Does C5 have a stiffer frame that a S3 Disc

Last post 01-18-2019 10:31 PM by rider2. 1 replies.
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  • 01-17-2019 7:03 PM

    Does C5 have a stiffer frame that a S3 Disc

    Hi All I already have a S3 and was interested in a C3 but there is an offer on the C5. was wondering other than the weight , would the C5 be stiffer ?
  • 01-18-2019 10:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Does C5 have a stiffer frame that a S3 Disc

    I will tell you the little I've been told, but Cervelo is the correct source to answer this. If you compare the S5 (gen 2) with the gen 2 S3 (not the 2019) the S3 had a thicker wall structure used to attain likely 95-98% of the strength of the S5 at its price point. I believe Cervelo considered the S3 a great crit bike, tough and robust. The S3 used a less technical, less costly therefore thicker layup than the more expensive S5. I suspect the same can be said of the C3 to the C5. In short the C5 is lighter, maybe very slightly more rigid but likely a thinner wall structure to attain its light weight. Obviously the C series of bikes have very different intent to the S3, ride comfort and stability being a large focus. I have no idea of relative bottom bracket stiffness. Hope this helps
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