Wilier Triestina announced today, the launch of an updated version of it’s flagship Zero.7 road frame.
According to Wilier, the new frame will weigh in at about the same weight as it’s predecessor, however, the new Zero.7 will feature revamped tube shapes, as well as some engineering updates that will make it more serviceable.
Upon first glance, the newer Zero.7 has noticeably smaller tube profiles. According to Wilier, this reduction in material, has allowed them to create a slightly lighter frame. In addition, the head tube now features a slightly dropped down tube that effectively wraps around the back of the fork crown.
Wilier claims this significantly adds to the frame’s torsional rigidity in the front triangle by 14 percent. Furthermore, improvements in the frame’s carbon composition, has allow them to maintain similar levels of stiffness, despite the smaller tube shapes.
In addition, the new Zero.7 also has a convertible, fully internal cable routing setup, as used on the Cento 1 SR model.
For example, in the case of mechanical drivetrains, cables enter the frame at the top of the down tube, just behind the head tube. From there, they take a straight path to the criss-crossed bottom bracket guide. The rear derailleur cable exits through the dedicated replaceable rear derailleur hanger.
With electronic drivetrains, a different set of interchangeable bolt-on hardware are used, which allows the cable to enter the frame through the same port as the rear brake cable – for cleaner look – while the down tube access point is smoothly capped over.
The new Zero.7 retains it’s ultra-oversized – and widely compatible – BB386EVO bottom bracket design, as well as it’s tapered 1 1/8 to 1 1/4in diameter carbon fork and dropouts.
Wilier will offer the new Zero.7 in the same sizes as it’s predecessor, with four new color options.
Retail price for the frameset is expected to be $4,999, with builds kits available in both Shimano Dura Ace and Campagnolo Super Record.
Expect to see the new Zero.7 sometime this Fall.
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