Bianchi has expanded its range of road bikes with the launch of the Oltre Race and Sprint, offering two new models that are aimed at meeting the demands of both the aero and the all-arounder segments.
Borrowing heavily from the race-breed Oltre RC, the new Oltre Race capitalizes on the same aerodynamic signature, albeit without Bianchi’s Air Deflector tech along the head tube. Instead, the bike gets similar aero-shaped tube profiles, internal cable routing and hydraulic disc brakes.
“Oltre Race offers a suitably adapted set-up to make it accessible to a broader audience,” boasts the vaunted Italian brand. “Aero tube shapes and integrated cable routing declare its racing pedigree.”
In the case of the Sprint, Bianchi says it’s modeled after their flagship Specialissima, focussing less on aero and more on traditional tube shapes and profiles to confer greater compliance and comfort.
“The new Sprint is the result of meticulous engineering and an aesthetic restyling of the popular model in the all-rounder range,” says Bianchi. “The lightweight carbon monocoque frame is rigid for adequate power transmission, and now features integrated cable routing and an updated setup.”
The Bianchi Oltre Race comes equipped with either a Shimano 105 mechanical groupset for €3,399, or with Shimano 105 Di2 that bumps the price to €4,349, while the Sprint is offered with the same builds for €2,549 and €3,849, respectively.
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