Wilier GTR Athena review

Is Wilier’s GTR a race bike? Or is it a bike for sportives? Or will it simply defy being pigeonholed and prove to be an all-round gem?

Wilier GTR Athena

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Wilier’s GTR is a competent all-rounder that would be ideally suited to someone whose road riding encompasses a bit — or a lot — of everything. It’s certainly a fine bike that doesn’t disappoint, but it perhaps suffers from not truly excelling in any one single area.

Reasons to buy
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    A great-looking Italian bike

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    First-class handling

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    Well thought-out all-round usability

Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly heavier than some of its direct rivals

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    Bump transfer on uneven road surfaces

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Another Italian company with a 100-year-plus history of manufacturing top-end bikes, Wilier is perhaps still not as well known in the UK as some of its compatriots. This remains a mystery to us, as the brand offers a dazzling array of bikes, from road to mountain to urban to electric bikes.

The latest GTR models are an evolution of Wilier’s Gran Turismo range, which sits approximately mid-pack in its comprehensive line-up of road bikes.

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