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.

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 15 comments

Aero in the Peloton

Aero in the Peloton

During the Giro, there'll be media coverage on what aero models the pros are riding. Does it really make that much of a difference, since they're usually drafting?

Aero 1 comment

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

The P4 Fork - a Prodigious Father

The P4 Fork - a Prodigious Father

With the P4, Cervélo introduced a new aero fork: the FK25. Since the P4’s launch in 2009, that fork has fathered several children that benefit from its great aero genes. This article explains the differences between those forks.

Aero 0 comments

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 21 comments