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Wilier bikes

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by arranandy, 12 Nov 2007.

  1. Toying with the idea of a new bike next year and I've been looking at the Wilier Iozard. Anyone got any experiences (good or bad) of Wilier bikes. It has a good spec. and looks pretty good as well
     
  2. AcademicX

    AcademicX New Member

    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    I can wholeheartedly recommend Wilier bikes (but I would say that as I've got a Wilier Mortirolo). They are a fantastic brand and you don't see too many of them around. I've ridden mine all summer, done several long sportives on it and it's been spot-on. I got mine from Comobike in Italy and saved quite a bit (several hundred pounds) on the UK price. Have a look at their website but don't forget that the prices are ex VAT (Italian VAT is 20% but there is no import duty as Italy is in the EU).

    If you need to contact them email Brent, he's very helpful and he'll sort you out.
     
  3. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I also ride a Mortirolo with Campag Centaur, the bike is currently 'mothballed' over the winter months, whilst I ride my winter hack. However my experience has been the same as AcademicX's . You don't see many around, that's not because they are no good, just not that many outlets in the UK, but the bike is a real beauty, lovely to ride, and always gets admiring comments, you can pick up an 07 Mortirolo with Centaur gruppo now for £1,500.
     
  4. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    I just sold my Wilier Mortirolo, but not because I didn't love it, I did! I loved my Wilier, excellent bike - only sold to fund an upgrade.

    You'll be a happy chap if you plump for a Wilier.
     
  5. Thanks guys.

    The next question is how do I sneak a new bike into the garage without 'her indoors' noticing?:blush:
     
  6. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Is she aware of the cost of a decent bike? My girlfriend told her Mum that I'd bought an expensive new bike the other day, her Mum replied "what, really expensive, like £500?!" (If she only knew) I always find that non-cyclists have no idea that bikes cab actually cost more than £150. People think I'm mad 'til I ask them how much they spend on commuting every year!
     
  7. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Is she aware of the cost of a decent bike? My girlfriend told her Mum that I'd bought an expensive new bike the other day, her Mum replied "what, really expensive, like £500?!" (If she only knew) I always find that non-cyclists have no idea that bikes cab actually cost more than £150. People think I'm mad 'til I ask them how much they spend on commuting every year!
     
  8. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Mmmmmm,:biggrin::thumbsup:;) how does it ride compared to the Wilier?
     
  9. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Mmmmmm,:tongue::thumbsup::blush: how does it ride compared to the Wilier?
     
  10. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    I can't be totally sure yet as I'm yet to do 50+miles on the Prince. So far though the difference in how they feel is amazing. Don't get me wrong the Mortirolo is a fantastic bike but the Prince is smoother (amazingly smooth given how stiff it is) and just feels so powerful, it accelerates effortlessly and is an absolute pleasure to ride; far less twitchy than the Wilier. Hard to describe really, it always amazes me how 2 bikes can feel so different, despite being made of the same material, having the same wheels and tyres and very similar geometry.
     
  11. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    I can't be totally sure yet as I'm yet to do 50+miles on the Prince. So far though the difference in how they feel is amazing. Don't get me wrong the Mortirolo is a fantastic bike but the Prince is smoother (amazingly smooth given how stiff it is) and just feels so powerful, it accelerates effortlessly and is an absolute pleasure to ride; far less twitchy than the Wilier. Hard to describe really, it always amazes me how 2 bikes can feel so different, despite being made of the same material, having the same wheels and tyres and very similar geometry.
     
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I can't say mine has ever felt 'twitchy', infact in the C+ review upon which I based my initial decision to try/buy, the reviewer said it had a surefooted feel.

    The prince does look the biz, but then again it should do for that amount of dosh!;)
     
  13. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Mmm, I found the Wilier a tad twitchy on occasion, but the Prince just feels so solid i think it would make a lot of bikes feel twitchy by comparison!
     
  14. I'm going to see a Wilier Izoard in the flesh this weekend:smile: Should I leave my cheque book/credit card at home?
     
  15. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    That depends on how much you think you want it?! Word of warning though, if you do take your wallet, I pretty much guarantee you will end up purchasing it, it certainly is a beautiful thing to behold:tongue: