By Paul Norman
The Viner brand has been around since 1947, when it was founded near Florence by Viviano Nerozzi. It’s one of those brands with a considerable racing heritage back in the day. Now owned by Planet X, the Viner range has expanded with the just-announced top of the range Maxima.
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The Maxima RS 4.0’s frame is made of high modulus carbon and claimed to weigh 795g for a size medium, with a full bike weight of 7.15kg for the top spec RS 4.0. Priced at £2499.99 this model comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset. It gets Shimano RS81 C24 carbon clincher wheels with an alloy brake track, a Selcof alloy cockpit and FSA carbon seatpost.
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There’s also a mechanical Ultegra build with Shimano RS330 alloy wheels, priced at £1999.99 and with a claimed weight of 7.55kg.
Road, gravel and cyclocross bikes
The Viner range is steadily increasing. Planet X also sells the carbon Mitus Ultra road race bike with Ultegra Di2 and Vision Team 35 wheelset priced at £1999.99 and there’s a mechanical Ultegra build available too.
For the less road oriented, Viner offers its Strada Bianca carbon framed gravel bike in a variety of builds. The top of the range spec comes with SRAM Force 1 single ring shifting for £1699.99 currently discounted to £1399.99 and there’s also a SRAM Rival two ring variant currently discounted to £1299.99. Both come with WTB 40mm tyres. Finally, a SRAM Rival 50/34 set-up with Avid mechanical disc brakes is currently £999.99.
Viner’s mixed-terrain offering is completed by the Super Prestige carbon cyclocross bike. This tops out with a SRAM Force 1 build with WTB rims and tyres currently priced at £1499.99. A SRAM Rival double chainring option or a Rival 1 single ring build are both currently £1199.99.
More details on Planet X’s website.
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