Wilier Filante SLR Ultegra review - have I found my perfect bike?

The Italian lightweight road bike continues to have immense appeal three years on from its launch

The full Wilier Filante SLR Ultegra shown front side on with a blue background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The beautiful Wilier Filante SLR Ultegra is an absolute dream machine. The brand has managed to redefine what an aero bike means, creating a rapid bike which outwits most bikes in all the other categories too. It has form and function, is lightweight and strong, but you'll just have to accept that you'll have to cough up in order to own one.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly agile, strong, lightweight and comfortable ride

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    Great wheelset and tire combination

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    Specification leaves nothing wanting

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    Vast fit options

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    Easy-fit spacers to make it easier to change stack height

Reasons to avoid
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    There's no getting away from the price tag for this complete wishlist of a bike

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It's been three years since we last last rode the Wilier Filante SLR, and, as the age old adage goes, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', meaning little has come to pass in our time apart. 

We have of course seen the Wilier, along with many more of the best road bikes and best aero bikes, in the 2023 pro peloton, with this particular bike breaking cover when Mark Cavendish was photographed showing it off in January. 

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Wilier Filante SLR Ultegra
Frame Filante 0 SLR Carbon Monocoque HUS Mod + Crystal Liquid Polymer
Fork Filante 0 SLR Carbon Monocoque HUS Mod + Crystal Liquid Polymer
GroupsetShimano Ultegra 12s 50/34 11-30
WheelsetWilier Triestina SLR 42KC Carbon Thur Axle Mavic Speed release without leaver
TyresVittoria Corsa Graphene 700x28
CockpitFilante Bar Intergrated Carbon
Seatpost Filante custom made - 15mm/0mm
Saddle Selle Italia Flite Boost
Weight7.38kg / 16.2lbs

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