On prime of race-worthy and weekend warrior gravel bikes, Wilier provides a brand new carbon Adlar bikepacking bike devoted to these longer journey rides. Bolstered to haul heavy hundreds, the brand new Adlar is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional loaded touring bike – mixing that old-school carrying capability with all of the blended floor freedom of the most recent gravel bikes…
Wilier Adlar carbon bikepacking gravel touring journey bike
Many present journey bikepacking bikes appear to wrestle the place to search out their place between traditional randonneur highway touring bikes and rackless off-road mountain bike touring rigs. However the carbon Wilier Adlar bikepacking bike appears to embrace the rando origins of bikepacking. Whereas additionally leveraging all of the advances of contemporary gravel bikes. Perhaps it’s Wilier’s traditional Italian highway origins? Or it’s the truth that Wilier already makes an amazing quick gravel racing bike – the Rave SLR? Or that in addition they do trusted gravel bike versatility in carbon, metal or aluminum to swimsuit all gravel needs and budgets with their Jena, Jaroon & Jareen, respectively?
The top outcome then, is that Wilier lets the brand new Adlar deal with journey. And, with out having to be the one bike for everyone.
So what’s new? What makes this an amazing bikepacking bike?
The 1x solely Adlar embraces loaded touring. You’ll be able to go for all of the rackless bikepacking luggage in the marketplace. The body, fork & seatpost are strengthened to haul an additional 35kg of drugs past the rider.
Or you’ll be able to bolt on some low-rider racks entrance & rear, and pack all that gear securely with decrease heart of gravity for enhanced dealing with on- & off-road. The optionally available racks switch load on to the 12mm thru-axles for a safe and secure setup, irrespective of how heavy the load your carry.
“It was clear that gravel is, and more and more can be, journey, a kind of aware means of capturing its types and meanings by means of journey. Ups, downs, probability conferences, hours and hours spent driving in complete autonomy, with out feeling the push of deadlines. By yourself or in firm. Adlar is made for bikepacking, for explorers, for bike travellers.”
And ultimately, Wilier nonetheless manages to construct the bike gentle. The carbon Adlar bikepacking body has a claimed weight of simply 1100g. Plus one other 470g for the load-hauling fork. It’s an extended axle-to-crown fork too, so swapping in a short-travel gravel suspension fork is all the time doable, as nicely.
The bike will get huge 700c x 52mm tire clearance, which means room for two″ broad 29er mountain bike tires.
On the similar time, the bike options the most recent absolutely inside built-in cable routing for a clear look. That additionally helps make bikepacking bag setup trouble-free. And nonetheless, it has inside routing for both a dropper rather than its inventory 27.2mm seatpost. Or you’ll be able to run dynamo wiring by means of the correct fork leg.
Past mounts for the particular low-rider racks, the Adlar additionally contains two units of bottle cages mounts inside the primary triangle and a 3rd below the downtube, a set of toptube bag mounts, and 3-pack something cage mounts on every fork leg. Wilier additionally sells an possibility set of full-coverage fenders particularly made for the Adlar.
The Adlar is available in 5 inventory sizes (XS-XL), with sloping geometry tailored extra from mountain bikes than highway. That features longer body Attain figures with quick stems, quick 423mm chainstays, however a nonetheless fairly steep 70° headtube angle. All a combo Wilier says, “interprets into higher dealing with and management on the extra demanding trails with a totally loaded bike“.
Wilier Adlar – Pricing & choices
Wilier sells the brand new Adlar gravel bikepacking bike in a number of completely different builds – in grey, black, or lime with contrasting forks. Then, ranging from 3700€ they end off the sunshine carbon frameset with GRX 1×11 and broad alloy Miche Contact wheels. 300€ extra will get an improve to GRX 1×12 and lighter however nonetheless 24mm inside Miche Graff XL alloy wheels. And 4800€ will get an improve to a wi-fi SRAM Rival AXS Xplr groupset.
However much more attention-grabbing is the really adventure-ready builds. Both 12-speed full bike will also be bought for 600€ further with an entire Miss Grape bikepacking bag equipment and racks. That features 4 made-in-Italy Miss Grape packs specifically made on your Adlar – body, handlebar, saddle, and toptube luggage – plus the entrance & rear low-rider racks. The fenders although, are nonetheless bought individually.