Wilier Triestina Jena

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Wilier Triestina Jena. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • This rig was versatile, being either an aggressive racer or bikepacker.
  • A well thought-out frame allows for either 650b or 700c tires.
  • The Jena’s carbon tubing features Kam Tail aero shaping.
  • Jena builds are available in configurations with both 1x and 2x drivetrains.
  • It’s indisputably lightweight, with a 2.2lb frame and 1lb fork.
  • Myriad mounts ensure room for luggage, bottles and fenders.
  • Internally-routed cabling keeps a stylish frame neat.
  • Five different sizes, from XS to XL, offer a frame for most riders.
  • A sloping top-tube allows for high stand-over and decent seatpole flex.
  • Thin, flat seatstays allow flex and absorb vibrations.
  • Generous clearance is given, for 650b tires up to 2.1” in width.
  • Ritchey ErgoMax bars offered a variety of stances and an aggressive feel.
  • The Jena felt comfortable, especially in the drops, unlike many gravel bikes.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Ritchey ErgoMax bars made the bike sit too tall for some reviewers.
  • Shimano RS171 wheels were heavy and were not tubeless-ready.
  • On Shimano GRX builds, the short-cage rear derailleur limited the Jena’s gear range.

Bottom line

Wilier’s Jena is intended to be a versatile bike. With this rig, the road marque has attempted to create a machine that can race aggressively when unburdened, while also featuring ample fixtures for setup as a capable bikepacker. From most reports, this was achieved. Some testers felt that, with a tall head-tube and riser bars, the bike’s feel tended more toward long-distance riding rather than speed. However, with differing setups and aero tubing, the Jena was highly adaptable to faster riding. Road-bike gear-ratios were sometimes disliked on 2x models. In terms of price, the Jena seemed to represent average value. But if it’s in your price-bracket, it’s likely that one of the eight available builds will meet your gravel needs.

Expert Reviews

79/100 based on 4 expert reviews
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Road.cc

Wilier Jena Ultegra

Level 4 expert

You could divide the gravel scene into those who blast the trails for a couple of hours and bikepackers who want to load up and head off on an overnight adventure. The Jena has both covered.

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70
ADVNTR.

Wilier Jena Ultegra

Level 2 expert

…the Jena is an athletic example of the gravel bike breed. Quick, responsive and fun whether loaded up for a weekend tour or stripped bare for a race. Where the Wilier does falter is with pricing.

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91
Bici Da Strada

Test – Wilier Jena: Versatile Gravel, But Almost Racing Performance [Italian]

Level 1 expert

Great versatility of use, carbon fiber frame and reasonable price.

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78
Fiets

Review: Wilier Jena, for Gravelers [Dutch]

Level 3 expert

Don’t think that you get a crosser when you order the Jena: it is more a very robust Urban Explorer than a pure off-road rocket.

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Gravel Cyclist

Wilier Triestina Jena Gravel Bike – Italian Style – “Free to Choose”

Level 2 expert

Wilier have created one of the better all-round bikes available on the market today. It does most things you throw at it well…

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