Wilier is showing-off its latest road bike called the Garda, boasting, you guessed it, more integration, disc brakes and enough clearance for 32mm tires. But, the good news is, there’s also a rim brake variant as well.
The Garda slots in between Wilier’s entry-level carbon road bike, the GTR Team, and below the Cento10 SL, which features the Italian brand’s NH-MOD carbon.
NH-MOD Carbon is a mix of 24 ton carbon, which the brand designates as normal (N) modulus, and 30 Ton carbon that it calls high (H) modulus, resulting in a frame that tips the scales at 1,120g, while the fork is said to weigh in at 370g.
In order to achieve better integration, Wilier created a new stem called the Stemma S, which is essentially a simplified version of the Stemma SL that was developed for the Cento10 SL, albeit in aluminum.
The Stemma S conceals all cables via a cover underneath the stem, while another headset cover neatly integrates with the frame, creating the same, clean aesthetic as the Filante SLR, 0 SL and Cento10 models.
The Garda Disc is available in the following builds:
• Shimano Ultegra 8020 (mechanical shifting, not new Ultegra 8100 Di2), Wilier NDR 38 KC wheels, £4,070
• Shimano Ultegra 8020 (mechanical shifting, not new Ultegra 8100 Di2), Shimano RS171 wheels, £3,350
• SRAM Rival eTap AXS, Wilier NDR 38 KC wheels, £4,680
• SRAM Rival eTap AXS, Wilier RX 26 wheels, £4,070
• Campagnolo Chorus, Wilier NDR 38 KC wheels, £4,890
• Campagnolo Chorus, Wilier RX 26 wheels, £4,170
Unfortunately, there’s no Di2 option available, but for customers who want a rim brake equipped bike with Shimano, Wilier offers a mechanical Ultegra R8020 version, which comes spec’d with a Shimano RS100 wheelset for £2,700.
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