Wilier Granturismo SLR review - proves that comfort can be fast (if you're happy to pay for it)

A bike that blends compliance and agility for a fantastic ride, but limitations prevent the all-dayer becoming an all-roader

A red Wilier Granturismo SLR road bike on a yellow background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Wilier Granturismo SLR is a joy to ride and is a prime example of how to deliver comfort while not sacrificing speed. Its all day capabilities shine through, however its lack of mounts and wider tire clearance do limit the bike's versatility. Wilier has spec'd the bike well and clearly not cut any corners in terms of frameset or finishing kit - but the price is for the gear you're getting. It is possible to save a couple of grand elsewhere, whilst still getting the same level of componentry.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly comfortable and noticeable compliance at rear end

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    Agile bike despite relaxed geometry

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    Wheelset and finishing kit same as top end models

Reasons to avoid
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    Even wider tire clearance would be ideal

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    Tire choice not ideal for heavily potholed roads

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    Lack of mounting points for fenders/ bags

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