A new bike for classic rides. When the counter goes well beyond three digits, the Cervélo Caledonia-5 is the perfect choice. Long rides always consist of smooth roads, lower grade pavements, small one lane roads, and maybe even your local stretch of Strade Bianche. The engineers at Cervélo have therefore designed a bike capable of withstanding anything, brilliantly, and of accommodating mudguards when the clouds turn into torrential rain 130 km after your departure.
At Cervélo, they do not consider road bikes only as machines that transform watts into speed. They are an extension of our soul, of our way of seeing the world and living our life. This means that sometimes you have to cut through the grass of the park or just see where the dirt road leads. The Caledonia-5 is a bicycle designed for the modern road cyclist.
The Caledonia-5 was developed in collaboration with the Sunweb team, in order to meet their need for a bike intended for cobblestones. Faster handling is not always desired; the handling of the Caledonia-5 has been designed based on a particular purpose. In this case, it is Roubaix. This event is tougher on bikes than any other race, and there is no room for error. The length of the chainstays has been lengthened (compared to the R3 used last year for racing), the bottom bracket lowered and the caster increased. The handling remains very fast, but the stability has been enhanced.
This racing bike was designed for use by the Cervélo teams in Roubaix. Instead of designing multiple versions of the bike to offer multiple positions (R5, R series, etc.) as before, they developed a system that allows multiple positions to be taken on the same bike while maintaining the clean look and function. sought.
- A new bike for classic rides.
- Cervélo carbon frame and fork.
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 2x11-speed drivetrain.
- Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes, 160/160 mm.
- Reserve Carbon 35mm Tubeless Wheels
The engineers at Cervélo decided not to use flexibility tricks such as elastomers and particular tube intersections. Their different tube shapes are a basic part of the design of their bikes, and these shapes offer various characteristics.
Physics cannot be fooled. Triangulation and the necessary deflection force have been central to the design of the ?diamond? frame since the introduction of the safety bike. They know the reaction of their tube shapes and you only need to know how to place them correctly to achieve the desired flexibility according to the deflection characteristics. The simplest solution is almost always the best.