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Any cyclists amongst us? I’m thinking of buying a Wilier road bike, anyone any experience of the make?

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Yep, I am a track rider mainly (That way I don't have to be 60Kg) but I ride a Tree Emonda 9 SLR on the road and when in Cyprus rented a Willier last Autumn. Very nice bike, just make sure you go for disc brakes, descending off those monasteries at 75kph I needed them! ~Enjoy

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Willier are a good make amongst many others , but of course it depends on the model and spec , the more you spend the higher the quality ( obviously) . The thing is if it’s a off the shelf bike they always scimp on the wheels in quality , whereas if you go to an independent shop and get a bike built to your spec and to fit your budget you’ll get a better deal, and a better after service . Oh and maybe a bike fit , essential! 

 

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I live in spain and cycle 300 to 500 k per week.

Most makes of bike are good its just down to preference

I have a pinarello F10,all the extras to make it lighter & faster.Its the bike Team Ineos used last year to win the Tour de France

the more money you spend the better the bike,

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Wiggle have got some BIG discounts on Wilier 2019 bikes - 40% off the higher end stuff. 

Not had/ridden one personally. 

Out of interest, what's drawing your attention to them?

 

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To add to my earlier reply 

What do you want the bike for?(i know cycling)but is it to have fun or get fit?

There are many other marke's to choose from!

Budget,you can buy cheap with less tech are okay but the more you spend the better the frame & running gear,sometimes its best to start off with cheapy then if you like upgrade after a year....

Di2 Durace running gear is what i have all electronic...

Disc brakes good for wet weather

Its endless what you can spend,my total is over £15K

If your wanting to cycling in the UK,id say buy a BOAT instead.

 

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I ride a Specialized but got knocked off it, (hit and run, fractured pelvis) and it’s a little bent. The accident happened last October so I’m now looking for a new bike now I’m walking again. The reason I mentioned the Wilier is because a local bike shop have them available with a 105 group set. I’m well into my 60’s so not got many enjoyable years cycling left and the bike suited my budget. However, I’ve contacted the shop today to check stock and they expect me to give them a 10% deposit for them to ‘prepare’ the bike for me to view - they have to get it out of their warehouse, next door to the shop. I told them to shove it.

To answer Bo’s question, the price of the bike with the 105 group set made it a value for money bike. Assuming the bike was OK, which is why I wanted to look at it.

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Bike now sorted, a Ribble full carbon road bike 👍. Currently being built.

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