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All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix

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“For your big, stupid rides.” That’s how Cervelo sums up their newest creation in the promo video. Just what is the Cervelo Caledonia? Cervelo states that this bike was inspired by the team-only R3 Mud bike that was raced to Roubaix victory in 2011 by Johan Van Summeren. Take that inspiration, and add modern details, and you get a bike that should be just as comfortable on your next century+ as well as on the roughest cobbles.

All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix
All photos c. Cervelo

According to the website copy, Cervelo has purposely “stayed away from compliance gimmicks.” Instead of elastomers, or other devices, Cervelo is opting for engineered compliance though their existing tube shapes. The frame includes a dropped rear stay, proprietary SP18 D-Post, and a semi-integrated front end as well.

All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix

With clearance for up to 700c x 34mm tires, there’s the ability to gain some compliance from big rubber too. Even if you don’t plan on running 34mm tires, the extra clearance will give you room for full coverage fenders with fairly large tires, using the hidden fender mounts.

All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix

This is still a race bike which is intended for monuments like Roubaix, but Cervelo wanted to make the bike more stable. So the geometry is fairly aggressive, but with a longer rear center, lower BB, and increased trail number compared to the R3 that was raced previously.

All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix

 

The full carbon frame and fork uses a tapered steerer with a 1 1/2 – 1 1/4″ taper, fully internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru axles, and though it’s not listed, it appears to have a large diameter press-fit bottom bracket shell. Sold as a frameset as well as complete, the frameset includes the AB09 carbon handlebar and ST31 carbon stem to make sure you keep that front end looking sleek.

All new Cervelo Caledonia is a modern road bike w/ big tire clearance, built for Roubaix

Complete builds start at $5,000 with an Ultegra disc build, and top out at $11,000 for the Dura Ace Di2 Disc build. The framesets are priced at $4,300.

 

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Dinger
Dinger
2 years ago

Maybe the best promo vid I’ve ever seen. That’s it.

bob88
bob88
2 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

Glad you make watch it.

Patrick Cavender
Patrick Cavender
2 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

@Dinger Yes! So good! 🙂
Thanks for commenting, otherwise I wouldn’t have watched it.

JBikes
JBikes
2 years ago

$5k for Ultegra!

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Good vid. Between this, their Aspero video, and their p-series/tri video Cervelo has been really nailing bike announcement videos lately

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