The latest iteration of Wilier’s core Zero.7 lightweight road racing bike adds an incredibly shiny limited edition Night Chrome finish to the bike that received updates the last time we checked in on it back in 2016. With a sub 800g frame including modern aero integration, the Zero.7 joins the Cento10s in getting the deep cromovelata treatment.
Wilier limited Night Chrome Zero.7 carbon road bike
Working off the popular limited edition Ramato copper chrome plated versions of the Cento10AIR (raced by Filippo Pozzato), Cento10AIR Disc, and the steel Superleggera, Wilier Triestina is chroming up their classic lightweight carbon race bike in high-luster silver and black.
The Zero.7 was developed to push the weight down of a proper road racing bike, and at 780g claimed for a medium frame, plus a 350g fork, it remains one of the lighter bikes being raced. For a light bike it is also quite modern with neat modular cable routing and aerodynamic optimizations like the integrated fork to downtube design. To cut more cleanly through the wind, the latest Zero.7 actually used an improved carbon layup & construction to reduce overall frame volume by 19%, creating smaller diameter tubing and a smaller profile in the wind, all without impacting stiffness.
The Zero.7 is the lightest bike Wilier Triestina has made. It features a 2 into 1 plate style routing that pulls cables out of the wind and a 3D shaped replaceable derailleur hanger that doubles as the cable routing stop to take the stress out of the full carbon dropouts.
It features a BB386EVO bottom bracket, a 1.125-1.25″ tapered steerer, yet sticks with a traditional round 27.2mm seatpost. The Zero.7 fits up to 28mm tires.
Cromovelata finish tech
Wilier pioneered chrome plated paint look back in 1947, with a galvanizing process on their lugged steel Ramato bike. It delivered the reflective quality, topped off by a deep clearcoat for that deep shine. Last year they adapted cromovelato to the Cento10AIR aero road bike for the Italian bike maker’s 100th anniversary. And consumer demand now has them bringing it in straight chrome to the Zero7.
The Zero.7 Night Chrome Edition is available as a frameset only in the USA, and quantities are said to be very limited. It is available in the bike’s standard six size range (XS-XXL). Wilier dealers are accepting pre-orders now for the $5300 frameset, with delivery stateside expected in July.
Euro buyers can pick up the Chrome frame kit for 4300€ or even build it into a number of complete bikes starting at 5750€.
If you want to get one of the standard painted Zero.7 frame kits, they will set you back 3300€ including the frame, fork, Ritchey WCS headset & Superlogic carbon seatpost, or from 3700€ with customized paint colors. In the US the only option besides this chromed out bike seems to be a $6550 complete bike build with Dura Ace r9100 but a set of budget alloy Shimano wheels.