If you want to stand out from the Specialized, Trek, and Giant crowd on the club run, then you could do a lot worse than the new Wilier Zero.6, with its limited run of 200 units and a claimed frame weight of just 680g.
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That's not quite as light as the AX-Lightness VIAL evo ULTRA, the lightest production bike in the world with a frame weighing just 660g, but does put it neck and neck with the Merida Scultura 9000 LTD, which can be fully built up to just 4.55kg using lightweight wheels and components.
Although the Wilier Zero.6 has a super-lightweight frame, the Italian company isn't offering it with featherweight components, instead selling it in the UK in three builds: Campagnolo Super Record (£6,999), Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (£7,699), and SRAM Red eTap (£7,699). Each of those will come with carbon bars, stem, and seatpost, and either Campagnolo Shamal Mille wheels for the Campagnolo build, or Mavic Ksyrium PRO SL Exalith wheels for the Shimano and SRAM builds.
However, it's really the frame that deserves all the attention with the Wilier Zero.6. Wilier has shaved 100g off the Zero.7 to hit that 680g frame weight, a serious achievement when you're already in sub-800g territory, which has apparently been done by using a new carbon-fibre and updated production processes.
All of the 200 bikes that are being produced will come in this stunning black and copper paintjob, the same colours that graced the very first bikes that Wilier produced in 1906, while a sticker on the seat tube shows what number your bike is in the limited production run.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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