EB13: Bianchi Adds Two Disc Brake Road Bikes, Updates Oltre, Infinito & Sempre
The Bianchi Infinito CV is a new bike introduced this spring. It was raced at the Paris Rounaix in standard form, but now gets a disc brake version.
Both frame types use Countervail material sandwiched between carbon layers to reduce vibration, which was covered in more detail in this post. The headtube is a bit taller and the wheelbase is a bit longer to make it a real endurance race machine and more of a premium model than the old Infinito.
Their other performance road bikes, the Oltre and Sempre both get updated spec and frame features, with the Oltre also adding a disc brake option…
And just a couple pics of the standard version, too. Because it’s soooo pretty.
The Oltre XR2 disc brake model is all new, and the standard rim brake version receives slight tweaks to the frame.
The disc version starts off with these features, and the standard Oltre XR2 switches to BB386 bottom brackets to gain stiffness.
The fork was redesigned to be a bit lighter and the wings that came off the crown to transition to the frame are moved to the frame itself.
They also made it mechanical and electronic compatible on the same frame. This one uses Campy’s new internal seatpost battery, which threads through the water bottle cage holes and requires nuts to hold the bottle cage.
The Sempre also gets a couple tweaks, becoming mech/electronic compatible with cable entry ports moved to the front of the headtube.