Either side of the pond.
Few brands are as evocative of the Euro peloton as Wilier, and no component group says tifosi—approved like Campy Record. Since it combines the two, the Cento10AIR Disc Record H11 Complete Road Bike is one of the most at-home-at-San-Remo bikes we sell. And that's by design. We built it up with our own curated mix of components, which means it's also got a few details that appeal to the less Euro cyclists on this side of the pond. After all, our deep and abiding obsession with the European peloton aside, we're (almost) all Yanks, so Reynolds wheels and disc brakes were an obvious choice to appeal to those of us who see opportunity rather than obstacle on rainy days or when confronted with new, innovative tech like disc brakes with skinny tires.
Underneath that racing groupset is an equally race-happy aerodynamic frame, but those wind-cheating qualities don't detract from the fact that the Cento10AIR is also an excellent all-arounder. Wilier developed the tube shapes based on NACA low-speed algorithms, and Kamm theory in particular, which is responsible for the truncated trailing edges on many popular modern aero bikes. The benefits of the flattened back are numerous—namely dropping weight while improving aerodynamics and improving torsional stiffness. At the fork, a greater gap between the fork and the wheel, afforded by relocating the brake caliper from the fork crown to the backside of the non-driveside leg, greatly reduces turbulence, thus smoothing the airflow.
Included with this frameset is a custom carbon monocoque seatpost from Ritchey with 22mm of setback. This post works in conjunction with the frame to help reduce road vibrations and provide a more comfortable ride. The shape is unique as it has to fit inside the aero seatube and is developed to reduce turbulence as air flows by. Anchoring the post in place is a sleek seatpost clamp expander sitting stealthily at the toptube/seattube junction hiding it from the wind.
When looking to construct a great all-around frame—one that's lightweight and responsive to every pedaling effort and bend in the road—you've gotta start with the right materials. For the Cento10AIR, Wilier relies on 60t Mitsubishi high-modulus carbon fiber for lateral stiffness in critical areas. The 'T' in 60t refers to ton, as in it can withstand 60 tons of pressure per square millimeter. T800H and T1700SC carbon feature in areas where a more elastic characteristic helps smooth the ride by adding a bit of cushion and diffusing chatter. By using specific carbon on different frame sections, Wilier is able to customize ride feel while still building a frame that's easy on the scale.
The Cento10AIR Disc gets a beefy bottom bracket area, helping transfer power for quick getaways and taking advantage of Campagnolo's good-looking and good-for-you H11 crankset. The PressFit BB86 bottom bracket allows a cup with bearings to press into a shell that spans 86.5mm, which improves stiffness over the usual 68mm shells. With adapters, the BB86 accommodates cranksets from Shimano and SRAM. But why make that change when it's already kitted with Campy? Additionally, The bottom bracket shell provides more real estate at the downtube/BB junction for a more responsive frame and lets the frame clear tires up to 30mm so that responsiveness doesn't translate to a harsh ride.
- A race bike that blends traditional pedigree and modern tech
- Lightweight and efficient carbon construction
- Aerodynamic shaping sheds drag for fewer wasted watts
- High-modulus carbon for a virtually perfect ride
- Fully integrated routing keeps looks and aerodynamics clean
- We've spec'd the build with Campy hydraulic and Reynolds
- Compatible with flat mount brakes and up to 30mm tires
- Few companies enjoying the pedigree of Wilier, which has been building bikes for over a century