Summary: The Cervelo R3 is a classic, carbon fiber road bike designed for all day rides or professional road racing. With clean frame lines, an all-around geometry, a total bike weight under 17 lbs, and Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, the Cervelo R3 is an ideal road bike for the avid rider.
The Frameset: The frameset is available in two different colors: Navy blue with red highlights or fluoro green/yellow with black highlights. The R3, like the top of the line R5, uses Cervelo's proprietary Squoval Max tube shape. This tube shape is an ideal blend of a square and oval, which together give the Cervelo R series the ideal lateral strength and stiffness while maintaining vertical compliance. The rear brake cable and Di2 e-tubes are all routed internally, maintaining a clean, minimalist aesthetic.
Starting in 2018, Cervelo widened the clearance on the fork and chainstays to allow 28mm tire clearance. This added feature gives riders more tire options for different styles of riding while remaining UCI legal.
The Components: This model of the 2018 Cervelo R3 comes with a Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2 drivetrain. The Ultegra series of components is the second highest level of parts made by Shimano, and is widely used by racing professionals and everyday cyclist. Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting gives the rider quick and precise shifting at the click of a button. The Cervelo carbon fiber 27.2mm seatpost further aids with vibration damping.
|Sizes Manufactured:||48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Frame Material:||Carbon Fiber w/ Squoval Tubes|
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