergonomic bike cover with Gimondi 70 high-finishing embroidered logo and celeste touches
• Brochure, including photos of the bike and details of the graphics and specs
• Certificate of authentity, personally signed by Felice Gimondi
• Cycling kit (BB Shorts and Jersey) by Santini, with same graphics and colors used by Felice Gimondi's Bianchi team in the 70's
• Bianchi/Gimondi book


• celeste Bianchi colour which matches up the blu of the Bianchi jersey worn by Gimondi in the 60es and the blu of the sapphire, the amulet stone distinguishing the people born in September
• multicolour stripes along the tubes to remind Gimondi's leader jerseys of Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, World and Italian championships
• the names of Gimondi's main victories on the down-tube, inside the Bianchi eagle graphic
• Gimondi 70 logo on the headtube
• Vintage Bianchi logo used in the late 60es/early 70es

Customized components

• Campagnolo Bora high-profile carbon wheelset (with Veloflex tubolars)
• Selle San Marco Concor carbon FX saddle
• La Spirale white grip
• Elite Corsa bottle

The Oltre XR Gimondi 70 features Oltre XR carbon frame's technologies, with 30-gr reduced weight and 20% increased rigidity (compared to the original Oltre model).


- Tapered headtube 1 1/8” - 1.5”, for improved rigidity on the front part, providing enhanced handling and power transmission
- BB30 improves stiffness and rigidity
- Aero shape and design
- Dedicated seatpost system with integrated look
- Internal cable routing
- UTSS Ultra Thin Seat Stay
- Carbon Monocoque technology
- UMS40+CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers
- Nano Tubes evolution of Nano technology applied to the carbon
- X-TeX Technology
- WMP Optimized molding process to reduce weight
- Unidirectional carbon woven
- Weight: 895gr (size 55, +/- 5%)


X-TeX - Cross Weave

- Bianchi’s unique process where carbon strips are molded into the carbon structure of the head tube and the bottom bracket area.
- Provides increased torsional rigidity and reduced weight.
- Supplies the rider with our highest level of acceleration and steering response in a frame.

WMP - Wrinkleless Molding Process

- Wrinkles in the carbon fiber material affect the weight, strength and ride characteristic of the bike.
- By pre-tuning the sheets of carbon fiber, Bianchi WMP carbon frames are void of excess material and resin.

CNTT - Carbon Nano Tube Tech

- The ultimate evolution of nano-technology.
- Carbon nano tubes exhibit extraordinary strength. When combined with epoxy resin and nano-powder (the base of nanotechnology) provide an increase of fracture resistance by 49% when compared to standard resin and 20% greater than carbon nano tech.

CNT - Carbon Nano Tech

- Nano scaled particles are added to the resin during the manufacturing process.
- Reduces microscopic gaps between resin and the fibers; creating a shear strength increase of 27% over standard resin construction.

THT - Triple Hydroformed Technology

- Utilized at the top tube and head tube.
- The tubes are welded together after initial hydroforming then inserted into another hydroforming mold and reshaped through the same process.
- Provides a clean monocoque appearance while increasing the strength and steering response of the frame.


- The combination of Bianchi Active Technology and Kevlar Vibration Isolating Device, allow us to tune the stiffness and compliance of the frame and fork.
- Integration of BAT for the rear triangle and K-Vid for the fork and seat stay tips.
- Improved shock absorption and wheel adherence on the road.

UTSS – Ultra Thin Seat Stay

- Improved shock absorption and impact resistance.
- Reduced frame weight.
- Power transmission is now focused through the chain stays, leaving the seat stays as a compliant support structure.stays as a compliant support structure


Bianchi, the world's oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence, will be celebrating it's 125th anniversary this year. They recently signed a new contract with the Italy-based communication and marketing agency Vitesse. Lets hope that is an indication that special anniversary products will be coming our way this year.

The history of Bianchi:
It was in the year 1885 when Edoardo Bianchi, then 21 years old, started his enterprise as a bicycle manufacturer in his little shop in Milan, at via Nirone. The deep innovative zeal distinguished him above all the constructors of his era.
His first idea, conceived 125 years ago, was to reduce the diameter of the front wheel and balance the gap of the motion with the application of a chain, which had just been invented by the Frenchman Vincent, and then to lower down the height of the pedals. And so “Safety” was born: a safety cycle and the very first modern bicycle.
One of the main advantages of this new means of transport was stability: no acrobatics were need to keep balance. Then Edoardo designed a similar vehicle, whose wheel diameter was further reduced and which had both front and rear wheels almost of the same size. Italy found out the manufacturer that would have marked the Italian production all through the century.
The “little blacksmith”, as he was called, moved his workshop from via Nirone to via Bertani to enlarge it. In this new working place, he produced, in 1888, the first bicycle with tyres, a recent invention by the Scottish veterinary Dunlop.

In 1895, Edoardo Bianchi was invited to Court, at Villa Reale in Monza: Queen Margaret had heard about his original bicycle and was eager to learn how to ride it. Then Bianchi created, especially for the Queen, the first lady’s bike. Since the very beginning of his activity, Edoardo Bianchi had been very keen-witted about innovations and watchful about the sports sector. Bicycle competitions were just the perfect chance for the young manufacturer to test his new technical solutions before taking them to production.

