Founded in 1906, Wilier’s name is an acronym of the phrase: W I’Italia liberate e redenta. Long live Italy, liberated and redeemed. Deeply entrenched in Italian nationalist pride, the company added ‘Triestina’ to their name in order to support the call for the city of Trieste to be returned to Italy from the Austro-Hungarian empire.
As you’d expect from a company so entwined with il bel paese, Wilier’s bikes are unapologetically Italian; fiery, brimming with passion and racing characteristics.
Wilier bicycles have won some of the world’s greatest cycling races, including the world championships and the Giro d’Italia. Today, Wilier sponsor French pro continental team, Direct Energie.
First up in Wilier’s range is the GTR, their endurance road bike designed with long miles in mind. A lightweight carbon monocoque frame helps when the road tips upwards, with the full carbon fork smoothing out the bumps on the way down.
The GTR is available in two builds, a Shimano Ultegra R8000 option in red and white, or a Shimano 105 R7000 model in a simple, elegant black and white.
Cento1 NDR Disc
A carbon-framed, Italian made endurance road bike that’s both disc and rim brake compatible, the Wilier Cento1 NDR is a machine for the modern road rider. A chunky downtube preserves stiffness as you put the power down, whilst specially formed chainstays and dropped seatstays keep things butter smooth when the going gets rough.
Back to those brakes. The Cento1 NDR is designed so you could run disc brakes in the colder months and switch to a lighter, racier setup with direct mount rim brakes in summer. Excitingly, you can also run standard quick release wheels or hoops with bolt thru axles! We stock two Shimano builds of the Cento1 NDR.
Cento10 NDR Disc
Wilier’s flagship model in their endurance lineup is the Cento10 NDR. As with the Cento1 NDR, this is an Italian made bike ready for big training miles, long club runs and sportive challenges. The step up from the Cento1 sees the introduction of Actiflex technology, something Team Direct Energie will appreciate when they use the bike in the cobbled classics in 2019. Scroll down to read more about Actiflex.
Actiflex is a carefully designed aluminium link and technopolymer dissipater at the junction of the seatpost and seat tube. It allows for 6mm of travel, meaning the rear wheel can move up and down, smoothing out imperfections in the road surface. The torsional stiffness of the aluminium link remains comparable to a traditional seatstay design, despite the connection.
Cento10 PRO Stiff, reactive and with aerodynamic credentials, the Wilier Cento10 Pro is an evolution of Wilier’s Cento10 Air, a bike produced to celebrate the brand’s 110th birthday. This bike, again available with disc or rim brakes, is an all-out race machine which Team Direct Energie will climb aboard in 2019. Its frame and fork are designed with truncated tails to reduce weight and cheat the wind. Plump for the disc brake version and you’ll be able to run tyres up to 30mm in width.
Wilier’s new creation has been developed according to NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) low speed rules - aeronautical algorithms that enabled them to design the frame tubes to the highest possible aerodynamic efficiency.
The sophisticated design of the head tube, combined with the special shape of the bearings, makes it possible to slide inside the frame up to 3 sheaths. These 3 sheaths go inside the head tube thanks to Alabarda that houses inside them the gear and brake sheaths from the controls, guiding them, with the correct angle, inside the head tube. In case of electromechanical transmission, the bike will have no uncovered sheaths, giving Cento10PRO an extreme aesthetic neatness.
Cento1 Hybrid road eBike
Designed to re-imagine the limits of usability of a standard road bike, the Cento1 hybrid electric road bike combines Wilier’s distinctive racing traits, with the cutting-edge technology of Ebikemotion’s assistance platform.
Lightest eBike on the Market
When Wilier set out to make the Cento1 Hybrid, they wanted to achieve what was at the time a record weight for a carbon electric road bike. The result? A bike that weighs less than 12kg thanks to the paltry 3.7kg weight of the motor, battery and controls.
At the heart of the Cento1 Hybrid is an endurance road bike derived from Wilier’s NDR family of models. This electric road bike offers a less tiring riding position without relinquishing the racing spirit of a standard road bike. Conquer your favourite climb or push the pace when you ride with friends. The Wilier Cento1 hybrid electric road bike is ready when you are.