Wilier is a marque Italian bike manufacturer which makes some of the finest road bikes in the world. And to attest to their credentials, the Wilier Izoard is one of the top ten bikes of 2010 according to many reputable critics and reviewers. The Wilier Izoard is perfect for both long-distance riding as well as competitive cycling, which goes to show why it has been one of the top picks for so many people.
Now let’s get into why this bike has been one of the most phenomenal Italian bikes out there. The most notable feature of the Wilier Izoard is its full carbon frame which not only makes the bike a joy to ride but which also makes the bike super light at only around 8kgs. On top of that, some clever design choices where the manufacturer decided to make the frame slightly bent, helps the bike to soak up some of those minor road bumps which would have been otherwise felt by the rider if the frame was completely straight. But the best thing that comes with such a lightweight frame is of course speed! And this is where the Wilier Izoard differentiates itself from its other racing bike counterparts.
Wilier has mostly marketed the Izoard as a long-distance road bike because the Izoard is designed to provide the rider with the best comfort possible. But that doesn’t mean that the Izoard cannot be pushed to its absolute racing capabilities, and it does so spectacularly. The lightweight frame provides speed while the excellent frame design provides comfort. And that comfort is something you won’t find in most racing-focused bikes.
Since we are on the topic of racing bikes, many of them always feel extremely sensitive and twitchy when they are being put through their paces. That is not the case with the handling of the Wilier Izoard, even on rough terrains. The handling is smooth like butter because of the shorter top tube and a longer stem, the steering feels firm where you become the master of the bike rather than the other way around, and the gears and brakes are very responsive.
Another important fact to note about typical racing bikes are, they need a lot of maintenance and can be somewhat fragile. This is another area where the Wilier Izoard shines as it is very durable and requires very low maintenance even after long-term use. Overall, it’s very hard to find faults here as the Wilier Izoard does the job it was designed to do perfectly.
|||A very lightweight frame at only 8kgs.||Very similar to its previous model.|
|||Excellent comfort when riding.||Very expensive.|
|||Good for both long-distance riding and competitive cycling. ||The wheels it comes pre-installed with arent the best, but it can easily be changed out. |
Final Thoughts on Wilier Izoard
The Wilier Izoard is an amazing bike for both road and competitive cycling. As a bike, it ticks all of the right boxes for why you should definitely consider this as your next purchase.
But the high price point and no notable upgrade from the previous year’s model may be somewhat of a deterrent to new users. But the pros outweigh the cons by a huge margin in my opinion. And as the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it”, so why try to fix something that is already so perfect?