Wilier Cento1Hy e-bike review

We’ve been getting a bit of help on the hills from Wilier’s e-bike

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Wilier Cento1Hy is great fun to ride both on hills and on the flat, with plenty of power on tap and sleek looks. But its motor does rather take over when it starts to get tough, somewhat reducing the satisfaction of an otherwise challenging ride.

Reasons to buy
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    Doesn’t look like an e-bike

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    Loads of assistance on hills and from standing

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    Simple one button interface

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    Taut, quality ride

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    Pretty robust companion app

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Reasons to avoid
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    Rear wheel may slip when climbing damp roads

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It is an e-bike for the road riders who still want their road bikes feeling and riding like a race bike. The Cento 1 Hy is a lightweight machine, which’ll assist you up those tough climbs, however the motor isn’t going to be all encompassing. Our test model was the Ultegra version, however to show its class, Wilier has given us a special build for this Editor’s Choice entry. What a machine!

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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.