Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wilier has presented their new top of the lime model at Taipei Cycle. The Wilier 799 frame weighs 750 grams in size medium. There is also a new fork design using the 1 1/8" to 1 1/5' configuration. Also of note is a new bottom bracket design, "386 evo" that was designed in collaboration with FSA and which is exclusive to Wilier.
The frames is reportedly 35% more impact resistant and improves vibration absorption by 12%. These factors, and the reduction in weight, have been accomplished by the use of an exclusive film that is being used between fibers.
I'm not certain I have the details of the BB correct: a configuration that uses a 30mm aluminum axle in a 86mm bracket of BB30 type design.
I'm sure the Wilier announcement will be clearer....
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