We place some high priorities on a frameset when we go new bike shopping. Most often we place stiffness, weight, and handling values at the top since those things are usually solidified. Sure aerodynamics matter too, however, we know our wheels, clothing, and helmets choices will make as much, if not more, of an improvement at cutting drag than the frameset. We also really like the aesthetics of a more classic road frame over the hyper aero rigs on the road today. If you feel the same way and want the precise shifting and powerful braking of Shimano's Ultegra Di2 electronic group, we'd urge you to have a look at the R3 Disc Ultegra Di2 R8070 Complete Bike. It features a stiffness to weight ratio that's favored by World Tour riders and a refined geometry that can add a bit of calmness in a chaotic peloton. The R3 is no stranger to the limelight. Consistently a winner in bike shootouts and with numerous editor choice awards to its credit, it also has a Tour victory to its palmares under Carlos Sastre and was the first bike to enter the Roubaix velodrome under the likes of Cancellara, O'Grady, and Vansummeren. This tells us a few things. The frameset is durable enough to handle brutal cobbled roads, it's light enough to scale hors categorie climbs, and it's comfortable enough for a 3-week stage race or a 6+ hour one-day classic.There's no need to fear any climb when aboard the R3. The frameset is built using special carbon layups and construction techniques, allowing Cervelo to reduce the frame's weight while making it stiffer at key points. This remarkable stiffness to weight ratio means the R3 is agile and responds instantly to pedaling efforts and tracks through turns with authority. Cervelo uses advanced engineering software like Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that allows it to better understand exactly how each layer of carbon fiber is working and if it's being used properly. Its carbon expertise prescribes a specific frame layup by placing hundreds of individ...
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