Cervelo R3 Rival - 2012

Cervelo R3 Rival
$3,149.99
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Famous for carrying Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O'Grady to victory in the grueling Paris-Roubaix, Cervelo's R3 offers world-class weight savings matched only by its incredible ride quality. Cervelo's rigid Squoval tubes, BBright bottom bracket and Smartwall optimization that adds carbon where it's needed most provide a crisp ride that rockets you forward under even the smallest amount of pedal power. The leaf-spring seatstays and vibration-damping of carbon smooth your ride whether you're gliding over fresh-laid tarmac or hammering over 100-year-old pavé with the world's fastest rouleurs. Plus, the R3 comes with a tapered carbon fork, 3T seatpost, and 3T aluminum stem and bar, SRAM's admirable Rival group and fast Fulcrum wheels so that you can finish off any race with corner-carving precision and a blazing sprint across the line.

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Cervelo's Squoval tubes are optimized for the greatest possible stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Large chainstays and thin seatstays give you the best of both worlds: more power transfer and increased comfort.

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The R3's massive BBright bottom bracket junction offers exceptional power transfer and resists lateral flex, propelling you forward. The multi-shaped top tube resists flexing torsionally, and the high stiffness-to-weight ratio lets you climb and accelerate faster.

Cervelo's BBright bottom bracket system asymmetrically widens the BB shell, therefore creating a larger bottom bracket area. This increase in size allows Cervelo engineers to enlarge the non-drive chainstay, down tube, and lower part of the seat tube for a dramatic increase in frame stiffness. These improvements, without an increase in weight, ensure that every watt you produce goes into forward motion.

Specs

Frame Cervelo Smartwall carbon w/Squoval tubes and chainstays
Fork Cervelo FK30 carbon w/tapered steerer
Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Racing T
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/ Wheels
Tires Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick
Crankset FSA BBright
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Cogs SRAM PG 1070, 10-speed: 12-25
Shifters SRAM Rival
Handlebars 3T Ergonova
Stem 3T ARX PRO
Brake Levers SRAM Rival
Brakes SRAM Rival
Saddle Fizik Ardea
Seatpost 3T Dorico TEAM

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Why the R3?

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
48cm 012R3CRI1C48
51cm 012R3CRI1C51 14521
54cm 012R3CRI1C54 14357
56cm 012R3CRI1C56 5097
58cm 012R3CRI1C58
61cm 012R3CRI1C61

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5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Perfection 
  • Fast 
  • Efficient 
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Fast 
  • Good climber 
  • Lightweight 
  • Looks good 
  • Responsive 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (3)
  • Club rides 
  • Kicking butt 
  • Racing 
  • Commuting/City 

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4

Very Nice!

By 

from Augusta, GA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

Cons

  • Quick
  • Good Climber
  • Looks Good
  • Responsive
  • Light

Best Uses

  • Club Rides
  • Road Biking
  • Racing

Comments:

You will not be disappointed with this bike. Very light and nimble. Comfortable and fast and easy on the eyes.

5

Awesome bike!

By 

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I bought this bike during fall 2011 with a nice end of season discount. It is a magnificent piece of art and engineering. Very responsive, you feel immediate power with every pedal. Surprisingly comfortable. Would recommend to anybody. In a 58cm, completely stock with shimano 105 pedals and plastic elite cages, weighs in at 17.09lbs

    5

    Awesome!

    By 

    from Springwater, ON

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Perfection

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Kicking butt

    Comments:

    The fellows at Velocity did some great customization on this bike for me and I love it to bits! Very stiff but comfortable - all the power goes straight to the road! I could go on all day about how much I love this bike!

    5

    Almost cheating

    By 

    from Round Rock

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Efficient
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Durable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I have had my R3 for 8 weeks, and just shy of 1000 miles. I took it to the hills of south east AL and the bike flies up hills. It seems like every ounce of effort I put out goes right to the ground. It is very plush, and comfy yet very responsive and stiff. The fit is perfect and it fits me like a glove. It is so comfy and I almost want to drop a spacer off the bars. We added DA C24 clinchers and it climbs even better and responds instantly to effort I put out. Amazing bike! The Parmer road guys have been awesome and have spent the time and effort to get me the perfect bike for my riding, plus they have nailed the fit perfectly. Great guys (and girl) and they take great care of me. They are so awesome, that we went back and we bought my wife a nice upgrade to a Specialized Amira. Again, fit is perfect and it fits her needs and riding perfectly. I would not say price is a CON as you get a ton of bike for your money.

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