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My Wilier stable

racingzeroracingzero Posts: 111
edited September 2017 in Your road bikes
Fell in love with Wiliers a few years ago and after having an Izoard, a Gran Turismo and a Cento Uno, Ive settled on these 3.....for now!

Summer:
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Zero9 with 11 speed Ultegra Di2, Racing Zeros and 3T finishing kit

Wiinter :
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Izoard XP, Ultegra 10 spd, Racing 5s, FSA finishing kit

Trainer:
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Spin Bike, badged up as....well, I couldn't resist!!

No commentray on the Tomato plants please, they're the wife's to look after!!
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  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Winter bike looks racier than the summer bike....
  • CalpolCalpol Posts: 1,039
    Liking the Zero 9. The orange is enough to distract me from my current boredom with almost every manufacturer's obsession with BLACK.
    I have an Izoard and have ridden it happily for more than 3 years. I'd be interested to know if you notice much difference between it and the Zero 9?
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,785
    edited September 2015
    I've got to confess to being a Wilier fan as well. I'm presuming you got rid of your Cento Uno to get the Zero9?

    I got my Cento Uno earlier this year and love it but I've still kept my Mortirolo... too good to let it go.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • Lovely :)
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • Hi All, thanks for the comments....
    yes, I had an Izoard (non XP) first, bought from another BR member, beautiful bike, rode like a dream, should have kept it really, but got carried away with upgrading and ended up with a Gran Turismo. Had that for all of 14 days when I saw a Cento Uno in amazing colourscheme with full 11 speed Super Record on sale from ATB, the Wilier importers. I had to have it.....bought it and regretted it almost immediately. Far racier position that wasnt good for my mid 40's back!!
    So, after a lot of soul searching and some advice from other BR members, I plumped for a Zero9. Looked around in the UK and was about to push the button on an Athena specced version, when on advice from another BR member, I checked out Math Salden in Holland and found a Di2 equipped Zero9 for the same money! And they shipped it for 10 Euro!
    Swapped out the wheels for the Racing Zeros (my favourite wheels) and have never looked back.
    Awesome bike to ride, comfortable, fast, climbs like a mountain goat and goes down like a $20 hooker. Really stable at speed - came down Alpe D'Huez in the summer at 90kph with no worries! The bike has never missed a beat, and importantly for me, I'm really comfortable on her. The Di2 is a revelation too - I would have liked EPS but the cost was astronomical!
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    you know there used to be a guy on here who posted stuff on Wiliers - he was a bit keen too :) like the Zero 9 - a much under-rated machine, and some great deals on them out there. However, these are Wiliers, and you'll never convince me they should have anything but 100% Campagnolo
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,785
    you know there used to be a guy on here who posted stuff on Wiliers - he was a bit keen too :) like the Zero 9 - a much under-rated machine, and some great deals on them out there. However, these are Wiliers, and you'll never convince me they should have anything but 100% Campagnolo

    I kind of agree but Pantani's Alpe d'Huez record breaking Wilier was running Dura-Ace.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • Lovely bikes haven't seen too many over here.
  • True - I went to the Alps this year for a week and dindt see another Zero9. Ive also done a few 100mile SPortives this year and again, not seen another Zero9.....strange, beacuse the reviews are very good and as ILM says....its a Wilier! :lol:
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    had this baby since new - now 6 years old and still looking good, and riding superbly JrLcP.jpg
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • Here are my current three...

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  • Nice Collection!

    I recall your Cento Uno being posted when I got mine and posted it on here - such a stunning colour scheme in the flesh 8)
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    ... and the older ones are great too WanTCWm.jpg
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • Here's mine: I've had it for almost two years, and it's fantastic - love this bike!

    Cheers

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  • Great thread, some stunning bikes keep them coming, well jealous.



    Regards
    Cervelo R3
    Tarmac Elite
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    like this: LSLhkVa.jpg Pettachi's SLR !
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,286
    had this baby since new - now 6 years old and still looking good, and riding superbly JrLcP.jpg

    That bike is beautiful . I love the shape of those bars. Anyone know what they are?
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    ITM bars - just checked
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • sarm34sarm34 Posts: 182
    my Wilier K2 De Luxe Pantani
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    thinks are a happening.... with this new arrival today

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    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    4 years now riding my Wilier. Got it on ebay with a split in the seat tube repaired myself using a strip from a Kevlar/fibre glass windsurfing mast. It is such a lovely machine and so responsive. Even when maxed out and bonked, it will carry me home. Very amenable in a cross wind. Hard to think of anything that could feel better despite the fact that there are plenty out there that probably would.

