Wilier Road Bikes

One of the oldest Italian bike manufacturing companies Wilier is the toughest and most enduring bike producers in the world, making it the most revered manufacturers by cyclists the world over. Founded by Pietro Del Molin, a trader from Bassano whose passion to build carefully crafted bicycles saw the company grow from a small workshop near the Brenta river at Bassano del Grappa into an popular bicycle manufacturing company.

The company remained within the Del Molin family throughout the two great World Wars, with Mario Del Molin’s son leading the company. The following years under Mario’s guidance the manufacturer underwent a transformation, changing the manufacturers name to Wilier Triestina, the company began to produce their famous red copper-coloured bicycles, which is now considered their trademark, and later set up a professional team. Unfortunately, in 1952 due to the changing nature of cycling and transport Wilier Triestina were forced to close. However, in 1969 the Gastaldello brothers bought the company trade mark and brought the Italian manufacturer back to the forefront of the cycling world. Since then Wilier Triestina has gone from strength to strength creating road bikes for both professionals as well as recreational cyclists who only enjoy riding the very best Italy has to offer.

A unique story, very few bike companies compare to this Italian manufacturer and even fewer manufacturers can create the bikes that Wilier Triestina produce each and every year. Wilier Triestina’s 2012 road bike range is an array of exciting new additions, some of the highlights of the 2012 range include the Zero 7, part of their high-end range this model is the lightest that they have ever produced and is the first bike to include SEI (Special Elastic Infiltration) technology, which effectively absorbs any road abnormalities to create the smoothest ride achievable.

Two new models included in the 2012 range are the La Triestina 105, with full internal cable routing and a super lightweight frame it is a great mid-range bike and the Montegrappa Xenon, which offers riders a nimbler double butted aluminium frame designed for a comfortable ride. Another special model included in Wilier Triestina’s 2012 range is the Cento 1 Athena, a beautifully crafted bike possessing an optimum level of stiffness and lightness, which ensures that it is ready to race and is an ideal bike for recreational racers.

Other fantastic models Wilier Triestina have included in their 2012 road range are the Gran Turismo Athena and Centaur, designed for hard-working recreational riders both of these models offer a supreme level of stiffness, comfort and lightness making them two of the best full carbon mid-range racing bikes.

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