Friday, July 1, 2011


Wilier and FSA Collaboration Increases Lateral Frame Stiffness 30%

Wilier Triestina USA has officially announced new top model Zero.7 featuring BB386EVO, the new bottom bracket system Wilier designed in collaboration with component manufacturer Full Speed Ahead (FSA). The company will formally introduce the Zero.7 via video presentation, which will be available later today on the Wilier YouTube channel:

Wilier emphasized that innovation in the bicycle industry has been marked in recent years by fuller integration and improved standards. The company’s Cento1 and Cento1 Superleggera models, used by orldTour ProTeam Lampre-ISD, have featured a proprietary 93mm-wide oversize bottom bracket to enhance lateral stiffness while providing compatibility with the industry’s most popular cranksets.

For 2012, the company had once again sought a bottom bracket solution that would facilitate the most prominent crank systems, while also enabling integration of an oversize spindle. Wilier built on its original concept through its development efforts with component manufacturer FSA, resulting in new bottom bracket standard BB386EVO.

“The most significant benefits that BB386EVO have enabled in the design of the Zero.7 are a 30% increase in lateral stiffness while enabling a drastic reduction in weight,” explained founder and president of Wilier Triestina USA, Angelo Cilli. “This is our lightest frame ever. The result is optimal pedaling efficiency and power transfer with “zero” wasted energy – hence the name,” he concluded.

The Zero.7 bottom bracket shell is 86.5mm wide and boasts a diameter of 46mm. The FSA BB386EVO crankset utilizes a 30mm-diameter alloy spindle which is longer to satisfy the wider oversized bottom bracket shell. Press-fit polymer bearings are utilized for precision installation of the crankset to ensure exact tolerances.

Utilization of the FSA BB386EVO crankset will yield maximum stiffness and function in conjunction with the new Zero.7 bottom bracket design. However, as with the Wilier BB93 (aka BB94) bottom bracket system implemented for the Imperiale, Cento1 and Cento1 Superleggera models, all prominent cranksets will be compatible with the Zero.7 bottom bracket via adapters.

The FSA BB386 crankset can also be used with a traditional 68mm-wide bottom bracket and threaded cups.

“Results yielded in testing surprised even us,” explains Michele Gastaldello, head of research and development: “In the laboratory, stiffness in the Zero.7 bottom bracket area proved at least 30% superior to all of the standard BB30 systems we analyzed. The frame itself weighs less than 800 grams, so we are proud to announce the creation of a bike that will absolutely empower riders to conquer whatever challenges come their way.”

The Zero.7 utilizes the same 60 Ton carbon composition, ZnO nano resin technology and LIT bladder molding process as the Cento1 Superleggera for maximum material compaction and integrity.

Taking composites construction a step further, Wilier has implemented Special Elastic Infiltrated (SEI) film technology, featuring a proprietary viscoelastic film between the foundational and unidirectional
external layers of carbon fiber. SEI enhances the vibration dampening properties of the frame’s material composition, resulting in improved comfort even with the reduction in overall weight. SEI also increases the frame’s impact resistance by 35%, interlaminar shear strength (integrity of the bonded layers) by 18% and flexural strength by 12%.

Additional features include tapered head tube and carbon monocoque steerer tube (1 1/8” to 1 1/4”) as well as Wilier’s trademark asymmetric rear stays. The Zero.7 will be available in a unique matte black
carbon with red highlights. New Zero.7-specific geometry comes in six sizes, XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL. Weight: 795 grams, size M.

FSA Clarifies Wilier's Role in Development of New Standard BB386EVO

Full Speed Ahead clarifies the catalysts for development of new bottom bracket standard, BB386EVO.

New Wilier Triestina superbike, the Zero.7, which utilizes a customized FSA BB386EVO crankset, will be officially launched on July 1st. For more information visit

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cunego's Impressive 2nd Place & Graciousness at Tour of Switzerland

Posted to Road Bike Action's Fb page:

"Gracious in defeat, Damiano Cunego: 'I'm really sorry I lost but that's sport, you have to learn to lose before you can enjoy victory. Thinking back on my performance, I think it's a miracle I finished second.'"

You're first class, Damiano -- bravo!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Giro podium, stage wins for Wilier & Lampre-ISD

Michele Scarponi takes a hard-fought 2nd place behind cycling’s
strongest stage racer.

Petacchi demonstrates once again that he is one of the world's most powerful sprinters, taking another of his numerous Giro stage wins.

Young Diego Ulissi takes a dramatic stage 17 win in the three-up sprint between the remnants of the breakaway.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wilier Triestina TwinFoil TT Bike 6th in Stage 1 at Giro d'Italia, Garners Media Attention

Giro TT Sees First Use of New Wilier TwinFoil TT Bike by
ZachOverholt - May 9, 2011

Excerpts:“What is different about the TwinFoil?

“Possibly the most visually striking element of the TwinFoil would be the way in which the rear stays attach to the seat tube… The idea behind the wide stays is that the spinning wheel causes turbulence so by moving the stays farther away, the turbulence can be avoided.

“Continuing down from the seat tube, the rear brake is decidedly aero, as like many TT bikes the brake is tucked up and under the chainstays just behind the crankset. The brake itself appears to be a new model from TRP, as it is basically a Mini-V whose arms when at rest add to the aero profile of the frame. From a mechanic’s perspective, the Mini-V Aero is a huge improvement over the current crop of chainstay mounted brakes, as it offers easy access to all adjustment bolts without removing any covers or plates, along with a standard V-Brake release for easy wheel changes.

“… it does offer a unique sort of hump on the top tube which stops just short of the steerer tube.

