Cervelo’s New S3 Stiffens Up, Available Now
Introducing the new Cervelo S3. Sure, it was shown at both Eurobike and Interbike this year, but following Cervelo’s desire to not launch bikes until they are actually on the show room floor they have kept quiet until now. The new S3 follows suit with the recently introduced S2, boasting a bevy of trickle down technology originally designed for Cervelo’s flagship bikes. Utilizing the same frame as the lower cost S2, the S3 gets a boost in front end stiffness with their FK42 fork that offers a 16% increase for improved handling. Compared to the old S3, the new model gains a larger down tube for improved frame stiffness and aerodynamics, the rear end from the RCA for improved compliance and drivetrain stiffness, and a BBRight PF30 bottom bracket.
Pricing and builds after the break.
Equipped with Cervelo’s ICS (internal cable stops), the S3 can run mechanical, electronic, or hydraulic lines internally for a clean, aerodynamic set up. Like the S2, the S3 has a partial rear wheel cut out in the seat tube for improved aerodynamics and allows up to a 25mm tire. Just about everyone rides with bottles, so the frame’s tubes have been aerodynamically shaped to use the bottle cages as extensions of the airfoil designs.
Cervelo S3s will be offered in a frame set for $2300, or complete Ultegra and Ultegra Di2 builds at $4,000 and $5,200 respectively. Bikes and frames are available now at your local Cervelo dealer.
S3 Ultegra – $4,000
S3 Ultegra Di2 – $5,200