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Wilier Cento1 SR Road Bike Frame - 2015

$3,499.00

Item # WLY0027

5 5

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A piece of Italian history.

The story of the Cento1 is synonymous with the story of Wilier. The Cento1 reinvented the road bike, and reaffirmed Wilier's role in the Italian dominance of the peloton. Now, the Wilier Cento1 SR Road Bike Frame is your chance for a sample of modern history. Fully loaded with technological innovation, superior ride quality, and a blisteringly fast geometry, the Cento1 SR is the only legitimate choice for anyone looking for the best that Italy has to offer.

Before the SR, little had been changed on the Cento1 (Chen-toe-uno) since Alessandro Ballan won the 2008 World Championships on his, and that's because Wilier got it right the first time. In fact, before the SR, the Cento1 was was widely consider to be among the most balanced framesets in the world. The reason was simple, the tight-wheel base geometry was coupled with a comfortable, tapered head tube. And this head tube's height acted as the stabilizer to an otherwise over-excited frame geometry. In other words, this juxtaposition creates a bike that remains comfortable over the long haul, but drops the hammer in the quick moments of an attack. Much of this remains true today with the SR, however, Wilier has added doses from its other top-offerings in order to make it the most balanced frame in the contemporary Wilier lineup. Now, elements from the Zero.7 and Twin Blade have been incorporated, creating a new breed of bicycle that places an equal focus on aerodynamics, comfort, and power delivery.

Along these lines, the Cento1 SR benefits from one of the most effective power delivery systems on the market -- the combination of oversized, asymmetric chainstays and the Wilier-developed BB386EVO. Don't get aggravated at the thought of another 'new' bottom bracket design -- the proprietary design is compatible with all leading cranksets. Developed in cooperation with FSA, the BB386EVO is a competitor-dwarfing 86.5mm wide and has a diameter of 46mm. Wilier estimates that the new bottom bracket increases rigidity by 30%, and reduces power dispersion to almost zero. Additionally, this shell's width provides Wilier with the ability to widen the seat and down tube diameters by around 20mm. And as simple logic tells us, this drastically increases rigidity, while also promoting an efficient power transfer to the rear triangle. But, this also permits Wilier to decrease the tube's wall thickness, further shedding grams. You'll also find that the BB386 EVO was developed to use press fit bottom bracket cups, eliminating the need for alloy inserts in the shell. Of course, this also shaves a good deal of unnecessary weight. Altogether, Wilier credits BB386 EVO with increasing overall torsional rigidity by 133% and rear triangle stiffness by around 115%.

Now, you'll still find that many of the Cento1's key elements remain on the SR. In fact, Wilier found that crucial details like an integrated seat mast and the material flow over the frame were to vital to disregard. In terms of the latter, you'll notice the top tube and seatstays of the frame are molded from one continuous piece of carbon fiber that flows seamlessly into the top tube. This design, along with the seat mast, createa rigid rear triangle that delivers direct power transfer with minimal energy dispersion. Additionally, it creates a highly predictable sense of stability on high-velocity descents.

To ensure rigidity and the confident level of handling, the Cento1 SR has been constructed from a 60t Mitsubishi high-modulus carbon fiber. The 'T' in 60t refers to ton, as in it can withstand 60 tons of pressure per square millimeter. Wilier used strong carbon fiber, because the stronger the carbon, the less is needed. Thus, Wilier was able to strike the perfect balance between strength and weight.

Other new differentiators for the SR include a stiff, multifunctional 3D derailleur hanger, a 3D integrated cable routing plate under the bottom bracket shell, and an integrated adjuster plate for your internal cable routing. Most importantly, however, is the SR's integrated fork. Easily the SR's most distinguishing feature, the down tube is angled upwards, while the top tube accommodates the head tube's downward angle in approach to the new fork. The ideology behind this can be explained simply. Traditionally, the aforementioned juncture shared a geometry with that of a triangle, while the new design resembles that of a square. And simple logic tells us that the expanded surface area of a square is stiffer than the poignant angle of a triangle. This technology has been proven with the Twin Blade, and it greatly reduces the SR's aerodynamic footprint.

