Wilier Cento 10 AIR 2018

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FLY IN THE FACE OF THE WIND

Our storied past and racing heritage have combined to produce a winning bicycle. Aerodynamics, low weight, and high ride quality make the new Cento10AIR a unique racing machine.
The brand new Cento10AIR revolutionises aero concepts known until now. Research, study, and testing have redefined and redesigned the tube profiles, departing from the traditional concept that the thinner they are, the more aero they are. Now the bike is designed with the overall system in mind. The goal is to push the cooperation of all the components with the frame, to have the best performance.

ADVANCED AERODYNAMIC FRAME

The brand new Cento10AIR revolutionizes aero concepts known until now. Research, study, and testing have redefined and redesigned the tube profiles, departing from the traditional concept that the thinner they are, the more aero they are. Now the bike is designed with the overall system in mind. The goal is to push the cooperation of all the components with the frame, to have the best performance.

ALABARDA

ALABARDA is the brand new monocoque integrated aero bar. This handlebar is a Wilier design, born to match prefectly the new Cento10AIR, like almost any other Wilier Triestina road bikes. The bar is designed following NACA algorithm, as the new Cento10AIR frame. The aero performance is at a very high level, every detail has been designed to make the wind disappear.

TOTAL INTEGRATION WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Using our new integrated aero bar ALABARDA, you are able to run shifter cables inside the frame. We needed to re-think the headset, stem, and spacers. Still keeping in mind the aero performance and weight issues. With ALABARDA the only cables you will see are the brake cables.

AERODYNAMIC PROFILE

There are 2 ways to design an aero profile: use a pencil on a white board or use NACA profiles. NACA means National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. It was born in the ‘30s and exploded in the ‘60s for a matemathical approach to the complex world of aerodynamics. The shapes of our tubing were born following the NACA “algorithm”, and then adapted at different uses needed on a bike. We considered aerodynamics, weight, and UCI rules limitations to find the best compromise. The result is the new Cento10AIR shape. The downtube, for example, is a NACA profile 0028, which is then cut following the Kamm Tail Theory: this allows us to keep a high aero performance, save weight, increase torsional stiffness, and stay within UCI rules.

IMPACT FRONT

Another important point about aerodynamics is in the frontal area’s footprint. As you can see, the front fork is much wider than usual, and the legs of the fork are farther from the wheel. This design helps to reduce turbulence of the air flowing through the bike, with less pressure and less drag. When compared with Cento1AIR, Cento10AIR has 2.86% more frontal area, but has an 8% improved aerodynamics efficiency.

 

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