2010 Cervelo R3 build thread. Reborn as a 2011, pics at p. 4

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otoman
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by otoman

em3 wrote:Bummer about the cracked frame. I am waiting for my FOURTH replacement R-Series frame, all in less then 24 months. Cervelo customer service has been amazing but the cracked frames and replacement routine is getting a bit old for me. Hope your replacement comes quickly.
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Big problem with these frames. Three of my teammates and I have been on 2009 R3's. All have cracked. All have been warrantied. Two cracked around the BB, Two at the seatstay/dropout junction. I was very bummed to see mine go as it was such a sweet riding bike. :cry: I only had 8000 miles on it before having to send it back. The cracks developed at about the 4000 mile mark - as most with that particular flaw in their frame, I thought it was just paint cracks at first.

But, all is well -- now riding the S-Works SL3 :thumbup: Stiffer front end, stiffer rear triangle with similar geometry. So light. FYI, for those who did not need spacers under the stem on a pre-2011 R3, the Tarmac geometry may not suit you as the headtube is taller (25mm in a 58cm frame).
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ill principe
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by ill principe

After a long wait for a replacement frame it finally arrived this week, my 2011 R3. Because of the changes in geometry I switched from size 58 to 56.

Im going to build it with exactly the same components as my "old" R3. The color matching will be even better this time :D Image

Weight with seat post clamp, bottle cage bolts and hanger. The same as my size 58:
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Fork, bare:
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Fork, with lower part of headset (same config was 404g on my 2010, so nice improvement):
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ill principe
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by ill principe

Finally built with the replacement frame:

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CarlTroy
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by CarlTroy

One word: Class
Better luck this time

rule5
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by rule5

Wow, thats's a great looking cervelo! congrats on the sweet build :thumbup:

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grid256
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by grid256

Exactly how it's done.

em3
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by em3

Really clean build. The matching parts really POP.

FYI, be sure to use Loctite 609 on the Campagnolo BBRight adapter cups. There are a growing number of reports of annoying clicking noises and cups coming loose with BBRight "press fit" cups. Unfortunately, Cervelo has yet to issue an official directive or instructions to dealers and consumers making them aware of the issue and the easy Loctite solution.

Here is a link to my R5: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80217

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ill principe
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by ill principe

Thanks for the kind comments!

@em3
Really like your R5, I also switched to a smaller size due to the geometry changes (58->56). The Cervélo dealer helped me with BBRight cup installation (including Loctite) before I started the build, but thanks for your note on the subject. Hopefully other R series owners will take notice.

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by Michel

great build! :thumbup:

Permon
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by Permon

Very nice bike!!!

I do a have a question about the geometry. At this moment I have R3 (model year 2008), size 58. The bike fits me like no other. I noticed, that you also had a size 58 before Cervelo made that stupid change of the geometry. No you switched to size 56 .... so you get the same headtube lenght, but you get a shorter top tube......did you install a longer stem?
Could you please compare those two geometries? How is the ride like? The new geometry has much longer chainstays, they are now 6mm longer!!! Isnt the bike lazy now?
Thanx for your answer.
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by alfredox5

That black frame looks better with your components than the white R3. Congratulations! Very nice bike! :thumbup:

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by stubbsy

that looks fantastic, top build :thumbup:

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by RichTheRoadie

Best looking R3 I think I've seen - really nicely done. 8)

And finally someone properly matching their collar & cuffs! :smartass: :thumbup:

ill principe
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by ill principe

Permon wrote:Very nice bike!!!

I do a have a question about the geometry. At this moment I have R3 (model year 2008), size 58. The bike fits me like no other. I noticed, that you also had a size 58 before Cervelo made that stupid change of the geometry. No you switched to size 56 .... so you get the same headtube lenght, but you get a shorter top tube......did you install a longer stem?
Could you please compare those two geometries? How is the ride like? The new geometry has much longer chainstays, they are now 6mm longer!!! Isnt the bike lazy now?
Thanx for your answer.


No I didn´t install a longer stem, and the "new" bike may be a bit shorter but the fit is still really good. For me it was more important to be able to slam the stem, if I buy a longer stem I'm going -17.

Im not experiencing any "lazyness" when it comes to handling, but I think the new geo makes it more stable when descending on twisty, bumpy roads at high speed.

ill principe
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by ill principe

Rich-Ti wrote:Best looking R3 I think I've seen - really nicely done. 8)

And finally someone properly matching their collar & cuffs! :smartass: :thumbup:


Thanks! Notice how the red stripe from the 3T post continues on the Selle Italia Team saddle, didn´t happen by accident :D

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