US national champion Matt Busche joined the UnitedHealthcare team for the 2016 season and so switched to a team issue blue and white Wilier Triestina Zero.7 bike for his season debut at the Tour de San Luis. He used the same bike at the recent Tour of Qatar and will no doubt appreciate the bike’s climbing characteristics when he starts this week’s hillier Tour of Oman.
When our sister title Bikeradar tested the Wilier Triestina Zero.7, it was described as “ultra light and mega-stiff”, while Wilier Triestina’s frame design provides confidence-inspiring handling. The lightweight of the frame – under 800 grammes, means the Zero.7 is not an aero bike but the tube shapes were inspired by the previous Cento1SR frame. Wilier Triestina have announced the creation of the special limited edition Zero.6, which they claim to have made 100 grammes lighter but only 200 examples will be available.
Busche’s bike is a more robust team issue and is fitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical groupset, Deda Elementi Zero 100 bar and stem, Deda Elementi Super Zero 27.2mm seat post and a Selle San Marco Regale saddle.
The wheels are also Shimano, with Busche able to choose between the C35 or C50 models, fitted with 11/28 cassette. He and his teammates used the deeper profile C75 model on his Wilier Triestina Zero.7 for the time trial in the Tour of Qatar, while the C35 will be better suited for the rolling roads of Oman. The wheels are fitted with the all-black Maxxis Campione tubulars tyres.
The UnitedHealthcare team uses Tacx bottle cages and bottles, and blue Pioneer power metres, which are held in place ahead of the bars with a K-Edge mount.
Busche uses a 54cm frame but is clearly still working on his final position in the early-season races, hence the stack of spacers below and above his stem.
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Frame: Wilier Zero.7
Size: M (54cm)
Saddle: San Marco Regale (Narrow)
Handlebars: 44cm Deda Elementi Zero 100
Seatpost: Deda Elementi Zero 100 27.2mm
Stem: 100mm Deda Elementi Zero 100 performance
Handlebar tape: San Marco
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed 11/28
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed
Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace 172.5 53/39
Power meter: Pioneer
Power metre mount: K-Edge
Bottom bracket: Kogel BB386 Ceramic
Bottle cages: Tacx
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheels: Shimano C35, C50 or C75
Tubulars: Maxxis Campione
Chain catcher: K-Edge
Race number mount: K-Edge
Saddle height: 72.5cm
Set back: 7cm