Bianchi revamps the Oltre aero bike with three new models, highlighted by Oltre RC

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The Bianchi Oltre gets a facelift and, as before, aerodynamics are a priority for this bike.

At the heart of the new Oltre RC and its aerodynamic improvements is a feature called Air Deflector technology. According to Bianchi’s marketing and communications manager, Claudio Masnata, this technology is “inspired by the world of motor racing at the highest level to optimize aerodynamic efficiency in all situations”.

Integrated into the sides of the head tube, this patent-pending technology channels airflow, creating a low-pressure zone behind the head tube. A new Bianchi-designed cockpit provides additional aerodynamic benefits by also channeling airflow, in this case to the rider’s legs, to create areas of low pressure.

In total, says Bianchi, the new Oltre RC saves 17 watts at 50 km/h compared to the Italian brand’s former benchmark aero bike, the Oltre XR4.

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More than just a frame

Bianchi didn’t just design a frameset with the new Oltre. The Oltre family includes a variety of components, including carbon wheels and saddle designed and developed by Bianchi Reparto Corse.

“The new Oltre family represents the first complete frame/component platform entirely designed and manufactured by Bianchi: from the frame to the handlebar system, including wheels, hubs and saddles,” said Bianchi CEO Fabrizio. Scalzotto.

The Reparto Corse RC50 and RC65 tubeless-ready wheelset (measuring 50mm front and 65mm rear respectively) weighs 1,540 grams and features a 3K carbon finish. Bianchi has even developed a 3D printed saddle for the Oltre RC, the RC139 carbon air, which weighs only 168 grams.

Three models

The Oltre RC is far from the only one. Bianchi has developed two additional models of the Oltre, allowing riders with more modest budgets to enjoy the bike. The RC is the most expensive version at €13,800.

There are three tiers of the new Oltre family.

The Oltre Pro shares design features with the RC and incorporates the Bianchi CV vibration cancellation system in the carbon fiber and a set of the brand’s RC50 wheels as well as aero handlebars and the same RC139 as seen on the Oltre RC. It costs €8,000.

The most entry-level version, at €5,400, is the Oltre, which includes cheaper components to help keep the price affordable, if it remains high.

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