R Series

R Series

R-series bicycles are engineered to optimize strength, stiffness and comfort, while offering low weight in every situation. An R-series bicycle offers the best of our Project California engineering.

Uncompromised engineering

Feel the benefits of extreme light weight engineering with no compromise in stiffness, strength or comfort. You’ll search out hard hills not only to feel the light weight on the climbs, but also the speed and control on the descent. The result: an understated design that allows performance to make the statement. A settled ride that allows you to feel the road while minimizing rough road feedback. A comfort magnified with the ultra-thin seat stays developed to increase vertical compliance and vibration absorption for a smooth ride.

While your R-series bike was obviously built to be light, you won’t feel the need to treat it gently. Thanks to Squoval™ tube shapes and BBright™ technology, the R-series withstands the all-out sprints and hardest attacks with minimum flex. That means no flinching over potholes and gravel roads, the launch power to chase down a break or pull away in a sprint, the stability for effortless straight-line handling and precise speed through the tightest corners

What goes into a light weight and stiff design?

The R-Series showcase Cervélo’s Squoval tube shapes, Evolved Steerer Design, Carbon Dropouts, Future-Proof Cable Management, Reduced Friction BB guide, and BBright™ Core Design Features —all designed to enhance stiffness where it matters for better handling and power transmission and to reduce excess weight at the same time, for optimum lightness and comfort.

  • R5 Di2 Profile stock wheels
  • R3 Ultegra Di2 profile stock wheels
  • R2 Gallery 1
Core Design Features

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

Evolved Steerer Design

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

Comfort, Stiffness, Weight

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 ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.

Aero, Simplicity

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

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