Wilier’s new Alabarda bar-stem combo cleverly hides its shifter cables

The most striking feature of Wilier’s new Cento10 Air is the integrated bar and stem. Here’s a look at its clever design.

Wilier’s headtube emblem is a halberd and Alabarda is the Italian for that mediaeval weapon, so it’s a fitting name for the brand’s new integrated bar. It’s an all-carbon aero design with a wide flat top and small frontal profile and allows the Cento10’s gear cables to be entirely internally routed through the bar, stem, headset and frame.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.