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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Very flexy bike, not for the bigger guys but other than that its fine.
    Huh...

    O'Grady's weight 73 kg (160 lbs)

    Cancellara's weight 80 kg (176 lbs)

    They probably put out more power than you can and have no concerns with flex...

    What data do you have that says an R3 is flexy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
    Well, i spoke to a friend and his sister-in-law has a cousin who's a barber for a mechanic and this mechanic worked in a shop where the owner's wife once dated another mechanic who met a rider for CSC and the rider told the mechanic who told his ex-girlfriend who told her husband who told his mechanic who told his barber who told his cousin who told her husband who told his brother who told me the frames are fine. So I'm sold.
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    LBS must have been referring to the R2.5 recall which is old news.

    http://www.cervelo.com/R25recall/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleng View Post
    LBS must have been referring to the R2.5 recall which is old news.

    http://www.cervelo.com/R25recall/
    i bet you're right on the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
    I'm 210...too flexy ya'all think? I'm contemplating dropping $300 for a demo R3.
    Did you miss a "0" at the end of there.... Cause $300 would be a no brainer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Very flexy bike, not for the bigger guys but other than that its fine.
    Many magazine tests have concluded the exact opposite. One of the stiffest bikes out there.
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    Trash talk...actually thats all it really is...the LBS talking rubbish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
    I'm 210...too flexy ya'all think? I'm contemplating dropping $300 for a demo R3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bike enthusiast View Post
    Did you miss a "0" at the end of there.... Cause $300 would be a no brainer....
    No, you can demo the bike from Competitive Cyclist...

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...E&BRAND.ID=415

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    +1 to the LBS thinking of the R2.5 recall, but writing off the R3 because of it is ridiculous.

    To the flexy frame post...

    I can speak for the size 56 frame and it's super ultra mega stiff (that's technical terminology). I'm 190lbs and it doesn't flex in the slightest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
    Fair point. They do not sell Cervelo. But the guy was also talking up Trek and Specialized carbon, two brands that they also did not sell.

    In fact, that was one reason why I found his R3 disparagement to be more credible.
    It doesn't really matter. All carbon bikes melt when exposed to water. That's why I only ride my R3 when the forecast is clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miket View Post
    It doesn't really matter. All carbon bikes melt when exposed to water.
    How can CF be a good "dampener" if it can't even get wet?!

    "There, I run rings around your logic"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
    No, you can demo the bike from Competitive Cyclist...

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...E&BRAND.ID=415
    Yessir! I'm going to do that if my local shop wont let me take an R3 out for a 30-40 miler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
    Have you ever had to use the warranty?

    I've read here and elsewhere (so take that for what it;s worth ) that Cervelo can sometimes be parsimonious when dealing out warranty work.
    I have!

    I had a seatpost clamping area that caused the clamp to keep breaking! Tolerance was off.

    After 3 broken clamps Cervelo sent my LBS a new frame and they built it up at no charge. Haven't had a problem since.

    They were very easy to deal with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawneebiker View Post
    I have!

    I had a seatpost clamping area that caused the clamp to keep breaking! Tolerance was off.

    After 3 broken clamps Cervelo sent my LBS a new frame and they built it up at no charge. Haven't had a problem since.

    They were very easy to deal with!
    Encouraging news! (err, the customer support, not the seatpost clamp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Very flexy bike, not for the bigger guys but other than that its fine.
    Nonsense!

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    I'm sure the guys who think the R3 is a stiff bike are the same guys who think that scandium frames are lively and the easton slx fork is the stiffest theyeve ever ridden.

    The stiffness reviews of the r3 are all done by weight, as a divisor.

    Heres what a teamate of mine has to say about the r3, http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=flexy

    Think what you want, I'm done with this thread.
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    I read somewhere that the R3 doesn't even need the seat stays to work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
    Huh...

    O'Grady's weight 73 kg (160 lbs)

    Cancellara's weight 80 kg (176 lbs)

    They probably put out more power than you can and have no concerns with flex...

    What data do you have that says an R3 is flexy...
    Thats cool, cancellara called you up and said that he doesnt have any concerns with flex, you guys must be tight.

    And anyone who thinks that they ride the standard model cervelos is smoking dope, theyve been beefed up for sure.

    And I'm sure O'grady wouldnt get in trouble if he said something bad about the bike right?

    Also FYI Cancellara is way closer to 190lbs.
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    What a strange thread. Allow me to add to some more facts:

    - The Pinarello Prince Carbon is actually made of cast iron with a fake carbon coating. It weighs 32 kg.
    - I had a friend who discolated his shoulder because his Surly LHT snapped in 4 pieces when he was doing a trackstand. Those bikes are flimsy.
    - Some other random person I overheard in Macdonalds said that Campy is recalling its entire line of rear deraillers because they break after 50-100 kms of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    I'm sure the guys who think the R3 is a stiff bike are the same guys who think that scandium frames are lively and the easton slx fork is the stiffest theyeve ever ridden.

    The stiffness reviews of the r3 are all done by weight, as a divisor.

    Heres what a teamate of mine has to say about the r3, http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=flexy

    Think what you want, I'm done with this thread.
    Thanks. That was an interesting thread. However, only one person writes in to say that the R3 is out and out too flexy. Actually, most folks there think the R3 to be very (laterally) stiff, and the most outspoken detractor calls the R3 a "brick" for being overly stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    And I'm sure O'grady wouldnt get in trouble if he said something bad about the bike right?
    Most pros get to pick their own bikes, and if they don't like the sponsor's bikes they'll add their own choice (with a repainted and re-branded frame, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    I'm sure the guys who think the R3 is a stiff bike are the same guys who think that scandium frames are lively and the easton slx fork is the stiffest theyeve ever ridden.

    The stiffness reviews of the r3 are all done by weight, as a divisor.

    Heres what a teamate of mine has to say about the r3, http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=flexy

    Think what you want, I'm done with this thread.
    Ahh...

    Your site says the R3 is like a "brick"...

    And thanks for clearing up Cancellara's weight...

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    I heard the R3 causes male pattern baldness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket_Jockey View Post
    I heard the R3 causes male pattern baldness.
    Then perhaps I've been riding an R3 since I was 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
    Fair point. They do not sell Cervelo. But the guy was also talking up Trek and Specialized carbon, two brands that they also did not sell.

    In fact, that was one reason why I found his R3 disparagement to be more credible.

    I've never heard of a high end bike shop that doesn't sell trek. specalized. or cervelo....

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