Wilier have unveiled their first aero road bike – the Cento Uno Air.
The aero market is red-hot right now with a host of new machines designed to cheat the wind, with LOOK launching the 695 AeroLight ahead of the Tour de France and Trek unveiling a lighter version of the aero Madone 6 and 7.
The new machine is designed to offer the ride quality of the existing Cento 1 SR – a machine dubbed “one of the best all-rounders we have ridden” when reviewed by RoadCyclingUK earlier this year – and the aerodynamics of the Twinblade time trial frame.
As a result, Kammtail tube profiles, where the tail of the tube is essentially cut off, feature across the frame.
The fork is also neatly integrated with the headtube, while the low seatstays have been designed to be aerodynamically effecient, and the aero seatpost and clamp also have an aero flavour.
The frame is built around the same huge BB386 Evo bottom bracket standard which delivered so much stiffness on the Cento Uno SR, while the oversized asymmetric chainstays are also designed to offer efficient power transfer.
The Cento Uno Air’s race-focused geometry is almost identical to the SR “to ensure that the bike has the superb handling and ride characteristics that are expected”, according to Wilier.
The frame will be available in six sizes, five standard colours and will be available in September. Pricing and detailed specs are to be confirmed.