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Winter Wonder - 2011 Cervelo R3

napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
edited February 2012 in Your road bikes
My Winter Bike

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Cervelo R3 2011
Sram Red
Rotor 3D+ Cranks with Rotor Aero chainrings
Rotor BBRight Ceramic BB
3T Team stem/carbon bars/carbon post
Fizik Aliante carbon saddle
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels
Vittoria Open Pave 320 Tyres
Look Keo Carbon HM/Ti pedals
KMC X10SL chain
Crud Roadracers

Steerer kept long for when I sell it to a fat dentist.

(It's also my best bike and TT bike btw)
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Very nice Nap. A beautiful bike. I wouldn't ride it in the Winter though. I'm toying with the idea of getting the 2011 white and blue colour way frame from Sigma Sport when I get my bonus.

    How do you find the ceramic BB and the Rotor chainset compared to a standard BB and chainset? A worthwhile upgrade?
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    I've been running a ceramic BB for a while with my red. TBH I don't notice a difference between ceramic and good steel bearings in use, although the steel ones seem to need a little more tlc.
    The chainset feels noticeably stiffer than the SRAM red one.
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Well it's a beautiful bike mate, hope you enjoy it.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Well it's a beautiful bike mate, hope you enjoy it.

    Ta :)
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  • gwillisgwillis Posts: 998
    lovely bike and nice to see a Nap D bike on here
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Naughty, naughty... What's with the white cale outer, on the rear brake?
    I expect better of you, NapD... ;-)
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    hopper1 wrote:
    Naughty, naughty... What's with the white cale outer, on the rear brake?
    I expect better of you, NapD... ;-)

    The cable housing is black, it's just a trick of the light. Look at the top of the crud catcher to see what I mean.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Nope, it's white.
    Cables were made up using spare black sections, ran out and couldn't be arsed to buy a whole new set just for that section!

    It does bug me though...

    I'll be getting some I links in the new year I think.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I'll be getting some I links in the new year I think.

    Naaah, leave it - you can make it a signature detail :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Rolf F wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I'll be getting some I links in the new year I think.

    Naaah, leave it - you can make it a signature detail :lol:

    Heh heh I may just do that in future :0
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Nope, it's white.

    That's me corrected! :)

    Apologies to Hopper1 :(
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    I've just been looking at the Cervelo web site. I've noticed the non-Team version (white and blue colour way) has different forks to yours. Do you know what the difference is between them?
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    I would say looking at the website, the difference is 3.

    Edit- I've just asked Mr Vroomen. See what he says.
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    The FK33 is slightly lighter. The team frame is slightly lighter than the non-team.
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I would say looking at the website, the difference is 3.

    Very good :)

    I had to think about that for a moment though :(
  • BBHBBH Posts: 476
    hopper1 wrote:
    Naughty, naughty... What's with the white cale outer, on the rear brake?
    I expect better of you, NapD... ;-)

    Hopper has the eyes of an eagle!!!

    Nice ride Nap!!

    If this is winter ( :shock: :shock: ) what is the new summer!!!! (Colnago maybe??)
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Just had it confirmed by Mr Vroomen, the 33 is lighter.
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  • Were did you get the crank from?? do they make much difference?
    Helmand Province is such a nice place.....
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Crank came with the frame. I personally don't feel any benefit from the oval chainrings although others I know (especially Pokerface) do.
    The crank itself is great though, stiffer and lighter than the SRAM Red one...
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  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
    I wouldn't ride it in the Winter though.

    Why not? It not going to rust.
    NapoleonD wrote:
    My Winter Bike

    Kudos for having the longest rear mech cable I have ever seen.
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  • tx14tx14 Posts: 244
    Supergoose wrote:
    I wouldn't ride it in the Winter though.

    Why not? It not going to rust.
    NapoleonD wrote:
    My Winter Bike

    Kudos for having the longest rear mech cable I have ever seen.

    my thoughts too, it's makes alot of sense to ride a carbon frame in the winter.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Supergoose wrote:

    Kudos for having the longest rear mech cable I have ever seen.

    Unfortunately with SRAM red it shifts much better with a novelty length loop :(
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  • I`ve wondered if you had ever regretted selling the S3 and going to a Colnago ?
    your back with Cervelo again?.
    I would choose technology over Prestige any day of the week.
    I`m dreaming about one of those S5 aero frames.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    I`ve wondered if you had ever regretted selling the S3 and going to a Colnago ?
    your back with Cervelo again?.
    I would choose technology over Prestige any day of the week.
    I`m dreaming about one of those S5 aero frames.

    Honestly? I'm regretting selling the Arte...

    The R3 is great, stiff, light and comfortable but the arte handled beautifully. I think its the geometry of the Colnago. They really have that side of things nailed. I'd take a Colnago personally :cry:
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  • Well maybe a ride on the C59 and the S5 would be more conclusive then? other than just going of technology? :?
    Your bike looks rather nice by the way.
    How is your riding coming on?
    I`m 100 watts down from twelve months ago.The surgery seems to have worked though. The pain has gone ish but still shows up after to much work It`s getting better :D.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Supergoose wrote:
    I wouldn't ride it in the Winter though.

    Why not? It not going to rust.

    Because it's a very expensive frame. Why risk coming off in the shitty road conditions we always have during the Winter and damaging it?

    That's why a lot of people have at least two bikes, so they keep their most expensive for nice sunny days and ride their cheaper one at other times.

    It's hardly an uncommon practise.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Well maybe a ride on the C59 and the S5 would be more conclusive then? other than just going of technology? :?
    Your bike looks rather nice by the way.
    How is your riding coming on?
    I`m 100 watts down from twelve months ago.The surgery seems to have worked though. The pain has gone ish but still shows up after to much work It`s getting better :D.

    Definitely DON'T just go off technology!!
    Cheers.
    Riding is happening in fits and starts, sold all my kit including powermeter so I don't know where I am power wise, I'm very unfit and two stone heavier though!
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  • siamonsiamon Posts: 274
    NapoleonD wrote:

    Honestly? I'm regretting selling the Arte...
    The R3 is great, stiff, light and comfortable but the arte handled beautifully. I think its the geometry of the Colnago. They really have that side of things nailed. I'd take a Colnago personally :cry:

    I thought the impressive characteristic of the R3 was the handling, especially the turns during descents. If the Colnago out-handles an R3 then I HAVE to try one.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Don't get me wrong, I think the R3 is great and to be fair I haven't raced it yet, but when I did the beacon Little Mountain Time Trial I was miles quicker on the descents than I was on my S2, it'll be interesting to see how the R3 gets on this year...
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Don't get me wrong, I think the R3 is great and to be fair I haven't raced it yet, but when I did the beacon Little Mountain Time Trial I was miles quicker on the descents than I was on my S2, it'll be interesting to see how the R3 gets on this year...

    See you there, this year then Alex :wink:
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