Wilier Cento1 Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2767.00


Product Description

In late 2008, a new frame made a huge impression on the world of pro racing. What it did for the best in the world then, it's been doing for the rest of us since. The Wilier Cento1 (pronounce the numeral as


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mark a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2013

Strengths:    Weight - Not the lightest girl at the ball but pretty damn good
Build - I built mine originally with DA then switched to Sram Red. BB is weird. Do your homework and know your Wilier dealer near you so that you can get the wilier BB kit if you are building this from the ground up. Lost 2 days on this when I built mine up.
Handling - One of the best bikes I've ever riden. Perfect comfort with a stiff front end and a matched for that has some give so that things are a little forgiving. BB does not move when you jump. ISP and tail end perfect balance of comfort and stiffness.
Value - expensive but the used market not that bad.


Weaknesses:    Weight - tad heavy but I changed the seat topper from the stock ritchy to a KCNC and took off 100 grams. I think frame and fork once I did this came down to about 1250 grams for a large. Get the clear coat black version/year if you can. The full painted ones have about 150 grams of paint on them!
Build - Red...read BB nighmare, For what you pay should've come with a top of the line seat mast topper not the base ritchey model.
Handling - front end a touch stiff but pair it with a good bar/stem combo and its like butta' like butta' I tell ya.
Value - expensive but the used market not that bad. When you go shopping for exotics you have no room to complain. Felt guilty and veeerrryyy nervious when I raced crits with this thing, and got some looks from fellow racers like...what are you crazy.


Bottom Line:   
One of the best if not the best riding bikes I've ever ridden. I felt like I was riding the lambo or Ferrari of bikes, acutally maybe closer to a Ferrari as they are a little more driver friendly, traditional and forgiving...not so much with a Lambo. I came from a series of Colnago's and like this a lot better. Still on the fence with the integrated seapost thing. I loved the way they tuned this one and thought it was perfect but was not about to cut it.

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Favorite Ride:   Apline Loop and Paridise loop

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Colnago CLX and C59

Bike Setup:   Red, Mavic R-SYS, Easton bar/stem ec90, KCNC seat mast topper


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by badge118

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2013

Strengths:    -The balance between performance and comfort is pretty startling.
-Looks, it's Italian so expected, but still gorgeous.
-Handling is bang on. It manages to respond as a race bike should while at the same time being as forgiving of mistakes that you can take in the scenery and not worry about it, where other dedicated race bikes are twitchy.


Weaknesses:    I still wonder at the price of high end bikes. This got a 4 stars but ONLY because I got the "unload the frames because they are discontinued for 2013. At the original MSRP of 3999 it would have gotten a 3 tiops. IMO event he Colnago I have is not objectively worth the price they charge but at $2700, this bike worked.

Bottom Line:   
The bike kinda shocked me. I was riding a 2009 Specialized Roubaix Pro-SL until this one. I expected it to be stiffer, more lively and responsive, more precise handling and it is. What I did not expect was that the comfort almost matches that of the Roubaix. In the rear I can not detect any difference. On the front I notice harder edged impacts a tad more BUT road buzz etc is addressed almost identically.

The most enlightening thing is the handling. With the steep ends and the short wheel base one would expect the bike to be less forgiving of mistakes, potentially twitchy. If anything the bike feels more stable than the Roubaix.

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Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Cadence

Bike Setup:   Campy Chorous 11 spd, HED Ardennes or Reynolds Assault tubulars depending on the day. Fizik Arione saddle.



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Wilier Cento1 or Gran Turismo?

Looking for some wisdom from current Wilier owners. A little about me. I'm a 54 year old male and have been riding now for three years. I ride between 4500-5000 mile per year in an area that has many flat, rolling and hilly areas. I enjoy all three :) I'm in pretty good shape after dropping 50 poun ... Read More »

Wilier Cento1: Catalog 1050gm Actual 1175gm

Just got my 2012 Wilier Cento1, medium. The catalog says 1050gm, it's actually 1175 with the derailleur screws removed, completely, completely stripped. Except for the paint and bb shell that's integral to the frame. If they measured a small, I don't think it would be over 10% lighter. I'm kin ... Read More »

Wilier Cento1 shifting problems, posted in frames but didn't get answer

I am thinking about a Cento1, and read online about shifting problems associated with the rear chain stay. I posted in frames, and only got one response, which was non-specific. Let's see if the more component oriented crowd has more experience. The post over there said...... I have a current ... Read More »

Almost pulled the trigger on a Wilier Cento1, but started thinking about cable routes

I have a current design Ridley Noah. I've always hated the sloppy shifting that I think is caused by the angle of the cable into the frame. Gore cables helped but didn't solve it. I swore I would never have internal cables again. I've been looking at a Wilier Cento1, but it has internal routin ... Read More »

Full SRAM RED Cento1

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