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Cervelo S2 and R2

Cervelo R2Cervelo have recently launched 2 new bikes – the S2 aero bike that came out earlier in the year, and the brand new R2, which was launched last week.

Cervelo S2
Cervelo S2
The S2, which is essentially an S3 frame with a more economical fork, retails for B#2399 and allows a relatively affordable entry into the world of Cervelo aero bikes. The S2 has the aerodynamic front triangle of the S5 with the comfort offered by the rear end of a R series bike. We have these in stock already at Cycle Art.

Cervelo R2
The R2, which mirrors the trickle down effect of the S2, is the entry level R Series bike. R Series bikes, which are born of the same DNA as the highly praised Project California, retails at B#1999 and features the same frame as the R3 but with a more economical fork. Finished in white with red graphics, it is equipped with Shimano’s new 105 11 speed groupset. As soon as these bikes land in the UK, we will have them.

Cervelo for women
Whilst Cervelo do not have a women’s specific design, the smaller models can easily be adjusted to fit the female body, with narrow bars, shorter cranks arms and a female specific saddle.

Staff bikes – James Ashberry's Cervelo R3

Cervelo R3At Cycle Art we ride what we sell. By choosing to sell the equipment we personally use and believe in, the advice we give is backed up by personal experience and an in depth understanding and passion for our products. The second in our features of staff bikes looks at James Ashberry’s Cervelo R3.

James’ background is not in the cycling trade, but as a graphic designer. He started cycling at a young age as a mountain biker in Yorkshire, lost interest, and ate himself up to 22 stone. He rediscovered his love for all things pedal powered and lost 7 stone in the process.

Squoval TubingJames had been a long time fan of Cervelo, and when his previous bike was written off in a crash in Mallorca, he jumped at the chance of an R3. Cervelo have 2 main road series – the R Series (or “Classic Road”) and the S Series (or “Aero Road”). The R3 is the entry into the Classic Road series, sitting below the lighter R5 and the super light RCA. As with all the R Series frames, the R3 has a stiff front end thanks for the tapered head tube, “Squoval” (square and oval) tube profiles, and BBRight bottom bracket shell (79mm wide instead of 68mm). It is also blessed with a comfortable rear end thanks to super skinny seat stays, and a slightly more relaxed geometry than most race bikes.

SRAM RedJames has chosen to equip the bike with a SRAM Red Black groupset, Mavic Ksyrium Elite SLS wheels, Pro PLT & Vibe finishing kit and fi’zi:k saddle and soft touch bar tape. He is also a big fan of Shimano’s SPD-SL pedal system over the Look Keos. Just like Chris, he runs a compact chainset and 25mm tyres, in this case Rotor 3DF and Clement Strada LGG 25mm. The bike weighs under 16lbs, without any real effort to save any weight other than the SLS wheels, but James himself admits it would be easier to lose weight off himself rather than the bike.

James regularly says there’s only 3 bikes he would replace this Cervelo with – and 2 of those are another Cervelo!

Full gallery here: http://www.pinterest.com/cyclea/staff-bikes-james-ashberrys-cervelo-r3/

New Cervelo R3 in store – special offer on existing R3 stock

New Cervelo R3New R3 in store

Whilst many Cervelo fans aspire to owning the Pro Tour proven R5 (or even the R5CA), in reality the more wallet-friendly R3 is more likely to be within reach. The R3 has long been the benchmark by which many lightweight road bikes are measured, and for 2014 Cervelo have released a new version of the highly popular bike.

Inheriting many features from the Project California and R5, the new R3 features Squoval3 tubing and internal cable routing, whilst retaining the BBRight bottom bracket and a super comfortable rear triangle that the old R3 was renowned for.

Finished in gloss black and blue with silver decals, the new R3 is also a departure from most current Cervelos, which are predominantly black, silver, red and white. Equipped with Shimano’s excellent 11 speed Ultegra groupset and the new black FSA SLK finishing kit, everyone in the shop agrees that the new R3 is a particularly handsome bike.

Stock prices are B#3100 for 11 speed Ultegra (which we have in stock), whilst a Di2 equipped Ultegra version will cost B#4200. Of course, at Cycle Art we can build a bike to any specification you like, so if you prefer your bikes with SRAM or Campagnolo, or wish to upgrade to Dura-Ace, it’s an option.

