One of the trends most highly appreciated by the public at large is the search for extreme clean lines. Already in 2016, Wilier Triestina started down this road (one of the first bike manufacturers worldwide to do so) with Cento10AIR, inserting the brake and derailleur cables inside the monocoque handlebar which was integrated in the frame. With the Wilier 0 SLR, we raised the bar, pairing total integration with the lightest frame, fork and handlebar ever. We've re-engineered and evolved all these elements allowing integration: the 0 integrated handlebar, composite handlebar spacers and the section of the frame headset.
STIFFNESS TO WEIGHT
High STW values are synonymous with performance in carbon frames. Most of the time, manufacturers add material to increase a frame’s stiffness, thus increasing its weight. But, when weight is to be reduced, stiffness is at risk, and consequently, handling and handling safety as well.
On the Wilier 0 SLR, thanks to the blend of carbons, the unique positioning of the fibers and the construction technology, Wilier has succeeded in attaining the highest level of lightness and stiffness, exceeding the STW value of our previous Zero.7 and Zero.6 models by 24%.
The spacers between the frame headset and the handlebar are made of a high-stiffness composite material, with a special cavity for the cables. They are composed of two parts for quick assembly and disassembly without interfering with the cables running from the handlebar to the frame.
SPEED RELEASE THRU AXLE SYSTEM
Another new feature is the Mavic Speed Release thru axle system that enbles the wheel to be quickly removed from the frame. In this way the axle does not need to be totally extracted from the wheel hub. This solution significantly reduces wheel release and insertion time. During races, this solution cuts wheel change times by 7 seconds on average compared to a traditional thru axle system. We also chose the Speed Release thru axle to reduce weight (only 85 grams per pair) and safeguard the integrity of the frame