Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wilier 799

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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1 comment:

  1. Here's the scoop (for now) on the BB386 Evo bottom bracket tech.

    The full details will come at a press gig at Sea Otter Classic with BH Bikes.

    Oh, and that Wilier is HOT looking!