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The Power of Paint

Cervélo’s lead graphic designer, Tom Briggs, has created many designs for sponsored pro athletes and teams, as well as for new and revamped production models. Of these, the three custom projects explored here — Team Dimension Data’s Qhubeka S5, and the P5s ridden by Ironman World Champion Frederik Van Lierde and ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion Caroline Steffen — best illustrate his creative process.

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Designed For Disc

Cervélo says the R3 Disc and C Series bikes are “Designed for Disc.” What does this entail? How are the frame sets engineered differently?

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Aero In The Peloton

During World Tour events there’s always a lot of talk about the aero models the pros are riding. Does it really make that much of a difference since they're usually drafting?

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How Do I Pack My P5?

I’m travelling to a few triathlons this summer and need to pack my P5 in an airline case. What case/method do you recommend?

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The Myth of Modulus

My wife’s bike has a decal on the top tube that reads “Super High Modulus,” so I am assuming this refers to the carbon fibre used. My Cervélo R5 doesn’t say anything about the material in any of the literature. Is my wife’s bike better than mine?

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Slow vs Fast Riders

Everyone knows aerodynamic drag increases the faster you go, so an aero bike is important for fast riders. But what about the rest of us?

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