Bike of the Day #9 - Wilier Cento Uno Lampre Edition
Wilier Cento Uno - Lampre Edition - Size XL - approx. 15 lbs
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="Just hanging out - with Campy Bora's"]
The Build: Campy Super Record, KCNC brakes, Ritchey classic bend WCS alloy bar and WCS stem (for Pro-ness)
Front-end Stiffness: 8/10
BB Stiffness: 8/10
Total = 39/50
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="The original build - Syntace stem and Mavic CCU's were a bit mismatched"]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="Swing-arm rear stays are now emulated by many, but were very unique when released"]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="460" caption="Yes, that is a matching San Marco Lampre Team saddle. And yes, I am a poser."]
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.
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.
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Let us know if you have any Wilier queries at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave us alone about the pink bartape!