Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

share ideas, ask questions and talk to other women in the sport
User avatar
singletrackanne
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 09:34 am

Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby singletrackanne » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:18 pm

Do any of you ladies ride a Cervelo?

I am 5'4" and am thinking of getting an R3. Looking at the size guide, a 48 may be right, but might I manage with a 51? (the frame reach does not seem much different to my current bike, but the effective top tube is a bit longer.)
I am sure someone will say "go and test ride one" but my nearest dealers are MILES away and no-one has a small one in stock for me to try out anyway.

Has anyone got any experience of these sizes?
....................................................................................................
Waterford RS-14
Trek Domane 4.5 WSD
Ridley Noah SL

A woman can never have too many bikes!

mrushton
Posts: 5063
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2003 07:24 am
Contact:

Re: Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby mrushton » Sun Nov 17, 2013 21:16 pm

your nearest dealers are Royles in Knutsford and Bardsley Cycles in Heaton Chapel. Why not email Cervelo directly and see what they suggest?

User avatar
singletrackanne
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 09:34 am

Re: Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby singletrackanne » Wed Nov 20, 2013 14:45 pm

Thanks for that.
I hadn't been to Royles before. What a shop! They were very helpful and I now think a 51 will be the right size.
I might wait until the spring though because the new frame available thenwill come suitable for electronic gear shifting and you will be able to get an Ultega option.
....................................................................................................
Waterford RS-14
Trek Domane 4.5 WSD
Ridley Noah SL

A woman can never have too many bikes!

jaxf
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 19:12 pm

Re: Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby jaxf » Wed Nov 20, 2013 17:15 pm

Hi Anne, I'm a couple of inches shorter than you - was there much in it between the 48 or 51?
thanks ,,,,,

User avatar
singletrackanne
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 09:34 am

Re: Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby singletrackanne » Wed Nov 20, 2013 18:58 pm

Jax I didn't get to try a 48 I just sat on a 51. It seemed a similar size to my Trek 50.
If I were any shorter I would have gone for a 48.
....................................................................................................
Waterford RS-14
Trek Domane 4.5 WSD
Ridley Noah SL

A woman can never have too many bikes!

SFT
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 15:45 pm

Re: Cervelo for a woman (48 or 51)

Postby SFT » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:01 am

Thanks Anne


Return to “Womens cycling forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests