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Cervelo R3

Roadie for when I want to Fred up in the summer and get some riding indoors on rollers during winter.

Frame:
Cervelo R3 / 58cm / 2013

Fork/Headset:
Cervelo FK30 / FSA IS-2

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA Gossamer BBright 50/34

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Tiagra 11-25 Cassette / Shimano 105 Chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra Rear / Shimano 105 Front / Shimano 105 STI Shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
3T Ergonova / 3T Arx

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Royal Seta / FSA SL-K

Brakes:
Shimano 105

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano RS501 / Vittoria Rubino

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano RS501 / Vittoria Rubino

Accessories:
RavX Carbon Cages / K Edge Chain Catcher / PZ CR2.1 Carbon Headset Spacer

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Freshly Assembled
  2. Minor Installments.
  3. Uprgraded Wheels
  4. Double Wireless Computer
  5. Saddle Upgrade
  6. Sold

Current Stage Info:

Loved the bike, just didn't ride it like I used to.

Added by m_sobie. Last updated over 1 year ago.

As of over 1 year ago, m_sobie has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

Latest 21 Comments

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aealbert

aealbert says:

My buddy rides an R3, they're great bikes.Good job putting this together it looks great.

Posted about 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! I can definitely agree about R3s being great bikes. Just wish I had the funds to make it even better!

Posted about 4 years ago

trovin

trovin says:

i think your inseam is taller than me

Posted about 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, too true!

Posted about 4 years ago

jbrosinski

jbrosinski says:

Any plans for this build?

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Currently, none. Everything's working sufficient as is. So until a part wears, I'll upgrade. Putting most of my efforts into my Nature Boy at the moment.

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Well, maybe a Rotor crankset. If a stellar deal comes along, then I'd have to snatch it up.

Posted almost 5 years ago

jbrosinski

jbrosinski says:

Haha! I'm the same way, unless it's a really good deal, I wouldn't really bother. :P Finally got to race this frame today and it almost made me fall in love with it again!

Posted almost 5 years ago

yowmama94

yowmama94 says:

How are the sidewalls of the wheels?did you use like a specific brake pads?

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

There is no escaping the paint eventually rubbing off when using rim brakes on black Archetypes. However, after one season of riding, my wheels still have a good amount remaining. It seems to have lasted longer than others' experiences, but I also live in flat Wisconsin where braking is very minimal. Used the stock 105 pads last year.

Posted almost 5 years ago

jbrosinski

jbrosinski says:

Those wheels really add a nice touch to the bike. The R3s just have so much potential to be built all kinds of different ways. Rode my buddies Di2 S3 and it was amazing, but to be honest, I will always have a soft spot for these bikes.

Posted about 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! Would love to step up from the 105 group and crankset myself, but everything is working great for what I do, so I'll probably end up waiting until it's all worn out before I move on up. Looking forward to seeing yours grow!

Posted about 5 years ago

jbrosinski

jbrosinski says:

Totally man! A lot of local pros are saying that the 105 group is good enough to race on and I second that statement. Upgrading the bike from what it is now, will be out of personal preference.

Posted about 5 years ago

ridingfixed

ridingfixed says:

These are the wheels I want

Posted about 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

They ride amazingly. I can totally recommend them.

Posted about 5 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

this is the real bike porn

Posted over 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! There are a few things I'd like to improve, but doing so would affect the fit and empty my wallet. You've got some nice lookin' Cinellis there!

Posted over 5 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

thanks too man!
but this R3 rocks more :)
upgrading is really a pain in the ass, but, how ironic it make us happy!

Posted over 5 years ago

delagonzalera

delagonzalera says:

Beautiful bike. Just for curiosity, how tall are you and what's your inseam lenght? I'm looking for this bike, but I have doubts about the size (I'm 6'3'' and 37'' inseam).

Posted over 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I've got the exact same measurements as you. I based my decision on the reach and relative top tube. Normally I prefer a 58cm top tube, and the 58cm was closest to that. With my setup, I have about a 12.5cm saddle to handlebar drop. It's a aggressive position, but comfortable with my long arms. Sizing is different for everybody, even between those with a few similar measurements, so if I were you, I would go try both sizes out for yourself. The R3 is a great bike, you won't be disappointed!

Posted over 5 years ago

delagonzalera

delagonzalera says:

Thanks a lot, I think I'll go with the 61 with a less agressive position and, maybe, a shorter stem.

Posted over 5 years ago

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