2012 SNEAK PREVIEW: PERFECTA 2.11
So if any of you were wondering what was in the Viner box delivered the other day – here it is. The 2012 Perfecta 2.11.
Regular readers of this blog will remember that I took my brother Karl down to Le Beau Velo in London back in April for a 40th birthday surprise. What I didn’t tell you was that Peter Cole of Viner UK asked Viner to build Karl the new 2012 spec frame. Hence the longer than the usual 5 week wait for it being built. Karl had to wait while Viner finished final testing of the frame before building it. But here it is and it was worth the wait.
As per the Maxima RS2, the new Perfecta has been re-engineered, resulting in a frame that is 130gr lighter than the 2011 model (the new frame weighs just over a kilo at 1020gr) and is supposed to be a lot stiffer.
Looking closely at the new frame, it shares the same front end characteristics as the 2011 model, 56mm flared headtube, FCV-18 fork and is built with the same Toray 800 carbon. However the big change with this 2012 frame is the rear triangle. It’s completely different to the previous model, first impressions are that it shares the same DNA as the rear triangles of the Maxima RS and Mitus 0,4, it certainly has the same joint to the seat tube and the same thinner, very slightly curved tubes. I suspect this is the area that has resulted in the Perfecta’s drastic weight loss. This new triangle is also claimed to be stiffer and more responsive. Another new feature is internal cable routing (brake only).
It’s a beautiful frame. I’m just as excited as my brother to see it built up and I will post up a ride review as soon as he’s written one! Anyone thinking of ordering one, I’ve also posted the available colour specs below (these were the original images sent to Karl for him to choose). All colour specs are available in gloss or matt finish.