An all-new carbon Wilier Rave SLR all-road bike looks set to blur the lines between gravel and endurance road for the storied Italian bikemaker. Wilier Triestina has long maintained a clear distinction between their road racing bikes, endurance road & even gravel bikes, but the Rave (gravel minus the G & L) looks set to open things up a bit through adaptable bike builds… All-new Wilier Rave SLR adaptable carbon gravel bike
But the new Rave SLR looks set to break down some of those barriers, blending inspiration from their aero road Filante SLR and lightweight Wilier 0 SLR, then transforming back and forth from gravel to road depending on its cockpit and drivetrain choices.
While the Jena is a gravel all-rounder, the new Rave SLR is meant to be more of a gravel road race bike, with more sleek tube shaping & aero transitions from the fork to downtube, fully internal cable routing, and tighter clearances. The new Rave SLR frame is relatively light at a claimed 950g for a gravel bike, plus another 415g for the fork. Not extremely lightweight, but paired with geometry that sits between endurance road & race gravel, Wilier sees this as a top-tier mixed-surface all-rounder.
The Rave SLR will be offered in six frame sizes (XS-XXL). It is built around a 71° head angle, ~74° seattube, and chainstays that vary from 421-427mm depending on size. The idea being to go fast on any terrain, but take advantage of comfort like thin dropped seatstays for […]