Admittedly, it’s a little weird seeing Wilier emblazoned on the top tube of a full suspension mountain bike, but the 903 TRB does look the part. The news here isn’t that the Wilier 903 TRB exists -it was introduced at Eurobike- but that it will be coming to the U.S.
To be sold initially through Competitivie Cyclist in June, Wilier mountain bikes have been around for a few years in Europe. We’re not sure how the Wilier name will fare in the world of mountain bikes, but the bike itself looks like a winner…
Utilizing a short dual link suspension linkage with a floating shock mount, the TRB also makes use of a one piece gravity die casting for the bottom bracket/shock yoke/seat tube. Front and rear, the bike offers 140mm of suspension travel. Currently not stealth dropper post compatible, the option will be added for the 2016 model.
Other details include 27.5″ wheels, a 68 degree head tube angle, Syntace X12 rear axle, post mount disc brakes, and an aluminum frame with a threaded BB and removable front derailleur mount. Pricing should be in the range of $4,000-$4500 complete.
On the road side, Wilier’s Cento Uno loses the integrated seat mast in favor of a more traditional seat post design. The post is still proprietary to the frame with a slight Kammtail shape, but the post will not require the custom fitting that a seat mast would. Otherwise the frame continues on unchanged.