While we may wish we had the fitness of the cyclists we watch in the Spring Classics, chances are we just aren't quite the same specimens of fitness as they are, and maybe -- just maybe, we don't need to head out on our long weekend adventures cramped up on race-tuned aerodynamic steeds. Now, don't get us wrong, we don't want to sell you short -- rather we think there are some top-tier options out there that may just be a bit more fitting for those of us embarking on casual weekend Fondos, and scenic country rides, like Cervelo's C3 Disc Road Frameset. Built with a combination of aerodynamics and comfort in mind, the C3 Frame makes the ideal partner for those of us who both want to go far, and fast, as it combines a more upright cockpit position that keeps our back elongated and relaxed, and aerodynamic tubes that take queues from Cervelo's leading race-series steeds. Combined with wider chainstays with room for lofty 32-millimeter tires, the C3 is built to comfortably take you down long and dusty roads, and off onto hard-packed dirt and gravel adventures. Cervelo's designers try to find a balance when it comes to riding position. While sitting upright is undoubtedly comfortable, we don't want to feel like we're on the way to go grocery shopping on a beach cruiser when we're hammering into mile 85 of a Gran Fondo -- and inversely we prefer to avoid a cramped up aero fit through the long miles. Cervelo strikes an ideal balance in between the two extremes with a 7mm lift above the head tube in the R3, and a steep seat tube that still keeps you forward in the cockpit. This translates to a bit more comfort, without completely tossing aerodynamics out the window, so you can go far, fast. The C3 may lend some visual queues to Cervelo's Race-series bikes. You'll spot the same Squoval down-tube technology that offer the rigidity of square tubes for torsional stiffness, much like its siblings, and it even packs in the oversized BBRight bottom bracket shell that adds an ext..
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