Bianchi's 2013 Vacansoleil-DCM team bike

Italian brand rolls out team edition Oltre XR model

Bianchi today unveiled its new World Tour team Vacansoleil-DCM's Oltre XR model for the 2013 season.

The Oltre XR is Bianchi's monocoque carbon frame designed for racing and developed with Vacansoleil-DCM. Thanks to the combination of UMS40 and CN60 Ultra High Modulus carbon fibers, the Oltre XR weighs 30g less than last year's model while still increasing rigidity a claimed 20 percent.

Team bike or not, if it's a Bianchi, then celeste has got to figure into the mix

A 55cm frame weighs a claimed 895g.

The bike features internal cable routing, the look of an integrated seatmast with the functionality of a seatpost, and ultrathin seat stays for comfort.

Aesthetically, the bike blends Bianchi's trademark celeste with Vacansoleil's blue and yellow.

Team Vacansoleil-DCM will race the bike with 2013 Campagnolo Super Record EPS groups built with FSA K-Force cranks and SL-K brakes.

Bianchi's 2013 vacansoleil-dcm team bike:
Bianchi's 2013 vacansoleil-dcm team bike:
Bianchi's 2013 Vacansoleil-DCM team bike

Here are the complete specs of the 2013 Vacansoleil-DCM Oltre XR team bike:

  • Frame: Bianchi HoC “Oltre XR” Carbon
  • Fork: Bianchi Oltre HoC Full Carbon 1.5">1.1/8"               
  • Seatpost: Bianchi Oltre Full Carbon Aero
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light BB386 EVO Carbon 53/39
  • Bottom bracket: FSA BB30
  • Brakes: FSA SL-K 
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1 1/8" - 1.5"
  • Stem: FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
  • Handlebar: FSA Plasma Compact Integrated
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Regale
  • Grips: Lizard Skins Celeste Bianchi color
  • Wheels: Fast Forward F6r carbon
  • Tires: Vredestein Fortezza Pro TriComp
  • Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record  EPS 11sp
  • Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11sp
  • Chain: KMC XL 11sp
  • Bottles: Elite Corsa Team
  • Cages: Elite Sior Mio carbon
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade
  • Power meter: Cycleops PowerTap system
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