2017 was a breakout season for Fort Collins’ Whitney Allison. She went from being a super domestique, chasing breaks, hauling bottles and drilling lead-outs to finishing 8th at Time Trial Nationals, 8th in the Colorado Classic overall and 7th in Cascade Classic overall.  Although she’s hasn’t publicly announced who she’ll be riding for in 2018 she does have a very strong prospect with an official announcement coming very soon.

We thought we’d take a look at her 2016 Bianchi Oltre before she has to send it back to the Bianchi service course. This particular XR1 was her 2016 race bike, now used for training. Her race bike was the same model, only a year newer. 

The Build

Frame: 53cm 2016 Bianchi, Oltre XR1

Fork: Bianchi

Rear shock:

Front derailleur: 2016 Shimano Ultegra Di2

Rear derailleur: 2016 Shimano Ultegra Di2

Brake levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2

Brakes: 2016 Shimano Ultegra

Shifters: 2016 Shimano Ultegra Di2

Cassette: 2016 Shimano Ultegra

Cassette gearing: 11 speed 11-28

Bottom Bracket: 2016 Shimano Ultegra

Pedals: Shimano Ultegra

Chain: Shimano

Front Rim: Shimano (Race wheels are Dura Ace)

Front Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25c

Rear Rim: Shimano (Race wheels are Dura Ace)

Rear Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25c

Saddle: Women’s Selle Italia SLR

Stem: 3T 100m

Bars: 3T 42’

Seatpost: Bianchi proprietary seatpost

Computer: Garmin 510 (I’m old school!)

Computer mount: Barfly