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Video: Eurobike faves - Wilier Twin Foil

Fatter is faster? Wilier think so, and here's the bike they made to prove it

We saw a lot of aero stuff at Eurobike, and it's fair to say that there are two opposing camps right now. On the one hand you've got the beefy Zipp Firecrest wheels, on the other the cut-your-finger-sharp Reynolds RZRs. On one hand, the barely-there-from-the-front Canyon Speedmax concept, and on the other? This. The Wilier Twin Foil.

Wilier's take is that the twin foils at the front smooth the airflow around the rest of the bike. They've had it in the wind tunnel plenty and they're confident of their sums; we were kind of interested in those claimed marginal gains but mostly we just thought it was a great looking bike. One's winging its way to towers in a couple of weeks, and it's destined for the show-off spot on the office bike rack. Heck, we might even ride it fast to see how it goes. When we've finished ogling it...

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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