Description of Cervélo R3 Carbon Frame Set 2016 - black/white
Ultralight and superstiff carbon race frame!
The new R3 is much more than just a Paris-Roubaix frame. Its low weight and high stiffness also make it ideal for climbers and even sprinters. Redesigned for 2014, the new R3 represents the latest in bicycle design, comfort and efficiency. The beautiful frame now has the RCA Class Squoval 3 tube shapes, an adapted geometry, the new fork and cable routing for all the future standards.
Additional the R3 has got a tapered headtube and the BBright bottom bracket standard for oversized axle and frame tube. The BB shell is 79 mm wide what increases the bottom bracket stiffness.
The new Squoval 3 tubes are stiff, light, and now aero, too. Squoval adds enhanced aerodynamics to Cervelos second-generation Squoval tube shapes by sculpting the leading edge and tweaking the trailing edge. With a savings of 7.4 watts compared to second-generation Squoval, Cervelos new Squoval 3 means you no longer have to choose between optimal lightweight engineering and aero advantage.
Lay-up optimization - the stiffening plies are added to the sides of the tubes where they have the greatest effect in bending. They are feathered to distribute the loads into the structure. Cervelo also added more plies on the bottom of the down tube, the head tube and the top tube to distribute the loads from a potential head tube impact. Finally, Cervelo added Kevlar to that same area and down tube to prevent catastrophic failure. Razor-thin seatstays - the original Cervelo R3 was the first frame ever to incorporate ultra-thin seatstays. The new R3 series frames feature even smaller seatstay cross sections than before, further increasing the already legendary compliance for the rear wheel. The seat stays are almost unnecessary for the vertical loads, they only provide torsional stiffness. Therefore, Cervelo was able to design the R3 seat stays to act as leaf springs in the vertical plane while having a more standard dimension in the lateral plane for torsional rigidity. Thus it combines strength, comfort, torsional stiffness and minimal weight.
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Fact Sheet of Cervélo R3 Carbon Frame Set 2016 - black/white
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