2013 Cervelo R32013 R3 Special Offer

Of course, when a new model comes in stock, it means there is always a deal to be done on the old model. Whilst we have them in stock, if you buy a current 2013 105 Cervelo R3 for B#1999, we will upgrade the wheels from the standard Shimano R500 to Mavic’s brilliant Cosmic Elite wheels for free – a B#400 wheel upgrade.

We have the 2013 R3 in the following sizes: 48, 51 and 58.

Full gallery of the new R3 here

Introducing… the Cervelo Wall!

Cycle Art's Cervelo Wall

When it comes to Cervelo in the North East, Northumberland and County Durham, there is only one destination worth considering – Cycle Art in Prudhoe.

Why?

Let us proudly introduce… The Cervelo Wall.

At Cycle Art, we believe each bike we sell to be a piece of art, and none more so than a Cervelo. Each Cervelo on our wall is mounted in an oversize picture frame, creating a gallery of some of the most exotic and desirable bicycles around.

Cervelo R5 Di2 at Cycle ArtHanging up on our Cervelo wall we have the brand new super slippery P3, the ever popular, multiple Iron Man winning P2, the brand new S2, and David Millar’s ride of choice, the S5 aero road bike. The P5 and S3, the only aero bikes not on our shop floor, are on their way to us shortly too.

If lightweight is more your thing, we also have an R3, an R3 Dark, and a stunning, B#8000 Di2 equipped 2014 R5 – the same R5 frame that was used by the likes of Dan Martin and Tyler Farrar for Garmin Sharp Cervelo. A new R5, which is essentially a production version of the Rca, has already been in our shop – but it lasted 30 minutes before a customer bought it. He was pretty impressed with it, as you can see for yourself here. For more information on the Cervelo R Series of bikes, why not read our “In the spotlight…” article.

We also have a couple of R3 Darks left in stock – this rare bike is actually a 2013 R5 badged up as an R3 and built up with SRAM’s fantastic 11 speed Force groupset for a bargain B#3000 (the frame alone was B#3500 last year). We have had customers coming up from as far as London in order to buy an R3 Dark, so if you ride a 51 or a 56, we might have your dream bike waiting for you.

Cervelo R5 Di2We have more than a dozen Cervelos in stock, built and ready to ride with more being built in the workshop, and even more on their way from Cervelo. Not only that, rather than stocking Cervelo simply because we can, our passionate and knowledgeable staff actually own, ride and race Cervelos themselves, meaning we can talk to you at great length about the Canadian brand, how their bikes ride, what it is to own one, and why their bikes are some of the best in the world. So, if you’re in the market for a Cervelo, where else would you go?

To help you build the bike of your dreams, we have a large range of products from what we believe to be industry leaders including Castelli, Kask, Bont, Fi:zi’k, Mavic, Pro, 3T, SRAM, Campagnolo, Shimano, Schwalbe, Clement, ISM and many more. We take great pleasure in sitting down for a coffee with you and going through one of our comprehensive build sheets, helping you spec up your ultimate Cervelo. Furthermore, every Cervelo we sell includes a proper bike fit from our in-house bike fit expert who carries out hundreds of fits a year, as well as a free first service to ensure your pride and joy works as well as it looks.

A freshly ground Caffe Praego coffeeCycle Art is not just a typical bike shop that happens to stock Cervelo. In addition to a large range of Cervelo bikes and other stunning road bikes, Cycle Art has a cafe that sells freshly ground Caffe Praego coffee, home made cakes, scones and cookies and freshly made to order sandwiches. You can also watch Cervelo’s “Beyond the Peleton” video diaries on our widescreen TV whilst you eat and drink.

So, if it’s a Cervelo you are after, why go to a normal bike shop when you can come to Cycle Art?

At Cycle Art, we are Cervelo.

Cervelo S5 outside Cycle ArtSome of our Cervelo builds on Pinterest:

Cervelo R5 with Di2
Cervelo S2 with 105
Cervelo R5 with Dura Ace 9000
Cervelo P3 with Ultegra
Cervelo R3 with 105
Cervelo R3 Dark with Red
Cervelo S5 with Ultegra
Cervelo R3 with Red

In the spotlight… the Cervelo R Series

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Canada. Home of ice hockey, the maple leaf, mounties, AM radio, and Pamela Anderson. And of course, high end bike manufacturer, Cervelo.

In the second of our “In the spotlight” series, we look at Canada’s most famous cycling export (alongside Svein Tuft, Alison Sydor, Michael Barry and of course, Ryder Hesjedal).

