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August 10, 2011

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.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Øyvind permalink
    August 12, 2011 11:02 am

    Nice report.
    I assume this bike has the gloss finish?
    Look forward to reading how it performs on the road!

    • August 12, 2011 11:41 am


      Yes it is the gloss finish. Really helps to accentuate the carbon, especially around the hand wrapped joints.

  2. August 13, 2011 5:25 am

    Look’s great.

  3. December 5, 2011 10:00 am

    just got one it’s being assemble can’t wait to ride it!

  4. Greg Wilson permalink
    December 24, 2011 8:53 pm

    Thanks to your site and the excellent service provided by Andy at Bike Science in Bristol – my Perfecta 2.11 has just been ordered. Expected delivery in Mid Feb- happy to post piccies for the site.

    • December 27, 2011 4:46 pm

      Great stuff Greg. It’s good to know that the site is helping people make the right choice when it comes to buying their next bike!

      Look forward to seeing the pics when it’s built up. What colour spec did you go for?

      • Greg Wilson permalink
        December 27, 2011 6:31 pm


        Have gone for the Carbon Matt Black/Red (with the White Viner logo) – here’s the spec that Andy and I have agreed on:

        Fork Viner FCV 18 Full Carbon
        Headset Incl with Frame (FSA)
        Stem Deda Zero 100
        Headset Spacers Carbon
        Bars Deda Zero 100
        Bar Tape Cork Black
        STI Levers Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Chainset Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Front Mech Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Rear Mech Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Bottom Bracket Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Chain Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Seatpost Deda Super Zero Carbon
        Saddle Prologo Scratch Pro
        Seat Clamp Viner
        Brakes Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Cassette Shimano Dura Ace 7900
        Wheel – Rear Shimano Dura Ace CL24
        Wheel – Front Shimano Dura Ace CL24
        Tyres Vittoria Open Corsa CX

        I also have some Zipp 404 Firecrests waiting in the wings now too 🙂

        Needless to say – I can’t wait for her to arrive.

        Thanks again for the great website – please keep the updates coming.


  5. December 28, 2011 7:14 pm

    Great colour choice and quality kit to adorn a great frame. Superb wheels waiting in the wings BTW!


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