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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

    Attached is poor pic of the new arrival
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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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    Beautiful ride.

    Enjoy

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    Nice looking bike! Is that a Rival gruppo?

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    Nothing wrong with rewarding yourself, and enjoy your R3.

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    Sweet reward, congrats!

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    Sweet ride!

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    Nice ride, enjoy!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by engstrom View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 1855Cru View Post
    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.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Damn, thats a hella nice bike....
    If it's peace you find in dying, and if dying time is near,
    Just bundle up my coffin 'cause it's cold way down there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post

    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.
    http://www.ablokeandabike.blogspot.com

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