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Cervelo R3 SL

mrjinxmrjinx Posts: 38
edited December 2010 in Your road bikes
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This is my bike. Very pleased with it I have ridden several 100 mile sportives with no discomfort, very fast and good handling on fast downhill descents

Frame: Cérvelo carbon frameset with Squoval downtube and chainstays.
Forks: 3T Funda team carbon fork.
Bars: 3T Rotund team
Stem: 3T ARX Pro
Bar Tape: 3T

Front Brake Lever: Dura ace 7900
Front Caliper: Dura Ace 7900
Rear Brake Lever: Dura Ace 7900
Rear Caliper: Dura Ace 7900

Shifters: Dura Ace 7900
Front Mech: Dura Ace 7900
Rear Mech: Dura Ace 7900

Seat: Specialized Toupe team saddle.
Seat Post: 3T Doric Team seat post and a headset.


Cranks: Dura Ace 7900
Chainring(s): Dura Ace 7900
Chain: Dura Ace 7900
Pedals: Look keo
Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace 7900

Front Wheel: Reynolds Assaults
Spokes: DT Revolution
Hub: Reynolds
Tire: Continental Grand Prix 4000s

Back Wheel: Reynolds Assaults
Spokes: DT Revolution
Hub: Reynolds
Tire: Continental Grand Prix 4000s

Accessories: 2x Zipp carbon bottle cage, Gamin 705 edge
its only money

Posts

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Nice mate.

    How do you find the wheels? May be getting some...
  • The wheels are the assaults and are good value for the money strong and light good looks too.
    Tried zipps, mavics but thought these looked the best
    As with any deep sectioned wheels make sure you grip the bars tightly on a windy day!
    its only money
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I had a set of Zipps (808 rear, 404 front) but recently sold the rear... Fantastic wheels but hardly ever used the rear as I use a powertap for racing/TTs and being tubular, I didn't use them for everyday riding...

    These could be what I'm looking for for 'best'...
  • i never understand how these wheels make you faster?

    surely you would loose time if you had side winds?

    i love the bike and the wheels look great
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I take it you haven't tried them then!

    Massive difference on my TT times...
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,613
    Lovely bike. Im very tempted to get a R3 but im also looking at a Scott addict and I just can't decide :cry:
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  • Cervelo R3 or R3SL everytime.
    its only money
  • i have never tryed them but i dont understand the science in how they make you go faster,
    and surely they slow you down on side winds, or your using more energy trying to keep in a striaght line,

    I want some i think they look cool, i just dont understand how they work
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    EV!lution wrote:
    i have never tryed them but i dont understand the science in how they make you go faster,
    and surely they slow you down on side winds, or your using more energy trying to keep in a striaght line,

    I want some i think they look cool, i just dont understand how they work

    You would probably be best googling 'wheel aerodynamics' or something. A crosswind only really causes steering problems, not necessarily slowing you down.
  • Gourgeous bike and I can confirm they are fast... i've been overtaken by a few of them
  • mrjinxmrjinx Posts: 38
    edited November 2010
    Thinking of removing decals from the wheels noticed a few other bikes with the wheel decals removed and the look good. should I ?
    its only money
  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
    Bike looks great. Definitely lose the wheel decals, it will look alot cleaner. 8)
    Rock 'n' Roule
  • mrjinxmrjinx Posts: 38
    edited November 2010
    Had a picky moment today and finaly removed decals from the wheels.Looks a lot better IMO showes the frame better ,less fussy.

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    its only money
  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
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    8)
    Rock 'n' Roule
  • Beautiful Bike...
    Brilliant build...
    2013 Kinesis Racelight TK3
    2011 Cannondale SuperSix
    2008 Specialized Allez Elite
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    pmannion9 wrote:
    Beautiful Bike...
    Brilliant build...

    This TBH. Love the understated frame colours.

    Am I correct in thinking the R3SL is the 'hill climbing' frame? I am sure I read a review of this in a recent Pro Cyclist magazine.
  • Loverly bike, that. But maybe in need of a seatpost with layback.
  • mrjinxmrjinx Posts: 38
    The long stem works fine for me ...don't want to mess with the handling.
    its only money
  • AndyD2574AndyD2574 Posts: 1,034
    Cervelo's rock..................thinking of getting an S3..................but cant work out how to hide it from the missus!!

    Lovely build!
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Looks much better without the decals. Although it needs some red to make it faster :lol:
    And now you know, and knowing is half the battle
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