Wilier Mortirolo Mirage review

Wilier Mortirolo Mirage
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Wilier Mortirolo Mirage was runner-up in our test, behind the Boardman Pro Carbon. The Wilier frame and fork is exceptionally good for the £1,299 price tag, it’s just the stuff bolted to it is a little low-key. Such a stiff and punchy frame with superb handling is crying out for something better than Mirage and Fulcrum Racing 7s. So it’s a very similar dilemma to the Kuota, but the difference is the Wilier’s starting price is £200 less, so you’re left with some spare cash to invest in some choice upgrades in the future. We unlocked some of the Wilier’s potential by giving it a run with Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit wheels during our recent tubeless tyre test. The transformation was clear, although this was taking upgrades to the extreme, with the Racing Zeros costing nearly as much as the bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent frame and fork

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    Climbs well

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    Race-bike feel

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Low spec

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With the smallest and most compact frame of the four, the Wilier Mortirolo Mirage's carbon monocoque design did not disappoint, making for a very nimble, responsive ride.

The frame and fork complement each other well, neither giving way to flex, so the response to rider input is immediate and holds its line in turns very reassuringly – you really felt like you could throw it into turns and have some fun with it.

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