Comfort is a component of how well the bike has been fitted to you and how good your form is for the season... hate to point out. All things considered, the bike is stiff. Stiff as in when you get on the gas to sprint, it's up the road faster than you expected.I haven't tried the Oltre or the Oltre XR, but from what I read they are stiff racing frames which manage to swallow a lot of road buzz.
As always for extra comfort wider tires at slightly lower pressure, double bar tape, a saddle that flexes and maybe carbon bars are ways to go.
I'm not saying it's impossible, but the Oltre is a monocoque frame, not Tube to Tube like the T-cube was in 2008-09. Tube to tube allows custom tube lengths.My friend who own a bike shop said I could buy the Bianchi Oltre XR custom frame fitted to my body measurement. It will be the same price as if you bought a stock frame at your LBS. So, this is one reason why I'm considering a Bianchi Oltre XR frame. Good reviews and custom frame made just for me by Bianchi.
My friend said to get a custom frame from Bianchi is a 6 months wait. He said Bianchi doesn't advertise it.I'm not saying it's impossible, but the Oltre is a monocoque frame, not Tube to Tube like the T-cube was in 2008-09. Tube to tube allows custom tube lengths.
Maybe they can request a custom carbon layup for different stiffness, but to get a custom top tube length or chainstay length seems out of the question when you have to pay $1M per mono-mold. It's a set geometry.
I LOVE the bike!.... congrats, its a thing of beauty.
I looked at one, but couldn't afford it, the one thing that got me was how organic the Oltre looks. So, since I couldnt afford the Oltre, I got a Supersix. I may eventually get an Oltre frame though