Caledonia doesn’t fit in a box nicely, and we like it that way. It was conceived on our Thursday night rides—routes that often play fast and loose with ‘road ride.’ As we tried to stuff bigger tires into our R5s and streamline our Asperos, a new kind of bike was born.
When we design a bike, we start with our library of tube shapes. These shapes are tubes we’ve used on other models that we know to have various qualities—aerodynamic, stiff, ultralight, etc.—and they help get us to the refinement stage on a bike more quickly. In the case of Caledonia, we wanted durability, lightweight, 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.
Rather than designing multiple versions of the bike with various fit profiles (R5, R-Series, etc.) like we’ve done in the past, we designed a system that enables a broad range of fits on a single bike while maintaining the aesthetic and functional cleanliness we demand. 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 Caledonia delivers performance, comfort, and speed. Oh, and you can fit a 34mm tire in there. Or 31mm with fenders.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Caledonia Fork|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2|
Cervelo Indexed Thru-Axles w/Lever
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss E1850 23 Spline, 24h (F), 24h (R), 20mm IW, Center Lock, Tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Vittoria Zaffiro Pro V Folding G2.0 700c x 30|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra 8000|
|Bottom Bracket||JY-BB 24|
|Chain||Shimano CN-HG701, 11 spd|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG800, 11 spd, 11-34|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, 11 spd|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra 8070 Hydraulic Disc|
|Saddle||Cervelo Road Saddle|
|Seat Post||Cervélo 27.2 Alloy|
|Accessories & Extras||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Removeable Fender Mounts|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Gloss Black / 54cm||0H0CAAUI1A54||CAL307348924|