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 (opens in new tab).
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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