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Wow! High-end race bike gets the disc brake treatment

The new Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc has just arrived for testing and we're very excited by the prospect because the rim brake version, which has been around for a couple of years, is an excellent race bike.

Read our Bianchi Oltre XR4 (rim brake) review here 

The Bianchi Oltre XR3 Disc is also very good. Read our review

The Oltre XR4 Disc is available in various different builds. The model we have here is built up with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset with a 52/36-tooth semi-compact chainset. The wheels are Fulcrum Racing Quattros with 40mm deep carbon-fibre rims. This model is priced £7,600.

The standard version in a Shimano Ultegra Di2 build has Fulcrum Racing 418 wheels and is priced £6,500, while the top-level model with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset is £10,000.

If you'd prefer a Campagnolo groupset, the Oltre XR4 Disc is available with Super Record and Shamal Ultra DB wheels for £9,400.

Check out the video for more details, or go to www.bianchi.com. We'll have a full review on road.cc soon.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.