• 10-04-2006
    santosjep
    pic?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Russ Mac
    Have been riding a new 2007 Mortirolo for about 6 weeks and what a great ride.Full carbon and Campy equiped.Thank you Wilier

    Can you post a pic?
  • 10-21-2006
    Russ Mac
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    Picture 2007 Wilier
    Sorry on the late reply.Attachment 68237
  • 10-23-2006
    santosjep
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Russ Mac
    Sorry on the late reply

    Sweet ride!

    Joe
  • 07-02-2007
    dan45454545
    I'm building up the same frame as above and am looking for the lightest build possible. CUrrently its is added up at around 6.885kg but the forks metal steerer seems to be weighing it down. Would anyone think a EC90 fork would look bad (it would save more that 200g)

    thanks

    Dan
  • 07-04-2007
    happyguy73
    My Wilier Team Lampre scandium carbo
    Hi All,

    I bought a Willier Team Lampre scandium carbon Frame and fork at the end of last year and built it up with Ultegra 10 Speed and with ITM millenium 4ever bar and stem and Real Design Ultrasphere wheels.

    I love the bike and have not been able to get out on it over the past 5 months due to a neck injury from a car accident.

    But on the rides I had last winter, I must say it is the nicest bike I have ridden to date.

    I have some pics which i will up load if any one wants to see it.

    Adam
  • 08-04-2007
    musjew
    Wilier Lavaredo 2005
    My perfect partner. I love to be with her.

    She is equiped with Bontrager X-Lite Wheels and a Centaur-group. Colours are black/white/red, in my opinion the colour-combination to choose, even more with the compatibel colours of the Bontrager-wheels. Strange enough, I do not find the same painted bike on the net...

    I use the bike for several purposes. In roadraces, I felt already three times with this bike, but the frame seems to block these shocks like they were some sweet kisses. Recently, I was on holiday for eleven days, backpacked with 15 kg, so 85kg in total and I had not any damage on my bike. This, I cannot say concerning my earlier bikes.

    Only riding on 'pavés' gives me some trouble. But I am also a 9.0-bar-tyre-lover, and the X-Lite Wheels are not made for this kind of work.

    To all of you, thinking of buying a racing bike: Choosing Wilier is choosing for Italian-style topmodel-frames. Wilier makes reliable bikes and they make you ride faster, just because you feel the speed inside the frame.
  • 08-06-2007
    shakenbake
    Hey guys! Just joined this forum. Alot of beautiful bikes in this thread.

    Here's my Wilier Sestriere. Nothing fancy, built it on a student budget, spent the last month eating instant ramen. :D

    https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1304...8b5b0443_o.jpg

    https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1030...8e9806b03c.jpg
  • 08-14-2007
    bbgobie
    What have you guys compared Wilier to?
    Of the bikes I've test rideen the Caad9 felt best. Riding the Wilier Evasion tonight for a short ride, and its sexy!
  • 08-14-2007
    lewdvig
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    el cheapo, but I like it
  • 08-15-2007
    lewdvig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bbgobie
    What have you guys compared Wilier to?
    Of the bikes I've test rideen the Caad9 felt best. Riding the Wilier Evasion tonight for a short ride, and its sexy!

    Pinarello, Colnago, Lemond (recent past bikes). The Evasion is pretty good.
  • 08-16-2007
    Big Iron
    5 Attachment(s)
    I finally got it together and on the TRAILS. Here are a few pictures. I bought the frame in Sicily just before I returned to the states. I sent the frame to California to my Brother-in-law where the build began. I just received it in the mail a few days ago. It was worth the wait.Attachment 98579
  • 08-16-2007
    lewdvig
    sweet mtb!
  • 08-18-2007
    shakenbake
    Awesome!
  • 08-19-2007
    Big Iron
    Thanks....!!!!
    I wish I could take the credit for it but it was my Brother-in-law who did the entire assembly. After completing the build (not one of his easier builds either), he disassembles it, boxes it up, and sends it all the way across the great US of A. When I got it…unwrapping it was the hardest part, I had everything back together in less than an hour and I didn’t touch or adjust anything. All I can say is it rides as nice as it looks……Thanks Brother Niel!!!!
  • 08-19-2007
    pitt83
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    My new Lavaredo Cronos
    Like other posters, I was getting yanked around trying to buy the frame state side. My "local" dealer (120miles away) said they'd check, called back 5 minutes later saying it wasn't available and tried to sell me a Kuota. I ordered through Bellatisports and it was a perfect transaction. Great communication, spot on estimates of delivery time, good price. After the build (minus wheels which I'd have swapped anyway) this build cost about the same as a stock Trek Equinox w/ 105. I know I'd rather be riding this!

    Build is Ultegra drivetrain, DA bar-con shifters, Easton bar and aeros. Spinnergy Stealth wheels. I had 1 quicky 10 miler today and it's fast. Even with dead legs from a hilly century yesterday, it was screaming fast.
  • 08-19-2007
    shakenbake
    Sweet bike!
  • 08-19-2007
    mandovoodoo
    Seem to be very nice. I've got almost a week on a Wilier Thor 2006, M size (49.7 cm TT effective, highly compact). The tall head tube (145 mm) and a tall seatpost let me set this up as a short TT bike with conservative geometry. I like it very much. A bit squirrelly at low speed, beautifully supple at speed.

    Full carbon except aluminum steerer. Had to face the BB shell, not quite true. Otherwise just fine. Built it up:

    Ultegra BB, compact Shimano cranks 172.5 - 34/50, Time pedals. DA: chain, derailleurs, brifters, brakes. American Classic "Victory" wheels w/Vittoria Diamante tires. Origin 400 mm carbon post. San Marco Arami 235 saddle. ITM carbon stem (105, but I'll probably go to 115), FSA Wing bars 40 mm (nice and tight being that narrow), black Cinelli cork tape. No computer, just naked bike. No attempt to save weight: w/pedals and bottle cages but no bottles 18.5 lbs.

