• 07-23-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    Calling All Wilier Owners!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lets spread the love of our bike frames! What kind of Wilier you own and why you like it over other bike frames.

    Let's start a movement on this site and get Wilier out of "other builders" and into it's own category....:thumbsup:

    Post a pick if you've got one.
  • 07-24-2006
    HBPUNK
    e d i t e d
  • 07-28-2006
    merckxman
    Wilier Team Bike
    There is a gerolsteiner (sp?) team bike with full 10 speed DuraAce at a local LBS here in Italy for 4200 Euro....to give you an idea what things cost. It's on sale...same frame as the LeRoi I believe just different paint.
    Very nice. Too bad the dollar vs. euro conversion is in the tank at the moment....
  • 07-28-2006
    HBPUNK
    e d i t e d
  • 08-01-2006
    D'Asti
    I just received my Wilier Mortirolo bike and today I had my first ride. This bike is awesome - it is fitted with a complete Centaur triple group + Chorus rear derailleur. Moena wheels. I paid EUR 1272.87 in a danish webshop: http://www.bikebuster.com/shop/nf_in.../varenr/120659

    This must be the world's best price on this bike - there are only a few sizes left - mine is sold out. It is a 60 cm model.
  • 08-05-2006
    zosocane
    Has anyone out there ridden the 2006 Wilier Le Roi? Any reviews you can provide? (I know Chris Boardman reviewed the Lampre team issue version of this bike in procycling magazine about four months ago and gave it a largely positive review.)
  • 08-09-2006
    merckxman
    I think cyclingnews.com reviewed le Roi model
    I think cyclingnews.com reviewed le Roi model

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fornaca68
    Has anyone out there ridden the 2006 Wilier Le Roi? Any reviews you can provide? (I know Chris Boardman reviewed the Lampre team issue version of this bike in procycling magazine about four months ago and gave it a largely positive review.)

  • 08-09-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    Exact Pronunciation?
    Okay,

    Is the name pronounced Wilier (While-e-er) or ( Vv-ill-ier)

    I've heard both but not sure coming from Italian to English.
  • 08-12-2006
    odeum
    i got one...
    it is a grammont nem, blue w/all kindsa neony swirly airbrushed graphics. the nemo tubes are damn thin, but the top and downtube are oversize and triangle shaped, along with the chainstays being oversize and corrugated full length, and sprinter style fastback seatstays no real flex comes outta it.

    the orig steel fork cracked, i replaced w/ a profile carbon bsc, super stiff indeed.

    i'd love to post a pic, but my camera seems to take 'em too big for RBR.

    i rode this for three years, most recently all wet and dark winter w/ a lighting syst.
    it served me well, but is not gettin' ridden at all since gettin' my new bike. i'll probably use it again this winter.
    a bit on the twitchy side, and harsher riding than all carbon, i would still love a le roi iff'n i could get one in my size, ere, i mean, permission to buy one from my loving...not that that has always stopped me before.



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wilier_Willy
    Lets spread the love of our bike frames! What kind of Wilier you own and why you like it over other bike frames.

    Let's start a movement on this site and get Wilier out of "other builders" and into it's own category....:thumbsup:

    Post a pick if you've got one.

  • 08-12-2006
    odeum
    this from a guy (not me) who goes to italy to his vacation cabin at least,
    vil-ee-ay
    this is a kinda approximation, it is a slurred v-w combined consonant sound for the first syllable,
    followed by a
    combined ee-ay vowel, for the second and third.
    this is how it sounded to me upon hearing it recanted.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wilier_Willy
    Okay,

    Is the name pronounced Wilier (While-e-er) or ( Vv-ill-ier)

    I've heard both but not sure coming from Italian to English.

  • 08-13-2006
    I just ordered up an aluminum version of the crono in Lampre colors for my new TT bike build. I agree the Wilier brand has some beautiful frames and with the number of teams that ride them and the quality they should get more attention. I think they have been around for 100 years, not like they just started working last year.

    I think they are hurt some by their importers, at least in what I saw looking for mine.

    I let you all know if I run into any problems with my purchase though cadencecycling in Philly none so far. I was afraid they would be too pricey looking at their website but an email and a call later they quoted me a good price, shipped for $25 and I am pretty satisfied so far.

    The price was very comparable to what I saw through the European websites, especially given that I don't have to fool with them and the wait times or some of the problems I have read on here for purchases made from that side of the planet. Not that some of them aren't really good people to deal with.

