The R3 can only draw a comparison to your favourite toy-car when you were growing up. Zooming around limitless to the surfaces that you smack it down on, tough enough to take on the busiest of days and reliability that outweighs even your own expectations. Cervélo put a lot of time into this redesign, ensuring that every aspect of the bike was looked at and meticulously detailed until it was the best it could be. The result? The R3 frame is now 10% lighter overall than previously, the frame's tube shapes have been redesigned so you now benefit from improved aerodynamics, stiffness and compliance. Cervélo's enhanced geometry now means that you have greater stability and can sit on your saddle with a comfort that isn't limited to how long or how far. Finally, Shimano's Ultegra groupset provides ultra-smooth shifting and high-quality reliability as well as rugged durability all at minimum weight, helping you to go further for longer.
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 tyres 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.
Frame - Cervélo R3
Fork - Cervélo all-carbon, tapered R3 fork
Bottom Bracket - Cervélo BBright connect 24x90
Headset - FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-1/2"
Seat Post - Cervélo Carbon SP19
Front & Rear Wheel - DT Swiss P1800 Spline 32
Front & Rear Tyre - Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
Chainset - Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
Shift Levers - Shimano Ultegra 8020, 11 speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
Cassette - Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
Chain - Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
Front & Rear Brake Callipers - Shimano Ultegra 8000
Handlebars - Cervélo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
Stem - Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
Saddle - Prologo Zero II STN