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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-07-11, 07:46 PM   #1
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Proud owner of a new Cervelo

As a reward to myself for achieving some weight loss and performance goals (both running and biking), I treated myself to a new bike

After testing bikes from 6 different brands I ended up buying a Cervelo R3, what a beauty!!

Took her for her maiden ride tonight with my local velo club, 29 miles, almost 1,800 ft of climbing and a 17.0mph avg, not too shabby. The bike handled like a dream and just seems to love going fast

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Old 06-07-11, 07:52 PM   #2
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Holy sheesh kabobs batman!!
That's a Sexy bike!!!

And that ride seems like a killer! 17mph avg? I hope to achieve that on a flat ride someday!
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Old 06-07-11, 08:07 PM   #3
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Beautiful ride.

Enjoy
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Old 06-07-11, 08:19 PM   #4
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Nice looking bike! Is that a Rival gruppo?
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Old 06-07-11, 08:29 PM   #5
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Nothing wrong with rewarding yourself, and enjoy your R3.
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Old 06-07-11, 08:40 PM   #6
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Sweet reward, congrats!
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Sweet ride!
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Nice ride, enjoy!
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Old 06-07-11, 08:51 PM   #9
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Nice bike.
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Nice ride! I've been enjoying my R3SL for nearly two years. Be sure to install a chain catcher though. I dropped a few chains before I got one installed, and just recently found out that I have a pretty bad gouge in the frame, and had to send it off to Calfee for repairs.
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Flip it.







j/k. Pretty bike.
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Nice looking bike! Is that a Rival gruppo?
Yes it's a Rival gruppo, except the crankset is Sram S900 with a carbon crank.

Thanks everyone, I'm popping out for another ride today
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Since this is a form of print, and not spoken, media, I have no idea how you all are pronouncing "SRAM." But every time I see it referred to in a thread I feel compelled to point out that according to an interview with the company founder, it's pronounced just how it's spelled. There is no "sh" sound in it.

Just shayin'.
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Whoever came up with that way to pronounce "SRAM" must have been smoking musrooms.
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Love the bike. I also have a cervelo and love it.
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After testing bikes from 6 different brands I ended up buying a Cervelo R3, what a beauty!!

Took her for her maiden ride tonight with my local velo club, 29 miles, almost 1,800 ft of climbing and a 17.0mph avg, not too shabby. The bike handled like a dream and just seems to love going fast
Yes, it does. And it will scream at you if you stop pedaling, even for a second. It really doesn't like that. Like you said, it wants to go fast.

Congratulations, and congrats again! What a sexy bike!

Are those Fulcrum Racing 7s? Very strong wheels. Mine took six months to drift about 1/2 mm out of true.

Know that your bike is a free spirit, and doesn't want to be locked up. It's also a sexy beast, and strangers are going to fall in love, so don't trust it by itself. Your bike has probably already been whistled at, and getting lots of complements.

I have an ongoing love affair with a 2010 Cervelo RS.
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Damn, thats a hella nice bike....
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Are those Fulcrum Racing 7s? Very strong wheels. Mine took six months to drift about 1/2 mm out of true.

Know that your bike is a free spirit, and doesn't want to be locked up. It's also a sexy beast, and strangers are going to fall in love, so don't trust it by itself. Your bike has probably already been whistled at, and getting lots of complements.

I have an ongoing love affair with a 2010 Cervelo RS.
Yes they are Fulcrum 7s, they seem fine though I really liked the look of some Zipp 101's

I tested the RS too, nice bike, but the R3 was a tad stiffer and more responsive and had a slightly more aggressive geometry, though still quite relaxed. The difference between the R3 and my Trek 2.1 is like night and day.
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