Wilier Launches Ultralight Zero 7 Road Bike Stateside, Clarifies Role in BB386EVO Development
Wilier’s lightest-ever road bike, the new Zero7, which leaked just before the new BH Ultralight, making it the real first bike with the new BB386EVO, and now it’s been announced from Wilier Triestina USA, marking it’s availability (for order, at least) here in the U.S.
Along with the video above and pics after the break, Wilier sent over some clarifications of their role in the development of BB386EVO. In a nutshell, the concept is based on the 30mm spindle originally introduced by Cannondale. Both BH and Wilier approached FSA to develop a wider version based on frame concepts each brand was working on. FSA’s used an 80mm wide BB, Wilier’s 86mm. According to FSA’s blog post, which spells out the saga in much greater detail, all parties agreed that the wider 86mm shell allowed for more retrofit options and with all the desired performance. The result was BB386EVO, an open standard that, from all appearances, looks to be an excellent option for frame and component manufacturers as well as consumers.