As the gravel bike sector grows we're seeing more and more
diversity, rather than the 'one bike to do it all' approach that
kicked things off.
Wilier Triestina already have an extremely capable mid-range
gravel/adventure bike in the form of the Jena, but they've now
added in a new model with a different focus.
The new RAVE SLR has been unveiled today, and it's a top of the
range performance gravel bike, made with the same high-modulus
carbon mix as their 0 SLR and Filante road frames.
It's one frame with two different personalities, depending on
Pop a road gruppo on there, together with a road wheelset, and
you've got a fast endurance all-road bike deluxe.
Build it with a gravel groupset and wheels and you have a
race-ready gravel bike, very much focused on off-road speed.
There's tyre clearance of up to 42mm, and that's telling - this
isn't intended to be a backroads bikepacking machine, it's
all-terrain for sure, but with an emphasis on performance.