So you've decided it's finally time to throw down on a new road bike. Congratulations, there are a bunch of really good options out there. Our advice, pick a frameset that fits well, is lightweight, responsive, and comfortable on your longest rides. Next up, if you aren't currently riding a bike with disc brakes, do yourself a favor and make that part of your new bike selection process. The R3 Disc Ultegra R8020 Complete Bike from Cervelo is a bike that ticks off all of those boxes and has a super impressive stiffness to weight ratio that satisfies Grand Tour riders and the toughness to survive the brutal cobble classics. Add to that the reliability and precision of Shimano's Ultegra shifting and the power and modulation that can only come for hydraulic disc brakes and you have a bike that will help you achieve a new level of riding. 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 b...
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