Bianchi’s first international sport success dates back to 1899, when Tomaselli won the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. This is how Bianchi’s adventure started: sports competitions fuelled the growth of an enterprise which was born just four years before as a workshop, but was going to become one of the most important industries in the world.
In 1901, Edoardo Bianchi presented the first bicycle ever featuring a cardan joint transmission.

In 1913 he invented the front brake system;

In 1914 Bianchi was a famous and reputed manufacturer: in just one year, production settled on extraordinary figures: 45.000 bicycles, 1.500 motorbikes and 1.000 cars.
Industrial successes, anyway, didn’t stop him from research and innovations.
In 1915, Bianchi produced a bike for the Army, equipped with wide-section tyres, folding frame and suspensions on both wheels. This original bicycle was consigned to the Royal Light Infantry Corp, the “Bersaglieri”, who used it as an off-road vehicle from the Alps to the African deserts: it was the first mountain bike, the ancestor of all the modern versions.
1916: the three Bianchi logos.
Bianchi’s successes in the sport went along with those achieved at industrial level and the ‘celeste’ bicycles kept winning all around the world.

The first great champion, whose name remains forever bond to Bianchi’s history, was Costante Girardengo.

In 1935, with 50 years of history and experience, Bianchi was a huge company, the absolute leader of the Italian market, producing over 70.000 bicycles a year.
Sales success however didn’t divert Bianchi’s attention from competitions: in fact, sports undertakings got a new drive from Fausto Coppi’s deeds.

1939 squad of Leoni, Lunardon, Bini, Gosi, Olmo, Bailo, Romanatti, Marabelli, and Bergamaschi..

Fausto Coppi’s adventure with Bianchi started in 1940, with his first victory at the Giro d’Italia. His second big deed occurred in 1942, when he got the world hour record title In 1947, Coppi became World Champion in the pursuit race and also gained his second Giro d’Italia.
Coppi won his first Tour de France in 1949, when everybody guessed he was already out of the game, after the crash during the Saint Malò stage that loaded him with a huge delay. Instead, he managed to gain one hour over the little Frenchman Marinelli, who was wearing the yellow jersey of the race leader, and to catch up with Bartali, who finished second with a delay of 11’. He was the first rider ever to get the Giro and the Tour in the same year, an impossible deed in the physiologists’ opinion. Always in 1949, he gained the World Champion title in the pursuit race for the second time.

In 1952, the Tour organizers tried to enliven the Grand Boucle race by introducing some special prizes. And again, Coppi took the win of the Tour and the Giro in the same season.

In 1953, he won the on-road World Championship and his 5th Giro: these 5 successes, unique and incomparable for manner and style, inspired popular tales, as well as the literary and movie worlds.
1955: Bianchi squad of 1954-1955: Milano, Coppi, Gismondi, mechanic Pinella De Grandi, Gaggero, Favero, Carrea, Filippi
Fausto Coppi didn’t want to win a lot; he rather wanted to win “in a good way”. He was one of the few riders, in all the cycling history, who succeeded in achieving his aim.
In 1973, Bianchi won its second World Championship title with Felice Gimondi.

Two more will follow in 1986 with Moreno Argentin and in 1992 with Gianni Bugno.
In 1980, the Bianchi trademark was taken over by Piaggio Group.

In 1982, Bianchi launched on the European market the “BMX”: special bikes designed mainly for youngsters to perform off-road acrobatic feats and thus set a trend.

1984 was the year of the “Mountain bike”, the off-road bicycle designed in cooperation with Bianchi USA.
In 1987, Bianchi took over the Austrian trademark “Puch”.

The year 1990 brought a further innovative idea leading to a completely new generation of bicycles, the prototype of the modern city bike. Bianchi’s new creation was called “Bianchi Spillo”, and in a short time it became a reference for the whole bicycle industry; even nowadays, all the manufacturers have a range based on this bicycle model.

Though without losing sight of the on-road competitions, Bianchi focused on mountain bike challenges.

In 1991 Bruno Zanchi, riding his Bianchi bike, became MTB World Champion in the downhill specialty.

In 1993 another Bianchi biker, Dario Acquaroli, got the MTB World Championship in the cross country specialty.
In 1995, Bianchi re-engineered in-depth its city bike models through the “City Project” aimed to equip them, for the first time ever, with avant-garde frames, built according to the most updated ergonomic parameters.
1998: The year of the triumph. Marco Pantani leaves everybody behind both at Giro d’Italia and Tour de France: a double win conquered just by few, to prove himself and the others he’s not only the man of one-day-win and meaningless mountain escapes. The best Pirate, the portrait of sheer joy: the man everybody wants and continues to remember.

The year of Stefano Garzelli, Pirate’s trusty friend and faithful team-mate, who at Tour of Switzerland inaugurated successfully his career.

