I borrowed one of my teammate/friend’s bike for some pics. I think they look cool. Another bike coming soon to a thisiszachwong.wordpress.com near you 🙂
Stick it in the big ring. Line up the wheels. Don’t move a muscle. Boom: Money shot. Holla.
Shimano Ultegra rear mech keeps the 10 sp shifting crisp and clean.
All cables are routed internally. The S5 cables are actually not that hard to route due to removable frame inserts.
Zipp 404 Firecrest detail. Wide rims and an understanding that wheels have to be aerodynamic from both sides have led the Zipp design to be copied by all other wheel manufacturers since.
The braking is actually really good for a carbon rim. I was pleasantly surprised. Modulation is a little eh (sort of an exponential power curve with respect to lever pull), but final stopping power is just as strong as my 105-on-aluminum brakes. Didn’t catch what brake pads they were, sorry guys. They look like regular Shimano pads, though!
25mm Michelin Pro4 tires leave just a teeeeeny bit of clearance with the seattube. Phew!
Of course. Although Cervelo has stepped down sponsorship a little since the days of Cervelo Test Team, they still remain a major player on the WPT.
Due to the shape of the aero seatpin, Cervelo uses a proprietary seatpost wedge. The screw compresses a steel clamp against the back of the seattube wall.
Because Cervelo uses a proprietary seatpost, it’s built with a two-position mount to help any rider achieve their optimal position. A much more practical solution than making riders buy different setback seatposts.
The name might be a bit cumbersome to type, but Kevin chooses a cushy Fi’zi:k Arione Tri2 Max.
Aero is everything, says Cervelo. Er… that might be someone else. Regardless, Cervelo chooses to route their cables through the top tube behind the stem. The extra bends in the cables aren’t very conducive to friction-free shifting, but it’s all about the aero on this bike.
As seen by Kevin. He chooses LizardSkins bar wrap for a grippy, textured feel.
Kevin runs Shimano Ultegra 6700 (10 speed), which packs 95% of Dura-Ace Performance into a more wallet-friendly price package.
The Black/Red/Grey/White is signature Cervelo. The entire bike looks so uniform and well-put-together.
Spare no expense. Top of the line Zipp 404s roll on Zipp’s 88 hub and the ubiquitous Sapim CX Ray spokes.
FSA is relied on by all bike companies to provide solid-but-cost-saving components. Kevin has a compact on during the winter, but will pull out the 53-11 come sprinting time.
The lowest level component on this bike are the pedals. Oh no, he’s losing 20 grams!