If you are 195 lbs and descend like a beast then a Pinarello Dogma or Prince are likely the frames for you. But if you are 135 lbs and climb like a monster then the Bianchi Oltre XR.2 should be your frameset of choice. Top of the Bianchi road range, the Oltre XR.2 is universally regarded as one of the finest racing frames in the world. And it climbs like no other. Hand wrapped with an exclusive blend of UMS40and CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers, the XR.2 features the highest rigidity-to-weight ratio available today. UltraTech features: X-TEX internal layup, Carbon Nano 2 resin technology, WMP internal molding, and UTTS seatstay molding. Frameset available in Team Lotto celeste, black.celeste, or black.gray .... $4999.99 Add to CART
Oltre XR.2 features:
Interesting facts: As many of you know, Europe's powerhouse pro team, Belkin, chooses Bianchi framesets for all their races. Their top level racing bikes use Oltre XR.2 frames with the following parts: 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 groups (apx 70% are Di2 electric and 30% are mechanical), FSA K-Force carbon handlebars and stems, Selle San Marco Concor saddles, Dura Ace C50 carbon wheels and Vittoria Corsa SC tires.
Infinito CV ~ Video: Infinito CV
One of cycling's top 10 innovations for 2014 - CyclingNews
Top Ten in Hottest bikes for 2014 - Outside Magazine
World-wide exclusive - Countervail "CV", a cutting edge composite material developed in the aerospace industry and exclusively used by Bianchi in the world of cycling. Meticulously designed by Bianchi to ensure high rigidity while significantly reducing physical fatigue and stress to the rider. Considered by many the biggest advancement in frame comfort since the advent of carbon fiber.
Full carbon frame, fork, and headset in celeste, black.celeste, or black.neon yellow .... $3499.99 Add to CART
Infinito CV Disc ~
Infinito CV frameset also available for disc brakes! Rear axle spacing is 135mm to fit nearly all disc brakes. Color is black.red .... $3499.99 Add to CART
Full Bike - Infinito CV frameset with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed Di2 electronic kit, Ultegra crankset (50x34), 11-28 Ultegra cassette, Shimano R785 road hydraulic disc brakes with 140mm centerlock rotors, 24 hole Shimano RX830 disc wheels, Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick tires (700 x 25c), FSA carbon seatpost, FSA Team carbon stem, FSA Wing compact handlebar, Fizik Aliante Gamma saddle, no pedals. Color is black with red trim .... $7899.99
Note on road disc brakes - The UCI, currently, does not allow disc brakes for licensed racing. Hence, the Oltre XR.2 Disc frameset is more limited in use. However, the Infinito CV will likely be used primarily in non-racing events. Therefore, the Infinito CV appears to us to be an excellent candidate for disc brakes - especially for commuters, long distance riders, and others that regularly find themselves in inclement conditions.
"In a world that values the exotic and frequently rewards the unusable, unstable or unreliable, Bianchi's Sempre framesets have always been prosaically straightforward, tractable and cost effective. Rather than relying on dramatic appearance or cutting edge materials and technology, the Sempre simply puts performance first."
Same frameset as used by numerous pro teams including Androni Gioccotoli
Our Cycles BiKyle staff put this frame through its paces and we couldn't be more enthusiastic. The Sempre Pro is a stiff frame for outstanding acceleration and climbing yet it's remarkably comfortable for all types of riding. Made in a 1-piece monocoque design of UHM Nano carbon for very low weight and a BB-30 bottom bracket for superior efficiency. Includes oversized chainstays, ultra thin seatstays for added plushness, and a hand masked paint job. The matching carbon fork features a tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" steerer tube for added front end control. The internal cable routing accommodates both mechanical and electronic drivetrains. Sempre, Italian for “Always”, is the perfect frameset for versatile cyclists that like to go fast while staying comfortable and secure. Steering is controlled through the tightest corners. And downhill stability, a sure sign of a superior frame, is excellent. Frame with fork and headset - available in celeste.black or black with white decals .... $2199.99 Add to CART
Video highlights of the Sempre: Sempre Highlights
For an independent review of the Sempre click here: Sempre Review
Complete Bicycles ~
One of the most cherished frames in the pro peloton fully built with Shimano's 11-speed Ultegra kit. XR.1 frame is same as pro-issue XR.2 except for small differences in thickness of seat stays and wings on back of fork plus sculpting of bottom bracket shell and downtube and top tube. Differences are small enough that you'd need to have both models in hand to spot these small differences. Parts: XR.1 includes Shimano Ultegra crankset (53x39), Ultegra STI levers and derailleurs, 11-speed cassette (11-28), FSA Gossamer dual pivot brakeset, Fulcrum Racing 7 wheelset, 25mm Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires, Reparto Corse alloy stem and handlebar, San Marco Era Dynamic Open saddle, full carbon aero seatpost, no pedals. Color is black .... $3699.99 complete
One of the most cherished frames in the pro peloton fully built with Shimano's 11-speed 105 kit. Includes 52x36 105 crankset, 11-28 105 11-speed cassette, FSA Gossamer dual pivot brakeset, Vision Team 30 wheelset, 25mm Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires, Reparto Corse alloy stem and handlebar, San Marco Era Dynamic Open saddle, full carbon aero seatpost, no pedals. Color is black .... $2999.99 complete
Bianchi's pro 'comfort frame' with Countervail "CV", a cutting edge composite material developed in the aerospace industry and exclusively used by Bianchi in the world of cycling. Meticulously designed by Bianchi to ensure high rigidity while significantly reducing physical fatigue and stress to the rider. Considered by many the biggest advancement in frame comfort since the advent of carbon fiber.
