The Verenti Defense WR2.1 is a great all-rounder. Primarily designed for all weather commuting and training but equally at home on a sportive or randonee. Shimano Sora groupset and full length mudguards ensure ultimate performance in all conditions.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||18|
|Front Axle Type:||9mm QR|
|Frame:||7005 alloy with mudguard and rack mounts|
|Fork:||cabon with mudguard mounts|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Braze On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Alex DC19 rims built on Joytech hubs|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Shimano Sora|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Brakes:||Shimano Sora (STi), 9 speed|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano Sora|
|Chainset:||FSA Omega - XXS, XS - 165, S,M - 170, L XL - 175|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 34 Tooth|
|Chain:||KMC, 9 speed|
|Bottom Bracket:||BSA 68mm External|
|Cassette Range:||12-27 Tooth|
|Handlebars:||4ZA, black, 31.8mm|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||4ZA, black|
|Seat Post:||4ZA, black|
|Tyres:||Kenda 700 x 25c|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
The Defense’s frame is designed for all-round performance and comfort. A good selection of spacers allow for plenty of adjustment between an upright position, for endurance riding and a lower more performance position, for shorter faster rides.
The frame is constructed from high grade triple butted 7005 alloy tubing. This makes for a lightweight but stiff and durable frameset. This is paired with a Carbon fork, with alloy steerer, to reduce road buzz without any compromise to handling.
Rear rack mounts add to the versatility of this bike and provide the option for a bit of light touring. With the mudguards removed, there is clearance for up to 28c tyres and with 50/34 tooth chainrings on the front and a 12-27 tooth cassette on the rear, the Defense has a wide enough range of gears to tackle any terrain.
The Shimano Sora groupset is well known for its performance and durability making it the perfect choice for the Defense.
The Sora shifters have the same dual control setup as the top end Shimano groupsets and also feature an optical window to show which gear you have selected. Shifting is precise and consistent, right the way through the 9 speed cassette.
Dual pivot brake callipers provide excellent braking power, with angle adjustable pads to ensure perfect pad alignment. A quick release aids installation and removal of wheels, for transportation or puncture repairs on the go.
With its two piece hollow axle design, the FSA Omega chainset is both stiffer and lighter than a square taper chainset. Mounting the large diameter bearings outboard of the bottom bracket shell provides increased stiffness and bearing life, over standard cartridge units.
The Defense is fitted with a lightweight but durable wheelset, with Alex DC19 32h double wall rims laced to Joytech hubs, front and rear. These are fitted with a pair of Kenda Kwest 700x25c tyres, featuring Kenda’s Iron Cap puncture protection technology.
Each Verenti bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size guide tab above.
The Verenti Defense (Winter Road - 2.1) is the most modest of our Verenti bikes and one of the most diverse; a comfortable sportive bike built with full mudguards that will work well as a training bike or entry-level racing bike.
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Cyclists are passionate about their sport and equally as passionate about the bikes they ride. In few sports do participants take such pride, interest and involvement in their equipment, but to a cyclist a bike is more than just the right tool for the job, it is an extension of them and reflects their individual personality. Those of us who have worked to create Verenti understand this. We're cyclists too...
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|XX Small||X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large|
|Height||cm||156 - 162cm||162 - 170cm||170 - 178cm||178 - 186cm||186 - 194cm||194 - 202cm|
|ft||5′ 1″ - 5′ 4″||5′ 4″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 10″||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″||6′ 4″ - 6′ 8″|
|Inside Leg||cm||66 - 70cm||68 - 73cm||70 - 75cm||75 - 84cm||82 - 87cm||87 - 93cm|
|inches||26″ - 28″||27″ - 29″||28″ - 30″||30″ - 33″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|XX Small||X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large|
|Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||410mm||440mm||470mm||500mm||530mm||560mm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||450mm||480mm||510mm||540mm||570mm||600mm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||515mm||525mm||545mm||565mm||585mm||600mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||74°||73.5°||73°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||Degrees||72°||72°||73°||73.5°||73.5°||74°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||68mm||68mm||66mm||66mm||63mm||63mm|
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