The Wilier Jaroon – “A high-quality frame, welded with a special technique that hides all welding material inside, making the frame appear clean, and the seams flawless.” For more information on the Wilier company and the sister bike to the Jaroon, the Jaroon Plus, check out out our earlier article from Interbike 2016.
More about that welding process that Wilier calls “internal brazing”. Frame brazing material is inserted into the tube joints which are heated up by welding torch to the point of melting – the end result is an extremely clean looking weld that is virtually seamless.
The all-carbon tapered, monocoque 1 1/8″ to 1 1/4″ fork features a 12mm thru axle. Depending on the manufacturer, front thru-axles spotted on gravel bikes at Interbike seemed to be an even mix of 12mm and 15mm thru axles. However, we expect 12mm may become the adopted standard…
Wilier outfit the Jaroon with a Promax handlebar featuring a 12° flare. The seatpost is a 27.2mm wide Promax unit – many manufacturers have reverted back to this smaller size, touting greater comfort.
Cables are routed externally on the Wilier Jaroon. However, the rear derailleur cable appears to be sheathed in SRAM’s Gore Ride-On system – essentially, the cable is contained inside a full-length high-density polyethylene liner. We do not know if this is a production item, or just for the Jaroon show bike. Either way, this system keeps mechanical shifting smooth as butter in even the worst of conditions.
SRAM’s Rival single-chainring drivetrain is at the heart of the Wilier Jaroon. The S350 crankset pictured above is fitted with a 44 tooth chainring. The Jaroon also supports a double chainring configuration.
The Wilier Triestina Jaroon spec’d with a SRAM Rival 1×11 build and virtually everything you see on the Interbike show sample is priced at $US 2,550.00.
We hope to take receipt of a review sample of the Jaroon in the near future. Watch this space…