Nearly all of Belkin's pro team chose Infinito CV frames during the 2014 spring classics and TDF cobblestone stages
Infinito CV Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed electronic kit and disc brakes, Shimano disc wheelset (black with red trim) .... $7899.99
Infinito CV with Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed electronic kit, Fulcrum Racing 4 wheelset (black with red trim) .... $6299.99
Infinito CV with Campagnolo Chorus 11-speed kit, 35mm Fulcrum Racing 4 wheelset (celeste) .... $6299.99
Infinito CV with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical kit, Fulcrum Racing 5 wheelset (black or black.celeste) .... $4499.99
Intenso Carbon ~
Bianchi's industry leading all-carbon comfort frame, the Infinito, returns in similar fashion for 2015 with a new name, the Intenso, and even lower price points! The Infinito frame was used by Bianchi's 2013 pro team riders for rough road conditions like Paris-Roubaix.
Intenso with Shimano 11-speed Ultegra kit: FSA Gossamer MegaExo crankset (50x34), Fulcrum Racing Sport alloy wheelset (24mm deep with 18 front spokes and 14 rear), 11-28 cassette, Hutchinson Equinox 2 tires (700 x 23c). Color is celeste .... $2699.99
Intenso with Campagnolo 10-speed Veloce kit:
Handmade in Bianchi's premier shop, the Reparto Corse in Treviglio. Features
Campagnolo's Veloce group (essentially a Centaur group but with contemporary
black finish rather than polished silver) with Veloce Power-Torque crankset
(50x34), Fulcrum Racing Corsa alloy wheelset (24mm deep with 18 front spokes and
14 rear), 12-25 cassette, Hutchinson Equinox 2 tires (700 x 23c). Color is
celeste .... $
Intenso with Shimano 11-speed 105 kit: Shimano R565 crankset (50x34), Fulcrum Racing Sport alloy wheelset (24mm deep with 18 front spokes and 14 rear, sealed cartridge bearings, 1914 grams per pair), 12-28 cassette, Hutchinson Equinox 2 tires (700 x 23c). Available in black.white or white.gray .... $2199.99
A huge success since its introduction in 2013, the Vertigo returns for 2015 at even lower price. The Vertigo is the most secure, solid, and dependable carbon bike available in this price range. Five years ago, an all-carbon bike of this quality would have cost $3000+.
Carbon frame Vertigo with 10-speed Shimano 105 kit
and Shimano R501 wheelset. Includes Shimano R565 alloy crankset
(50x34) with 12-28 cassette. Color is black with red trim and white decals ....
High performance hydroformed alloy frameset matched to a 11-speed Shimano 105 kit and Reparto Corse DRX4000 wheelset. Includes FSA Omega alloy crankset (50x34) with oversized EXO external bottom bracket, 12-28 cassette. Color is black with white decals .... $1499.99
Also available: Impulso with 11-speed Shimano 105 kit and disc brakes. Color is black with white decals .... $1599.99
Cycling's most solid and secure aluminum alloy comfort frameset matched to your choice of Shimano kits plus Reparto Corse CRS-4000 wheelset.
With 10-speed Shimano Tiagra kit, FSA Omega EXO alloy crankset (50x34), 12-28 cassette. Black with gray decals .... $1249.99
With 9-speed Shimano Sora kit, FSA Tempo alloy crankset (50x34), 12-27 cassette. Red with white decals .... $969.99
With 8-speed Shimano Claris kit, Claris Octalink alloy crankset (50x34), 11-30 cassette. White with black decals .... $849.99