The Wilier Verticale SLR: A Featherweight Climber Arrives

Italian manufacturer introduces a lighter, faster bike for peak performance

Italian powerhouse Wilier Triestina has unveiled its latest weapon for conquering climbs: the Verticale SLR. Touted as the company's lightest bike ever, the Verticale SLR sheds nearly 10% of the weight compared to its predecessor, the Wilier 0 SLR. This feat is achieved through a combination of cutting-edge materials and innovative design solutions.

Wilier Verticale Slr

A Masterclass in Carbon Fiber

The Verticale SLR's heart lies in its meticulously crafted carbon fiber frame. Wilier utilizes three distinct grades of carbon produced by Toray, a world leader in the field. This selection ensures optimal weight savings without compromising on strength and responsiveness.

Introducing the V-Bar: A Blend of Performance and Aerodynamics

A brand new handlebar, the V-Bar, graces the Verticale SLR. This aerodynamic marvel boasts a unique shape, featuring a wider lower grip for enhanced control and a narrower top section for improved wind cheating. The V-Bar also integrates seamlessly with the frame, further reducing overall weight.

Wilier Verticale Slr 3

Innovation in Every Detail

Wilier hasn't overlooked a single aspect of the Verticale SLR. The seatpost features two setback options and integrates a sleek lighting mount. The derailleur coupling boasts increased adjustability, allowing for various crankset configurations favored by professional cyclists. The rear dropout design ensures smooth shifting and excellent chain compatibility.

Geometry Tailored for Performance

The Verticale SLR introduces new racing geometries, with a focus on optimal hand positioning for the rider. Reach measurements have been tweaked for different frame sizes, ensuring a comfortable and efficient riding posture for all cyclists.

Accu-Fit: Taking Bike Fitting to the Next Level

Wilier recognizes the importance of proper bike fit, especially for competitive riders. The Verticale SLR introduces the Accu-Fit system, which combines frame and handlebar measurements to provide a precise fit for every rider's body type.

Wilier Verticale Slr 1

Color Options

The Verticale SLR isn't just about performance; it's a head-turner as well. The bike comes in a variety of stunning colors, including Hulk Green, Glossy Groupama-FDJ, Velvet Red, and Matte or Glossy Core Black.

Available Builds and Pricing

The Verticale SLR comes in a variety of builds to suit different rider preferences and budgets. Here's a breakdown of the available options:

Drivetrain ModelWheelsetPrice
Campagnolo Super Record Wireless 12SMiche Kleos RD 36 Carbon | Ceramicspeed Bearings€ 13.400,00
SRAM Red AXS E1 12S with PowermeterMiche Kleos RD 36 Carbon | Ceramicspeed Bearings€ 13.000,00
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9270 12S with PowermeterMiche Kleos RD 36 Carbon | Ceramicspeed Bearings€ 13.000,00
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9270Miche Kleos RD 36 Carbon | Ceramicspeed Bearings€ 12.200,00
SRAM Force AXS D2 12S with PowermeterMiche Kleos 36 Carbon€ 10.400,00
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8170 12SMiche Kleos 36 Carbon€ 9.900,00
SRAM Force D2 AXS 12SMiche Kleos 36 Carbon€ 9.900,00

The Verticale SLR appears to be a worthy successor to the Wilier 0 SLR, offering a lighter weight, improved aerodynamics, and a more rider-centric design. With its focus on climbing performance, the Verticale SLR is sure to be a favorite amongst competitive cyclists.

Last updated on 26-06-2024. Published in US Bike News
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