We just took possession of the all-carbon fiber Super Prestige cyclocross rig from the Italian brand Viner, which is distributed by Planet X in the UK. Actually…we took possession last week, and did manage to squeeze in a ride or two on it since then.
Named after the popular professional Belgian cyclocross series, the Super Prestige possesses a sexy and stealthy aesthetic, including wishbone seatstays, beefy downtube and a fork with acceptable clearance. The frame features internal cable routing, and the bike takes advantage of front and rear thru-axles.
The drivetrain is SRAM Force1, including hydraulic disc brakes, while WTB takes care of the tubeless wheelset.
The first few shakedown rides tell us the bike handles well, and is responsive when needed. Its first real test will be an semi-pro cyclocross race in Belgium this weekend.
Stay tuned for more details, including a full review in an upcoming issue of grit.cx.
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