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RD48 I also weigh 215 and bought the competitive cyclist Wilier Izoard XP with rival group

It has worked out great! thing cruises... I dropped 10 minutes off my fastest 20 mile time. I do not regret the purchase at all. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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Thanks gjc985. I called and talked to Competitive Cyclist today. Their customer service is awesome. I think I have settled on the Izoard from them. They are going to get me into a stronger wheelset. I just love the look of this bike, and it looks to be a good deal. Now I just need to get fitted up, so I know what size to order.

Are you able to post some pictures of your ride?

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Thanks gjc985. I called and talked to Competitive Cyclist today. Their customer service is awesome. I think I have settled on the Izoard from them. They are going to get me into a stronger wheelset. I just love the look of this bike, and it looks to be a good deal. Now I just need to get fitted up, so I know what size to order.

Are you able to post some pictures of your ride?

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Ya competitive cyclist is great. They were so helpful during my whole purchase. I ended up changing the tires and they had me pay the difference. You also get lifetime returns which is pretty sweet. For some reason I cant post pictures on here. Reach out to me via g. Mail gjc985 at gmail and I can send you a bunch. I ended up getting the 55 which was smaller then my old bike but I love everything about it... The look and ride...
 

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How tall are you? I went to a bike store today to check out sizes, and the shop guy had me sitting on a 56. I am going to go through the CC fit calculator to double check, and will probably go back to give some a ride.
 

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I am 5"11 with an inseam of 32 I went with thr 55 be because it is a mote competitive fit. I just felt like the 57 would be alittle to big for the type of riding I do. What is your email I can have the guy who helped me email you.
 

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I sent you and email. It is titled Wilier Izoard. Just wondering how your liking the Sram shifting. My bike shop guy seems to like the Shimano shifting better, says it is easier. I haven't used either, so I guess it just takes some getting used to, plus I don't have any bad habits.

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Well, I hope to get my Izoard ordered in the next couple of days. Just wondering if anyone knows what the XP stands for in the Izoard name. I see that prior to 2011 it did not include this.
 

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Just wondering why Wilier does not equip the US models with Campagnolo parts such as Centaur. Any thoughts?

they make one for other countries in Europe and Australia

I would have made a new post, but I don't have a high enough post cout.
 

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It is my data-less, unconfirmed, almost-pointless suspicion that the average buyer who buys a complete new bike in the $3-7k range (the sweet spot for Wilier models), simply don't appreciate Campagnolo parts and aren't willing to pay more. Those buyers who really like Campy are typically build-it-yourself or custom build customers - and those customers don't buy bikes off the shelf.

Consider this line of thinking: Shimano Dura-Ace, SRAM Red, and Campy Super Record are being used by pro riders. These are top of the line. If you're shopping for a little better value, you can get the next higher group (Ultegra or Force) for a very reasonable price. Campy Record or even Chorus, not so much. While one might argue Campy is a whole lineup of superior components, the casual buyer probably considers them to be a lineup of overpriced stuff.
 

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dgeesaman, I see your point. I don't know much about road bike components. Just found it odd that you don't find too many bikes with campagnolo parts in the U.S.

On a separate note, I am glad to join the ranks of the Izoard owners. Bought one from Competitive Cyclist with the Sram components, and had the wheels upgraded to Mavic Ksyrium SL. Can't wait to get it here and start riding.
 

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Sounds great. I'm building up my first Wilier: an Izoard (not XP) with Chorus 11 speed, Deda Zero 100 handlebars and stem, and Campy Zonda 2-ways. Looking forward to riding carbon for the first time as well as tubeless tires. It also looks great. I ordered the wheels on Monday - hoping to have it finished next week.

Another thing to consider with Campy: there are several component lines to choose from. With SRAM or Shimano, there are two, maybe 3 component lines that make sense for any given bike model. So if you stock the middle or lower priced option (say 105 and Ultegra) you'll stand a good chance of having exactly what the buyer wants. With Campy, there are 5 lines in popular use and most Campy buyers have a particular component line in mind.

Another issue is mechanics and tools. The shops have to build the bike and service it, so comparing against Shimano/SRAM (damn near the same thing), Campy is tuned and built a little bit differently. That's one more complication that subtracts from the dealer's bottom line.

Personally, I planned in my purchase to buy a Campy lockring tool and 11 speed chain tool. With the pricing I got from Ribble on the component set I'm still doing very well.

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Finally pickup my cento1 today

Hi all,
After testing different bikes for the past year, I finally pick up a cento1 today and join the Wilier family. I have my eyes on Wilier for a long time, but hesitate to buy it due to the higher price. Anyway, glad I did bought a Wilier. The next is to figure out how much to cut on the seatpost.
I am 174cm with 31.5 inseam, bought a medium size frame. I can ride around the block with the uncut seatpost even it is a little tall for me. Scheduled for a bike fit on October, and thinking if I should cut maybe 1 cm so that I can ride it before the bike fit. I have been riding MTB for years and fall into road bike after test ride my friend Giant OCR1 a year ago.

I have the pre-2012 Sram red groupset on the bike and it is loud and I probably need more time to get use to it. I really like my Sram x0/x9 combo on my MTB, and I hope I will like the Sram red even though my first impression is not that great.
 

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Just got the frame a couple days ago and put it together. It rides excellent. Weighs just over 16. When I put race wheels on and swap the bars for carbon, it should be right about 15 which is fine. Based on yesterdays ride, the bike saves about 15 watts over my old Madone.
 

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Nice Imperiale!

I just finished my first Wilier (my first carbon, my first DIY build, my first Campy, and soon my first tubeless experience). It's an Izoard (from 2010, not the XP) with Campy Chorus 11. The Zondas are two-way fit but I'm rolling clinchers until the Hutchinsons arrive.
 

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Nice Imperiale!

I just finished my first Wilier (my first carbon, my first DIY build, my first Campy, and soon my first tubeless experience). It's an Izoard (from 2010, not the XP) with Campy Chorus 11. The Zondas are two-way fit but I'm rolling clinchers until the Hutchinsons arrive.
Very nice! :thumbsup:
 

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Finally got my Wilier Izoard XP. Heres some pics from my first ride.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7998236266/" title="Wilier Izoard XP by RD300S, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7998236266_366da4cc5a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Wilier Izoard XP"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7998234194/" title="Wilier Izoard XP by RD300S, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7998234194_91aa794a2e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Wilier Izoard XP"></a>
 

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So, it appears the Cento1 has been replaced with Cento1 SR. Not sure I'm happy with the new look. I get the Kamm aero concept, but in reality I don't care about aero.

Seem like the Zero9 might be a more affordable option, but it kinda reminds me other other bikes on the market. Like the Look 585, a well done bike seems to be left by the side of the road for new tech. I'd bet they could keep the Cento1 just as Look could have kept the 585 and still made plenty of sales.
 
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