WILIER CENTO 10 AIR (RAMATO EDITION) FRAME ONLY
Chances are if you're reading this you know exactly how rare the Ramato Edition is.
But if you don't, I'll explain.
Any Wilier Ramato frame is a 20 week wait from Italy. There is no surplus supply in Australia. You simply can't get one - unless your happy to wait 4 months.
Why is the Ramato so special, besides this?
It's rare, there are only a handful around. The Ramato's are painted in Italy with care and superb attention to detail. And it's a legacy from Wilier's racing heritage in the 1940's.
And, let's be honest, it's quite the head turner.
Below the mirror copper finish, you're riding on one of the best carbon fibre frames in the industry. Since time immemorial, Wilier has been at the forefront of what can be achieved with carbon, always leading the way and pushing boundaries.
The Ramato is produced from Wilier's 60-tonne carbon layup. As a comparison, most main-stream brands tend to use a 24-tonne to 48-tonne carbon layup.
As you can imagine, the new carbon layup makes the Cento 10 Air significantly stiffer. This equates to better handling, cornering and power transfer.
The Cento 10 Air is being sold as a frame only.
But if you choose to buy it as a complete bike, we'd be happy to discuss options to design your dream bike. By buying as a frame only, you can customise your bike to whatever components you have in mind; SRAM, Shimano, Campagnolo, Zipp, DT Swiss...
The possibilities are endless.
Get in touch us with us to dsicuss the options. The following are some review we've put together on the bike.
The following Cento 10 Air review is by David Arthur from Road.cc
Hide the credit card, Italian bicycle brand Wilier has given its latest Cento10Air race bike a historic makeover, reimagining it with the unique ramato mirrored copper finish it first used on a steel racing bicycle in the 1940s.
This isn't the first time Wilier has rolled out a special edition bike. Back in 2016, to celebrate its 110th anniversary, it produced the Superleggera Ramato, a traditional steel racing bicycle with a glorious mirrored copper finish that it first used during the 1940s and came to be a signature colour.
The polished copper effect is produced by mirror-polishing and then fully chroming the steel frame, followed by painting with a special translucent lacquer. They obviously can't do this with a carbon frame, but it looks like they have managed to faithfully replicate the finish using paint.
Wilier has timed the launch of this special edition bike with the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italian, and Italian sprinter Filippo Pozzato has been racing it, the more eagle-eyed readers might have already spotted this very unique looking bike. He apparently has also been using the Superleggera Ramato steel road bike for getting around on between the team bus and sign on and coffee shops before stages.
The Cento10Air was launched last year and represents the company's fastest and lightest road bike to date. It's an aero frame developed using NACA airfoil shapes, with direct mount brakes, a new integrated handlebar, fully internal cables and widely spaced fork blades. The result of the development leads Wilier to claim an 8% aerodynamic improvement over the previous bike.
Key to the Cento10Air is a new one-piece integrated handlebar called the Alabarda. Like the frame, it too uses an NACA profile, and is intended to reduce the frontal surface area, and contribute to the overall aerodynamic improvements. Like Specialized with its Venge Vias, Wilier has routed the gear cables inside the handlebar and stem and directly into the frame.
In an effort to reduce drag, the gear cables are routed through the steerer tube from the handlebar into the frame, with a clever bit of packaging around the steerer tube, which has flattened sides to provide enough space for the cables. A special headset top cap directs the cables into the head tube, and the outer cable housing terminates a short way down the down tube, where Wilier has integrated a front cable support into the frame.
The adoption of Shimano's Direct Mount brake calliper means the bike accepts up to 28mm tyres, a bonus if you value comfort as well as aero performance. The use of direct mount brakes has also allowed Wilier to move the seat stays and fork blades away from the wheel rims, the space created is claimed to reduce drag because the air being squeezed between the frame and rim is less turbulent.
Another development to improve the aerodynamics is the lowering of the seatstays where they meet the seat tube. The design is apparently as low as the UCI rules permit. There are three bottle cage mounts on the down tube so, if using a single water bottle, the cage can be mounted lower.
An aero seatpost produced by Ritchey and made from carbon fibre is apparently a full 50% lighter than the one used on the previous frame. It has a 20mm offset and uses a single bolt clamp mechanism, and the seatpost clamp is hidden in the top tube.
As well as improving the aerodynamics of the frame, Wilier was also keen to get the weight down, and it's managed to shave a full 200g off the frame compared to the previous Cento1Air, so it now weighs about 990g. Wilier reckons it can go lighter and might look at a lighter version in the future. The frame is made from a mix of 60 and 40-ton carbon fibre. The use of a standard pressfit 30 bottom bracket was made because it saves a bit more weight.