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Eurobike 2012 Tech: Wilier Triestina bolsters road and MTB ranges

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Wilier Triestina fits its 101 carbon fiber 29er hardtail with a press-fit bottom bracket.

Wilier Triestina fits its 101 carbon fiber 29er hardtail with a press-fit bottom bracket.
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Wilier Triestina's new Zero.9 uses the same external shape as the Zero.7 but with a less advanced carbon fiber blend for more weight but a much lower price tag.

Wilier Triestina's new Zero.9 uses the same external shape as the Zero.7 but with a less advanced carbon fiber blend for more weight but a much lower price tag.
(Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Wilier Triestina Zero.9 uses the same tapered head tube dimensions as the ultralight Zero.7.

The new Wilier Triestina Zero.9 uses the same tapered head tube dimensions as the ultralight Zero.7.
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Wilier Triestina's striking TwinBlade.

Wilier Triestina's striking TwinBlade.
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The removable cable port on Wilier Triestina's new Cento 1 SR can also be swapped out for a dedicated electronic unit.

The removable cable port on Wilier Triestina's new Cento 1 SR can also be swapped out for a dedicated electronic unit.
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The new Wilier Triestina Cento 1 SR debuted earlier this year under the riders of Lampre-ISD.

The new Wilier Triestina Cento 1 SR debuted earlier this year under the riders of Lampre-ISD.
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Wilier Triestina has given the new Cento 1 SR a tapered head tube, a burly new all-carbon fork, and slick internal derailleur cable routing.

Wilier Triestina has given the new Cento 1 SR a tapered head tube, a burly new all-carbon fork, and slick internal derailleur cable routing.
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The bottom bracket area of Wilier Tristina's new Cento 1 SR features press-fit BB386 EVO bearing cups and a dedicated battery mount.

The bottom bracket area of Wilier Tristina's new Cento 1 SR features press-fit BB386 EVO bearing cups and a dedicated battery mount.
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Brakes are hidden beneath the chain stays on Wilier Triestina's Blade.

Brakes are hidden beneath the chain stays on Wilier Triestina's Blade.
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Wilier Triestina's standard Blade time trial/triathlon bike borrows some elements from the TwinBlade flagship but with a more conventional fork and less radical shaping.

Wilier Triestina's standard Blade time trial/triathlon bike borrows some elements from the TwinBlade flagship but with a more conventional fork and less radical shaping.
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The conventional front end of Wilier Triestina's Blade time trial/triathlon bike may not be as aerodynamic as the TwinBlade flagship but the standard steerer provides more adjustability.

The conventional front end of Wilier Triestina's Blade time trial/triathlon bike may not be as aerodynamic as the TwinBlade flagship but the standard steerer provides more adjustability.
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Wilier Triestina includes a tapered head tube for the new 101 29er carbon hardtail plus an internal cabling system borrowed from the road-going Cento 1 SR.

Wilier Triestina includes a tapered head tube for the new 101 29er carbon hardtail plus an internal cabling system borrowed from the road-going Cento 1 SR.
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New from Wilier Triestina for 2013 is the 101 carbon 29er hardtail.

New from Wilier Triestina for 2013 is the 101 carbon 29er hardtail.
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It's not pictured here but Wilier Triestina's new 101 carbon 29er hardtail frame includes a built-in chain catcher.

It's not pictured here but Wilier Triestina's new 101 carbon 29er hardtail frame includes a built-in chain catcher.
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The swoopy lines of Wilier Triestina's new Zero.9 should look familiar as they're borrowed from the Zero.7.

The swoopy lines of Wilier Triestina's new Zero.9 should look familiar as they're borrowed from the Zero.7.
(Image credit: Jonny Irick)

The article originally appeared on BikeRadar.

Wilier Triestina brought an impressive collection of new bikes to this year's Eurobike show, highlighted by the Cento 1 SR flagship that was debuted earlier at the Tour de France under the riders of Lampre-ISD. We've already given you the scoop on that model but there was still plenty of news from Wilier in the halls of Messe Friedrichshafen.

Fans of Wilier's Zero.7 model that lusted after its light weight and simple, elegant lines but couldn’t stomach the price tag can now look to the Zero.9, which uses the same exterior shape, geometry, handling, and fit but with a less expensive carbon fiber blend. Claimed frame weight climbs 160g to 940g for a medium size but we expect the cost to drop concurrently. Final pricing is still to be determined but bikes are planned to arrive in stores this coming February.

Wilier has also thoroughly revamped its mountain bike division in a clear move to gain more market share in what is still a relatively nascent endeavor for the storied road brand. New for 2013 are six hardtails plus an all-new full-suspension model utilizing a four-bar Horst-style rear end.

Topping the new collection is the 101XN carbon fiber 29er hardtail, which borrows some of its design elements from the new Cento 1 SR - namely the press-fit bottom bracket, the removable port on the down tube for the internally routed derailleur cables, the tapered front end, and the clean seat cluster treatment.

Additional features include an integrated chain catcher, a kinked seat tube for a shorter rear end, and chain stay-mounted rear brake caliper mounts.

Frame geometry looks to be aimed at the quicker side of the spectrum with 70-71.5° head tube angles and tight, 439mm-long chain stays. Claimed frame weight is 1,080g for a medium size.