We love our new Wilier bikes. Both the Cento1SR (the beefy, integrated seatmast model for our sprinters) and the Zero.9 are absolutely top-shelf machines. So far every guy on the team has been in love with his bike within about a minute of rolling down the street.
The Cento 1 SR (Below) is so light, stiff and responsive that Canadian strongman Ben Chaddock was skipping his front wheel off the ground on his first test sprint outside of Team Smartstop-Mountain Khakis World HQ here in Winston. It was a neat trick.
Wilier Triestina Cento 1 SR – One super stiff, high-performance sprint machine
The rest of the team is on the all-around high performer, the Zero.9. Wilier says this of the difference between the two machines: “Cento1SR and Zero.9 are two models at the high end, which arrive at the top from different conceptual starting points. While the Cento1SR typifies the racing bike of the future, the Zero.9 is designed for riders who prefer a combination of the best of classical and futuristic design elements: more conventional tube shapes, non-integrated seatpost, and external cable routing.”
Wilier Triestina Zero.9
Call it what you will, we call it bikes that are built to race, and we can’t wait to! Next week we’ll have a full in-depth review and some video clips of the guys with their bikes for you to check out. So keep an eye out for that, and on the website.
Where to Keep Track Of Us
That’s right, we’ll be launching our new website within the next 24 hours. We’re excited! We’ve completely re-designed the site, and we’re looking forward to sharing rider interviews, racing updates, sponsor information and a lot more with all of you as the season progresses. Keep an eye on your inbox for the “live” announcement, it’s coming soon!
Here’s a sneak peek. Lots more to come:
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