Cervelo R3 Frameset 2017
R3s from Cervelo have a fantastic pedigree on all terrains from the cobbles of Paris Roubaix to the mountains of the Tour de France, and this stunning Cervelo R3 Frameset 2017 is sure to build on this. This frameset is ideal for racing, sportives or just all day riding in the sun.
Lightweight, at less than 1000 grams, the new frameset is 24% stiffer at the headtube than its predecessor. This produces a better handling and more direct frameset, yet does not compromise comfort.
Squoval main tubes are a Cervelo trademark and combine immense strength with race ready stiffness. Redeveloped Squoval 3 tubing reduces air drag, a greater than seven-watt improvement compared to the previous R3. These large tubes mean the seatstays can be made thinner and weight can be reduced.
Designed with riding and racing over rough roads in mind, Cervelo have catered for this with clearance for 28c tyres.
Cervelo are always ready for whatever technological innovation comes next so interchangeable ICS (internal cable stops) have been added to give the option of fitting either mechanical or electronic groupsets and even hydraulic braking systems.
The Cervelo R3 Frameset houses the lightweight, reliable and versatile, BBright System, allowing for a wide range of cranks to be fitted, using the modern press fit system. The bottom bracket shell is now 8% stiffer than ever before providing even more direct power transfer to the pedals.
The head tube has been tapered as well as increased in size and reduced in length thanks to an Evolved Steerer Design. This uses steerer diameters and taper designs specific the goals of the model. All this equates to high levels of stiffness and improved handling, with no added weight penalty.
The perfect frameset for those who want a technological, feature packed, lightweight and well-priced starting point to add their favourite wheels, components and groupset too.
- Sub 1000 gram frame (size 56, with paint and hardware).
- 24% stiffness increase at head tube versus previous generation R3, for precise handling
- Squoval™ 3’s redesigned leading edges and corner radii combine with reoriented seatstays ellipses to reduce air drag by more than seven watts versus the previous R3
- Lightweight, interchangeable ICS (internal cable stops) click into the frame to fit mechanical, electronic, or hydraulic lines
- 8% stiffness increase at bottom bracket
Optimised Tapered Head Tube
Larger lower head tube dimensions offer an improvement in stiffness and handling. However, it is not as simple as 'bigger is always better'.
Stiff, light and now aero too.
Future-Proof Internal Cables
Sleek, smooth and mechanic-friendly.
BBright optimises system stiffness and weight while allowing for the largest range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.
Years of composite layup development have yielded exceptional results. Changes to the layup have resulted in a significantly smoother ride.
Ultra Thin Seat Stays
Shapes and materials can add stiffness where it counts. They can also be designed to take stiffness away from where you don't want it.
Single Bend Cable Routing
Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.
Frame and equipment may not be exactly as shown. Specifications subject to change without notice.