Gone is the integrated seatmast, replaced by a traditional post with aero-enhancing kamm-tail shaping (click to enlarge).
Boutique Italian bike maker Wilier Triestina has given a refresh to its popular carbon fiber Cento 1 SR roadster, scrapping the integrated seatmast in part because it was hurting sales. The permanence of making that cut was just too hard for consumers to wrap their heads around.
In its place is a traditional seatpost, albeit one that maintains the kamm-tail shape, which is claimed to enhance aero efficiency. The new seatpost was developed in collaboration with Ritchie, and this is the bike of choice for most of the UnitedHealthcare pro cycling team. In fact, over the past year, five riders have piloted this bike to U.S. national championship titles.
This flagship rig comes stock with a full Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical drivetrain and Shimano RS81 wheels (not pictured), making it a truly raceable bike; weekend warrior gran fondo types ought look elsewhere.
Cable routing is fully internal and convertible to electronic systems should you decide to upgrade. It also has a slickly integrated fork that's designed to improve handling, especially when diving in and out of corners. MSRP is $5500 or $3500 for fork, frame and seatpost.
For more information visit www.wilier.com.
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