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2018 R2/R3 differences

Last post 11-07-2017 8:55 AM by jakes. 12 replies.
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  • 10-31-2017 6:29 AM

    • Allanj
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    2018 R2/R3 differences

    With a bit of luck my old R2 is going to be warrantied soon Does anyone know what the differences between the 2018 R2 and R3 framesets are- is it the same as before- same frames but different fork (lighter on the R2)? Thanks in advance Allan
  • 11-03-2017 3:24 AM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    I was curious about the same thing. Price for a full R2 bike is close to an R3 frame, so it must be more than just a fork difference. I can’t find any documentation anywhere that references this.
  • 11-06-2017 7:09 AM In reply to

    • Allanj
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    dipper:
    I was curious about the same thing. Price for a full R2 bike is close to an R3 frame, so it must be more than just a fork difference. I can’t find any documentation anywhere that references this.
    I can't find anything either and haven't seen the 2018 range on sale as a frameset only so hard to tell Anyone from Cervelo out there to update us?
  • 11-06-2017 7:09 AM In reply to

    • Allanj
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    dipper:
    I was curious about the same thing. Price for a full R2 bike is close to an R3 frame, so it must be more than just a fork difference. I can’t find any documentation anywhere that references this.
    I can't find anything either and haven't seen the 2018 range on sale as a frameset only so hard to tell Anyone from Cervelo out there to update us?
  • 11-06-2017 7:18 AM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    The following statement was given by Jacub Macel last weekend on the same topic but in an different thread (2018 R3 seatpost): Hey dipper, The R2 and R3 share the same frame shape (same molds) but differ in carbon layup (and spec of course). They both have our updated SquovalMax tube shapes and revised handling geometry which we released with the R5 last year, and are definitely quite different in ride feel and handling than previous 2015 R3 and R2 frames. As we did with the S series, the R5 has longer / lower frame geometry than the R3 and R2 (which are the same) Cheers, Jakub Macel Digital Communication Advocate Cervelo
  • 11-06-2017 10:04 AM In reply to

    • jakes
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    Hey Fischer, Thanks for posting my reply from the other thread :) Let me know if there are any other questions about our new R series.
    Jakub Macel
    Digital Communication Advocate
    Cervelo
  • 11-06-2017 11:09 AM In reply to

    • Allanj
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    jakes:
    Hey Fischer, Thanks for posting my reply from the other thread :) Let me know if there are any other questions about our new R series.
    Thanks for that, it's an R3 that is coming my way to it's nice to know there is a difference. If you have any more detailed information to share that would be great, I'm really looking forward to trying the new model.
  • 11-06-2017 11:09 AM In reply to

    • Allanj
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    jakes:
    Hey Fischer, Thanks for posting my reply from the other thread :) Let me know if there are any other questions about our new R series.
    Thanks for that, it's an R3 that is coming my way to it's nice to know there is a difference. If you have any more detailed information to share that would be great, I'm really looking forward to trying the new model.
  • 11-06-2017 12:59 PM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    @Fischer - Second on the thanks for copying the response in this thread. My bad as I posted the question there first before I saw this thread created. @Jakub - Thanks for the response. It is much appreciated. One last question, any word on the weight and stiffness differences between the two? I'm assuming the R3 is both lighter and stiffer than the R2, but any word on how much of a difference? Anything you can provide would be helpful for buying decisions. Thanks, Dipper
  • 11-06-2017 1:52 PM In reply to

    • jakes
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    Hey dipper, The R2 frame is heavier than the R3 by ~180 grams (size 56) The forks are nearly the same weight, within 5-6 grams or so. As far as stiffness, the R2 is remarkably stiff thanks to the thicker carbon walls, so it's actually no less stiff than the R3. I don't have weights on complete bikes, unfortunately, but I would guess the difference is likely around 1 pound as spec'd.
    Jakub Macel
    Digital Communication Advocate
    Cervelo
  • 11-06-2017 2:02 PM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    Hey Jakub, Thanks again for the info! That is exactly what I was looking for. It looks like I'll be adding a 3rd Cervelo to my stable soon... Now I just have to convince the wife...lol...any thoughts (just kidding..). Thanks again, Dipper
  • 11-07-2017 4:35 AM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    Hi Jakub...I was just wondering do you know roughly the difference in frame weights between the new R2 and the 2016 R3? Thanks Matt
  • 11-07-2017 8:55 AM In reply to

    • jakes
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    Re: 2018 R2/R3 differences

    Hi brown_ma, The current R2 frameset is heavier than the past generation R3 frameset by around 90 grams. However, the stiffness is higher, so the stiffness to weight ratio is actually higher on the current R2 vs the past generation R3. This is thanks to the new "SqouvalMax" tube shapes, their larger size greatly increases stiffness yet our engineers were still able to make them more aerodynamic than previous Squoval frames and keep the weight low.
    Jakub Macel
    Digital Communication Advocate
    Cervelo
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