Cervelo updates its range for 2010 with new paintjobs and graphics across the board, but apart from a lick of fresh new paint there’s little else new.
That’s no bad thing though. Cervelo’s have proved to be the most popular with UK-based riders and also have their fair share of race wins to boast about, so its a case of gentle refinement rather than any big shakeups.
S3: Costing a cool £3499.99, the S3 is the same bike used by Thor Hushovd and employs the same wafer-thin seatstays as on the R3 for outright rider comfort. The front triangle is about as aero as it gets with internal cable routing through the top tube.
S2: This model replaced the popular Soloist Carbon, follows similar principles to the S3 but with a different rear triangle. Let’s not forget this is the frame that many of the Cervelo Test Team opted to use for early season races. £2199.
S1 : A steal at just £999.99, the S1 (formerly the Soloist Team)has victories in Paris-Nice, Critérium International and Liège-Bastogne-Liège to its name, proving that despite the widespread availability of carbon, sometimes you just can’t beat a decent aluminium frame.
P4: This bike really needs no introduction. A radical frame design the result of many hours in a wind-tunnel, fine tuning every aspect of the frame to make it as fast on the time trial circuit as its rivals. “The P4 is the biggest leap we have ever made in aero bike technology,” said Phil White, co-founder of Cervélo. “The P series has evolved significantly over the last decade, making it a real challenge to keep finding improvements. With the P4, the mandate was to make it significantly faster than the P3 while achieving equivalent or better performance relative to stiffness, power transmission, low weight and comfort. I’m pleased to report that we have met those goals.” £3499.99.
R3-SL: Designed for hammering the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix or flying up Alpe d’Huez, the R3-SL is the confident all-rounder. £2999.99.