- Wilier Blade Athena (11 Speed) 2013
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Wilier Blade Athena (11 Speed) 2013
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The Blade is designed for ultimate speed either during a Time Trial or Triathlon event and is kitted out with Campagnolo's 11 speed Athena groupset and Fulcrum Red Wind deep section carbon/alloy wheels.
Top Features of the Wilier Blade Athena (11 Speed) 2013
- Campagnolo Athena 11 speed groupset with a 53x39 chainset
- Fulcrum Red Wind 50mm alloy/carbon wheels
- Full carbon frame and fork
- Rear V-style brake
|Number of gears:||22|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
The Wilier Blade is made using the same manufacturing mould as the Wilier's Twin Blade machine, but made with different carbon composition and fitted with a more conventional bladed fork.
The brake and cable housing are routed internally for optimal aerodynamics with the Blade utilising a standard front brake while benefiting from their hidden Twin Blade V-style rear brake solution. These options incorporated into the Blade model enable Wilier to offer customers many of the cutting edge performance benefits of the Twin Blade at a lower cost.
The rear brake assumes the aerodynamic lines of the frame, positioned below the chainstay at the bottom bracket. It is housed in a carbon cover which encases the caliper and cables, hiding the complete assembly from the wind.
Campagnolo's 11 speed Athena groupset is present throughout this machine and gives the rider total reliability in its performance as the shifting is quick and quiet. With plenty of gears available, 22 in fact, and with the double chainset with its 53x39 ring combination, you'll have plenty to choose from from especially for high end speed.
The bars and brake levers are from Vision's range of TT accessories allowing you to tuck down into a low position and be as aerodynamic as possible so saving vital seconds in your race.
The seat post is full carbon and completely aero. It uses Wilier's Internal Seat Post Binder Assembly which means that its fully integrated and housed within the frame, hiding it completely from the wind for optimal aerodynamics.
Fulcrum Red Wind aero 50mm wheels will also propel you further and faster once up to speed, but having a alloy braking surface means these can be used when the weather is wet. These wheels are clinchers and come fitted with a pair of Ritchey Race Slick tyres.
Each Blade is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
About Time Trial Bikes
Time trial and triathlon racing bikes are becoming highly advanced machines, with more and more research and development being invested in them to bring out the fastest most aerodynamic machine for the pro riders, the best thing about this is that all this is made available for the public as well. Time Trial and Triathlon bikes have come a long way in recent years with new technology and materials being implemented. The technology hasn't stopped at just the frame either, wheels and aero bars have received a lot of attention along with the rest of the components, TT and tri racing bikes are becoming featherweight, aerodynamic machines helping to reduce your times. Carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium are all used to produce the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic frames, wheels and components. All these materials have their advantages when used correctly and can be combined to create some truly exotic machines.
About the Wilier brand
Wilier was born in 1906 thanks to the brilliant idea of a trader from Bassano, Pietro Dal Molin, of building bicycles on his own account. His forge or "Steel horses" rose as a small workshop along the banks of the river Brenta, at Bassano del Grappa, and it became more and more successful by keeping up with the increasing demand for bicycles.
|Seat Tube (H):||50.9||52.9||55.0||57.0|
|Top Tube (L):||51.3||53.5||55.7||57.9|
|Seat Tube Angle (A):||76||76||76||76|
|Head Tube (H1):||8.8||10.7||12.9||14.9|
|Head Tube Angle (A1):||72||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|All dimensions in centimetres or degrees unless stated otherwise|
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I wish a frame size of 48 cm top tube and seat tube of 38.
Crankset of 170 mm, 50-39 teeth.
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