It's certainly very light for a bike with disc brakes, coming
right in at the UCI's minimum 6.9kg limit. The medium-size
black-and-white model has a claimed 780g frame weight, with another
345g for the monocoque fork and 335g for the dedicated one-piece
Zero carbon integrated bar.
One of the reasons we were really excited to work with Wilier is
that they really understand the whole "custom bike" thing. They
were very pleased to only supply us framesets; and allow us to
build each bike to our own unique specs. As such we have chosen a
custom build with a Wilier bar/stem, Di2 and Enve 5.6 wheels for
our test bike.
The SLR is available in a choice of 3 colours; black is the
lightest - but the blue and the red ones are the ones to go for;
they look sublime. I tested the red one, and constantly got nice
comments from random riders. Wilier have always had nice paint
schemes; it's just something they get right...
We've had "Hi-Mod" carbon for years; now Wilier introduce their
own take on it, with "HUS-MOD" carbon. The SLR also features
"multi-directional fibre mesh to increase rigidity in every
direction" and, "Liquid Crystal polymer to improve impact
resistance and vibration absorption"... I love Italian marketing;
it's like when Pinarello try and say with a straight face that a
bendy top tube is more efficient. No one is better at joining up
random adjectives in a sentence than the Italian cycling
I have not crashed on the bike yet; so cannot comment on its
impact resistance! I can say that vibration absorption and ride
comfort is good overall; and the ability to run 28mm tyres
certainly helps too.