Ask the engineers

Ask the engineers

Cervélo’s engineers know bikes inside and out, and chances are they’re curious about the same things you are. Find answers to commonly asked questions below.

Just Noticeable Difference

Just Noticeable Difference

Every now and then I try to notice comfort and stiffness differences between bikes but I still can't. Saves me a lot of anxiety when picking bikes at least =) I only have to consider wind tunnel, paint, and price!
– Jack Mott[i]

Comfort 3 comments

650C vs 700C?

650C vs 700C?

I am 5'2" and did a lot of research on this last year, when I was in the market for a tri bike. Do you have any data for 650 vs. 700Cs? Thanks!

Aero, Comfort 8 comments

Lab vs. Reality - Part 2

Lab vs. Reality - Part 2

In our first "Lab vs. Reality" article, we discussed that lab tests have to reflect the real world, or they are meaningless. Many of you asked questions about the details – what specific changes to the test protocol did we make, and why?

Comfort, Stiffness, Weight 1 comment

Crank Length

Crank Length

I’ve heard many triathletes and time trialists are switching to shorter cranks: 170, 165, even 160mm. What do you recommend?

Comfort 16 comments

The Myth of Modulus

The Myth of Modulus

We are often asked what modulus carbon fiber our frames are made of, and the answer is both very simple... and very complicated.

Comfort, Stiffness, Weight 7 comments