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Cervelo Caledonia 5 Red Etap AXS (2021)

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A NEW BIKE FOR CLASSIC RIDES

The Caledonia is the bike we keep reaching for when we know the odometer’s going well past the triple digit mark. Long rides invariably have some smooth tarmac, some junk pavement over backroads, a cutty singletrack connector, and maybe even your own local Strade Bianche sector. So we built a bike that could take on all of them, do it well, and fit fenders in case the ominous clouds turn into a downpour 130km into your day.
We don’t see road bikes as delicate machines meant only for putting watts into and receiving speed from. They’re an extension of our soul, of the way we want to see our worlds, and the lives we want to live. Sometimes that means cutting across park grass, and sometimes it’s seeing where that dirt road off to the left leads you. The Caledonia-5 is a bike for the modern road rider.
 
 WORLD TOUR INSPIRED

We developed the Caledonia-5 in collaboration with Team Sunweb to satisfy the need for a dedicated cobbles bike. Keep your eyes peeled at the Monuments.

RACE-BRED

Faster handling isn’t necessarily better—we engineered the handling based on the specific use-case. In this case it’s Roubaix. Roubaix is harder on bikes than any other race on the calendar, and there’s zero margin for error. We increased the rear center (compare this to the R3 that was raced last year), lowered the BB, and increased the trail. The handling is still fast, but we’ve added stability.

INSPIRING & REFINED

This is a race bike—it was designed for and will be used as our teams’ Roubaix bike. Rather than designing multiple versions of the bike with various fit profiles (R5, R-Series, etc.) like we’ve done in the past, we designed a system that enables a broad range of fits on a single bike while maintaining the aesthetic and functional cleanliness we demand.

STABLE, CAREFREE, AND CONFIDENT

We’ve stayed away from compliance gimmicks; no elastomers or funky tube intersections. Our proven library of tube shapes is at the core of every bike we design, and these tube shapes all have different known attributes.

You can’t cheat physics. Triangulation and the force required to deflect is at the heart of the ‘double-diamond’ frame design, and has been since the safety bicycle’s inception. We know how our tube shapes behave, and it’s a matter of placing them in a layout that achieves the desired compliance based on that deflection. The simplest solution is almost always the best.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Frame Cervélo Caledonia-5, carbon, Cervélo indexed thru-axle with lever, 12x142mm
Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Caledonia-5, Cervélo indexed thru-axle with lever, 12x100mm
Headset FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
Bottom Bracket Ceramic Speed DUB
Stem Cervélo ST31 carbon, stem length - 80mm (48) / 90mm (51) / 100mm (54-56) / 110mm (58-61)
Handlebar Cervélo AB09 carbon, handlebar width - 38cm (48) / 40cm (51) / 42cm (54-56) / 44cm (58-61)
Front Brake SRAM RED, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM RED, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers SRAM RED HRD
Front Derailleur SRAM RED eTap AXS
Rear Derailleur SRAM RED eTap AXS 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD 12-speed
Chain SRAM RED 12-speed
Cassette SRAM RED AXS 12-speed XG1290 10-33t
Crankset SRAM RED AXS 48/35 with power meter, crank length - 165mm (48) / 170mm (51) / 172.5mm (54-56) / 175mm (58-61)
Front Wheel Zipp 303 S, 24-hole, 23mm internal width, Center Lock, tubeless-ready
Rear Wheel Zipp 303 S, 24-hole, 23mm internal width, Center Lock, tubeless-ready
Front Tyre Vittoria Corsa Control TLR G2.0, 28c, clincher
Rear Tyre Vittoria Corsa Control TLR G2.0, 28c, clincher
Saddle Prologo Dimension NACK
Seatpost Cervélo SP18 carbon D-post
Pedals Available to purchase separately
Manufacturer Claimed Weight (size 54) 936 grams (frame), 370 grams (fork)
Accessories included Cervélo Faceplate Front Computer Accessory Mount / Cervélo Rear Accessory Mount / Removable Mudguard Mounts

 

 

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