Wilier Triestina Cento1 Hybrid

84/100
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26.24 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Wilier Triestina Cento1 Hybrid. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

23 reasons to buy

  • The Cento1’s motor offers assistance up to a reported max. speed of 20mph.
  • Power feed on the Cento1 was said to be ‘seamless’, smooth and reliable.
  • From as low as 26.2lb, the Cento1 is up there with the lightest e-bikes.
  • Ultegra groupsets furnished the Cento1 with very high quality componentry.
  • FSA equipment was durable and lowered prices on cheaper models.
  • Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes were smooth and powerful.
  • When not in use, the Cento1’s brushless motor exhibits no rolling resistance.
  • Mahle’s 250w ebikemotion motor engaged and transitioned smoothly.
  • Handling was said to be confident, neutral and not twitchy.
  • 28c Vittoria Zaffiro tires helped out with vibration absorbence.
  • Beautiful styling avoided bulk and concealed electric components.
  • The Cento1 was controlled by a simple and unobtrusive one-button interface .
  • Cento1s are preconfigured to accept a 2nd battery, boosting range to 460Wh.
  • The Cento1 pairs to an app to give stat, navigation and management options.
  • Frames used the same high-modulus carbon as Wilier’s non-electric bikes.
  • The Cento1’s battery is enclosed in the downtube, improving aesthetics.
  • Geometry sits between race and endurance, increasing long-distance comfort.
  • Ultegra drivetrains offered more gear-range than one tester needed or used.
  • Wilier Race Axy alloy rims were tough and transferred power well.
  • The Selle Italia X1 saddle was rated highly for comfort.
  • Testers said prices of Di2 models showed good value for a high-end e-bike.
  • The Cento1 was received as a good-looking and well-designed bike.
  • One tester milked between 53 and 62mi of assistance out of the Cento1.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Ride quality was somewhat stiff.
  • Steeper ascents could overwhelm the MAHLE ebikemotion system.
  • The Vittoria Zaffiro Pro rear tire easily slipped on wet climbs.
  • Some riders and reviewers weren’t fans of weighty Race Axy alloy rims.
  • Extra motor weight made the Cento1 take a wider arc on turns.
  • The display faltered for one user, prior to implementing a factory reset.
  • One tester felt that positioning of the charging port could have been changed to protect it from pooling water.

Bottom line

The Wilier Cento1 Hybrid is one of the lightest and best-specced road e-bikes now available on the market. Owners said the bike was great for injury rehabilitation or for keeping up with faster riders. It was common to hear that it didn’t look like an e-bike, with a concealed battery providing 250Wh (Watt hours) of power. This was, reputedly, equivalent to one hour of assistance at full power. The manufacturer claims between 3280 and 6560 feet of altitude gain from a full battery. While the electric system adds 8.2lb weight to the bike, riders said that the weight only affected steering. In combination with the MAHLE ebikemotion power-assist, Ultegra or Shimano 105 drivetrains reportedly offered a wider gear-range than was usually needed. Upright geometry sat between that of traditional race and endurance bikes, making it more comfortable on longer rides.

Expert Reviews

79/100 based on 4 expert reviews
90
Cycling Weekly

Wilier Cento1Hy e-Bike

Level 4 expert

If you live somewhere hilly and would like a bit of help on your ride… the Wilier Cento1Hy is a good proposition. It’s got the quality ride along with the Italian looks… as well as the added power…

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80
Road.cc

Wilier Cento1 Hybrid

Level 4 expert

If you’re looking for a bike to enjoy road riding, that feels like a road bike… then I can certainly recommend it. I’d want something with mudguards, and better able to withstand abject weather…

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76
Gran Fondo

Wilier Cento1 Hybrid Review

Level 3 expert

The ride feel of the Wilier is deceptively similar to a conventional bike… predictable and agile and it feels light-footed even without the support of the motor… lacks power for steep climbs. “Best value” e-Bike.

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70
BikeRadar

Wilier Cento1 Hybrid e-Road Bike Review

Level 5 expert

The Wilier Cento1 Hybrid feels like a road bike and a good one at that… The extra weight compared to a conventional bike does affect the handling… I’d be tempted to spend more on a better set of wheels.

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Normandie Cycling

First Ride Review For The Wilier Cento1 Hybrid [French]

Level 1 expert

User Ratings

93/100 based on 3 ratings
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  • 4 star
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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#10   Best Electric
Top 50%
#11   Best Hybrid
Top 40%
#25   Best Road
Bottom 50%
#1   Best Wilier Triestina Bike
Top 30%
#59   Best of All Bikes
Top 50%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Wilier Triestina Cento1 Hybrid
84
Average All Bikes
81
Average Wilier Triestina Bike
80
Average Road Bike
82