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Is this the best looking bike in the WorldTour? Luis Leon Sanchez's Wilier Zero SLR - Gallery

It was recently announced that, for 2020, Astana Pro Team would be switching away from Argon 18 bikes in favour of Wilier. With it came the news that they would be riding the Zero SLR, one of the best lightweight bikes, which was launched in June 2019

The Wilier Zero SLR is an out-and-out high-performance race bike, designed to be lightweight while still, featuring a modicum of aerodynamic sympathy. 

The entirety of the Astana team was riding aboard the Zero SLR at the recent Tour Down Under, and we got up close and personal with Luis Leon Sanchez's race-day whip. 

Despite the change in bike brand, Corima remained on board and has continued to supply the team with its range of carbon wheels. For most race days, Sanchez is running the 47 WS Black wheels, which are disc-brake ready, and are home to tubular tyres from Wolfpack. 

The Wolfpack brand has nothing to do with Deceuninck-QuickStep's self-proclaimed nickname. Rather, it's a brand set up by Wolfgang Arenz - one of the people behind Continental's Blackchilli compound, Schwalbe's Addix rubber, and Specialized's Gripton.

Like 13 other WorldTour teams, Astana's shifting comes from Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, although in a bid to save 2.4 watts, the rear derailleur is modified to include CeramicSpeed's OSPW. 

The touchpoints include a Prologo Scratch M5 saddle, Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals, and Prologo Doubletouch bar tape.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Luis Leon Sanchez's Wilier Zero SLR.

Luis Leon Sanchez's Wilier Zero SLR full bike specifications

Frameset: Wilier Zero SLR, Size Large

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper

Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper

Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 Hydraulic Disc Brake Dual Control Lever

Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150

Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150

Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9100 11-30T

Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace

Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P w/ Dual-sided power

Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheelset: Corima 47 WS Black DX tubular

Tyres: Wolfpack Race Tubular, 25mm

Handlebars: Zero Integrated carbon bar and stem, 40cm

Handlebar tape: Prologo Doubletouch tape

Stem: 0 Integrated carbon bar and stem, 130mm

Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max

Saddle: Prologo Scratch M5

Seat post: Wilier 0 SLR Carbon 

Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Rider height: 1.86m

Seat height (from bottom bracket at centre): 790mm

Weight: 7.23kg

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Josh Croxton
Josh Croxton

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 30-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.