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Video: Is Cervélo set to launch a gravel disc-equipped bike in 2016?

Cervélo teases new bike with video shared on Facebook

Canadian bike brand Cervélo launched the R3 Disc this year (and it’s likely to be put into action by the Dimension Data pro team next season) but a couple of videos the company has just shared indicates it might be set to release an all-new gravel and adventure disc-equipped bike soon.

Test Rider: Meet the Life-Athlete

Recently, we asked a selection of riders to test a radically new Cervélo and offer their feedback. Find out what Tasha was riding on December 15th

Posted by Cervélo on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

“Recently, we asked a selection of riders to test a radically new Cervélo and offer their feedback. Find out what Tasha was riding on December 15th,” says the description on the video.

Test Rider: Meet the Backroad Racer

Recently, we asked a selection of riders to test a radically new Cervélo and offer their feedback. Find out what Marco was riding on December 15th

Posted by Cervélo on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

In the videos, well you don’t get to see much of the actual bike, but the type of riding, along with the commentary, does suggest the bike has been designed to tackle gravel roads, and that it is comfortable and light, and fast like a race bike. With the gravel/adventure category blossoming with new bikes this year, it wouldn’t surprise us if that is the direction for this new bike.

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- Buyer’s guide to gravel and adventure bikes plus 13 of the best

So what details can guess at the new bike having? It’ll be a carbon fibre frame and fork, naturally,  given the company's history with carbon.We know it has disc brakes, so the big question is how wide a tyre can the frame accommodate? It's likely to be in the region of 30-40mm tyres we would guess, given the way the market is going. That would make it pretty similar to the Genesis Datum or Parlee’s Chebacco.

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And what might this new bike be called? If a German retailer of Cervélo bikes is to be believe, it could be the C Series. More on the 15th December...

 

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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