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Just ordered a Wilier Grand Turismo

Old 01-11-14, 03:33 PM
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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.
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Old 01-11-14, 06:54 PM
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Good luck with that,,I really like the look of Wilier bikes,If I ever get another road bike it'll be a Wilier
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Old 01-23-14, 12:23 PM
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I have this bike and am very happy with it. It's my first carbon bike though, so what do I know? :-)
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Old 01-23-14, 12:34 PM
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Please post your impressions after you've been on a few rides.
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Old 01-23-14, 02:10 PM
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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.
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Old 01-23-14, 03:26 PM
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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.
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Old 01-23-14, 05:56 PM
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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.
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Old 01-24-14, 06:32 AM
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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.
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Old 01-25-14, 11:42 AM
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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...
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Old 02-10-14, 05:43 PM
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saw pics of this bike wow is it sweet!
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...
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Old 02-10-14, 06:08 PM
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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).
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Old 02-10-14, 07:44 PM
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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.
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Old 02-10-14, 07:48 PM
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Drool....
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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!
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Old 02-10-14, 08:43 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-11-14, 10:15 AM
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I think I've convinced myself I want a Zero 9.
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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?
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Nice choice. I saw this bike onine and thought of buying it. Seems like it might give my felt F5 competition.
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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
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