    I will try and remember to post a pic when I get the frame. The build is going to take awhile though. I am deploying overseas soon so I probably won't finish putting it together till I get back next year. Give me something to think about while I am in the middle of nowhere.

    Let me know if you have any ideas for my new TT rig. I am open to suggestions.
  • 08-14-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    Wilier Dimensions
    Anyone have an old link or owners manual of the 2003 Izoards? This is a shot in the dark but thought I'd ask. Got the new bike and the previous owner said it was a 54cm.

    Pictures to follow, a ride first.
  • 08-14-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    3 Attachment(s)
    My Wilier
    Love this bike, it climbs like no other bike I've owned.
  • 08-16-2006
    Here is a pictures of my Wilier Crono that just came in
    Attachment 62594

    It's the aluminum version, probably going to be harsher than the scandium and carbon versions but I think it should do the job for a TT bike pretty well. I think the welds look pretty good, the rough appearance on some Al frames throws me off.

    I wish I could tell you that I'll put some finished build pics up soon, but I leave for Iraq soon so I will get back to you in the Spring on that. It will be raced next year though, most of the parts are on there way. I guess I have few months to get some brakes, and maybe a set of wheels. That and maybe an upgraded seat post are all I need right now. I think I will get an aero post for it but I am going to set up my position first for a while so I can get the measurements right if I order a bladed one (not that I think that makes it much faster).

    Didn't weight it yet (probably won't, I build them up, pick them up and as long as it feels light, I am happy), the scandium frame is supposed to be 1100g and the carbon 1350g, this one should be somewhere in between according to Wilier.

    I am thinking there probably are not many Marines who have bike frames with a pink pinstripe, but I like it.
  • 08-16-2006
    by the way that's a carpenter's pencil I wedged into the headtube to hold the fork in long enough for the pic, I was gentle.
  • 08-16-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    Beauty
    Beautiful bike mate! I'd love to take that beast for a ride.

    Take care of yourself in Iraq dude.
  • 08-16-2006
    HBPUNK
    Direct from Italy to my door. What a pain in the azz this frame was to find... but it's here. .

    Thanks to Andrea Bellati www.bellatisport.com



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  • 08-20-2006
    HBPUNK
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    HBPUNK
  • 09-04-2006
    Italianrider76
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by odeum
    this from a guy (not me) who goes to italy to his vacation cabin at least,
    vil-ee-ay
    this is a kinda approximation, it is a slurred v-w combined consonant sound for the first syllable,
    followed by a
    combined ee-ay vowel, for the second and third.
    this is how it sounded to me upon hearing it recanted.

    Nah that's not right.....in Italian you pronounce it like this: Vili_air or even Wili-air . "W" is often pronounced as a "V" in Italian however this is not a cardinal rule."W" is not part of the Italian alphabet therefore it is open for debate as to how it is pronounced.
  • 09-04-2006
    Mr. Scary
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wilier_Willy
    Anyone have an old link or owners manual of the 2003 Izoards? This is a shot in the dark but thought I'd ask. Got the new bike and the previous owner said it was a 54cm.

    Pictures to follow, a ride first.

    That is my old frame/fork, glad you like it. It is a 53cm, 540 top tube but I have no idea about the rest of the geometry myself. The bike handled better with the Easton fork (as opposed to the stock Mizuno passing as a Wilier fork).
    Enjoy!
  • 09-04-2006
    santosjep
    1 Attachment(s)
    2005 Wilier Triestina Lavaredo
    Here's mine... I replaced my 2002 Lavaredo with this 2005.


    Joe
  • 09-12-2006
    elviento
    New frame ordered!
    Still waiting for it to arrive. Will post pic once it arrives. Here is a pic from wilier's website.

    <img src=https://www.wilier.it/files/images/zoom/team-squadra-chorus.jpg>
  • 09-13-2006
    Wilier_Willy
    Major Coin
    Beauty Choice... looks great! How much was that?
  • 09-16-2006
    Russ Mac
    2007 Mortirolo
    Have been riding a new 2007 Mortirolo for about 6 weeks and what a great ride.Full carbon and Campy equiped.Thank you Wilier
  • 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
    1 Attachment(s)
    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
    1 Attachment(s)
    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
    1 Attachment(s)
    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!!!