2017 WILIER ZERO.7 FRAMESET

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GENERAL INFORMATION

When Wilier decided to update the Zero.7, they wanted to focus on its strengths first. That meant improving ride quality.

The tubes went on a diet, with smaller diameters, totaling nineteen percent less volume, and more precise shapes. The shaping extended beyond just making the bike more comfortable. They were able to improve bottom bracket stiffness by twelve percent They also looked into aerodynamics, and figured out a way to reduce drag by eight percent. The leading edge of the bike, namely the fork blades, head tube, and top of the downtube, were shaped to improve air flow. The fork in particular is improved by having the crown mate with a notch in the bottom of the head tube/downtube juncture to virtually eliminate the air pocket that typically hides behind the fork. The bike is still an almost anorexic 780g in a size medium.

The Zero.7 still embodies features that helped make the bike a standout in the first place. Wilier leans heavily on ultra high modulus 60-Ton carbon cloth. There is the layer of Special Elastic Integrated (SEI) film layer wrapped into the frame tubes to improve shock damping for comfort, 35% more shock absorption, it improves the frame’s ability to resist delamination by eighteen percent, and improves the frame tubes ability to resist fracturing by twelve percent. The chainstays are still built asymmetrically, with the drive side arm shaped and wrapped to better resist lateral forces. The cable-routing is still internal, with an elegant plate atop the downtube to coordinate the cables, if mechanical, or cable, if electronic.

As it was before, the geometry is fairly aggressive. This leads to the bike feeling as quick-witted as it is light, with a facility at sliding through small openings in traffic, and feeling like a slasher in turns.

Wilier sticks with their preferred standards. An aluminum front derailleur hanger is built into the frame so that you don't need to add clamp weight to the bike. The steerer tube is a tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" to make sure the fork tracks without lateral flex. The bottom bracket standard is their co-designed BB386EVO, which is big and wide and means the cranks aren't moving laterally no matter how hard you push down. AT the same time, they specify a narrow 27.2mm seat post, and include a Ritchey Superlogic Carbon Link post because the smaller diameter allows for more flex just under the saddle. The post can accept an internal battery, but the battery, if you’re going electronic, can also be mounted by the bottom bracket. Wide 28mm tires will fit if you choose to ride pave or grave or dirt, of just like a cushy ride.

Headset, seatpost, and bottom bracket bearings are included with the frame. The Ritchey post is 350mm long, with 15mm of offset, and it is featherweight at 145g. The bearings are for 24mm thru-axle cranks, and can be adapted to work with SRAM and Campagnolo cranks easily. BB386EVO cranks will necessitate swapping bearings.

The Wilier Zero.7 Frameset shows that Wilier has taught superlight bikes a trick or two when it comes to comfort.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bottom Bracket Type BB386EVO Required
  • Fork Zero.7 HM Carbon
  • Frame Material HM Carbon
  • Front Derailleur Type Braze-On Required
  • Headset Ritchey WCS, 1 1/8"-1 1/4"
  • Seatpost Ritchey WCS Carbon Superlogic, 27.2mm
*Specifications are subject to change.

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