In a few years Dal Molin had made
significant improvements in the bikes. In
the 1940s he started sponsoring teams,
and those teams won a lot of big races.
Bicycle racing eventually became part
of Wilier’s very DNA.
BORN FROM RACING
Wilier’s racing pedigree provides
the perfect platform for electric bikes.
Wilier has a few electric bikes, including
the Atomo and Volt (mountain bikes)
and the Refill, their carbon monoco-que-framed flagship. At under $3000,
they added the Magneto as their
You’d expect refined geometry, ride
characteristics and components on a
bike like this. And you get them, starting with geometry and size. Available
frame sizes not only increase height
but length as well. The men’s small is
45cm from the top of the seat tube to
the bottom and 57cm from the center of
the seat tube to the center of the head
tube, whereas the large is 55cm from
the top of seat tube to the bottom and
61cm from the center of the seat tube
to the center of the head tube. The seat
tube angle is the same as the head tube
angle, forming a parallelogram. Picking
one with the geometry for the best rid-
ing position is very important.
Wilier’s website has a great size
guide to help chose a frame, though
you should still visit your dealer for a
correct fit. You’ll also need to decide
whether to go with a women’s (low
step-through frame) or men’s version
(traditional high top tube).
The 11. 6 Ah Shimano
Li-ion battery mounts on
the rear rack. There’s an
option to have a version that’s
mountable on the bottle-cage
bolts, and strangely it adds 110
grams more. It might balance the bike
overall, but the rear-mounted version
only becomes obvious when you’re carrying it up stairs.
The more bikes we ride with the
Shimano STEPS (Shimano Total Electric
Power System) mid-drive, the more we
realize what an excellent motor it is.
STEPS provides efficient pedal assist
while letting you provide your own
torque to the ride. The new STEPS display is fantastic—big, bright and able
to be mounted several ways to get you
the position you prefer. It comes stock
mounted on top of the stem. It’s beautiful and provides all the information you
want—battery level, speed, assist level