Zero.6 is the the peak of Wilier Triestina technology: we finally reached the goal to produce a 680 grams painted frame, keeping the handling and stiffness our products are famous for.
It is not so difficult to save 100 grams from a standard frame, but it has been almost impossible to shave that weight from a sub-800 superlight frame, known as Zero.7 . We are talking about 15% of the overall weight.
In these years we tested several types of carbon, using the existing mould of the Zero.7 . We used different kinds of carbon and different ways to “lay-up” the frame. We built and destroyed several samples. After almost two years, finally, we found the way to have a super light weight, resistance, stiffness, perfect handling, all in the same package. The main news is about the new carbon fiber used in combination with trusted 60T and S.E.I. FILM: this fiber is named DIALEAD ™ from Mitsubishi Japan. The DIALEAD™ fibers are produced from a different base called PITCH, which is generally obtained by crude oil or coal: this type of fiber features High Purity and High and Ultra High modulus. Using a different kind of carbon and a different lay-up is not the only secret of the brand new Zero.6. That would be too easy. The complete process had to be renewed: different temperatures and different pressure during molding. This new process adds another point to the long list that makes Zero.6 absolutely exclusive: we needed to open a new mould because we cannot use the Zero7’s mould. It doesn’t matter that the shape is 99% the same. The process needed a new platform to be able to produce such special frame.