It’s hard to believe, given their elevated status in the bike industry, and the fact that it feels like they have been a permanent fixture of the professional peleton, triathlon, and Iron Man competition for many years, that Cervelo was only formed in 1995. In just 18 years, Cervelo have gone from a tiny start up to being one of the most desirable brands in cycling.

Gianni Bugno's TT bikeCervelo was founded by Phil White and Gerard Vroomen. Prior to Cervelo, the pair were working as engineers in bicycle and Human Powered Vehicle design, before being approached by two time world champion Gianni Bugno to design the fastest possible time trial bike for him. The bike they came up with was groundbreaking – too groundbreaking for Bugno’s sponsors and the bike was never raced.

Undeterred, and with multiple athletes interested in their unique approach to bicycle design, later that year with just two models in their range, White and Vroomen started Cervelo. The rest, they say, was history.

By 1998, Cervelo had multiple national time trial championships to their name. In 2001, the P3 was launched, and quickly established itself as the standard by which all time trial and triathlon machines were measured. The following year saw the introduction of the Soloist, the bike that started the aero bike revolution. In 2003, Cervelo became the bike supplier for Team CSC – making them the youngest ever bicycle company to sponsor a pro tour team – a sponsorship deal that would last six years and see Team CSC climb to be the number 1 ranked Pro Tour team.

Sastre winsWith Carlos Sastre winning the Tour de France on board his Cervelo R3SL, Cervelo found itself being hailed as one of the most desirable bicycle brands on the planet.

The R Series

For our “In the spotlight” feature, we look at the single most important product launch from 2005, when Cervelo launched the groundbreaking R3, the first ever Cervelo to use the company’s proprietary Squoval tubing, a concept that Cervelo still use in today’s R Series of frames. The R3 essentially set the mould from which all future lightweight Cervelo road bikes would be made, and quickly established the R Series bikes as a standard by which all other lightweight or “climbing” bikes would be measured.

Over the years, the R Series bikes have gone through a process of evolution rather than revolution, which only demonstrates the confidence Cervelo (and it’s customers) have in their product.

For 2014, both the R5 and R3 are brand new, and Cervelo took the lessons learned with the development of the spectacular Project California and applied them to a production road bikes. In order to understand the R5 and R3, we must first take a closer look at the California.

R5caThe R5ca

In 2008, Cervelo began an engineering project based in California to research into methods of producing lighter and stiffer bicycle frames. Rather than outsourcing the research, or head hunting experts from other industries, Cervelo developed their own staff and facilities. The result of of this ambitious project was the R5ca, a bike frame Cervelo claim is 100 grams lighter and 20% stiffer than it’s nearest competitor. In 2012, the R5ca was ridden by Ryder Hesjedal to victory in the Giro d’Italia, proving it’s credentials as a super bike.

The Rca
Cervelo never sit still. If they did, competitors in the fast moving bicycle industry would over take them and their products would be out of date. The lessons learned when developing the R5ca were translated into a production bike in the form of the R5, and work began on the next version of the Project California bike.

In 2013, Cervelo launched the groundbreaking Rca.

RcaFor the first time, Cervelo’s California team joined forces with the Toronto team to combine the knowledge of the lessons learned developing the S series of bikes with that of the Project California. The aim was to not only improve the structural design of the R5ca, but also to increase the aerodynamics. The RCA went through 93 different frame shapes and 279 Finite Element Analysis tests until the engineers were happy with the RCA and their new Squoval3 tubing profiles. Cervelo opted to use special high grade 3M PowerLux composites and resins which offer superior stiffness to weight, and to increase steerer tube strength they use a proprietary Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate coating technology. The result was a frameset that weighs under 700 grams and offers an aerodynamic saving of 7.4 watts at 40kmh. However, at B#7500 for the frameset, the RcA really is a lottery winner’s dream.

R5 and R3

The Rca is an important tool for Cervelo when developing their production road bikes. Just as the previous incarnations of R5 and R3 were developed using lessons learned from the R5ca, so the 2014 R5 and R3 were developed using the Rca as a starting point.

The new Cervelo R5

By using a slightly lower grade and more cost effective composite, whilst shifting production from California to the Far East, and electing to not use the Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate steerer tube, and using a different bottom bracket design, Cervelo can offer a production version of the Rca in the form of the R5 for half the price. The R5 frameset makes use of all the same moulds, geometry and frame design as the Rca, including the new Squoval3 tubing profiles developed by the Project California team and internal, future-proof cable routing. Cervelo claim it has a 9.5% stiffer bottom bracket and a 15% increase in torsional head tube stiffness. Weight is a claimed 808g for an average frame, making it 18g lighter than the previous R5.

