Het Britse Bikeradar reed met de Wilier Triestina Cento1SR met Campagnolo Chorus groep. IR verzamelde alle highlights qua rij-eigenschappen uit die test.
“Impressive is how Wilier has managed to pair that rigidity with a surprisingly smooth and comfortable ride quality. Road buzz is well damped, with even nasty chip seal barely disrupting the frame’s silky glide across the pavement. Even so, the Cento1SR still isn’t blandly isolating, either, with plenty of useful information coming up through the bar and excellent road feel.
Even more unusually for such a healthily proportioned frame, bigger hits are well controlled, with the resilient frame taking the harsh edge off and staying pleasantly lively throughout. There’s no unnervingly hollow sound when you’re rolling along, either, as we’ve occasionally noted on some other big-tubed carbon bikes.
Wilier seems to have nailed the geometry aspect as well, with telepathic handling deftly ripping through downhill corners and nimbly flicking from edge to edge with little more input than a slight lean here or miniscule tug there. Even so, it’s still rock-solid over 80kmh (50mph) with fantastic stability and none of the nervousness that can afflict other quick-handling machines. Such a stiff-yet-comfortable ride naturally lends itself to long road races and long rides in general, and the fit largely reflects this.
Campagnolo’s third-tier group is flat-out fantastic, being functionally identical to Record and Super Record at a fraction of the price. The hoods are super comfortable, the shift levers return reassuringly solid and substantial-feeling feedback while silkily and reliably easing the chain from cog to cog, Campagnolo’s Ultra-Shift mechanism offers the best multi-shift capability of any drivetrain – electronic or mechanical – and the drivetrain runs refreshingly whisper quiet.
Add to that the wonderful dual-pivot brakes, which have heaps of power with excellent control and lever feel.”