The Wilier Cento1 SR Road Bike Frame is available in the colors Matte Black and Red and in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Mitsubishi 60T carbon fiber
Fork:
Wilier Monocoque
Fork Material:
Mitsubishi 60T carbon fiber
Fork Blade Shape:
straight
Steer Tube Type:
tapered carbon fiber
Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger:
yes
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/4 to 1-1/8in tapered
Headset Included:
yes, Ritchey
Bottom Bracket Type:
BB386EVO
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Derailleur Pull:
bottom
Seatpost Diameter:
integrated seat mast
Cable Routing:
internal
Compatible Components:
mechanical and electric drivetrains
Actual Weight:
Matte Black, M: 1,900g
Frame-Only Weight:
990 g
Fork Weight:
360 g
Recommended Use:
road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry chart

Wilier

Geometry Chart

 

Cento1 SR
 

Seat Tube

(c-c)

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Chainstay

(CS)

XS 42.0cm 66.0cm 51.3cm 50.3cm 37.8cm 10.7cm 71.3o 75.0o 40.4cm
S 44.0cm 69.0cm 52.7cm 51.9cm 38.3cm 12.2cm 72.0o 74.5o 40.5cm
M 46.0cm 72.0cm 54.1cm 53.6cm 38.7cm 13.8cm 72.5o 74.0o 40.6cm
L 48.0cm 74.0cm 55.5cm 55.4cm 39.2cm 15.5cm 73.0o 73.5o 40.8cm
XL 51.0cm 78.0cm 57.0cm 57.2cm 39.6cm 17.3cm 73.0o 73.0o 40.9cm
XXL 54.5cm 81.0cm 58.6cm 58.9cm 40.1cm 19.0cm 73.5o 72.5o 41.1cm

Wilier Cento1 SR Geometry Chart

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5 5

Rocketship

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bike is a rocket. So fast, but still comfortable for the distance. I was hesitant due to the ISP but I accredit it for some of the long distance comfort. The BB shell on this thing is massive and along with the asymmetric chain stays you end up with crazy power transfer. I think the Ferrari comparison is rather apt, especially if you're a fan of top gear- This bike demands to be ridden and is extremely responsive- it's not twitchy but you'll definitely want to pay attention when you're at speed. Plus when you pull up at a stop light everyone in the group ride gets a little jealous. I also love that you don't see this bike very often. Definitely some pride in ownership

Rocketship
5 5

Sweet Ultra Machine

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had CC build a C1SL for me after a lot of research. I was coming from long miles on a "gentleman's bike" (a 2004 Specialized Roubaix) and although I wanted a more race worthy ride I didn't want to be crippled riding it at distance. Most US designed race bikes just hurt after 70-80 miles. The result was spectacular. The Wilier is actually MORE comfortable than my Roubaix, and every gram an aggressive race machine. With the same wheels/tires, I consistently ride 10-12% faster for the same amount of power, and most of that is because of the stiff power transfer, as well as a more aero riding position that is simultaneously easier on my back and neck. After roughly 1.5 seasons and 5100 miles, I've put it through the crucible on two double centuries, several 250+ mile training days, 4,000 ft screaming descents, and my first ultra - a 410 mile, 29,000 ft confirmation of this bike's lineage that started in the Dolomites. It is that rare combination of stiff and supple, and looks damn sexy in the peloton to boot. Only two words of caution. Definitely get a pro fit before you start cutting on the integrated seat post, as another writer mentioned. And straight out of the box, get a better, stiffer derailleur hanger. The original installed on my bike was soft as butter, and it took almost 1,000 miles to figure out why the bike wouldn't hold a tune for more than a day or two and shifted poorly accordingly. CC was super helpful. I called them 3 or 4 times and asked a million questions as I agonized over dropping $5K on a new bike. They answered all my questions, and had a lot of other suggestions as well. The Wilier is the closest thing to a Ferrari on two wheels and two cranks. It never disappoints.

5 5

Ride like Jens

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yes, that Jens! This review is for a Cento 1 SL (not the SR), but the differences will be minimal. Shortly after I had CC build up my C1SL with Campy Chorus/Shamal wheels, I did get to ride with Jens (along with my son who is in the picture), and it was no trouble riding at his pace. OK, so it wasn't a race, just a Gran Fondo in TN; but this bike (I was upgrading from a Wilier Izoard w/Force) was an easy pedal for a metric century on the hills of southern TN with this 50 year old body. The major difference I've noticed is the stiffness of the BB, so much more of the power is transmitted with this bike than any other bike I've owned or ridden; especially when riding up the hills in TN or on the Hilly Hundred. But don't worry about the ride being harsh - it's a very comfortable ride for long distances. I've now ridden this bike over two thousand miles, and still haven't found anything I'd change. Can't recommend it enough. My only recommendation is to get a professional fit before cutting the integrated seat mast - I did the full Specialized Body Geometry fit and the results have been spectacular.

Ride like Jens
5 5

What an awesome ride.

This bike is significantly stiffer than the 2009 cento uno that I had. Being a heavy rider (220 lbs), climbing usually reveals where a frame will flex and this frame is stiff at the bottom bracket and across the top tube. There's very little twisting at the head tube and with every pedal stroke the bike simply drives forward. The ride is still smooth and comfortable and I can't wait for the next 2000 miles on it.

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