Bianchi Oltre XR4

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16.49, 17.20, 17.73, 17.80 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Bianchi Oltre XR4. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • Testers feel the Oltre XR4 is extremely responsive and handles well in all conditions.
  • Reviewers note the Oltre XR4's long reach and relatively low stack height create a naturally aggressive aerodynamic position in the saddle.
  • The stiff, lightweight carbon frame allows riders to get out of the saddle and put out a lot of power without feeling unstable.
  • Riders say the Oltre XR4 climbs well and sprints beautifully, but that it's in its element on fast descents.
  • The Bianchi Oltre XR4 is designed with airflow in mind. Reviewers respect its sleek, eye-catching lines.
  • Oltre XR4 builds come in four drivetrain options: SRAM Red eTap AXS, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, SRAM Rival eTap AXS, and Shimano Ultegra Di2.
  • When it comes to wheels, buyers can choose from a build with carbon rims (Vision 55 SC) or alloy (Fulcrum Racing 400).
  • Reviewers say Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are highly responsive and easy to modulate. On the SRAM Red eTap build, a tester describes braking as “stable, precise and reliable”.
  • Testers agree that Bianchi's Countervail® integrated vibration-canceling system smooths out the Oltre XR4's ride, over road bumps and debris.
  • To reviewers, the Oltre XR4’s integrated Vision Metron 5D ACR (Aerodynamic Cable Routing) bar/stem combo is stiff, responsive, and aesthetically clean.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several testers thought the bike was sluggish from a standstill and while climbing. They attributed this to the Oltre XR4's heavier weight.
  • On Rival eTap and Ultegra Di2 builds, testers feel that alloy Fulcrum Racing wheels are overweight and below spec, given the asking price.
  • Experts recognize that the Oltre XR4 is an expensive option, but several maintain that the price represents sound value.

Bottom line

Bianchi’s aerodynamic Oltre XR4 is a fast road and racing bike that offers up speed, agility, and responsiveness to its rider. It’s not the lightest option within its class, and you’ll feel that climbing steep grades. But the Oltre makes up for any sluggishness during fast descents. This bike shines bombing downhill, cutting tight corners, and all-out sprinting. What’s more, testers felt comfortable on the XR4 after all-day rides. You’ll find competitors that will beat it on price and value for money, but the Oltre delivers a fun, fast ride.

Expert Reviews

86/100 based on 5 rated expert reviews
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Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc Ult Di2 2019

You’ll find bikes that beat it on price, but the Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc offers a sparkling ride. It’s a fabulous race bike, offering speed and agility, aero features, and excellent ride quality alongside the power and consistency of hydraulic disc brakes.

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Bianchi Oltre XR4 CV Disc Review

The Oltre XR4 mixes high-end aerodynamic engineering with Bianchi’s proven Countervail technology for a world-class ride. In this spec, it represents a dream bike without a ludicrous price tag.

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Bianchi Oltre XR4 Ultegra Di2 Disc Review

Bianchi’s Oltre has evolved from its first rim brake semi-aero pro race machine to this latest XR4 model, which is a full-on aero machine. It just comes at a price.

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Test – Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc Ultegra Di2: “Race” Bike But Not Too Bad [Italian]

The Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc Ultegra Di2 12v is aggressive, but at the same time balanced. It’s an aero bike, but not extreme. The only negative note, at least in this setup, is the weight…

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Tested: Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc [Dutch]

An all-rounder that you can sprint with or ride all day. No, it isn’t cheap.

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 13 ratings
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