Cervelo opened the molds to disc brakes with the introduction of the R3 Disc at Eurobike, and soon to follow is an all-new gravel/any/all road bike that was behind closed curtains at the big show. So, we don’t have all the details yet, but judging from three preview videos they’ve published, there’s a lot to be excited about.
Roll on in for the vids and lots of screen caps and speculation…
The new bike looks to based on the Squoval and round-tube aesthetics of their R-series, but with the S-series’ pencil thin seatstays.
The big difference is that those stays meet the seat tube much lower, likely to improve small bump compliance and redirect vibrations from the rider’s rear end.
Front and rear brakes appear to be flat mount, like on the R3 Disc, and thru axles front and rear are likely.
Tire clearance looks generous.
If this new bike can keep close to the R3 Disc’s claimed frame weight of about 950g, it should be a real competitor in the high end gravel/gran fondo/endurance road bike category. Here’s the videos: