Westbrook Welcomes Cervélo
Since its establishment in 1995, Cervélo has continually showcased a zeal for innovation, engineering bespoke road, triathlon, and time trial bikes catering to a vast spectrum of cyclists - from Tour de France professionals to weekend enthusiasts. Central to Cervélo's ethos is the relentless pursuit of designing bikes that not only epitomize engineering excellence but significantly enhance the riding experience for every cyclist. This esteemed brand has become synonymous with cutting-edge aerodynamic efficiency, a feature that's meticulously honed through extensive computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing, thereby setting a high benchmark in frame aerodynamics within the cycling industry.
One of Cervelo's laudable milestones is the creation of the Cervelo Soloist model, a bike that was instrumental in ushering in the aero road category. The modern iteration of the Soloist is hailed for its blend of aerodynamic design, lightweight frame, and rider-friendly features, embodying a perfect harmony of performance and comfort on various terrains. The Cervelo S5 model, on the other hand, has been recognized for its monumental success in prestigious races like the Tour de France 2022, thanks to its aerodynamic advancements and the introduction of novel features aimed at boosting speed and user-friendliness.
A mention of Cervélo is incomplete without acknowledging their extensive lineup of road bikes that cater to different riding styles and conditions. Their bikes are crafted with high-quality carbon, ensuring a lightweight, stiff, and fast ride. The brand's dedication to innovation and quality has made Cervelo bikes and Cervelo road bike models a top choice for cycling aficionados around the globe.
The legacy, innovative spirit, and the high-performance bike models of Cervélo, illustrates why they remain a coveted choice for cyclists worldwide. Through continuous advancements, such as those seen in the Cervélo Aspero and Cervélo R5 models, Cervélo sustains its position at the forefront of delivering aerodynamically superior and rider-centric bikes.
Amidst the robust and impeccably engineered range of the Cervélo lineup, there exist certain models that, in our opinion, warrant a closer, more detailed examination due to their distinct features and performance capabilities. These specific models encapsulate the brand's relentless pursuit of cycling excellence, showcasing a blend of innovative design, superior aerodynamics, and rider-centric functionalities that set them apart, making them particularly deserving of a more thorough exploration. Here's a few of the models that we think stand out.
The Cervélo Caledonia has been lauded as a superb mile-eating road machine. Its design encapsulates brilliantly balanced handling with a smooth ride, making it a delight especially when pace picks up. The geometry of the Caledonia leans more towards endurance, offering a comfort-orientated ride which is a slight departure from a pure race bike. The model is adept for summer sprints as well as year-round cycling, showcasing versatility that's pivotal for enduring varying cycling conditions. With features like clearance for 34 tires and hidden mudguard mounts, it's engineered for riders who dare to dream big and ride long.
The Cervélo Caledonia-5 model takes the endurance road bike concept a notch higher. The 2023 model comes with a fully integrated front end, completely hidden cables, and a geometry that's slightly more relaxed yet sporty, favoring long-distance comfort while retaining a spirited performance. The Cervélo Caledonia-5 Rival eTap AXS has provided an early talking point with our staff, boasting an endurance carbon frame which further accentuates its standing in the endurance road bike category.
Both the Caledonia and Caledonia-5 models exemplify Cervelo's commitment to delivering an unmatched cycling experience. Whether tackling a fast-paced race or embarking on a serene long-distance ride, these Cervélo road bike models are crafted to meet the demands of modern cyclists, offering a perfect blend of comfort, endurance, and speed.
The Cervélo Soloist road bike, reborn after its initial launch in the early 2000s, is a remarkable meld of heritage and modern engineering. This iteration is celebrated for bridging a gap in Cervélo's lineup, offering a balanced mix of aerodynamics and weight efficiency. The Soloist is lighter than the ultra-aerodynamic S5 and boasts better aerodynamic properties than the featherweight R5, carving a niche of its own.
The Soloist's frame is a spectacle of engineering finesse, hinting at its road race bike DNA. Its geometry, largely borrowed from the R5, endows it with a racer's agility and straight-line stability, making it a reliable companion on both the racetrack and long endurance rides. The frame geometry, with a 73 degree head and seat tube angles, and a balanced reach and stack, is less aggressive than the S5 but still caters to a racing posture, promising an exhilarating ride experience.
The Cervélo S5 is a marvel of modern engineering, encapsulating a high-performance aerodynamic design that sets it apart in the aero road bike category. The Cervélo S5 has been lauded for its rapid speed, exceptional handling, and comfort. The lightweight carbon fibre frame adds to the bike's responsive handling and overall smooth, comfortable ride experience.
In 2023, Cervélo further refined the S5, notably reducing drag by 65g and simultaneously reducing the overall weight, despite an increase in the overall surface area. This evolution was driven in part by changes in UCI rules concerning tube dimensions and ratios, enabling Cervélo to take full advantage of new aerodynamic opportunities. The electronic drivetrain, a faster frame design, and the addition of brand new Reserve wheels leave nothing to be desired, ensuring that riders are equipped with the absolute best the market has to offer.
Westbrook Cycles is thrilled to partner with Cervélo, a name synonymous with precision engineering and cycling excellence. This collaboration echoes our shared commitment to providing avid cyclists with nothing but the best on two wheels. We are honored to welcome such a prestigious cycle brand into our fold, a brand that has consistently redefined the boundaries of what's possible in bike design and performance. The renowned legacy and innovative spirit of Cervélo harmonize with our ethos of delivering superior quality and unmatched service to the cycling community. Our curated selection of Cervélo bikes is a testament to this synergy, awaiting to provide our clientele with a transcendent cycling experience.