The Wilier Cento10NDR is a fresh take on the squishy superbike
Italian brand Wilier is the latest manufacturer to stick suspension on a road bike, and the result is the marvellous Cento10NDR.
Wilier has added bump absorption to the rear end using what it calls ‘Actiflex’. The seatstays are connected to the seat tube via an alloy linkage which allows them a few millimetres of movement, cushioned by an elastomer.
The Scott Foil Premium Disc is one of many aero bikes that’s been given the disc treatment
Adding discs to aero bikes has been something of a theme for 2018, and the Scott Foil Premium is another machine to have sprouted rotors.
Scott set out to make sure that the Foil Premium Disc was just as slippery in the wind tunnel as its rim brake sibling. That meant adding a funky shroud at the fork dropouts to smooth airflow past that lumpy brake caliper.
The Storck Aernario.2 Signature is what happens when you throw budget constraints out of the window
Does price alone bestow superbike status? If it does, then the Storck Aernario.2 Signature definitely qualifies.
This 15,000 Euro machine is limited to just 53 examples in honour of Storck founder Marcus’ 53rd birthday.
That kind of cash gets you a frame, fork and headset combination that weighs less than a kilo combined.
Along with SRAM eTap wireless shifting, it’s built up with a no-holds-barred laundry list of weight weenie bling, including THM Fibula brakes and carbon cranks, plus a saddle that’s completely devoid of padding.
The complete bike comes in at under five and a half kilos. If you’re struggling to imagine how much that is, picture five and a half one kilo bags of sugar. You’re welcome.
Matthew is an expert on bike tech and a lover of practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he dabbles in all disciplines and has tested a huge variety of bikes and gear over the years.