Bauke Mollema's Bianchi Oltre XR2

Published on August 2nd 2014

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This is the Bianchi Oltre XR2 that Bauke Mollema rode to a top 10 overall at the 2014 Tour de France.
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Bianchi teamed up with Belkin this year. The potential combination of celeste and green concerned many, but we think they pull it off well.

Bauke Mollema rides an Oltre XR2 with some interesting, and sensible, touches. Mollema is the only pro cyclist that were aware of who has a rubber allergy - which is why he goes without brake hoods and wraps them in bartape instead.

He uses an 11-28 cassette and a set of 25mm tubs - both sensible selections that we'd recommend for everybody, but they're still fairly rare choices amongst the pros.

Whats' your favourite part of this bike? Let us know below.

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