Thinking & Processes

Thinking & Processes

How do we push innovation further with every design? Explore the thinking and processes behind our bikes.

Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

Aero drag is 80-90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider. Only on climbs steeper than 5% does weight become more important than drag for the average rider.

Geometry and Fit

Geometry and Fit

The world’s most demanding athletes ride stock Cervélo frames. Our unique stack and reach-based geometry means our bikes fit 98% of the population.

Weight vs Aero

Weight vs Aero

The eternal question: Which is faster? More aero or lighter weight? First off, we make the most aero and some of the lightest frames around, so we don’t have a real stake in the answer—other than to help you go as fast as possible.

Lab vs. Reality

Lab vs. Reality

Do lab tests equal reality? If lab tests do not reflect the real world, they are meaningless.

8 Grams of Engineering

8 Grams of Engineering

Small details can make a big difference. The big innovations may be more obvious, but these small ones are what turn a good bike into a great bike.