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OLTRE XR4
MAXIMIZE AERO ADVANTAGE AND CONTROL
 
 
THE COUNTERVAIL® REVOLUTION CONTINUES
 
 
 
BIANCHI CV
 
BIANCHI CV is Bianchi's INTEGRATED VIBRATION CANCELLING SYSTEM for cycling, with innovative and exclusive use of Materials Sciences Corporation's patented Countervail® material.
 

Countervail® is a carbon composite-material system that, with special fiber architecture, combines patented structural carbon with viscoelastic resin. Countervail® cancels 80% of vibrations while increasing the stiffness and strength of our carbon frames and forks.

 
 
Traditional passive damping in frames using superficial rubber inserts and isolators are marginally effective compared to the integrated carbon Countervail® system developed by Bianchi for cycling and tested in NASA aerospace operations.
 
 
 
STAY AERO FOR LONGER
 

Countervail® cancels road vibrations and reduces turbulence in the frame that affect its performance. it enhances peak power output by maximizing the vibrational dissipation in the surrounding polymers.

Advantage: hold your extreme aero position at high speeds for longer and maximize your aerodynamic advantage

 
MAXIMUM CONTROL AT HIGH SPEED

 

Countervail® provides unparalleled vibration cancelling properties, ensuring the frame’s optimum performance at high speed. countervail® eliminates road buzz to maximize ride control, and reduces muscular fatigue

 
 
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
 
CUTTING EDGE OF AERODYNAMICS
 
Oltre XR.4 is designed with advanced CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation software to predict the impact of aerodynamic drag
 
 
 
 
20 WATT POWER GAIN COMPARED TO OLTRE XR.2
 
FLOW VISUALIZATION
 
A special fluorescent paint (borrowed form F1 Car design) is flown over the frame and fork's surfaces at race speed. The interpretation of their trace patterns and intensity reveal the aerodynamic performance of every aspect.
 
 
   
 
ROAD TEST WITH PRO RIDERS
 
 
 
TECH FEATURES AND SPECS
 
GEOMETRIES
 
 

 

 

FRAME

-Monocoque carbon hi-modulus frame with Countervail material

-Special aero shape designed with CFD

-Fully internal cable routing

-Weight: 980g (55 size, +/- 5%, black color)

 

 

AERO HEADTUBE

-Tapered aero headtube 1.1/8” to 1.4”, inspired by Aquila CV profiles

-The headtube is integrated with aero handlebar and headset

-Two different top cap for Vision Metron 5D handlebar and conventional stems

 

 

 
BB AREA
- PressFit 86.5x41mm
 
 
SPECIAL CHAINSTAYS

- Straight and wider chainstay for higher stiffness and internal cable routing for mechanical and electronic groupset

- Full carbon dropout with metal insert

 
 
 
 
DEDICATED SEATSTAYS
- Wide seatstay and with aero profiles

- Direct mount brake system

 

 

 

- Hidden seatpost clamp for perfect aerodynamic design and nice looking

 

 

- Aero seatpost with integrated look and adjustable head clamp offset 25mm or -10mm

 
 
 
 
FORK

- Full carbon 1.1/8” to 1.4” with Countervail material

- Head crown tube 1.4” with integrated design for perfect head tube connection

- Blade with bent shape and narrow front surface to reduce the drag

- Reactive geometry

- Direct mount brake system

- Weight: 370g