Zero SLR Disc Red AXS Road Bike
The Zero SLR is a no-holds-barred, lightweight superbike—a testament to everything Wilier learned during their decades-long career of building race bikes for the pro peloton. Feathery-light like a climber's dream, stiff enough for the sprinters among us, yet comfortable enough for long weekend rides, no details are spared in the making of the SLR. A fully integrated cockpit with hidden cables, disc brakes, and a subtle nod to aerodynamics mean this Italian rocketship is very much a modern steed, yet it still radiates the style, tradition, and elegance we've come to appreciate from Wilier Triestina bicycles.
Wilier understands that high stiffness to weight values are important for modern race bikes—especially climbing-oriented all-rounders like the SLR. There's a balance to be achieved that few brands have truly mastered. On the Zero SLR frame, Wilier piggybacks on their years of carbon expertise to put the right blend of carbon in just the right places to achieve the perfect ratio of stiffness and lightness. Compared to the previous Zero.7 and Zero.6 models, riders will enjoy a 24% increase in stiffness-to-weight ratio. At the same time, Wilier incorporates a special liquid-crystal polymer between the carbon layers that increases impact resistance and reduces road vibration, ensuring the ride quality surpasses that of the aforementioned models, too.
Clean lines are a must on a bike of this caliber, and with the Zero's integrated bar/stem the cables remain totally hidden for a very tidy look that has the added benefit of reduced aerodynamic drag. Integrated cockpits like this can sometimes be a hassle when it comes to maintenance and fit adjustments, but the Zero SLR's wireless drivetrain means you only worry about brake hoses, and Wilier's innovative easy-fit spacers let you adjust the handlebar height without having to remove said hoses—a fault we've found with numerous competitor's bikes.
This particular model gets SRAM's Red eTap AXS 12-speed group that sports a host of improvements over mechanical drivetrains, namely quicker and faster shifts, stiffer chainrings, a damper on the rear derailleur to quiet chain slap, more efficient gear ratios, and the ability to customize your shifting through the AXS app. ENVE's esteemed SES 3.4 carbon wheels pair well with the Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tires to round out this high-end build.
- A cutting-edge, ultra-light race bike from Wilier Triestina
- HUS-MOD carbon with added polymer brings perfectly-tuned stiffness
- Integrated cockpit with no-show cables and easy-fit headset spacers
- Race-oriented geometry delivers razor-sharp, confident handling
- Asymmetric rear triangle prevents lateral flex under hard pedaling
- Wireless Red AXS drivetrain and premium ENVE carbon wheels
- Clearance for up to 28mm tires to smooth out rough roads
- In business for over a century, few brands can rival Wilier's heritage