Cycle Art recently sold a Dura-Ace equipped R5 to a customer, and he could not speak highly enough of the Cervelo. For the full review of his bike, visit our review centre.

Revamped Cervelo R3The R3, which is Cervelo’s best selling road bike, also receives a full revamp. Using the same Squoval3 tubing and internal cable routing at the R5 but with a lower grade of carbon and a different fork means the R3 weighs in at 980g, easily hitting the magic sub 1kg mark. Not only that, it still retains similar stiffness and handling as the R5 but at a more aggressive price point.

R3 Dark

Earlier in the year, at the 2014 model range product launch, Cervelo announced they were using up stocks of the 2013 R5 frame by painting it a different colour and calling it the “R3 Dark”. Two variations were made, a 105 equipped version for B#2000 and a SRAM Force 22 equipped version for B#3000 (the frame alone is worth B#3500). By the second day of the show, UK dealers had bought up all the 105 stock, and most of the Force stock. Cycle Art currently has a 51cm and a 58cm left in stock for 2 lucky people who want them.

The usual Cervelo design features…
All R Series bikes make use of the BBRight bottom bracket standard, a 30mm pressfit bottom bracket that has a wider bottom bracket shell that increases stiffness around the bottom bracket area. We’d recommend using Rotor’s super stiff 3DF chainset to make the best use of the BBRight design. In addition, all the R Series bikes make use of a tapered 1 3/8″ steerer tube (for improved stiffness and handling) and SmartWall tubing technology (Cervelo’s way of saying they use carbon where it is needed and not where it isn’t).

Make no mistake, Cervelo have achieved their status in the industry for a reason. It helps that their marketing department knows how to attract customers and create catchy trademarks. However, all the marketing in the world is pointless unless the product can back up the claims made by the marketing department and fortunately for Cervelo, it can.

Cervelo R5 – our quickest selling bike ever!

Cervelo R5When it comes to lightweight, super stiff race bikes, Cervelo are up there with the best. Cervelo bikes have become such a permanent installation in the pro peleton that it’s sometimes easy to forget that the company has only been around since 1995. Founders Gerard Vroomen and Phil White have taken Cervelo from a small, privately owned bicycle company into one of the most famous and revered bike brands in the world and is regarded by many as being the Apple Computer of the bike world.

The Canadian company may not have the heritage and tradition of some of the bike brands in the peleton, but what they lack in history they more than make up for with their extensive use of groundbreaking and innovative technologies, all of which come with fancy marketing names and acronyms.

On the top of Cervelo road bike pile is their much vaunted Project California or RcA, a no expenses spared experiment into bicycle frame design, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The current RcA is a limited edition, hand made 667g frame, built in California and finished in Canada. If you need to ask how much it costs, you probably can’t afford it.

Cervelo are another company who adopt the trickle down effect, in fact they openly admit that the RcA exists to learn lessons from for their mass production bikes. The R5 is just that – a more affordable production version of the RCA. At B#5199 for a Dura Ace equipped R5, or B#5299 for a SRAM Red version, the R5 is far from cheap. However, the fact is most of the Garmin Sharp team used the R5 during the 2013 race season, so if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.

After the success of the R3 Dark (essentially last year’s R5 painted as an R3), side by side in the shop you can see how the new R5 demonstrates a move on from the previous model. With more aerodynamic Squoval 3 tubing, internal cable routing, and clearance for 25mm tyres, the R5 uses Cervelo’s methodology of evolution rather than revolution.

The R5 we had in the shop (it lasted about half an hour on the shop floor before a customer put a set of Mavic Cosmic C40 wheels on and bought it) attracted the most attention we have ever seen.

The full gallery of the R5 can be seen at http://www.pinterest.com/cyclea/cervelo-r5/

Castelli clothing at the Tour of Britain

Honister Pass in the Tour of BritainNow in itbs 10th year (in it’s current guise) the Tour of Britain has gradually become more and more popular and grown in stature. The caliber of teams and indeed riders have improved year on year to the point where the 2013 edition, which kicked off in Peebles at the weekend, has the strongest ever field for the UCI 2.1 Europe Tour race. This year sees Pro Tour riders Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Nairo Quintana, Dan Martin, Giovanni Visconti (who has unfortunately crashed out of the race), Alex Dowsett, and Jose Joaquin Rojas line up on the start line as well as a host of domestic talent such as Kristian House, Richard Handley, Mathew Cronshaw, Evan Oliphant and local lad James Moss.

