You won't find the C3 winning World Tours or Olympic Medals. In fact, you won't even find it on the front pages of the latest bike magazine or featuring on many popular blog posts. But that's because the C3 hasn't been built to be lightweight or fast on the track, road or in TT and Triathlon events. The C3 is a product of years of pro athlete's understanding which produces a bike that skillfully balances performance with ride quality, resulting in a fantastic endurance bike.
The C3’s innovative endurance fit is ideal for long, confidence-boosting rides. Increasing fork and stack length allows for a more upright riding position and a decrease in stand-over height. Confidence is also about controlling speed, which is why the C3 incorporates the latest disc-brake technologies, such as the flat-mount standard and through-axles, to enhance safety, drive-train alignment and performance.
A single-piece rear triangle and wide curved seat stays boost back-end and bottom-bracket stiffness, while through-axles improve lateral stiffness in the disc-specific fork. This bike is stiff where it needs to be, but also comfortingly compliant for those long days in the saddle.
Longer chainstays add trail-balance handling at the front end and boost tire clearance to 32mm, providing room for a standard fender and mount. A downtube rock guard and chainstay protector help prevent potential damage on mixed surfaces, while future-proof internal cable routing delivers smooth shifting every time.
Frame - Cervélo all-carbon, tapered c3 fork for disc
Handlebar - FSA energy compact
Brake - Shimano Ultegra 8070
Crankset - Shimano Ultegra 8000 50/34
Rear derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11spd
Wheels - Mavic Aksium Allroad Disc CL
Headset - FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"
Seatpost - Cervélo carbon SP19
Front derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11spd
Shifters - Shimano Ultegra 8020, 11spd
Bottom bracket - BBB bottom fit BBO-72, PF30 threaded
Saddle - Fi’zi:k Antares VS
Cassette - Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
Chain - Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
Tyres - Continental grand sport race 700 x 28c
Stem - Cervélo ultra light alloy stem
Brake rotor - Shimano Ultegra SM-RT800, 160mm