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Wilier Cento1 SR Road Bike Frameset - 2015
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The story of the Cento1 is synonymous with the story of Wilier. The Cento1 reinvented the road bike, and reaffirmed Wilier's role in the Italian dominance of the peloton. Now, the Wilier Cento1 SR Road Bike Frame is your chance for a sample of modern history. Fully loaded with technological innovation, superior ride quality, and a blisteringly fast geometry, the Cento1 SR is the only legitimate choice for anyone looking for the best that Italy has to offer. Before the SR, little had been changed on the Cento1 (Chen-toe-uno) since Alessandro Ballan won the 2008 World Championships on his, and that's because Wilier got it right the first time. In fact, before the SR, the Cento1 was was widely consider to be among the most balanced framesets in the world. The reason was simple, the tight-wheel base geometry was coupled with a comfortable, tapered head tube. And this head tube's height acted as the stabilizer to an otherwise over-excited frame geometry. In other words, this juxtaposition creates a bike that remains comfortable over the long haul, but drops the hammer in the quick moments of an attack. Much of this remains true today with the SR, however, Wilier has added doses from its other top-offerings in order to make it the most balanced frame in the contemporary Wilier lineup. Now, elements from the Zero. 7 and Twin Blade have been incorporated, creating a new breed of bicycle that places an equal focus on aerodynamics, comfort, and power delivery. Along these lines, the Cento1 SR benefits from one of the most effective power delivery systems on the market -- the combination of oversized, asymmetric chainstays and the Wilier-developed BB386EVO. Don't get aggravated at the thought of another 'new' bottom bracket design -- the proprietary design is compatible with all leading cranksets. Developed in cooperation with FSA, the BB386EVO is a competitor-dwarfing 86. 5mm wide and has a diameter of 46mm. Wilier estimates that the new bottom bracket increases rigidity...