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Italian brand adds aero road bike to 2014 range

Wilier have revealed their first aero road bike with the addition of the Cento 1 Air to their range for 2014.

Wilier say that the new bike is designed to combine the ride qualities of their existing Cento 1 SR road race bike with the aerodynamics of the Twinblade TT frame.

The frameset features Kamm tail tube shaping to minimise drag and an integrated fork – the crown sits within the silhouette of the frame. The rear stays are designed to be aerodynamically efficient too, while the bike also comes with a custom aero seatpost and a seatpost clamp that sits flush with the top tube.

The frame is built around on oversized BB386 Evo bottom bracket/crank system and comes with Wilier`s large, asymmetric chainstays, the idea being to maximise efficiency. 

The geometry is almost identical to that of the Cento 1 SR, so it’s very race orientated. The large version of the Cento 1 SR comes with a 554mm stack and 391.5mm reach.

The frame will be available in six sizes, five standard colours and will be available from September. Wilier don’t have a team in the Tour de France this year, Merida having taken over as the bike supplier to Lampre, but we should get to see the bike in more detail when we visit Wilier’s UK distributor, ATB Sales, next week so stay tuned for that.

Unfortunately, we don’t have detailed specs of the new bike yet although the models in the pics are Shimano equipped – both mechanical and Di2. Wilier have yet to confirm prices. For more info you’re your eye on www.wilierbikes.co.uk.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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brackley88 [159 posts] 3 years ago
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Lovely bike!! I want one...

I always thought the Wilier Imperiale of a few years back was their first aero bike ...and I ride one, and it's lovely...though perhaps it is officially 'wind friendly' as opposed to aero, as per the very cheesy sticker on the top tube..

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ajmarshal1 [411 posts] 3 years ago
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Love it. I've got a lot of love for Wiliers, this could be going into the mix for the once in a lifetime 'BIG' bike purchase next year. As long as it comes Campag equipped that is.

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NeilXDavis [122 posts] 3 years ago
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Mmm yep like that...I too am doing the 'BIG ONE' next year...

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Bubbleanddown [8 posts] 3 years ago
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This once in a lifetime purchase may need to wait a little bit. Looks fantastic and bet it rides beautifully! Might just have to stick with my Izoard XP for now!

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Karbon Kev [688 posts] 3 years ago
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looks good in that blue too imo ..

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Noelieboy [87 posts] 3 years ago
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Bubbleanddown wrote:

This once in a lifetime purchase may need to wait a little bit. Looks fantastic and bet it rides beautifully! Might just have to stick with my Izoard XP for now!

Ditto, only just got my XP but the price is going to be reduced now for next yr  2