2019 Wilier Cento1Air
Though aero bikes have the reputation for being pretty rough rides, the Wilier Cento1Air will be that rare beast that offers you real aerodynamic advantages without destroying the ride quality.
If you remember when Wilier introduced their Cento1, then you probably already have a lot of respect for how much this bike can offer. And now that the Cento1Air manages to retain the excellent ride quality while offering the incredible aero benefits, you will likely be even more impressed with the overall package. The carbon monocoque frame offersa responsive ride that grows out of the 86.5 press fit bottom bracket that flows into the beefy, aero shaped seat and down tubes. It means that the acceleration feels like a rocket, and every pedal stroke seems to count for more. It is impressive that the bike weighs around 7.8 kilos, even though it is an aero-oriented bike which typically are a touch heavier, and is not even the top of the line offering from Wilier is testament to just how much love and attention the designers have lavished in the bike.
A lot of the know-how behind the aero-ness of this frame comes from the Wilier TwinBlade time trial bike, which makes sense. So the hour glass shape of the head tube and mega fork blades will help create that sleek leading edge that is so important. Then the tube shapes with the cut-off Kamm tail will ensure the slipperiness in the wind extends through to the rear of the bike which also features a cutout at the down tube to get that as close to the rear wheel as possible for seamless airflow. Getting it this aero without a harsh ride has been a real accomplishment, though it will simply fly with the snappy handling and race oriented geometry to make it the perfect crit slayer.
Since it is able to fit up to 28mm tires, you can increase the level of comfort even more. With all these modern touches, including internal cable routing and being compatible with electric and mechanical groupsets, the Wilier Cento1Air can be that perfect racing bike at an agreeable price point.
Frame: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Fork: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA No.44 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 46cm XS | 48cm S | 50cm M | 52cm L | 54cm XL | 56cm XXL |
Colors: White Blue, Black Red, Red White