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.
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. 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 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).