Cento1 SL / SRAM Force Complete Bike - 2012 $0.00
Item # WLY0030
The bike that changed your life
There are some bikes that are more than just equipment, they stand as expressions of ourselves. And with the palmares and pedigree of a true Italian race machine, the Wilier Cento1 SL/SRAM Force Complete Bike unleashes the introverted competitor within all of us. Lighter, stiffer, and faster than its sibling, the Cento1, the SL is a functional masterpiece from one of the richest heritages in Italian cycling. Wilier is meant to be experienced.
Poland: Not the first place you'd think of as proving grounds for high-tech bike gear. But Poland, specifically the tongue-twisting town Krynica-Zdrój, was the site of the awe-inspiring global debut of the Wilier Cento1 SL. The Tour of Poland is held in August, arguably the least sexy month on the race calendar since the world is still hungover from the Tour de France. But 2009 Tour of Poland's Stage 5 spat out conditions equal to the most epic April classic. Rapid-fire hill after hill with treacherous descents and a rainstorm of Old Testament proportions. World Champion Alessandro Ballan of Team Lampre stole away from the peloton in a small group then crushed the breakaway in what might've been the gutsiest performance of the year earning him both the stage victory and eventual overall victory. His teammate Damiano Cunego followed up just a month later with a glorious solo victory on the queen stage of the Tour of Spain, Stage 14 up the ridiculous climb of La Pandera, again on a Cento1 SL. These victories were then followed up by a pair of super-high profile field sprint wins by Alessandro Petacchi in the 1st week of the 2010 Tour de France.
As you might expect, the Cento1 SL shares much with the standard Cento1. They have the same oversized bottom bracket construction that doesn't require the use of traditional external bottom bracket cups. Instead, the bearings are housed inside the frame itself. The Cento1 SL and the Cento 1 share the same asymmetric chainstays to balance pedal loads and the same progressively-flaring seatmast to maximize in-the-saddle frame stiffness. And they have the same headtube design, round at the top and square at the bottom to deliver outstanding control and steerability.
What, then, are the differences? SL stands for superleggera, or super-light. The Cento1 SL is around 130g lighter than the Cento1, and this comes from a handful of subtle-but-important changes. While the Cento1 makes widespread use of Mitsubishi 46 Ton carbon, the Cento1 SL uses a combination of 46 Ton and the newly-available 60 Ton carbon. The superior strength of 60 Ton ultimately means Wilier can use less carbon to achieve the desired strength and stiffness for the Cento1 SL. In addition, the Cento1 SL is built with nanoparticle zinc oxide resin to make the carbon stronger and more impact resistant by filling microscopic voids in between the fibers. This makes the frame stronger and stiffer while reducing the overall weight.
The structural design of the bottom bracket shell is identical between the Cento1 SL and the Cento1, but the SL has a new CNC-machined alloy sleeve for the bearings that weighs 18% less than its predecessor. Wilier engineers shaved more weight by using in-molded carbon fiber cups in the head tube in place of the bonded aluminum cups of the Cento1. The Cento1 SL also has lighter paint and a micro-thin clear coat.
As if the advancements of the SL weren't enough, the Complete Bike includes an advanced component package as well. You get the venerable SRAM Force group with a Force GXP 50/34 compact crankset, PG-1050 cassette, PC-1031 chain, Force Shifters and derailleurs, and a Cento1 Oversize System bottom bracket. The cockpit is comprised of Easton EA70 stem and handlebars, a Ritchey WCS integrated headset, and Arundel cork handlebar tape. You also get a Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Saddle, Ritchey WCS Mast Topper seatpost, and the impressive Reynolds Solitude clincher wheelset cased in Schwalbe Lugano tires.
The Wilier Cento1 SL/SRAM Force Complete Bike is available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Carbon and Matte Black.
60T carbon fiber
Steer Tube Type:
Fork Blade Shape:
SRAM Force Compact
Zipp Service Course
Zipp Service Course
700 C x 23 mm
Ritchey WCS Mast Topper
Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio
Effective Top Tube
Head Tube Angle
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