Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    774
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Just ordered a Wilier Grand Turismo

    Well I just could not pass it up 2013 and it has the threaded BB which I still think is the best overall for what works well. It sure looks good and I hope it rides well. I have 2 full carbon bikes now that ride great but just had to try a different one. I am riding a motorbecane immortal spirit with dura ace 7800 and it really rides well and I have gotten 8200 miles on it with no problems. I just figure if this is not directly I am hope it will be a very good frame and ride. Will report when I get it probably not till late next week. I would like to hear from any who have one of these although I have read the recent post.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Samfujiabq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Albuquerque,New Mexico
    My Bikes
    14 Wilier zero7,13 Fuji Altimira SL,10 Fuji SL1RC,09 Yeti Mtb
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck with that,,I really like the look of Wilier bikes,If I ever get another road bike it'll be a Wilier
    For every uphill there's a downhill.For every headwind there's a tailwind!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Wilier Gran Turismo 2013
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have this bike and am very happy with it. It's my first carbon bike though, so what do I know? :-)

  4. #4
    Senior Member Jed19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Please post your impressions after you've been on a few rides.
    Regards,

    Jed

  5. #5
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,213
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Samfujiabq View Post
    Good luck with that,,I really like the look of Wilier bikes,If I ever get another road bike it'll be a Wilier
    +1 Italian flare, heritage, and not so common that you see yourself coming and going.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Wilier Gran Turismo 2013
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    +1 Italian flare, heritage, and not so common that you see yourself coming and going.
    Right. Mine is the only Wilier I've ever seen on the road here in NYC.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    774
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I did a 40 mile ride this last weekend. Given the Illinois weather at the moment it could be awhile before another ride but 30 degrees would be a heatwave right now. I will post a full detail if someone thinks it will be beneficial. My first impression was really good and steady.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    My Bikes
    2011 CAAD 10 4
    Posts
    253
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by petermk View Post
    Right. Mine is the only Wilier I've ever seen on the road here in NYC.
    I've only seen one here in South Jersey, and that guy has since moved to New Hampshire.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Spiduhman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    CenCal - SLO
    My Bikes
    S2, Wilier GTR (Arr), Giant VT, Myata 3-10
    Posts
    652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's a 2013 Gran Turismo sitting at the lbs, too bad it's not my size - fitted with SRAM Force as well.

    For 2014, there's two models; seems the GTS is/will be available in the States, and the GTR not so much.

    When I get my GTR built up (with Force - I just can't get used to Shimano), I'll post a review.

    Please do provide some details, I'm interested in how you like it...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] "It beats the alternative." "Every day is a good day." - PoppaDaddy

  10. #10
    Senior Member zvez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Columbus, GA
    My Bikes
    2014 Cervelo R5 Dura Ace,2014 Specialized S-Works Roubaix
    Posts
    484
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    saw pics of this bike wow is it sweet!
    Quote Originally Posted by Spiduhman View Post
    There's a 2013 Gran Turismo sitting at the lbs, too bad it's not my size - fitted with SRAM Force as well.

    For 2014, there's two models; seems the GTS is/will be available in the States, and the GTR not so much.

    When I get my GTR built up (with Force - I just can't get used to Shimano), I'll post a review.

    Please do provide some details, I'm interested in how you like it...

  11. #11
    Senior Member RIRview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Trek Domane 6.2 Project One
    Posts
    311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    +1 Italian flare, heritage, and not so common that you see yourself coming and going.
    Uh...Italian flair. (Sorry, it's the journalist/editor in me).

  12. #12
    Senior Member GuitarBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca, Kona Rove, Dawes SST-AL, Trek 930
    Posts
    152
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that he meant flare. See, when you buy a Wilier, they send an genuine Italian guy to shoot rockets at you... it's why Willier riders are so fast.

  13. #13
    Senior Member BentLink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pennsyl-tuckey
    My Bikes
    '86 Cannondale SR400, '86 Pugeot PX10, '92 Bianchi Axis, '95 Bianchi Campione d'Italia, '00 Fondriest X-Status, '08 Specialized Roubaix, '13 Cannondale CAADX
    Posts
    665
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Drool....
    I'm more "Shrek" than "Schleck"

  14. #14
    Senior Member hodag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    St Charles, Illinois
    My Bikes
    Madone 5.2, Cannondale F400 & CAADX, Salsa El Mariachi 3
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A: Love to hear what you thought of it.
    B: You rode last weekend? Didn't it snow, again?
    C: Post a pic!
    D: Where did you get it? I never see those. The most exotic bikes I see are Colnago's.
    E: Congrats, hope you like it!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    My Bikes
    Super Cheap gc3 approved Bike
    Posts
    1,201
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats.

    @ Others, Wilier bikes look the same as Orbeas and Scotts and any other carbon bike to me. Even the curves and distinguishing accents I see on other carbon, nothing special in design. Would even go as far as to say, doesn't look any more special than the Chinese carbon I see on Ebay except for the colors and large decals.

    To me, Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Wilier, Cervelo, Specialized, Bianchi, Jamis, Scott, Orbea, Ridley etc all look the same. They all look like they are made in the same factory by the same people.

    The only bikes that really seem to be a bit different are BMC and Pinarello. But that's me.

  16. #16
    Senior Member buffalowings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    699
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
    Congrats.

    @ Others, Wilier bikes look the same as Orbeas and Scotts and any other carbon bike to me. Even the curves and distinguishing accents I see on other carbon, nothing special in design. Would even go as far as to say, doesn't look any more special than the Chinese carbon I see on Ebay except for the colors and large decals.

    To me, Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Wilier, Cervelo, Specialized, Bianchi, Jamis, Scott, Orbea, Ridley etc all look the same. They all look like they are made in the same factory by the same people.

    The only bikes that really seem to be a bit different are BMC and Pinarello. But that's me.
    BMC frames and Pinarello make you say..wtf though, one looks like super industrial in nature, pinarello looks like you're riding on a melted/curvy dog, and they are still made in Taiwan/China.
    Noooooo! My thread!! -_________- http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/896498-Do-you-pack-quot-heat-quot-while-cycling

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    433
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think I've convinced myself I want a Zero 9.

  18. #18
    An un-oiled squeaky wheel kaisersling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NJ
    My Bikes
    2013 Wilier Triestina Gran Turismo, Mercian King of Mercia (Floppy); Fuji 500X; GT backwoods; Tour de Suisse; Diamond Back Interval
    Posts
    440
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just got mine about a month and a half ago. Only got a short shakedown ride in before all the weather moved in. It was my first CF as well. Enjoy! where did you get yours from?
    "Gravity is a harsh mistress."

  19. #19
    Senior Member TexMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Giant Propel Advanced
    Posts
    711
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice choice. I saw this bike onine and thought of buying it. Seems like it might give my felt F5 competition.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lest one think ride comfort is only for casual riders, the Gran Turismo proved to us once again that that slight bit of give also helps you go faster in certain situations. One of our regular test loops includes a wickedly fast downhill sweeper with coarse pavement and a precipitous fall-off to the right. Some uber-stiff superbikes we've tested in the past have felt skittery and nervous through that section, meaning we had to slow down entering the turn and had to sprint coming back out.
    On the Wilier, however, we barely had to touch the brakes and carried much more speed. The bike felt more planted and stuck to the ground. It was a similar situation for a regular section of washboarded dirt road, which we were able to pedal through with more rhythm than more unyielding bikes that bounce you out of the saddle

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •