US$3,000.00
Orange/Navy Black/White
Model shown: R3 Disc Ultegra in Orange/Navy | Configure Your R3

Fierce Competitor

The R3 is a high performance allrounder, ready for everything from the Tuesday night world champs to an epic weekend ride. Light, stiff, and designed for confidence-boosting handling, this is a bike that you can trust.
Ideal For: One Day Classics / All Day Rides / Tuesday Night Worlds
Weight

Optimized Balance

The R3 is a climbing weapon. Using special carbon layup and construction techniques, we reduced the frame's weight while making it stiffer at key points. The impressive stiffness to weight ratio means precise handling and instant feedback in speed.

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Ride Quality

Further, Faster

Stiff and lightweight, with geometry that promotes stable handling, the R3 urges you to attack on the climb and push the pace on the descent. You'll also enjoy a smooth ride, with tires up to 28mm wide and a compliant frame to absorb road vibrations.

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Usability

Focused on You

We make our bikes simple to own and easy to enjoy. The R3 features a robust chain stay protector; thru axles; future proof cable management system (compatible across all types of shifting systems); and a reduced friction bottom bracket guide.

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Design / 1 of 3

Squoval™ Max

Squoval™ Max tubes are a library of tube shapes that combine the attributes of a square with an oval but with a more aerodynamic leading edge. With these unique shapes, we dial in the ideal balance of stiffness and weight in specific areas of a frame, while reducing aerodynamic drag. In practice, that means a lively-feeling ride where not one watt of your power is wasted.
Design / 2 of 3

BBRight™

Cervélo developed BBright™ to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. With the BBright™ system, larger-sized tubes are used in the seat tube, down tube, and lefthand chain stay. The benefit is increased stiffness and pedalling efficiency in a lighter weight frame. BBright™ is compatible with all major bottom bracket standards.
Design / 3 of 3

Elite Road Fit

Our Elite Fit is based on extensive observations and analysis of riders' positions. It offers a wide range of positions for all athletes, from endurance riders to Pro-Tour racers, without compromising handling, comfort, or performance.
Lighter means faster
Engineering / of

Lighter Means Faster

The lighter the bike, the easier it is to keep moving. We focus on keeping our frame weights as low as possible, without sacrificing ride quality or safety. Our engineers achieve this by combining the ideal mix of shapes, materials, and lay up techniques.

  • 16% lighter than previous generation R3 
Engineering / of

Less Drag, More Speed

Aerodynamics are critical to engineering a fast bike: aero drag accounts for as much as 90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider. Using special frame tube shapes, we improved the aerodynamics of the R3 so you can reap the benefits of reduced drag.

  • 16 gram improvement in aerodynamics over the previous model
Engineering / of

No Wasted Effort

A combination of material, shape, and lay up are used to engineer the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. For the disc model of the R3 we optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so that more of your power goes into turning the rear wheel.

  • 4% stiffer at the head tube than the previous generation R3 
  • 4% stiffer at the bottom bracket than the previous generation R3 

John Butler / Athlete and everyday rider

“When I think about getting to ride my r3 the color alone makes me so excited. Judging on how the r3 handles I had no idea this was the less expensive model”
"The R3 Disc is a joy to ride"

VELONEWS REVIEW

"The R3 Disc is a joy to ride"

"Out on the road it offers an encouraging, nimble ride. On hilly, twisty terrain the R3 Disc is a joy to ride — quickly accelerating out of corners and turning with precision."

Full review
Other bikes in the R series
R5

R5

This supreme all-round racing machine sets new benchmarks for lightness, stiffness, and confidence-boosting handling.

  • Colors: Black/Black/Graphite Navy/Red/Orange
  • Options: 8 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$5,000.00
R3

R3

Top-shelf specs, a lightweight frame, and responsive feel makes this a race-ready bike for all terrain.

  • Colors: Orange/Navy Black/White
  • Options: 6 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$3,700.00
R2

R2

The stiff, lightweight frame and confidence-inspiring handling add up to a pro-calibre ride at real-world prices.

  • Colors: Riviera/White/White Slate/Navy/Red
  • Options: 1 model / Rim only
  • Priced: From US$2,400.00

Fierce competitor

The R3 is a high performance allrounder, ready for everything from the Tuesday night world champs to an epic weekend ride. Light, stiff, and designed for confidence-boosting handling, this is a bike that you can trust.
Ideal For: One day classics / All day rides / Tuesday Night Worlds
Weight

Optimized balance

The R3 is a climbing weapon. Using special carbon layup and construction techniques, we reduced the frame's weight while making it stiffer at key points. The result of this impressive stiffness to weight ratio is a lively and confidence-inspiring bike.

Learn More
Ride Quality

Further, Faster

Stiff and lightweight, with geometry that promotes stable and predictable handling, the R3 urges you to attack on the climb and push the pace on the descent. Clearance for tires up to 28mm wide and frame compliance create a smoother ride.

Learn More
Usability

Focused on you

We make our bikes simple to own and easy to enjoy. The R3 features a robust chain stay protector; future proof cable management system (compatible across all types of shifting systems); and a reduced friction bottom bracket guide.

