Race the World bikes, the Wilier RTW002, will have to deal with all types of road conditions, from smooth tarmac in Italy to dirt road in Kyrgyzstan. One bike, all road types: we are working with renowned bike manufacturer Wilier Triestina to produce a bike with exclusive and unique specifications for Race the World participants.
Wilier was born in 1906 thanks to the brilliant idea of a trader from Bassano, Pietro Dal Molin, of building bicycles on his own account. His forge or "Steel horses" rose as a small workshop along the banks of the river Brenta, at Bassano del Grappa, and it became more and more successful by keeping up with the increasing demand for bicycles.
After victories in prestigious races such as the Giro or the Tour de France, the ultimate glory was in September 2008, when Ballan won the World Road Championship in Varese on Wilier, just ahead of his illustrious teammate Cunego. Full history
Those who own a Wilier Triestina know that they didn't choose just any bike. They know that the symbol of the halberd is part of the history of cycling, and a history more than a century old.
The RTW002, coming in a bespoke Race the World livery (picture not representative), is designed to cope with the varied roads and terrain the race will cover. These carbon frames have all the attributes of a road bike but have altered geometry for more precise handling and are built to withstand rough conditions while still being fast and comfortable.
The specification we have chosen for the bike is aimed at providing the highest level of performance, balancing this with durability over long distance and ease of maintenance while on the road in remote locations.
Disk brakes are an exciting addition to bikes and Race the World will be embracing this new technology to ensure participants have full control in all conditions.
As the race will be covering a number of different road types and surface conditions riders will have access to different tyres that will allow them to race.
The RTW002 will be fitted with Schwalbe tyres for each leg of the race.
Schwalbe, with world headquarters in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, is the foremost bicycle tyre company in all of Western Europe and soon, North America.
As the race will be covering a number of different road types and surface conditions riders will have access to different tyres that will allow them to race. Using the best tyres from cyclo-cross, endurance racing and road cycling participants will be able to select the tyre best suited to the conditions.
WILIER RTW002 SPECIFICATION
- Frame: Carbon frame for DISC. Integrated Headset
- Fork: Carbon fork, carbon steerer
- H/Bar: PROMAX Drop Bar black 31.8mm
- Stem: PROMAX Black, -6 degree
- Shift lever & Brake lever: Shimano ULTEGRA 11 sp
- Brake: Spyre Mechanical
- Rotor: TEKTRO, F/R TR160-14, Front160-, Rear 140
- F/Derailleur: SHIMANO, FD5800, 105 11 sp
- R/Derailleur: SHIMANO, RD-6800, Ultegra 11 sp
- Chainwheel: FSA, Gossamer, Gossamer 34/50T for 11 SP
- Chain: KMC, 11 speed
- Wheelset: 700C WILER Cyclo cross Disk Specific wheelset. 32 spoke
- Saddle: San Marco, Era Star Power Open ,Black
- Seat post: PROMAX SB black