Castelli Sottile Due JacketYesterday saw the riders leave Carlisle and climb over the cat 1 climb of Honister Pass and the cat 2 climbs of Fangs Brow and Chestnut Hill, before a rolling run in to a uphill dig at Beast Banks in Kendal. The weather was typically British b it rained pretty much from start to finish b making the conditions wet, cold and slippery. Ideal for an eventful stage, then.

As the riders climbed Honister Pass they battled with the inclement weather, streams of water flooding down the road, and what seemed like Tour de France levels of spectators lining the road.
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Two teams in the Tour of Britain peleton where wearing the same kit to protect themselves from the elements b the Garmin Sharp and IG Sigma Sport teams where both showcasing highly technical Castelli clothing that helped keep them dry and warm in the harsh British weather.

Castelli Gabba Jacket4 particular Castelli garments were widely used by the teams yesterday. When the rain began to lash down, riders not already wearing waterproofs quickly reached for their Castelli Sottile Due jacket, a lightweight showerproof shell that can be compacted to fit into a jersey pocket. Dan Martin, who attacked up Honister Pass with 2nd place Tour de France finisher Nairo Quintana, opted for the Castelli Pocket Liner, a full waterproof shell that also packs away neatly. For those who wanted rain protection from the outset found themselves riding with the Castelli Muur jacket, a heavier weight waterproof designed to be worn all day – probably the ultimate waterproof jacket available. One item of clothing that most of the riders opted to wear was Castellibs awesome Gabba jacket. This jacket is a premium technical outer layer designed to keep the warmth in and the elements out. Constructed from Gore Windstopper fabric, this race fit jacket is the probs choice not only for racing in cold stages but with being breathable, it also finds its way into the kit bag during milder conditions.

Not only that, a certain Mark Cavendish was spotted wearing the Gabba jacket to keep himself warm and dry pre and post stage b and Omega Pharma Quickstep arenbt even sponsored by Castelli!

The Gabba jacket retails for B#185, the Muur jacket is B#200, and the Sottile Due jacket is B#75.00 and are in stock at Cycle Art now.

Monthly Newsletter – September

Cycle Art will soon be introducing a monthly newsletter that you will be able to sign up for. You will be able to receive all the latest exciting shop news, offers and industry tidbits to your mailbox. In the meantime (whilst we’re waiting on the techy people to do their thing), we’re posting the September issue here on the website. Enjoy!

Cervelo R3 Dark2014 Cervelos
Cervelo has always made some of the most desirable road bikes available, and for a short time only they have made them cheaper too. To make way for exciting new R3 and R5 models, Cervelo have introduced a limited “Dark Edition” version of their R3. “What’s so great about that?” we hear you ask. It’s not an R3. It’s an R5 disguised as an R3. Whilst the 105 equipped bike is already out of stock, you can still get hold of a SRAM Force 22 equipped Cervelo R3 (an R5 frame with an R3 sticker on) for B#2999. Bearing in mind last year’s R5 frame was B#3499, the R3 Dark is B#500 less as a full bike! Be warned though – they are selling fast and are only available in limited sizes so if you are interested, get in touch as soon as you can.

We also have a limited supply of 105 equipped Cervelo R3 bikes using last year’s R3 frameset – these are available for B#1999.

Yellow Ticket SaleYellow Ticket Sale
It’s that time of year where all the shiny new bikes are coming through, so we have a glut of 2013 bicycles to sell. Why not get yourself a bargain whilst you can! We have a range of bikes including a high end Colnago C59 Italia with a Campagnolo Record groupset and a Giant TCR Advanced SL2 with full SRAM Red. We have a range of Ridley bikes including 2 lightweight Helium road bikes both with Ultegra groupsets. We also have a few pairs of 2012 Fi’zi:k shoes on sale including some R1 Uomo down from B#299 to B#255. For more information on our yellow ticket sale and the bikes available for sale, please visit our Yellow Ticket Sale page.

