The R3 is a high performance allrounder, ready for everything from the Tuesday night world champs to an epic weekend ride. Light, stiff, and designed for confidence-boosting handling, this is a bike that you can trust. Using special carbon layup and construction techniques, Cervelo reduced the frame's weight while making it stiffer at key points. The result of this impressive stiffness-to-weight ratio is a lively and confidence-inspiring bike. Stiff and lightweight, with geometry that promotes stable and predictable handling, the R3 urges you to attack on the climb and push the pace on the descent. The R3 features a robust chain stay protector, future-proof cable management system (compatible across all types of shifting systems), and a reduced friction bottom bracket guide. Clearance for tires up to 28mm wide and frame compliance create a smoother ride. Features - Squoval Max tubes combine the attributes of a square with an oval, but with a more aerodynamic leading edge - BBright bottom bracket allows the use of larger-sized tubes in the seat tube, down tube, and lefthand chain stay - Elite Fit offers a wide range of positions for all athletes without compromising handling, comfort, or performance - Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain - Novatec R3 Carbon 35mm Disc wheels
Flat Out. That's how Aspero debuted under the characters of the Wednesday Night Rough Club two years ago, and that's how it's stayed. And because at Cervelo we know that flat out doesn't stay flat out for long without a little help from science, we've come back from the drawing board with a new Aspero. A faster Aspero, a lighter Aspero, and—dare we say it—an even better-looking Aspero. Our engineers like to say, "If it looks fast, it probably is"—but there's some truth to it, and Aspero-5 looks fast standing still. No cables in the wind, tubes derived from our library of aerodynamically proven shapes, and just a hint of a cut out in the seat tube to squeak out just a bit more tire clearance, add up to a bike that proves the adage. Lightweight Speed Some might say aero doesn't matter on a gravel bike, but if you've battled a headwind across an open prairie, the thirty-two grams of drag you'll save with the Aspero-5 come as a welcome respite. Most gravel racing is done without the benefit of a World Tour peloton—or World Tour tactics—and when it's your nose in the wind all day, it's nice to know your bike's shouldering a bit of the load. Two-Position Adjustment "Trail", or front wheel response to rider input, is the most critical factor in high-velocity handling. The ability to adjust trail with the two-position "Trail Mixer" to compensate for the extreme range of tire sizes ensures a uniform ride experience. Multiple Configurations We engineered the bike to fit most 700x42 or 650x49 tire/wheel combos, comfortably. Of course, there are variables—rim width, tire casing/tread depth—which will affect final clearance. IMPORTANT NOTE: We always recommend there to be 4mm of clearance around whichever tire/wheel combo is installed on the bike.
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