In order to ensure ease of adjustment and to guarantee the adjustments stay that way, the TwinFoil offers both an integrated seat post clamp, and a 4 bolt dropout adjustment. … the TwinFoil sports a 4 bolt sliding dropout system that looks more similar to a mountain bike than road. However, for anyone who has ever had the experience of an inline adjuster moving around on you, the additional security of the bolt on system will be welcomed.

“Overall, for Team Lampre ISD, the new Wilier TwinFoil was worth a 6th place finish in its first team trial, only 24 seconds down of the leader.

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Giro first look: Wilier Triestina TwinFoil TT bike By Caley Fretz, Published May 8th 2011


“The bike is designed with a wide set fork and rear stays, with the goal of providing maximum clearance between the frame and wheels. Wilier says this minimizes air turbulence and drag caused by the frame’s interaction with spinning wheels.

“…the frame makes good use of TRP’s integrated aero brake, placing it on the chain stays under the bottom bracket to completely hide the rear brake from the wind. The slick integrated seat post binder, and smart brake cable routing through the top tube are a nice touch as well.

“Wilier also uses a sliding vertical dropout, adjustable using four mounting bolts. This allows for a consistent gap between tire and frame, regardless of tire size, as well as consistent positioning of the cassette in relation to the rear derailleur."

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Time Trial Machine for Lampre Isd

Wilier Triestina TwinFoil Aero Bike to Debut at 94th Giro d’Italia

ProTour Aerodynamics

Wilier Triestina announces the release of its new ProTour time trial bike, the TwinFoil, to be ridden by Team Lampre Isd at this year’s Giro d’Italia.

Innovative Solutions

The TwinFoil was created to overcome the three fundamental challenges in aero bike design: material deformation, mechanical inefficiency, and – of course – aerodynamic inefficiency. Wind tunnel testing demonstrates that the most significant obstacles in bicycle aerodynamics are a rider’s mass, position and movement. Reducing frontal area is important, though the key to speed is the efficient redirection of airflow around all parts of the bike and rider. This emphasis makes the TwinFoil unique in both appearance and function.

The Aerobrake Difference

Aerobrakes are positioned with maximum clearance from air turbulence generated by spinning wheels while providing optimal braking power and modulation. The rear Aerobrake caliper is positioned beneath the chainstays, tucked behind the bottom bracket cluster and hence “hidden” from the wind.

Fork and Stays Minimal Interference

The same principle of maximum clearance has been applied in the design of Wilier’s proprietary TwinFoil fork, seatstays and chainstays, minimizing air turbulence and drag generated by rotating wheels. In other words, Wilier has sought to eliminate power transfer and airflow inefficiencies inherent in conventional designs.

Adjustable Dropouts

Wilier’s innovative rear dropout system enables custom and precise positioning of the rear wheel via four adjustment bolts. This unique solution offers mechanics and riders the ability to establish ideal wheelbase. It also facilitates identical positioning of the cogset in relation to the rear derailleur, including during wheel changes, to ensure optimal drivetrain performance.

Integrated Seatpost Binder

The TwinFoil boasts an integrated seatpost binder assembly housed beneath the surface of the top tube. This expansion assembly securely anchors the airfoil seatpost within the aero seat tube while preserving seamless aerodynamics.

Adjustable Front Derailleur Braze-on

Wilier has implemented an orbital front derailleur adjustment bolt, as well as adjustability in the braze-on itself, to ensure proper and exact positioning of the front derailleur. These features facilitate optimal orientation of the front derailleur cage in relation to chainrings across all prominent drivetrain systems for easier setup and enhanced shifting.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Wilier professional triathlete Pedro Gomes won the Lisboa International Triathlon held on April 30, 2011. He not only won the race by nearly five minutes, but also had the fastest bike split at 02:13:51. Congratulations, Pedro!

Here is Pedro on his Wilier Tri Crono, on route to victory:

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Portuguese Champion and Last Year’s Revelation Turns Professional on Tri Crono

Atlanta, GA (Feb 15, 2011) – Wilier Triestina USA today announced its 2011 sponsorship of professional triathlete, Pedro Gomes.
“After a breakthrough year, I decided to really take a shot at Ironman and a career as a professional,” explains Gomes. “That meant I would need to take things to another level, such as being on board a unique frame designed by one of the world’s best known aerodynamic experts, John Cobb. The stiffness of the ride is impressive and I’m sure I will take full advantage of the aero design of the Tri Crono,” concluded Gomes.
Wilier Triestina USA president, Angelo Cilli, added: “Several of our sponsored athletes for 2011 are young or first-year pros in whom we have tremendous confidence. It will be exciting to see them excel and succeed on our bikes.”
John Cobb has worked with numerous world-class professionals, including Greg LeMond, Lance Armstrong and many of triathlon’s best cyclists. The look and tubing of the Wilier Crono designs are based on the principles of wave form dynamics, minimizing air turbulence in order to maximize speed. Cobb has long emphasized that shaping tubes like fairings isn’t enough: airflow must be managed by directing it efficiently through and around frame, wheels and a rider’s spinning legs.

Palmares – Pedro Gomez

Three-time Long Distance National Champion
Double Long Distance Iberian Champion

2nd, Ironman Florida, in 8h19m
6th, Challenge Barcelona
5th, ITU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships
12th, ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
3rd, Ironman Mallorca 70.3

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Echelon Gran Fondo Presented by Wilier Triestina

Wilier Triestina is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Echelon Gran Fondo series. Click here to visit their website or here check out their event guide. There are 6 great events starting with Tucson in May and ending with Hood River in September. Sign up for one today and bring your Wilier to the big ride!