Vuelta CookiesLa Vuelta a Espana 2013
With the Giro d’Italia and Le Tour de France out of the way, only 1 grand tour remains unsettled – La Vuelta a Espana. Often seen as the poorer sibling of the Italian and French offerings, with it’s sun scorched mountain climbs and white villages La Vuelta is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. It is also usually the most exciting and demanding. More often than not it is contested mainly by Spanish GC contenders but this year, American Chris Horner and Irishman Nicholas Roche are in the running for a good position as well as the usual suspects such as Purito, Valverde and company. We’d obviously prefer if either Garmin Sharp or Lotto Belisol had a GC contender so advertising our bikes would be easier but such is life!

So, why not pop up to Cycle Art, have a freshly ground Caffe Praego coffee and home baked cake and watch the race live on our widescreen TV? Even better, why not try one of our home made Vuelta cookies which are hand decorated in either the leader’s red jersey, climber’s blue polka dot jersey or sprinter’s green jersey!

Parts Bin
Lots of exciting bits and pieces have come in including:

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40

  • Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 full carbon clincher wheels – B#1800 pair
  • Custom carbon fibre chainrings – starting at B#45.00 each
  • Arte Selle titanium saddles, super light and very comfortable – B#80
  • Token anodised parts in various colours including skewers, head caps & adjuster barrels – starting at B#5
  • Clement Strada tyres back in stock at B#30 each
  • ISM saddles – starting at B#85
  • SRAM Red and Force 22 drivetrains

Castelli winter clothingGet ready for winter with Cycle Art
No one wants to hear it, but the sad fact is winter is looming large. If you are planning on commuting by bike, training, or riding through the winter months you need to be able to see and be seen, keep warm and dry, and have the right bike for the conditions.

Cycle Art has a range of winter ready clothes from Castelli and Mavic and a large range of lights from Lezyne to ensure you are safe and comfortable when the nights draw in and weather deteriorates.

If you’re looking for the ideal winter training bike we can build up a Sabbath September or Silk Route based on your exact requirements. If you’d prefer something that can go anywhere and do anything then we have a great range of cross bikes from Ridley including the 2014 Xbow and a few 2013 models in limited sizes. If you are needing luggage, we can take you across the road to Bicycle Repair Man!

Cervelo launch new R5, R3 and introduce R3 Dark Edition…

New Cervelo R5

Fridays are already great. But when Cervelo announces a new bike, the day can only get better.

Using lessons learned whilst developing the already legendary Project Californa (Cervelo’s 700g super frame), the Canadian company has announced a new R5 for 2014. Using aero-tuned Squoval 3 tubing (Cervelo’s proprietary square/oval tubing), a brand new fork design, internal cable routing, guides for mechanical or electronic wiring and hydraulic hoses, and a 27.2mm seatpost, the new R5 represents is a major step forward. Frame weight is a claimed 808g with the fork tipping the scales at 315g. To keep costs down, some technology is obviously missing from the uber expensive RCA, such as the 3Mbs nano-tech Powerlux resin and the Nanovate coating used on the RCAbs fork steerer – primarily as this technology is either too expensive, or can only be applied in Canada (the R5 is made in the Far East).

Cervelo claim the new R5 has a 9.5% stiffer bottom bracket, offers a 15% increase in torsional head tube stiffness, and due to the Squoval 3 tubes it represents a 7.4 watt aero advantage. Whilst we at Cycle Art don’t doubt these figures, all we really care about is how it looks and rides. At first glance, it’s a stunner and rest assured as soon as they become available we will be ordering them in to test ride.

The new R5 should be available in October.

New R3

Also available in October will be a revamped R3. It too inherits the Squoval 3 tubes, but with a different fork to the R5. Frame weight is a claimed 980g, and the geometry will be the same as the R5. It will be available as a frameset or built with Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 – but Cycle Art will be able to build whatever you want.

Cervelo R3 DarkR3 Dark Edition

If you can’t wait that long (or fancy a bargain), available immediately is the rather pretty Cervelo R3 Dark Edition. Available with SRAM Force 22 (or anything else you fancy if we do a custom build for you), the R3 Dark Edition is essentially a 2013 R5 frame in a custom colour way with an R3 sticker on. Bare in the mind the R5 frameset alone cost B#3500 last year, you can now pick up at Force 22 equipped R3 for B#2999.

A word of warning – the R3 Dark is a limited edition bicycle and Cervelo have already sold out of the B#2000 105 version, so if you fancy a Canadian wolf in sheep’s clothing we would suggest you get your order in quickly. With the new R5 and R3 hitting the shores in October, the R3 Dark will only be around for a short time.