Established pre-World War One, Wilier have been making bicycles for a very long time and the Cento1 SR is the second-tier racing machine in their latest range.
Originally based in Bassano de Grappa at the base of the famous Monte Grappa, the brand in its original guise was forced to close in 1952. But in 1969 they were revived when the Gastaldello family bought the rights to the name and started up the business again.
Since then, they have been associated with some of the biggest names in Italian cycling, such as Marco Pantani, Damiano Cunego, Alessandro Petacchi and Claudio Corti among many more.
It’s a race bike and the large tubes are perfect for making the frame as stiff as possible
They also sponsored the Lampre team for more than ten years, but ended that deal in 2013 and have been out of the WorldTour since – although they do currently provide the bikes for the UnitedHealthcare team on the UCI ProContinental Tour.
The Cento1 SR sits just below Wilier’s stunning Zero 7. Built around a big BB386 bottom bracket that allows Wilier to use hugely oversized tubing, it’s a race bike and those large tubes are perfect for making sure the bike is as stiff as possible.