Endurance is covered by the Cento10NDR (pictured
above), which uses an interestingly different method of
Wilier's ACTIFLEX rear suspension is specifically designed for
road use, it gives just a few millimetres of precisely damped
travel to absorb the fatigue and discomfort of rough road surfaces,
but adds very little weight or complexity to the lightweight carbon
It's also tuneable, with the elastomer element being swappable
for one of three different densities, to allow for different riding
styles and rider weights. The chunky aluminium link is lightweight
but retains all the torsional stiffness you need for efficient
power transfer and pin-sharp handling. The carefully designed
chainstays are designed to flex up and down to provide the required
suspension, whilst remaining totally stiff from side to side.
Of course there's a lot more to a modern endurance bike than
simply comfort, and Wilier make extensive use of Kamm Tail profile
aero tube shapes throughout the Cento10NDR, with many features
carried over from their aero bike range.
The aero theme (and gorgeous aesthetics) are further aided by
the extremely neat cockpit, with cables routed through Wilier's bar
and stem into the head tube (the Barra and Stemma are included in
this frameset, along with the Ritchey-made seatpost, but it is also
available as a frame only should you need, or prefer to choose, an
alternative bar and/or stem).
Interestingly the NDR's frame and fork can also be adapted to
run either disc or rim brakes - you're not permanently locked into
one option or the other. Tyre clearance with disc brakes is up to
30mm wide, and with direct mount rim brakes 28mm.
below: Wilier have joined the gravel/adventure revolution
with the Jena - see it at Bespoke Gresham Street