2019 Wilier Cento1Hybrid Ultegra Bike
There has been a lot of debate around whether e-bikes have a place in this world. And though we understand some people’s reservations, we really believe that there are a lot of people who would really love to ride an e-bike like the Wilier Cento1Hybrid. It will give you the option to go much further and higher than you might otherwise try.
One thing you definitely avoid is the stigma of the obvious e-bike appearance since the motor sits in the rear hub. Wilier are using the very clever Ebikemotion servo-assistance system that puts the motor discreetly in the rear hub. Since the hub motor is about the same diameter as the largest cog on the cassette, someone will have to be looking pretty closely to tell this is more than your typical bike. Then the battery fits neatly into the downtube while the iWoc control button on the top tube allows you to decide when and what level of assistance you want to have. Then the iWoc system pairs with a dedicated Ebikemotion app from the AppStore or the PlayStore, which provides access to the system command center. There you can customize just what amount of push you want from each setting as well as control the navigation management, record data, set weather forecast alerts, among many other options. And all this – motor, battery and controls - barely adds 3.7kg to the total weight of the bike.
Wilier set out to make the Cento1Hybrid the lightest e-road bike on the market, and they pretty much seem to have succeeded. At 11.9 kilos, it is very light, considering it offers an excellent pedal assist option. They can make this possible thanks to the monocoque carbon construction of the frame, using the same high quality carbon materials as they use in their purebred racing bikes. The geometry nudges more towards their NDR endurance range, but that will likely be perfect for the type of long distance excursions having this extra power onboard will encourage. And with an easy recharging point placed at the top of the bottom bracket, where you can also install a second battery plug for those longer trips, the horizon will be your guide for adventure.
Available in complete bike builds with hydraulic disc brakes, the Wilier Cento1Hybrid can accommodate 28mm tires so you can enjoy a cushy ride. This is a bike that is ready to help anyone ride a further and faster than otherwise possible. It’s all about having fun and seeing a bit of the countryside while you are at it.
Frame: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Fork: Carbon monocoque 60-ton
Drive System: EBikemotion
Headset: Ritchey Comp
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8070 flat mount, 140mm
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8020
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra Press Fit
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-30T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Wheelset: Miche Race AXY WP DX + EBikemotion X35 Hub
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 28c
Handlebar: FSA Omega
Handlebar Tape: Black cork
Stem: FSA OS-98
Seatpost: FSA Gossamer
Saddle: Selle Italia X1
Sizes: 40.5cm S | 44.5cm M | 47.5cm L | 51.5cm |
Colors: Blue Black, Black Red