A new milestone has been reached at Casa Wilier. The Cento1’s fifth generation is now a here. After Cento1, Cento1SL, Cento1SLR and Cento1SR, we wanted to push ourselves further. Once again. The basis for this 2014 development has been to bring us closer to the aerodynamic efficiency of the TwinBlade, coupled with the Cento1's versatility and performance. Cento1 is now working with the the wind. Performance, efficiency, comfort and now even more aerodynamic. Cento1AIR represents the culmination of all of our knowledge acquired in recent years. Among the winning innovations featured at the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards, a competition organised by the international forum design (IF Design), was the Cento1AIR, WILIER TRIESTINA’s new aerodynamic racing frame.
To build a great monocoque carbon frame, Wilier look for the perfect balance of stiffness, comfort and responsiveness at the lightest possible weight. Carbon fiber is an ideal material for bicycle frames because of its qualities of elasticity, capacity to withstand stresses, and its strength-to-weight ratio. The higher the modulus, the stiffer the composite. On the other end of the spectrum, the lower the modulus, the more elastic it will be. In the construction of the Cento1 Superleggera, we implemented MR60H for stiffness in the critical stress areas where lateral stiffness equates to greater efficiency. Then we used T800H and T700SC, with more elastic characteristics, to ensure comfort and sure-footed handling. Each was used as minimally as possible once our demanding strength and durability standards were met, ensuring the lightest weight frame possible.