New road bike: Cervelo S1 vs Cube Agree GTC Race

Dag T
Dag T Posts: 22
edited June 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi there!

I'm looking for a new road bike and I've narrowed it down to the Cervelo S1 or the Cube Agree GTC Race.

I've heard great things about both bikes but I've also heard that the Cervelo's ride is a bit harsh and uncomfortable. The Cube has a carbon frame and is almost a kilo lighter(0,9 kilos) than the Cervelo, which has an aluminum frame. I've read that the Cube's ride is comfortable and that it's a good allrounder. At the same time I've heard that it's better to go for an high-end aluminum frame instead of a low-end carbon frame.

They are both equipped with Fulcrum 5 wheels and Shimano Ultegra groups.

Here are some links:

Cube agree: ... -gtc-race/

Cervelo S1: ... ces-specs/

Any thoughts?


  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Depends on what you have ridden before.

    For 'a bit harsh and uncomfortable' read stiff and responsive

    For 'comfortable and that it's a good allrounder' read sluggish and unresponsive
  • TMR
    TMR Posts: 3,986
    Cervelo don't 'do' low end carbon frames for a start. Their frames are known for being stiff. If you want comfort, then Cervelo are not for you. The exception is their RS, the curved seat stays and taller HT should produce a decent ride.

    Have a look at the Bianchi Infinito (I test rode one yesterday and it was fantastic), and an S-Works Roubaix (testing one in an hour or so, so may post impressions later).