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Sub 800g frame comes with new vibration-damping technology

Wilier are introducing a new high-end road bike called the Zero.7 that will be built around their lightest ever frame. It will not be used by Wilier’s pro team, Lampre-ISD, so doesn’t need to conform to the UCI’s minimum weight limit of 6.8kg. The medium frame, fully painted up, will weigh less than 800g, according to the Italian brand.

The Zero.7 frame features FSA’s new press-fit BB386EVO bottom bracket system and the bikes will be equipped with a dedicated FSA chainset.

The carbon fibre frame uses the same ZnO technology and 60 ton Mitsubishi materials as Wilier’s Cento1 Superleggera along with brand new SEI Film technology.

SEI Film technology? It stands for Special Elastic Infiltration (we love a TLA – three letter abbreviation) and it means, so we’re told, that there is a film of elastic material between the carbon layers. Wilier aren’t saying what that material is; they’re playing their cards close to their chest on this one.

What does the SEI Film technology do? Wilier list these benefits:

• More vibration damping; more comfort with less weight.

• Increased impact strength – by about 35%.

• Increased safety with less weight.

• Increased interlaminar shear strength (the maximum stress between the layers of carbon) by 18%; this reduces the possibility of the layers delaminating.

• Increased three-point flexing strength; the material can flex 12% more without cracking.

Wilier say the end result is a superlight frame with exceptional stiffness and outstanding vibration damping properties.

They are currently producing a limited run of framesets with a further production batch starting later in the summer. These frames will be available as complete bikes only, built up as pictured with a Campag Super Record groupset, a new FSA 386 chainset and Campagnolo Bora wheels. Only one colour option will be offered, and that’s the one shown above.

It’ll cost you, though. The bike will retail for around £8,250, although that price has yet to be confirmed.

For more information go to www.wilier.it (although details are scarce right now), contact info [at] atb-sales.co.uk, or call 01424 753566.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Atredes1983 [5 posts] 5 years ago
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That is such a pretty bike, most be a wonderful ride too. Makes me dream of owning something that good oneday.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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800g's! for a frame, i had to read it twice and i've just gone and put half a bag of flour on the scales to see what 800g feels like..jeeez that is light.

no chance of a schwag grab then eh!

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timbola [246 posts] 5 years ago
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I ride a Wilier Mortirolo - I think it ate all the pies judging by this new beast ... after Ed Clancy tore past me going downhill last week, I need a far HEAVIER bike than this new one to utilise gravity. Fringe, are you any good at alchemy ? Turn a bag of flour into a bike frame ???  3

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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timbola, flour, nah..can make you a paper mache one if you like though, just keep it for dry days eh  4

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handlebarcam [716 posts] 5 years ago
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If it is anything like the much heavier plastic Wilier frame I have ridden, it'll be as noodly as the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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Michael5 [121 posts] 5 years ago
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Eight grand!! For a bike?? Is it April 1st again?
Still, there's always some mug out there willing to buy - fortunately.

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 5 years ago
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Dear Santa...

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Kristian Stentoft [1 post] 5 years ago
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Can i suggest you mix the flour with water and bake it in the oven for 30 min at 200 c  31

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jezzzer [329 posts] 5 years ago
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no trademark on "zero 7" then....?

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The _Kaner [843 posts] 5 years ago
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TLA- Three letter ACRONYM  22

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cool guy 999 [54 posts] 5 years ago
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8 grand ain't much of some moulton. that cost £8000 theres a moulton for £14000. you still look like a normal guy on a a folder not a millionare

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Mat Brett [626 posts] 5 years ago
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Abbreviation or acronym. Except in this case, SEI is not an acronym, it's an abbreviation.