Rca

Rca

Showcasing the best of our knowledge, testing, and industry-leading engineering processes.

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The RCA is the culmination of the research and development in our Project California facility. A refinement of the previous version, the frame set represents the leading edge of composite material manufacturing and our understanding of what makes a truly inspirational ride.

The previous RCA is recognized for industry-leading innovation, earning Eurobike Gold, JEC Innovation, Core77 Design, and Bike Radar’s “Most Wanted” awards. Germany’s prestigious Tour Magazin also rated the Rca the lightest frame they’d ever tested, with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio. The latest iteration of the RCA was an opportunity to improve upon, what many riders would call, perfection. An opportunity to apply what we’ve learned in Project California and put new ideas and techniques into practice.

Improvements include stronger top and down tubes to be more crush-resistant, tapered-ply materials used in tube walls for added strength, selective use of ultrahigh modulus pitch fibre in the seat tube, and selected tapered-ply wraps to stiffen the head tube.

The major breakthrough is in fork development and enhanced ride quality: our structural engineers have effectively decoupled lateral and longitudinal fork stiffness, delivering a 15% increase in lateral stiffness and a 7% decrease in longitudinal stiffness.

And thanks to new materials and layup techniques, the new Rca frameset weighs 35 grams less than the classic edition, while maintaining its elegant frame and Squoval tube shapes.

Want to learn more about the classic Rca? Click here to explore what made it such a spectacular project.

Performance
Engineering
  • Squoval

    Squoval

    A library of shapes that combine the attributes of a square and an oval to achieve an ideal balance of stiffness, weight, and aerodynamics.

    Aero, Stiffness, Weight

  • Carbon Dropouts

    Carbon Dropouts

    Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength versus traditional metal dropouts.

    Simplicity, Weight

  • Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.

    Aero, Simplicity

  • Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.

    Simplicity

  • Evolved Steerer Design

    Evolved Steerer Design

    Different frame designs call for different steerer dimensions. We use the right dimension in the right application.

    Comfort, Stiffness, Weight

  • BBright

    BBright

    BBright increases system stiffness and reduces frame weight while allowing for a large range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.

    Stiffness, Weight

1. Select Your Model
Rca

Rca

2. Select Your Frame or Groupset
Rca Frameset

Rca Frameset

$10000

3. View Your Selection
Rca Frameset
  • Fork
    Cervélo All-Carbon, Rca Fork
  • Headset
    FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-3/8"
  • Bottom Bracket
    BBright PF-30 Ceramic

Bikes and equipment may not be exactly as shown. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Find your size

Even the most demanding pros fit properly on a stock Cervélo. The answer lies in our unique reach based geometry.

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Your local Cervélo retailer will be able to measure you and help find the correct the correct size for you.

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Support

Every Cervélo frame comes with a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner. Our manuals contain important safety and service information.

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