    The bike looks tiny, lots of seatpost, haven't cut the steerer so I have a couple of long spacers and an almost level stem - bit of a retro flavor there. I'm running 9+ cm drop from saddle to stem, fairly far back saddle position. Still the cockpit is quite tight. I'm not crunched up, but I'm in there really nice and solid. Can ride with my hands over the very front of the hoods. I'll borrow some stems and try 110 115 120 - see what the bike and I can agree on.

    With 72.5 degree head angle, bike doesn't turn in quickly. More a grand touring ride, like a BMW630. Takes a bit different driving than I'm used to, but I'm rapidly adapting. Up hills out of the saddle, little effort to keep the bike flopping evenly with a straight path up the grade, no zig-zag. On the level, dead steady but no problem snapping around sudden hazards. Down hills, absolutely rock solid at carving smooth turns. I simply cannot force myself to get this bike anywhere close to the cornering limit. Can't recall having a bike so far over with such security. Very confident ride, solid.

    The bike isn't the stiffest I've ridden, but I'm pretty light (160 lbs) relative to many riders. It goes without noticeable flex. But in corners I can feel the whole machine hugging the ground. On acceleration, there's probably some flex, but no sensation of the bottom bracket being hinged. The whole frame/fork/wheel combination acts together. No clunks in the handling.

    With moderate air pressure (100 / 105 psi) it's very comfortable. That's in 23 mm tires - 25 mm won't fit. Tight!

    One thing in descending, the frame is good enough that I can really use the nuanced feel and control of the DA brakes to advantage. The road feel is also sufficient for me to be sure what I'm riding on. Good enough that I think I'll move to more supple and sensitive tires eventually. If I can figure out what I'd like.

    And on the low-speed handling - no problems, I just have to drive the bike. My daughter noticed that I could ride tight circles around her when she stopped and that I can track stand it without any trouble. Didn't even think about it.

    So I'm happy. In general, for my type of broken up hilly riding with lots of tight turns at speed, frequent steep short climbs, and the intermittent mountain to tackle, I'm perfectly happy. Still need to get the fit perfect, need to figure out tires a bit more, and so on. But I'm convinced this is the best bicycle I've ridden given the conditions I ride under. I can think of better bikes for sprints, for climbing, for fast level work, and for tight cornering. But for my mix of riding and especially for country road corners on somewhat iffy surfaces at 30 mph + this is as good as I expect it to get.

    Oddly enough, it's as if I've always ridden the machine. Took no getting used to really. Just hop on and it disappears. Goes where I point it. Tells me what the road is doing. Climbs without complaint or feeling flexy. Sure footed on the downhills. Looks great. The DA transmission and brakes help, too. Very smooth and supple. Match the bike well.

    I'll try to get some pictures up.
  • 08-21-2007
    mandovoodoo
    My Wilier Thor in action, Deal's Gap/US129 August 20. http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Thum...4&g=0CVY00AJ03

    Enough downhill to get me tired. I could tolerate 1.5 cm more on the reach, but think this position looks pretty good. Nice to have photographers shooting me every few miles so I can get a series of "on the road" views.
  • 08-24-2007
    Big Iron
    Nice setup....!!
  • 09-03-2007
    acbike
    Correct pronunciation
    There have been several threads regarding the correct pronunciation of our brand.
    In Italian it is pronounced:
    V ee lee ar
    In Italian W=V, i=ee and e=a as in apple.
    In the US there have been several interpretations the most common being Wili'er.
    I hope this helps.
  • 09-03-2007
    mandovoodoo
    Thanks. I have heard a number of pronunciations. I like mine. Handles wonderfully at speed.
  • 09-03-2007
    acbike
    The pronunciation of Wilier has been a problem for the brand recognition in the US.
    Glad you like your bike!
  • 09-03-2007
    Big Iron
    It’s only a problem if you think it’s a problem…if we spell it the same way…what’s the problem. I lived in Sicily for 9 years…. I bought my frame from a Sicilian friend of mine....and if I was there…. I would pronounce so they would understand me…in the GREAT US of A…I pronounce so my fellow American can understand me. If in Rome…do as the Romans do…we’re not in ROME Toto.
  • 09-03-2007
    acbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Big Iron
    It’s only a problem if you think it’s a problem…if we spell it the same way…what’s the problem. I lived in Sicily for 9 years…. I bought my frame from a Sicilian friend of mine....and if I was there…. I would pronounce so they would understand me…in the GREAT US of A…I pronounce so my fellow American can understand me. If in Rome…do as the Romans do…we’re not in ROME Toto.

    I don't have a problem: I am Italian. I only posted because people were asking about the correct pronunciation and I saw several incorrect interpretations.
  • 09-07-2007
    Big Iron
    That's funny.... I’m Italian too!! Now the real question is where did the Wilier name originate...oh sure I can read WEB material like anybody else but lets go beyond…. the name “Wilier” has German written all over it. Now remember back in the day…. German forces occupied a lot of Northern Italy. I’m wondering if Pietro Dal Molin had enough insight to give the company a German name so the company would survive through the war and hard times back in the day??? Now…back in 1945…”Wilier” became “Wilier Triestina”…. why??? Did Dal Molin actually have enough insight, hoping to help save the town of Trieste by dubbing the Wilier name Wilier Triestina?? This is a TRUE Italian. By the way…. where do you live in Italy…maybe we could meet!!!