We are stoked to announce one of this year’s most eagerly awaited arrivals – our first Cervélo endurance road bike – the Cervelo C3 Ultegra Disc 2016.
The significance of the C3 is that, up till now, Cervélo restricted their offer to one speciality – creating some of the world’s fastest and lightest pro-quality race-ready carbon road bikes. As a company, Cervélo simply don’t do entry level. (If you can forgive a car analogy, think Maserati.)
“As a company, Cervélo simply don’t do entry level”
You can therefore be assured that when Cervélo release their first sportive bike, it will be on the back of years of painstaking R&D – same as their pure racing bikes.
The C3’s major differences, compared with the equivalent Cervélo R3 Disc, is that it has clearance for tyres up to 32mm wide (see Continental’s ‘wider tyres go faster’ article) and the geometry has been optimised to create a more forgiving ride for long-haul sportives and étapes.
For all these tweaks, with its Squoval tubing, its asymmetric BBright bottom bracket, its super skinny seat stays, its thru-axle wheel retention and its future-proof internal cable routing, the C3 offers the full suite of engineered-in benefits we have learned to expect from Cervélo.
Cervelo C3 Ultegra Disc £3,899
Velo News summed up the qualities of this design when they reviewed the fundamentally similar Cervélo C5, and described it as ‘a versatile machine that provides a smooth ride without giving up Cervélo’s signature race feel’.
See full review.
Who is it for?
The Cervélo C3 Ultegra Disc has to be a strong contender if you’re an enthusiastic road cyclist, but not necessarily into competitive racing, and you’re looking for the ultimate sportive bike.
Buy the Cervélo C3 Ultegra Disc for £3,899 and we’ll thank you by rewarding you with £584.85 worth of your choice of accessories and clothing.
Putting on our personal shopper cap, a wish list to match a bicycle of this quality might include a pair of Giro Empire Road Shoes at £218.49, a pair of Look Keo 2 Max Blade Pedals at £99.99, a Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet at £218.49 and a Solo CC Jersey at £41.99. Then to make up the balance to the nearest 50p, we’ll chuck in four Torq Bars.
See you on the Tour O’ The Borders.