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    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Hello !

    Practicing for 6 months, I took a size 51 in BMC SLR02 validated by my seller off. as has my size for $ 1.65 / 60 with crotch of 74/75. In short, the bike would be too great, especially since the BMC large size frames.
    In search of a new spad more suited to my morphology / template, namely typer Latin (Spanish) with little legs, I went to find out from some bike shops who also confirmed that my BMC was too great.
    In short, they directed me to a sloping frame that would be perfect in size 48/47 by brand. I hesitated (I hesitate) between two models: Trek & emonda SLR Wilier Zero 7.Living in a hilly area with some nice passes , the Wilier caught my attention for more sober look, the more exclusive appearance TREK and especially that of its qualities we climb up would be excellent , but if it is too exclusive and limited elsewhere, it is the main reason that makes me hesitate with the Cento 1 SR that would be more versatile.

    They are the behavioral differences between the Cento 1 SR and Wilier Zero7 ?

    In short, can you enlighten me and thus finally decide between the Zero7 & Uno SR.J'ai read everything and its opposite.

    Thank you for your patience.
    Sportingly, William.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    Bonjour? I think few people will have had the luxury of having ridden both to compare. They are both punchy thoroughbreds. Maybe have a look at the reviews on the home page.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... -13-47093/

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... -15-49356/

    The Zero 7 doesn't rate as highly as the Cento 1SR. Now, you could always look to upgrade wheels/components. The right wheels would be key for hilly stuff.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Pinno wrote:
    4 years now riding my Wilier. Got it on ebay with a split in the seat tube repaired myself using a strip from a Kevlar/fibre glass windsurfing mast. It is such a lovely machine and so responsive. Even when maxed out and bonked, it will carry me home. Very amenable in a cross wind. Hard to think of anything that could feel better despite the fact that there are plenty out there that probably would.

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    A thing of beauty. I had one like that until last September when someone came onto a roundabout and t-boned me at 30mph. :cry:

    Needless to say neither me or the bike fared well. Having it repaired but to me (and indeed like me) it will never be the same.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    Sorry to hear that manic_esso. I too have my limits due to various medical restrictions and 2 artificial hips but it doesn't dent the joy of cycling a machine that is way above my needs, nor does it reduce the aesthetic. It just dents my average speeds and recovery time.
    You'll see the 'dent' in a different way given time.
    I presume you got hit from the left rather than the right, if you see what I am implying? Therefore, left leg break predominantly?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Pinno wrote:
    Bonjour? I think few people will have had the luxury of having ridden both to compare. They are both punchy thoroughbreds. Maybe have a look at the reviews on the home page.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... -13-47093/

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... -15-49356/

    The Zero 7 doesn't rate as highly as the Cento 1SR. Now, you could always look to upgrade wheels/components. The right wheels would be key for hilly stuff.

    I thank you for your answer.
    I would like to hear from ILM Zero7.
  • Wilier cento uno SR :
    Bikeradar : confort ( http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... -13-47093/ )
    Cycling weeknoob : not confort ( http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/reviews/ ... r-cento1sr )

    Zéro 7 similar review... WTF !

    What interests me is the quality of the frame only. Wheels + devices that will change. I will buy only part kit for a custom installation (Campa, 3T ...).
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Guillaume: I wouldnt expect the same reviews for a Z7 and Cento - they are quite different bikes, as the Cento is an all rounder, and the Z7 is rated by some as one of the finest climbing frames out there.

    So having ridden many, how do they differ? Well consider that one of the finest Cento's was the 101 - yes it was a pro-frame, but the geometry and weave is forgiving, it sits taller, and does not share the lower head down geometries of the SR and Z7, but you could ride it all day, and it has sharp and responsive handling, but not with any harshness. The SR took over from the Superleggera, so its lighter, lost a little bit of suppleness, but gainss sharper pin point responsive handling and a lower headtube.

    and then the Zero 7 - well its far more focussed, but not an all rounder. when you first get on one it can feel scary and twitchy, but it is the change which makes it feel this way - I also ride a 20mm longer stem than normal, which takes the twitchy tendancies out of the steering and lengthens the geometries - for me this give a better position on the bike and improves 'pull' on climbs. but it you have this in your sights, dont hesitate.... I suppose to really cap it all I can relate my recent bike changes... I sold my original Zero 7, to build an amazingly spec'd C60, a bike which is a bit of a legend. The C60 is very assured and silky smooth, but now it has gone, so I can build a new Zero 7 - simply because nothing I have ever ridden is as exciting to ride
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    You've let the C60 go?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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