Caledonia doesn’t fit in a box nicely, and Cervelo likes it that way. It was conceived on Thursday night rides—routes that often play fast and loose with ‘road ride.’ As they tried to stuff bigger tires into R5s and streamline Asperos, a new kind of bike was born.
When Cervelo designs a bike, they start with their library of tube shapes. These shapes are shapes they’ve used on other models that they know to have various qualities—aerodynamic, stiff, ultralight, etc.—and they help get them to the refinement stage on a bike more quickly. In the case of Caledonia, they wanted durability, light weight, and aerodynamics to be in balance, and selected a package that achieved the performance demands of this kind of race bike.
Caledonia uses a standard round bar, stem and seat post, giving riders the option to build their ultimate ride without compromise. Integrated accessory mounts and hidden fender mounts keep the bike’s refined lines so you can ride with lights and computers in a downpour and still look fast. Because we all know if it looks fast, it probably is.
Modern road riders are looking for bikes to handle long distance, high pace, no limits and offer maximum fun. By placing lower modulus carbon in key areas to mitigate the brittleness of hi-mod fiber—the bike isn’t delicate. It is made for the way we ride and accommodates 34mm tires or 31mm with fenders.