- - Wilier Unveils New Supersonica SLR Time Trial Bike

Wilier Unveils New Supersonica SLR Time Trial Bike

Developed in collaboration with pro rider Stefan Küng, Wilier has unveiled its newest time trial bike called the Supersonica SLR, which claims to be 16% more aerodynamically efficient than the outgoing Turbine SLR.

“I am very happy and also very impressed by the work done by Wilier. It was a very tough challenge. When the contract between Wilier and the team was signed in August 2023, they immediately focused 100% on the Supersonica project. Developing a bike from scratch in 9 months is already a difficult task, but developing the best time trial bike in 9 months is even more so. Seeing all the people who have been involved, who have worked on it for such a long time, who have followed and listened to me, is a strong motivation for me to give it my all on the day of the race. The bike is designed for speed, you can feel it as soon as you get on. After riding the first prototype in early 2024, we made some changes. The second prototype arrived soon after and it responded perfectly to the requests I made. I can’t wait to ride it and, above all, to win,” says Küng.

Encompassing no fewer than 50 hours of computer simulations and 30 hours of wind tunnel and velodrome testing, Wilier calls the Supersonica SLR “the pinnacle of innovation in time trial bikes”, relying on biometrical body scanning and prototype components made by using 3D-printed technology, Jérémy Roy, material performance manager at Groupama-FDJ says the  Supersonica project is the first genuine project developed from scratch together with Wilier.

“Wilier’s innovation lab department spent an enormous amount of time on it and the results came in record time. After so many virtual tests, followed by multiple wind tunnel tests, we are proud to see this fast and modern bike that took shape in less than a year. I must say that a solid foundation has been laid for the future of our partnership. The performance features can be seen in the extreme attention to detail: revised geometry, remarkable aerodynamic efficiency, improved rigidity and a new improved handlebar. After carefully following every single stage of the project, I am really excited and I can’t wait for Supersonica to make its debut in the race with Stefan Küng,” adds Roy.

The Supersonica SLR will initially be available in just a size L/XL this year, with an XS/S and M frame sizes coming to market next year.

Wilier says the Supersonica SLR is available as a frameset only, or with the following two builds:

  • Supersonica SLR frameset – €9,000
  • Supersonica SLR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Miche KleosRD Crono lenticular/SPX3 wheelset and Profile Design ACS PRO extension – €20,500
  • Supersonica SLR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Miche KleosRD Crono lenticular/SPX3 wheelset and customized extension in carbon or titan at €27,400

Leave a reply
Share on