New Cervelo California, the Rca

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Set up for hydraulic? Stated in explicitly in the the manual?

YES! :twisted:
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by uraqt

it's looks like it's very close to the same set up on the Open Mt. bikes.

The holes in the frame look massive, 3/8 by 1 inch.

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by Pharmstrong

prendrefeu wrote:Set up for hydraulic? Stated in explicitly in the the manual?

YES! :twisted:


I hope this is Cervelo future proofing on industry knowledge, and not just a guess. I'd love to see some hydro (discs & derailleur) groups.

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by airwise

I'm guessing it's there to allow for Magura rim brakes in the first instance. It looks like it should be able to take most options though.

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by DamonRinard

@airwise, Yes, Magura RT hydraulic brakes fit the RCA perfectly.

@Pharmstrong, the RCA is ready for an (unannounced) hydraulic shifting system.

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@prendrefeu, the cable housings (for mechanical derailleurs) stop at the frame entry and exit points, using click-in cable housing stops. Just bare wire in between.

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by prendrefeu

Damon, thank you.

I do know for certain that ACROS is coming out with a hyrdaulic drivetrain system for road, just not the ETA.
I'm hoping that one of the major three manufacturers follows suit.
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You're welcome predrefeu.

ACROS is one, there is at least one other. Sorry I cannot say who!

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Such a tease! :evil:

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;-)
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A rotating groupset?

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by sedluk

There are plenty of reasons to buy an Rca, the light weight is a big one for me. To go ahead and install heavy hydraulic brakes just so that you can have the latest cool thing does not make sense to me.
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by jmilliron

What? The Rca doesn't have dick brake mounts.
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by DamonRinard

Hi sedluk,

The hydraulic brake compatibility is achieved by simply making a different pair of clip-in top tube cable guides with through holes (not housing stops).

Hyro is an option for those who like it, and there's zero weight gain for those who don't! :-)

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The Peloton Magazine review, on which I comment here:

There is a fury to the way the bike reacts to power -- it leaps from under you, but the feeling continues beyond the initial acceleration. Each pedal stroke delivers a new surge forward.

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