Prepare to soar.
The 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Dura-Ace 9100 Complete Road Bike builds on its Cento1 predecessor's success with a lazer focus on aerodynamics. It boasts updated tube shaping and a new integrated cockpit that conspire to improve aerodynamic efficiency and net a claimed 15% reduction in weight. Add in race-ready geometry and Shimano's top-tier mechanical Dura-Ace groupset, and you have a bike that delivers a fast, snappy ride right out of the box.
The Cento10 Air benefits from Wilier's expertise in the wind tunnel. Its tube shapes break from recent trends in narrow, long tubing and present as wider leading faces with NACA-inspired tapering that varies across the frame to balance weight and aerodynamics while remaining within the UCI's race-allowable guidelines. Compared to the Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air also sees an increase in frontal area at the headtube, with a wider fork that comes with claims of reducing turbulence around the wheels for smoother airflow.
The Cento1 series has long been associated with integrated seatmasts. However, similar to the most recent Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air utilizes a more traditional seatpost to reduce road vibrations and provide a more comfortable ride. Naturally, the teardrop shape is proprietary, and was developed to reduce turbulence as air slips around it. It's held in place by a seatpost clamp developed in conjunction with Ritchey that sits stealthily in the seat tube and hides from the wind.
To ensure rigidity and confident handling, the Cento10 Air 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, allowing the engineers to strike the perfect balance between strength and weight.
Other differentiators for the Air include internal cable routing, which is compatible with both electronic and mechanical drivetrains. Most importantly, however, is the Air's new integrated cockpit. Dubbed Alabarda, this integrated bar and stem is made from lightweight carbon fiber with a flattened, aerodynamic top bar profile. Furthering the wind-slicing advantage is integrated shift cable routing that keeps them contained within the frame for clean lines and leaving only the brake cable out in the wind.
Given the dimensions of its integrated cockpit, the Cento10 Air must be shipped "ready to ride," incurring additional shipping costs.
- An aggressively aerodynamic race machine
- Aerodynamic tube shapes and an integrated cockpit
- Lightweight and efficient carbon construction
- Beefy bottom bracket shell boosts stiffness
- Powerful direct mount brakes clear up to 28mm tires
- Compatible with mechanical and electronic drivetrains
- Shimano's Dura-Ace mechanical drivetrain provides pro-tier shifting