Learn More
Squoval Max tube shapes on the R3
Design / 1 of 3

Squoval™ Max

Squoval™ Max tubes are a library of tube shapes that combine the attributes of a square with an oval but with a more aerodynamic leading edge. With these unique shapes, we dial in the ideal balance of stiffness and weight in specific areas of a frame, while reducing aerodynamic drag.
BBRight on the S3
Design / 2 of 3

BBRight™

Cervélo developed BBright™ to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. With the BBright™ system, larger-sized tubes are used in the seat tube, down tube, and lefthand chain stay. The benefit is increased stiffness and pedalling efficiency in a lighter weight frame. BBright™ is compatible with all major bottom bracket standards.
Elite Fit on the R3
Design / 3 of 3

Elite Fit Road

Our Elite Fit is based on extensive observations and analysis of riders' positions. It offers a wide range of positions for all athletes, from endurance riders to Pro-Tour racers, without compromising handling, comfort, or performance.
Squoval Max tube shapes on the R3
BBRight on the S3
Elite Fit on the R3
Engineering / of

Lighter Means Faster

The lighter the bike, the easier it is to keep moving. We focus on keeping our frame weights as low as possible, without sacrificing ride quality or safety. Our engineers achieve this by combining the ideal mix of shapes, materials, and lay up techniques.

  • 10% lighter than previous generation R3
Engineering / of

No Wasted Effort

A combination of material, shape, and lay up are used to engineer the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. For the R3 we optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so that more of your power goes into turning the rear wheel.

  • 4% stiffer at the head tube than the previous generation R3
  • 4% stiffer at the bottom bracket than the previous generation R3

Thomas Brown / Keen amateur racer and everyday rider

"I raced the R3 rim all last year and really fell in love with the versatility of the bike. It is comfortable doing an easy evening cruise or being raced very hard and rough. It's smooth on rough pavement and comfortable."
"An elite-level ride"

ROAD BIKE ACTION REVIEW

"An elite-level ride"

"With more performance than what just about anybody who doesn’t make a living riding a bike needs, it’s literally an elite-level ride that comes at a real-world price."

Full review
Other bikes in R series
R5

R5

This supreme all-round racing machine sets new benchmarks for lightness, stiffness, and confidence-boosting handling.

  • Colors: Black/Black/Graphite Navy/Red/Orange
  • Options: 8 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$5,000.00
R3

R3

Top-shelf specs, a lightweight frame, and responsive feel makes this a race-ready bike for all terrain.

  • Colors: Orange/Navy Black/White
  • Options: 6 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$3,700.00
R2

R2

The stiff, lightweight frame and confidence-inspiring handling add up to a pro-calibre ride at real-world prices.

  • Colors: Riviera/White/White Slate/Navy/Red
  • Options: 1 model / Rim only
  • Priced: From US$2,400.00

6 Models Available

  • Spec Item
  • Fork
  • Headset
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Crankset
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chain
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Cassette
  • Shifters
  • Handlebar
  • Stem
  • Brake Caliper
  • Brake Rotor
  • Saddle
  • Seatpost
  • Ultegra Rim

    From US$3,700.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss P1800 Spline 32
  • Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Cervelo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
  • Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP19
  • Ultegra Disc

    From US$4,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss P1800 Spline 32 Disc
  • Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra 8020, 11 speed
  • Cervelo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
  • Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8070 Hydraulic Disc
  • Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP19
  • Ultegra Di2 Rim

    From US$5,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Novatec R3 Carbon 35mm
  • Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 speed
  • Cervelo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
  • Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP19
  • Ultegra Di2 Disc

    From US$6,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Novatec R3 Carbon 35mm Disc
  • Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, 11 speed
  • Cervelo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
  • Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8070 Hydraulic Disc
  • Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP19
  • Frameset Disc

    From US$3,000.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Cervélo Carbon, SP19
  • Frameset Rim

    From US$3,000.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R3 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Cervélo Carbon, SP19
Geometry & Sizing
MM IN
  • Size
  • A Stack
  • B Reach
  • C Seat Tube Angle
  • D Wheel Size
  • E Head Tube Angle
  • F Fork Offset
  • G Head Tube Length
  • H Bottom Bracket Drop
  • I Front Center
  • J Standover Height
  • K Chainstay Length
  • 48
  • 505mm19.88"
  • 360mm14.17"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 71°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 89mm3.50"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 573mm22.56"
  • 693mm27.28"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 51
  • 530mm20.87"
  • 369mm14.53"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 72°
  • 51mm2.01"
  • 110mm4.33"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 575mm22.64"
  • 723mm28.46"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 54
  • 555mm21.85"
  • 378mm14.88"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 133mm5.24"
  • 72mm2.83"
  • 577mm22.72"
  • 753mm29.65"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 56
  • 580mm22.83"
  • 387mm15.24"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 159mm6.26"
  • 72mm2.83"
  • 594mm23.39"
  • 784mm30.87"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 58
  • 605mm23.82"
  • 396mm15.59"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 188mm7.40"
  • 69.5mm2.74"
  • 611mm24.06"
  • 815mm32.09"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 61
  • 630mm24.80"
  • 405mm15.94"
  • 73°
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 214mm8.43"
  • 69.5mm2.74"
  • 620mm24.41"
  • 846mm33.31"
  • 410mm16.14"
Bike Geometry Graphic