2019 Wilier Zero.7
There is perhaps no greater feeling of satisfaction than heading out on a hard ride with a lightweight bike that will help you feel like you have a few extra gears compared to everyone else. The Wilier Zero.7 is exactly that type of racing bike that will positively entice you to tackle the big climbs.
Weighing under 800g, the Zero.7 is Wilier’s reasonably priced super bike. And the original goal was to make it one of the lightest, best-riding bikes on the market. They have just about accomplished that lofty goal by focusing not only on shedding weight, but making the handling and durability exceptional as well. Wilier already had some lightweight and responsive bikes in their stable before the Zero.7, but they wanted to tear the script up and start something special here.
So you have a frame that has been shaped to have less volume resulting in 19% less material used for the tubes compared to previous Zero.7 iterations. Smaller tube diameter saves weight, but will not compromise the rigidity because Wilier has used an internal liner made of special thermoplastic material to cuddle the tube-forming bladder. This internal liner creates equal pressure along the walls of the carbon fiber frame, ensuring that each section receives the same loving attention in the curing process. That means that those essential points like the bottom bracket and seat tube/top tube/seatstay intersection have precisely the level of stiffness required to keep the frame responsive for your next acceleration.
To make sure that the bike was light, responsive and comfortable into the bargain, Wilier have used their S.E.I. (Special Elastic Infiltrated) Film, which is a viscoelastic material placed between the layers of carbon in the frame to improve vibration absorption. It allows the frame to remain super stiff without rattling your muscles into submission. So you can enjoy a plush ride while noticeably getting the most out of all your pedal power. Then adding the 27.2 mm seatpost combined with the thin seat stays, inevitable vibrations are absorbed for each pedal stroke over rough roads.
Not forgetting the importance of aerodynamics in the design, Wilier has also given the front end special attention by using the TwinBlade design found on their aero bikes. Cleanly integrating the cables into the frame also helps to keep the lines smooth and the frame leaner in the wind. And the plate through which the brake cables pass through has also been redesigned to accept wires for electronic drivetrains. They have also made sure that the fork crown seamlessly meets the down tube for a neat and sleek look.
If you spring for a Wilier Zero.7, you will be getting the benefit of their obsession with making their frames not only lightweight but responsive and comfortable as well. It is the perfect bike for someone who loves to climb, but also wants to feel comfy and secure over all types of roads and terrains.
Frame: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Fork: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA No.44 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 42cm XS | 44cm S | 46cm M | 48cm L | 51cm XL | 55cm XXL |
Colors: White Red Blue, Black Red, Red White, Night Chrome