Best known for its $10,000-and-up dream machines, Cervélo announced its new R2 model today, a straight-up road offering designed to put Pro Tour-level performance within reach of any serious racer or enthusiast.
Recommended retail price for the R2 is $2500 (USA and Canada).
The new R2 is built around the company’s latest R3 frame—a model known for three Paris-Roubaix victories and a two-time winner of Bicycling magazine’s Editors’ Choice award—paired with a more economical fork and its own graphics package. Other differences include Shimano RS010 wheels with 23C Vittoria Rubino Pro tires and 11-speed 105 groupset, the company says.
Cervélo engineers completely re-designed the R3 for 2014, and the new R2 shares all its performance advantages. Improvements over the previous model include a stiffer front end and BBright™ bottom bracket, up to 7 Watts of energy savings with Squoval™ tube shapes, and the company’s Future-Proof Cable Management technology for easy upgrades to hydraulic or electronic shifting.
The R2 is currently available for orders in all sizes.
Phil White and Gérard Vroomen founded Cervélo in 1995 when their design for a new time trial bicycle failed to garner interest from traditional bike industry manufacturers. Today, Cervélo is the largest manufacturer of elite triathlon bikes in the world. The brand partners with Ironman World Champion Frederik Van Lierde and other top triathletes, as well as one of the world’s top pro road cycling teams, Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda.
Cervélo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and fastest-growing bike manufacturers, winning awards from Eurobike, Tour Magazin, Bicycling and Triathlete, among many others. For further information visit http://www.cervelo.com/