2007 Cervelo R3
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Purchased 3/26/08
The Cervelo R3 is an incredible bike that incorporates a very stiff frame with a surprisingly smooth ride. It does this by having massive down tube, chain stays, and bottom bracket. But it has very thin/compliant seat stays which help it to absorb shock.

The claimed weight is just over 2 pounds. This one, which I bought used off of RoadBikeReview classifieds, actually weighed less than that. The 56cm size came in at 1pound, 13 ounces. The derailleur hanger adds an ounce-and this was with the headset bearings already set! The Alpha Q "sub 3" fork actually weighed 375 grams; a lot of weight goes into the star fangled nut implementation which requires glue and a special internal spacer to set.

This bike climbs well with a stiff bottom bracket. It also descends incredibly well with a feeling of confidence I haven't had in years. It feels like an old steel frame.

The only hitch with this frame is the seatpost; it is a 32.4 diameter and the stock FSA seatpost is 260 grams (the R3 SL features a traditional 27.2 seatpost diameter). In any case, I got a U.S.E. seatpost adapter from Excel sports; it weighs 30 grams and I put in my Easton post that weighs 135 grams. 95 grams weight savings!

 


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 Cervelo Build: 9/29/08
- added SRAM R3
 
Road Build 14lb 7 oz Current  
Component Brand Actual Ounce
Frame Cervelo r3 900 1.984
seat collar Cervelo   20 0.044
rear brake bolt Generic 5 0.011
Headset FSA 83 0.183
Fork Alpha 3 375 0.827
headset spacers Generic, incl top cap 45 0.099
Brakes Zero Gravity 185 0.408
Brake Shift SRAM Red 323 0.712
Crank+rings FSA Superlight 9-speed 522 1.151
Bottom Bracket Dura Ace 9-speed 175 0.386
Front Derailleur SRAM Red 70 0.154
Cassette SRAM Red (11-26) 165 0.364
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red 146 0.322
Chain SRAM Red 260 0.573
Pedals Look Keo Carbon TI 198 0.437
Stem Ritchey   110 0.243
Handlebar   Ritchey   225 0.496
Handlebar Tape Fizik   90 0.198
Cables Gore 25 0.055
Housing Gore + Nokon 35 0.077
Computer db4lw 45 0.099
Seatpost Easton EC90 135 0.298
Seatpost adapter USE 30 0.066
Saddle fizik aliante 215 0.474
Tires(f/r) Kenda 440 0.970
Tubes(f/r) Performance Light 140 0.309
Wheels Easton Ascent 2 1450 3.197
Rim Tape Velox cloth 10 0.022
Cages (2) Rav X 50 0.110
Skewers American Classics   88 0.194
  Total 6560 14.462
  ratio 0.0022 14.074