The Wilier Zero 7 is a firm favourite at RoadCyclingUK. The Italian brand’s super-light machine was launched in 2011 and the original version remains one of the best bikes we’ve ridden: impossibly light, incredibly responsive when you stamp on pedals and with impeccably sharp handling. Three years down the line and the Wilier Zero 7 has been redesigned. It’s an evolution of the previous incarnation, rather than an overhaul, but Wilier have sought to improve the Zero 7 on all counts: weight, stiffness and aerodynamics.
The footprint of the tube profiles has been reduced by some 19 per cent, reportedly without sacrificing stiffness while improving the frame’s aerodynamic prowess by eight per cent. Wilier have also used a new thermoplastic carbon fibre moulding process to bring the frame weight down further to a claimed 750g, while the redesigned fork unites the headtube, downtube and fork crown in a wind-cheating design which is also said to improve front-end stiffness.