Bike Talk – Tom Dumoulin’s Bianchi Oltre XR4 | SHIMANO

Bike Talk – Tom Dumoulin’s Bianchi Oltre XR4 | SHIMANO


This is my brand new
Bianchi Oltre XR4. I’m switching bikes of course… …but luckily I keep
riding on Shimano… …so I’m really
happy with that. For two days I was in Dublin
to visit my brother in law. Then I shifted gears… …and the sound that it makes,
it makes him so happy to hear that. And it still makes
me also happy. I’ve been riding for years already
on electronic shifting… …but it’s still so special. It’s really nice. For professional
cyclists nowadays… …you cannot go without
a power meter anymore. It’s the training tool. Even more than heart rate
or speed or whatever. It’s power that defines
how you are training. With the Shimano power meter that I’m
been used to already from last year… …and this year again… …it’s just exactly what
you need in a power meter. It’s accurate. It’s light. It’s very well integrated
into both sides… …so right and left. The calibration is very easy. It’s perfect for me, actually. The pedals are the part where you push
all your power and your legs to the bike. Of course they are a very
important part of your bike. They just need to be
strong and durable… …but also light
at the same time. And Shimano did that with those
pedals, so that’s all you need. Sometimes the geometry of
the different frames… …or the different brands,
is different… …and then it makes it pretty
difficult to get used to it. Then it might take
a couple of weeks. But if the geometry is
pretty much the same… …and you get the exact same
positions as your last bike… …then it’s actually
pretty easy. Then within a few days it’s very
easy to get used to a new bike.