Cervelo S3 2016

S3 THOROUGHBRED MEETS WORKHORSE

The world championship-winning S3 is back — and even better than before. Combine proven S Series aero performance with the cutting-edge stiffness and lightweight design that comes from our Project California research facility, and you get what Ride Magazine has called “quite possibly The Perfect Bike.” The S3 is ready to put the hurt on a “friendly” Saturday morning ride, or just get you to the coffee shop a little faster. Stiffer, better-riding, aero as ever. All with zero weight penalty.

 

POWER. WITH PRECISION.

A completely redesigned chassis combines new, more robust airfoil sections with a rear triangle borrowed from our revolutionary Rca road frame. Our Dropped Downtube enhances frame stiffness while the flattened trailing edge makes bottles an integral part of the bike’s airfoil design. Overall improvements focus on all the perks you want in a workhorse of a bike: Future-Proof cables allow for easy set up of internal electronic, mechanical, or hydraulic shifting and braking lines. Increased clearance allows you to choose up to 700x25mm tires.

 

AERO AUGMENTED

The S3 aero road bike teams category-leading stiffness and ride quality with an award-winning aero frame, with key features like Future-Proof Cable Routing and Partial Seat-tube Cutout.

 


 

BBRIGHT

THIS ASYMMETRICAL 79MM BOTTOM-BRACKET STANDARD YIELDS STIFFER AND LIGHTER FRAMES AND CRANK SYSTEMS.

COLLAPSE

CARBON DROPOUTS

TOUGH, COMPRESSION-MOLDED DROPOUTS SAVE WEIGHT WITH NO SACRIFICE IN STRENGTH COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL METAL DROPOUTS.

COLLAPSE

EVOLVED STEERER DESIGN

THE FORK STEERER’S DIAMETER HAS A NOTICEABLE EFFECT ON A BIKE’S HANDLING. EVOLVED STEERER DESIGN APPLIES THE DIAMETERS AND TAPER DESIGNS THAT BEST SUIT EACH MODEL.

Evolved Steerer Design

 

FUTURE-PROOF CABLE MANAGEMENT

ENSURES YOUR FRAME IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE DERAILLEUR AND BRAKE SYSTEMS.

Future-Proof Cable Management

A CLOSE-FITTING CURVE IN THE SEAT-TUBE’S TRAILING EDGE IMPROVES AERODYNAMICS BY PARTIALLY SHIELDING THE LEADING EDGE AND TOP OF THE REAR WHEEL.

Partial Seat Tube Cutout

REDUCED-FRICTION BB GUIDE

SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES CABLE FRICTION IN THE BOTTOM BRACKET, WHICH MEANS SMOOTHER SHIFTING, EASIER SETUP AND LONGER SERVICE INTERVALS.

Reduced-Friction BB Guide

 

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS

Designed to move from your training ride to the local circuit, two 11-speed builds (Ultegra and Ultegra Di2) with Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheels and Rotor PF 30 BB offer versatility and dependable performance, even under your peak output.
ULTEGRA DI2 6870 ULTEGRA 6800 FRAME TEAM BIGLA FRAME
FORK CERVÉLO ALL-CARBON, TAPERED S3 FORK CERVÉLO ALL-CARBON, TAPERED S3 FORK CERVÉLO ALL-CARBON, TAPERED S3 FORK CERVÉLO ALL-CARBON, TAPERED S3 FORK
SEATPOST CERVÉLO CARBON, AERO CERVÉLO CARBON, AERO CERVÉLO CARBON, AERO CERVÉLO CARBON, AERO
HANDLEBAR FSA ENERGY COMPACT FSA ENERGY COMPACT
STEM FSA SLK FSA SLK
REAR DERAILLEUR ULTEGRA DI2 6870, 11 SPD ULTEGRA 6800, 11 SPD
FRONT DERAILLEUR ULTEGRA DI2 6870, 11 SPD ULTEGRA 6800, 11 SPD
SHIFTERS ULTEGRA DI2 6870, 11 SPD ULTEGRA 6800, 11 SPD
BRAKE CALIPERS ULTEGRA 6800 ULTEGRA 6800
CASSETTE ULTEGRA 6800, 11 SPD, 11-25 ULTEGRA 6800, 11 SPD, 11-25
CHAIN ULTEGRA 11 SPD ULTEGRA 11 SPD
CRANKSET ROTOR 3D30 BBRIGHT™ 52/36 ROTOR 3D30 BBRIGHT™ 52/36
SADDLE FI’ZI:K ANTARES FI’ZI:K ANTARES
WHEELS MAVIC COSMIC ELITE MAVIC COSMIC ELITE
TIRES MAVIC YKSION COMP 120 TPI, 700X23C MAVIC YKSION COMP 120 TPI, 700X23C
HEADSET FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-3/8″ FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-3/8” FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-3/8” FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-3/8”
BOTTOM BRACKET ROTOR PF-30 ROTOR PF-30

GEOMETRY

The S3 features identical geometry to our R Series, with classic road handling and fit. An optional two-position seatpost can be used to achieve a more forward-centred aero position.
48 51 54 56 58 61
STACK 505 530 555 580 605 630
REACH 360 369 378 387 396 405
EFFECTIVE SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73 73 73.0 73 73 73
TOP TUBE 516 531 548 564 581 597
WHEEL SIZE 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.5 72.2 73.1 73.5 73.5 73.5
FORK OFFSET 53 53 43 43 43 43
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 108 128 148 173 199 225
BB DROP 68 68 68 68 68 68
FRONT CENTER 575 575 575 587 604 620
REAR CENTER 405 405 405 405 405 405
STAND OVER HEIGHT 693 723 753 784 815 846