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Bianchi Oltre RC “Hyperbike” gets air deflectors and vented, integrated stem

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The all-new Bianchi Oltre RC is their first “hyperbike” and gets unique, patent-pending vents on the headtube to redirect air to low-pressure zones. Those, plus a fully integrated one-piece handlebar and stem and new Reparto Corse aero wheels offer a 45-second savings over 40k at 250watts output.

bianchi oltre rc frame details

Designed as a bike+rider system, the scoop in the bar/stem funnels air into “low pressure vortices aimed at the rider’s moving legs”.

bianchi oltre rc air scoops on headtube

The scoops below it direct the air around the head tube, smoothing flow into the low-pressure zone directly behind it. The combined goal appears to be to reduce turbulence and low-pressure zones that cause drag. And, they say it helps even in crosswinds, improving CDA by 5.1% compared to the Oltre XR4.

bianchi oltre rc wheels and hubs

Aiding the aerodynamics are their Reparto Corse (Bianchi’s Racing Department) RC50 and RC65 wheels. The carbon fiber, tubeless-ready 50mm (front) and 65mm (rear) deep rims are designed to be stiff, light, and fast. The hubs use their SPB (Super Precision Bearing) construction so they roll smooth.

bianchi oltre rc saddle

These join a new 165g Reparto Corse saddle with carbon fiber shell and 3D-printed padding as a reboot of their in-house, top-end component effort. Together with the cockpit, this is the most Bianchi’d bike Bianchi has ever made.

bianchi oltre rc aero road bike

bianchi oltre rc frame details

The wheels have a 21mm internal width and the bike will fit up to 700x32mm tires.

aero fork on the Bianchi Oltre RC road bike

A specific RC-level fork adorns the top model, but all levels get small aero touches on the lower legs.

bianchi oltre rc pro and standard road bike family

Three models are offered, plus an RC-level frameset. They share the overall frame design, but spec differs, and the base model loses the RC wheels, saddle and cockpit.

bianchi oltre rc aero road bike

Designed as a pro-level racing bike, a complete Bianchi Oltre RC weighs in at a claimed 6.85kg (15.1lb) in size 55, as shown here. The frame is only compatible with electronic drivetrains, and complete bikes are available with SRAM Red AXS, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, and Campagnolo Super Record EPS…all with power meters. Prices from €13,749 to €14,999.

bianchi oltre pro aero road bike

The Bianchi Oltre Pro uses the same 50mm deep rim front and rear, keeps the Reparto Corse saddle and integrated cockpit, but has a slightly different fork that incorporates their CV vibration reduction material. Drivetrain options include SRAM Red and Force AXS and Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra Di2. Prices from €7,999 to €12,199, claimed weight is 7.3kg (16.09lb).

bianchi oltre aero road bike

The base level Bianchi Oltre gets yet another fork and comes with new Velomann 50mm deep carbon wheels and cockpit (with aero stem), and saddle. Groups include SRAM Rival AXS and Shimano Ultegra and 105 Di2. Prices from €5,399 to €6,249, claimed weight is 8.1kg (17.86lb).

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XC forever
XC forever
3 months ago

this looks like a Wish version of a Cervelo S5

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
3 months ago
Reply to  XC forever

This comment makes me so happy.

Evan
Evan
3 months ago
Reply to  XC forever

to be fair they both look like track bikes

Joenomad
Joenomad
3 months ago

What is a hyperbike and does it take you on a hyper-ride?

SuperDave
3 months ago
Reply to  Joenomad

Oh that’s just a bicycle + Hyperbole

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

High end renderings, but forgot to include the valves. Or do they use the new Conti Airless Superlightweight Solid MagicTyres?

Levi
Levi
3 months ago
Reply to  Karl

They could have just taken pictures with the valves lined up with the seat/chainstay or fork blades.

Justin
Justin
3 months ago
Reply to  Levi

Or, Photoshop. I shoot bikes for a living.

FatPinarelloRider
3 months ago

From a designer’s perspective, with a straight(ish) tubular main triangle, the integrated stem doesn’t really go with that. ICU should revamp the rules around frames IMHO.

matrix
matrix
15 days ago

Anyone come up with the dimensions of the air deflectors to 3d print them yet

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