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Bike of the Day #9 - Wilier Cento Uno Lampre Edition

Bike of the Day #9 - Wilier Cento Uno Lampre Edition The Details: Wilier Cento Uno - Lampre Edition - Size XL - approx. 15 lbs [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="Just hanging out - with Campy Bora's"][/caption] The Build: Campy Super Record, KCNC brakes, Ritchey classic bend WCS alloy bar and WCS stem (for Pro-ness) The Ratings… Ride-quality/Comfort: 8/10 Front-end Stiffness: 8/10 BB Stiffness: 8/10 Style/Aesthetics: 9/10 Technology/Weight/Value: 6/10 Total = 39/50  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="The original build - Syntace stem and Mavic CCU's were a bit mismatched"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="Swing-arm rear stays are now emulated by many, but were very unique when released"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="460" caption="Yes, that is a matching San Marco Lampre Team saddle. And yes, I am a poser."][/caption] The Good: Gorgeous paint scheme, relatively plush ride quality for a monocoque, stable handling, and a Pro-Tour connection that is hard to miss! The Bad: Way above claimed weight, not all that stiff for a race-oriented bike, and we have heard rumours of, ahem, durability issues with both paint and carbon. The Skinny: Though it's got some negative qualities, the Cento Uno somehow exceeds the sum of its parts.  Smooth, agile, and a real stunner in the flesh, but somewhat let down by its relatively high price and weight.  To be fair, 2012 prices are much improved and the Zero7 is a real game-changer. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="573" caption="Built with Campy Hyperon wheels - so smooth and a bit more subtle"][/caption] Let us know if you have any Wilier queries at info@blacksmithcycle.com and leave us alone about the pink bartape!

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