When The Velo Store first told us they would be sponsoring the team for the 2017 my first thought was…. what bike would I be getting? After months of Anticipation The Velo Store arranged a demo day with Wilier on their newly Cento Air 10 race machine. The team took them out for an evening and we were all very impressed with the bikes. The guy from Wilier who rode with us on the demo didn’t manage to stay on as we put the bike through their paces. “That’s the fastest demo I’ve ever done” is what we heard at the end.
I have now had this bike since the end of February and I have done a fair few races on it. The design and colour scheme are spot on, we all agreed on the Matt black / red with a glossy finish – the best colour choice in my opinion.
The frame is based on advanced aerodynamics and also features integrated Alabarda aero bars which not only improve aero performance but also finish off the bike nicely.
We all received the bikes with full ultegra groupsets and Mavic cosmic carbon wheels. At first I was a bit wary of the wheels having not rode on cosmic’s before and hearing a few bad experiences, but the wheels have been awesome, never missed a beat. As for the groupset, I have always rode on shimano and probably always will. Ultegra is a great all rounder and I would recommend it to anyone.
I could sit here boring you with all the geeky details but I am not going to. All in all I would highly recommend the Cento 10 Air and I will be sad to see it go at the end of the season. If you are looking for a bike built for speed then the Wilier must seriously be considered. For anybody who wants to read the full review please follow the link below:
The Velo Store is currently taking deposits on the Wilier’s and these will be available for collection mid/late September – 3 bikes to choose from, small, large and XXL all come with Shimano ultegra groups sets and cosmic wheels – bargain price of £3500