Over the years the Cervélo R-Series has built an incredible reputation built on a lightweight road bike that is as versatile as you want it to be ... The 2018 R3 is no different, in fact, it's better. Built with the brand new Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset that provides superior, reliable shifting, whether you are riding in the French Alps or through city streets. The R3 has been re-designed to be 10% lighter and overall 8% stiffer through the design of seat and chain stays as well as increased toe clearance and the ability to fit up to a 28mm tyre which makes the R3 more adaptable than ever.
As a world-class climbing weapon, lightweight design is a top priority for the R Series. That’s why the R3’s stiffness-to-weight ratio has been fine-tuned to yield frames that are 10% lighter while maintaining the same race-ready stiffness.
The established Cervélo fit has been enhanced with a new geometry highlighted by a lower standover height and extra toe clearance. Then there’s the R3’s new handling geometry and wider tyre clearance, which improve stability and performance-boosting comfort.
Road riders at all levels are now embracing the versatility of wider, lower-pressure tires in order to reduce fatigue and, in turn, boost power output. And since wheel manufacturers’ wind-tunnel testing has shown that wider tyres can actually deliver aero benefits, tyre clearance for the new R3 has been increased to 28mm without sacrificing performance.
Fork: Cervélo all-carbon, Tapered R3 fork
Seatpost:Cervélo carbon SP19
Handlebar:FSA Energy compact
Stem:Cervélo ultra light alloy stem
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 Speed
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 Speed
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 Speed
Brake Calipers:Shimano Ultegra 8000
Cassette:Shimano Ultegra CS-6800, 11-28
Chain:Shimano CN-HG701, 11 Speed
Crankset:Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
Saddle:Fi'zi:k Antares R7
Wheels:Mavic Aksium Black
Tyres: Mavic Yksion Elite Guard 700 x 25c
Headset: FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
Bottom Bracket: BBB bottom fit BBO-72, PF30 threaded