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Cervelo Launches New R2 Road Bike



Last month we reported that Cervelo had plans to launch a new, more affordable road bike model called – the R2.  

Well, as of today, the Canadian brand announced the official launch of it’s new entry level bike. 

As previously mentioned, the new R2 uses the same frame as the R3, however, in order to keep the price down, Cervelo has paired it with a new more cost effective carbon fork, along with Shimano’s 105 11-speed groupset, RS10 wheels and  Vittoria Rubino Pro tires. 

At $2500, the R2 is Cervelo’s most reachable full carbon to date. And, it features the same geometry, Squoval tube profiles and future-proof cable routing setup, as the R3. Again, the only significant difference is in the fork, wherein the R2 uses a less costly one from that which is found on the R3.

Cervelo claims the R2 ‘s frame weighs in at an impressive sub-1000g, to include carbon fiber dropouts. That’s quite remarkable for a bike of this price – to say the least.  

Overview

Employing much of the leading-edge technology and engineering found through out the rest of the R series, the R2 is a bike that performs up to the standards of professional level riders and is outfitted for practicality and durability. Using the same frame as our R3, the R2 is lighter than the competition and far more aerodynamic. Future-Proof Cable Management means that your R2 will work with any future upgrades. With this much value in one bike, it is time to step up to pro-level performance. 

  • SUB 1000 GRAM FRAME (SIZE 56, WITH PAINT AND HARDWARE).
  • 24% STIFFNESS INCREASE AT HEAD TUBE VERSUS PREVIOUS GENERATION R3, FOR PRECISE HANDLING
  • SQUOVAL™ REDESIGNED LEADING EDGES AND CORNER RADII COMBINE WITH REORIENTED SEAT STAYS ELLIPSES TO REDUCE AIR DRAG BY >7 WATTS VERSUS PREVIOUS R3
  • FUTURE-PROOF CABLE MANAGEMENT ALLOWS EASY SET-UP FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRONIC, OR HYDRAULIC LINES.
  • 8% STIFFNESS INCREASE AT BOTTOM BRACKET VS PREVIOUS R3

ENGINEERING

Carbon Dropouts

Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength versus traditional metal dropouts.

SIMPLICITY, WEIGHT

 

Future-Proof Cable Management

Future-Proof Cable Management ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.

AERO, SIMPLICITY

 

Squoval

A library of shapes that combine the attributes of a square and an oval to achieve an ideal balance of stiffness, weight, and aerodynamics.

AERO, STIFFNESS, WEIGHT

 

Evolved Steerer Design

Different frame designs call for different steerer dimensions. We use the right dimension in the right application.

COMFORT, STIFFNESS, WEIGHT

 

Reduced-Friction BB Guide

Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.

SIMPLICITY

 

BBright

BBright increases system stiffness and reduces frame weight while allowing for a large range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.

 

http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/r-series/r2.html


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