The year of Marco Velo and his win at the Italian Time Trial Championships as well as of the numerous wins of the Martini Racing team in the MTB cross country and downhill.

1999: As life and destiny play with the Pirate’s dreams, shattering his hopes while running up towards the utter glory, Marco Velo keeps at his side with dedication, while confirming his skills of chrono-man. For Bianchi Mercatone Uno, a strong and close-knit team, this is the confirmation of a talent.

Dario Aquaroli and Nadia De Negri, together with the new French star, Gregory Vollet, establish the fame of the MTB Martini Racing Team in the offroad.

2000: While Garzelli gets the win in the “Jubilee Tour” flanked by Pantani, and Velo hits for the umpteenth time the title of Italian champion against the clock, the century ends with the golden shines of the mountain bikes.

To resume the results of the Bianchi-Motorex team, it takes to recall the great deeds of the past champions: José Hermida “el Torito” pulls together the World Championship, the World Cup and the European Championship, Vollet gains the French Championship, Acquaroli seals off the contenders and triumphs at the cross country National championship.

2001: New win for Marco Velo in the tricolour time trial race, but it is the Mtb team which stands out as the leading formation worldwide.

World Cup or European Championships, this makes no difference for José Antonio Hermida and Julien Absalon. On his debut, the Spaniard is second among “Elites” as well as in the World Cup, and he also gets the win at the European Championship. The Frenchman wins the World Cup within Under 23, then he gains the France Cup and triumphs at the European Championship. Both triumph also in their respective national championships.

In Italy, junior riders are no less: Nicoletta Bresciani captures another tricolour title whereas Quadroni and Lanteri stand out at the National Championship.

2002: The Bianchi-Coast union bestows strong emotions: the team captained by Swiss Alex Zulle collects 21 wins. The Helvetian champion is the greatest protagonist of the team pocketing 7 wins inclusive the “Tour of Switzerland”.

Another brilliant season breaks out in the off-road for the Motorex-Bianchi team, chaired by Felice Gimondi and directed by the new manager Massimo Ghirotto.

The “boys” strike 21 wins: the World Championship and the Under 23 Cross Country European Championship with Absalon and the Elite European Championship with Hermida. And that’s not all… Absalon, the rising star of the off-road, besides the honour placement in the Under 23 World Cup, scores a wonderful triplet of wins in the prestigious Allianz Cup.
2003: After 19 years Bianchi is back as first sponsor of a professional outfit: Jan Ullrich leads the Bianchi team and at the Centenary Tour de France he stirs the crowd of fans by challenging Lance Armstrong, defeating him in the time trial race and getting the honour placement in the overall ranking.

In the off-road sector, the threesome Absalon-Hermida-Dietsch strengthens the leading role of the Bianchi Motorex team in Europe and worldwide, while Marco Villa stands out on track capturing the win in the Italian Championship and the new Aliverti women team captures 10 successes in total.

2004: The year of celebrations. The event of 120 years of pure “passione celeste” coincides with a brilliant season loaded with emotions.

With Julien Absalon, Bianchi hits an unforgettable double win: the MTB Cross Country Olympic Competition in Athens and the World title at the World Championship in Les Gets, France. Absalon’s magic moment is followed by another important win captured by his country fellowman and team-mate, Thomas Dietsch, who in July, after getting the Silver medal at the Marathon World Championship in Austria, captures also the gold medal at the Marathon European Championship in Poland.

Even in the road race, Bianchi confirms its leadership by capturing, with the Swede Magnus Backstedt, colour-bearer of the Alessio-Bianchi team, the most enthralling and prestigious race among the Northern Classical competitions: the legendary Paris-Roubaix, followed by the on-road tricolour success of Cristian Moreni at the Italian Championship. Moreni is then summoned to take part with the national team in the Olympic Games in Athens (where he will give his precious contribution to the Olympic win of Paolo Bettini) and in the World Championship in Verona.

Bianchi is protagonist also on-track with the champion from Bergamo Vera Carrara, who at the World Championship in Melbourne (Australia) ranks second in the World Point Race Competition.

Bianchi's collection of medals got rich by two more golden medals, those won by Cristian Cominelli of Bianchi-Agos Junior team at the Pupils Cycle-Cross Italian Championship and at the MTB Cross Country Italian Championship, as well as by two bronze medals conquered in the Male and Female Junior Cross Country MTB tricolour competitions, respectively by Daniele Radici from Brescia and Nicoletta Bresciani from Bergamo.
Since May 1997 F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi is part of Cycleurope A.B. group, the Swedish company of the Grimaldi group, known as the worldwide most important holding in the cycling sector.

The brands of the Bianchi group (Bianchi, Legnano, Puch and Chiorda) have met those of Cycleurope (Monark, Crescent, DBS, Kildemoes, Everton, Micmo, Gitane) to constitute a unique network in the two-wheel market.

Today Cycleurope can implement the most advanced operative synergies involving prestigious European companies, amongst which Bianchi represents the flagship brand.
The strategic investments of the group aim at two outstanding targets: the development of a highly-advanced product and the establishment of Bianchi brand on international markets.