Bianchi Oltre XR3 Disc review

Stu Bowers Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:27 There are better race bikes for £4K but you’d be hard pushed to find something as enjoyable to ride 3.5 / 5 £4,000 This review was first published in Issue 80 of Cyclist magazine The list of bike brands that can boast even half the heritage of Bianchi would be very short indeed. The company is 133 years old, making it the longest-surviving bike manufacturer in the world, and for the majority of that time it has had a presence in the top ranks of the pro sport. There are several different tales of how the colour celeste (pronounced che-lest-ay) came to be Bianchi’s trademark pastel shade, the most fanciful of which relates to it mimicking the eye colour of a former queen of Italy, for whom Eduardo Bianchi once made a custom bicycle. The more believable and far less romantic tale ...

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