October 24, 2014
We’re well known for harping on about our love of Cervélo - the brand, the bikes, the R&D, the industry leadership, the triathlon domination - and we genuinely believe in how good they are. That’s why we all own at least one: Simon has a P5 and an (old) S3, Sam an R3, Lawrence an RS, Ben a new S2, Kris an S5, Todd an old S2... It’s also why we keep one of the largest stocks of Cervélo bikes in the world and have dedicated half the store to our Cervélo Centre, creating a concise online knowledgebase of the different bikes and their characteristics to go with it.
It’s always nice to have this reaffirmed by an independent source though, so we were pleased to see the new Cervélo S3 and new Cervélo R3 receiving Editors’ Choice awards in Bicycling Magazine and Velo Magazine, respectively.
Cervélo S3 - 2014 Velo Editors’ Pick
“If you want the best bike for hours in the saddle, for rides filled with hard climbs and fast descents and riding buddies that don’t ever let up, buy the Cervélo. It’s the most versatile bike in this roundup, at the best price. There could be no other winner.”
Cervélo R3 - 2014 Bicycling Editors’ Choice
“The R3’s satisfying combination of efficient pedalling, reliable components and lively handling lifted it to the top of this category for the second straight year. The bike felt just as pleasant noodling down quiet lanes as it did when we were pushing the pace on a steep ascent. The frame did a commendable job of blunting the sting of cracks in the pavement and several testers noted the comfortable ride. “You may not buy this bike to race on,” one said, “but it’s nice to know it could handle one.””
Both of these models are available in Ultegra mechanical and Di2 electronic options, as well as frameset-only for completely custom builds. What’s really great for the new 2014/15 season though is that you can enjoy the same award-winning ride and save £1000 by opting for the S2 or R2. Both bikes employ the exact same frame as their ‘bigger brothers’ reviewed above but come equipped with Shimano 105 groupsets and a slightly cheaper fork to fit a different price range.