Bianchi‘s flagship Oltre XR2 is one of the most attractive bikes in the pro peloton and, as an evolution of the Oltre XR, a machine which seeks to marry low weight with aerodynamic performance and enough stiffness to compete at the sharp end of WorldTour races. The Oltre XR2 gains a new, integrated headtube, which is designed to offer just that, while the switch to FSA’s oversized BB386 bottom bracket standard is also intended to bolster the frame’s rigidity. And how much does it weigh? A claimed 895g for a 55cm frame.
The Bianchi Oltre XR2 is available in six Shimano and Campagnolo builds, with this Campagnolo Chorus-equipped machine with Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels yours for £4,800. Sky’s the limit? A £9,500 machine dressed in Campagnolo Super Record and Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR hoops tops the range. Regardless of the spec, our time on the Oltre XR2 to date has revealed it as fitting of its super bike status.