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.

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 0 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

What about Wind Tunnels?

What about Wind Tunnels?

I know you talk about testing your bikes in wind tunnels a lot, so how does this help in the design of the aero bikes and which tunnels do you use?

Aero 3 comments

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 19 comments