Aero Road Bikes

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Wilier Cen­to10air $10,249

The new Cen­to10air from Italy’s 110-year-old Wilier Tri­estina does away with the thin­ner-is-bet­ter men­tal­ity for aero road bikes. Its de­sign fo­cuses on the whole pack­age’s abil­ity to cut through the air. The wide frame and car­bon fork de­sign al­low for 28-mm tires and di­rect-mount Shi­mano Ul­te­gra brakes. The Ul­te­gra 6870 Di2 shifters are mounted to the in­te­grated Alabarda car­bon mono­coque stem/han­dle­bar combo, which have also been de­signed with wind cheat­ing in mind. The rest of the com­po­nents in­clude Mavic Cos­mic Pro Car­bon Ex­alith wheels with Mavic’s Yk­sion Pro tires and an As­tute sad­dle on top of a cus­tom Ritchey seat­post. ( arg-sports.com)

Pinarello Dogma F10 $7,500 (frame/fork/head­set/seat­post)

For 2017, Pinarello took ev­ery­thing it had learned about ge­om­e­try from the Dogma F8 road bike and merged it with the aero­dy­nam­ics of the Bolide TT. The re­sult is the Dogma F10, which is avail­able in Canada as a pack­age with the renowned asym­met­ri­cal car­bon frame­set, fork fea­tur­ing aero-im­prov­ing axle flaps, head­set and seat­post. The frame it­self is de­signed with elec­tronic shift­ing in mind with in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing, in­ter­nal bat­tery mount­ing and Pinarello’s E-link, which in­te­grate Shi­mano’s new Di2 junc­tion box into the down tube. The sizes avail­able in Canada run from 50 cm to 57.5 cm. You can get the smaller and larger sizes through spe­cial or­der. ( un­oim­ports.com)

Cervélo S3 Disc Ul­te­gra Di2 $7,950

With six sizes from 48 to 61cm, the Cervélo S3 Disc of­fers the same tra­di­tional road ge­om­e­try of its non-disc sib­ling, only in an even more aero de­sign. The Shi­mano Ul­te­gra Di2 ver­sion shown here has the full Ui2 driv­e­train with Shi­mano’s rs805 hy­draulic disc brakes. The car­bon fork, Aero sp17 seat­post and Aero AB04 han­dle­bar are all from Cervélo, while an fsa stem and Fizik sad­dle are also part of the build. Wheels are Enve’s ses 3.4s with Con­ti­nen­tal Grand Sport 23c tires. Avail­able in two colour com­bi­na­tions. ( cervelo.com)

Bianchi Ol­tre XR.4 Su­per Record EPS $18,500

When only the best will do, Bianchi’s Ol­tre xr4 is avail­able in seven sizes from 47 cm to 61 cm and just one colour – sexy ce­leste with a splash of black. Both the Ol­tre frame and fork are car­bon mono­coque built with Coun­ter­vail, an added ma­te­rial that Bianchi says re­duces vi­bra­tions to let you to stay aero longer. The in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing al­lows seam­less in­te­gra­tion with the xr.4’s Cam­pag­nolo Su­per Record eps driv­e­train and Record di­rect-mount brakes. Wheels are Ful­crum Rac­ing Zero Car­bons with 25c Vit­to­ria Corsa tires. Also in­cluded is a Vi­sion Metron 5d one-piece stem/han­dle­bar and Fizik sad­dle. ( bianchi­canada.com)

Ri­d­ley Noah SL40 Disc $6,500

With the Noah sl40 Disc’s re­mark­ably nar­row profile, the bike from Ri­d­ley looks quick stand­ing still. Built on the proven Noah car­bon frame with its aero­dy­namic droplet­shaped tubes, the disc ver­sion has a cus­tom car­bon layup in the rear tri­an­gle and fork to han­dle the added forces from the more pow­er­ful stop­pers. Shi­mano’s st-685 shifters are used along with the rs805 hy­draulic disc brakes, Ul­te­gra de­railleurs, bot­tom bracket and crankset (52/36-tooth). The Noah sl40 Disc has DT Swiss r32 Spline wheels and Ri­d­ley’s own car­bon seat­post along with its 4za stem, han­dle­bar and sad­dle. Of­fered in five sizes from ex­tra small to ex­tra large. ( mec.ca)—dan­dakin

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