Cervelo Introduces the New S2 – Aero on a Budget
After showing the new S3 at Interbike, Cervelo introduced a bike we didn’t see coming with the all new S2. While it looks very similar to the S3, the S2 uses the same frame as the S3 but with a different fork – designed to be more economical and developed specifically for the bike. The result is a bike that offers much of the performance of the S3, but at a price that’s within reach of more riders. As a result of Cervelo’s shift from model years, the formal introduction of the new S2 means it’s in stock, ready for purchase as we speak.
The formal launch of the S3 and R3 will be down the road when they are available as well, but for now you can check out the new S2 after the break!
Currently, the New S2 will be offered in one complete build aimed at squeezing out the most performance without breaking the bank. The Shimano 105/Tiagra equipped New S2 will retail for $2850 and will include Shimano R501 wheels. Improvements to the New S2 over the previous model include a new BBright bottom bracket with an FSA Gossamer BBright compact crank, and a new tapered head tube using their 1 1/8″ to 1 3/8″ standard each offering improved frame and fork stiffness. Other changes include a partial seat tube cutout that improves aerodynamics while still allowing for a 25mm tire. The seat post is new as well, now with a wedge style clamp instead of the traditional external clamp. Rear triangle design has been borrowed from the RCA with super thin seat stays for improved ride comfort and more compliance.
The new S2 uses their “Future Proof” internal cable system that allows for both mechanical and electronic drivetrains which means instead of the cables entering into the frame just behind the headset on the top tube, they now enter on the sides of the down tube (pictures of cables above from another frame). Cervelo also includes their “built for bottles” design which uses a squared off downtube which causes the bottle to be an extension of the airfoil.
The previous S2 ($2800 complete, $2000 frame set) and S2 Black LE ($2800 complete with Shimano R501 wheels) are still listed on the website as dealers still have them in stock. Once they are gone, the new S2 will be the only bike offered in the line.