With a long standing reputation for producing premium products at a premium price, Canadian brand Cervélo is now changing their game with the introduction of the wallet friendly R2.
This model pairs the same frame utilized on the higher end R3 model with a more economical fork and competent spec to achieve it’s lower price point. A similar approach was taken by the company last year when they introduced their aero S2 model.
The R2 shares the same sub 1000 g frame (size 56, with paint and hardware) as the R3, so it has carbon dropouts, and Cervélo’s unique future-proof cable management system that is compatible with mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic drivetrains.
The frame also benefits from the same leading edge technology and engineering found throughout the rest of the R series – including Squoval tubing for improved aerodynamic performance and increased stiffness where necessary.
The major differences between the R2 and R3 models include price point, the aforementioned fork, and a unique graphic set. The budget bike is also spec’d with a 105 drivetrain rather than Ultegra or Ultegra Di2, and rolls on Shimano RS010 wheels, wrapped in 23C Vittoria Rubino Pro tires.
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