The Wilier GTR Team looks identical to the GTR SL for a reason. The two frames come out of the same molds. The difference is the carbon cloth utilized and the amount thereof. The Team features a mix of 46-Ton and 30-Ton carbon. As the material is less stiff when hardened, Wilier needed to use more of it to get the same stiffness. The result is a nearly-identical ride, with nearly identical flex and rigidity characteristics, at a better price, for a 200g penalty. The Medium weighs 1190g, which isn’t as light as the SL, but is still very light for a frame.
The GTR platform is a racy endurance ride. The bike is stiff and fast, but the head tube is about 10mm taller relative to the same sized Cento1. The fork rake is longer as well: 49mm rather than 43mm. The extra length helps with stability and shock absorption.
The bike has been designed to fit tires up to 28mm in width, meaning that whether you’re going off-road, hitting pavé, or just interested in an extremely plush ride, you have that option.
In terms of balancing the comfort loved with the performance that stiffness brings, they employ the tapered 1 1/8” to 1 ¼” steerer that works to control the front end on their pro bikes. The fork itself has a widened integrated steerer based on the Cento1 Air, and an aero-shaped head tube, also from that frame. While they switched to the more common BB86 bottom bracket standard for the GTR, they’ve kept the asymmetric rear chainstay design that you’ll find on the Cento’s and Zero.7, as well as the tapered seat stays that dampen road vibrations. At the top of the tapered seat tube is a round 27.2mm seatpost, just like on the Zero.7.
The cable routing is internal, and designed for both electronic and mechanical shifting. They call it 2in1, and it both refers to the entry points on the downtube as well as the flush fitting cable routing plate under the bottom bracket. The latter is actually the same exact piece you’ll find on the Cento1 SR.
The Wilier GTR Team is fast and comfortable.