There is of course a slight expense formed through the gaining of this level of compliance and the Cento10SL lacks a little bit of excitement to the ride. It climbs well but doesn’t fly out of the start gate on steep punchy climbs where power transfer is all-important and even during a little bit of bunch sprint training it just has a delay to the acceleration. It shouldn’t be enough to put off the rider wanting a bike that delivers a solid ride across all formats, it’s just it’s more a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ personality and it didn’t wow me with any of its ride attributes.

I have to finish by saying the Cento10 SL is a good looking bike and it garnered plenty of admiring looks and comments when riding with friends. Wilier has a knack of inspiring Italian passion and that certainly rings true of the Cento10 SL.