What makes the all-new Cervelo Caledonia special? The fact that there's never been anything quite like it.
What started out as a factory special called the R3 "Mud" -- developed and produced only for Cervélo's pro riders on specific courses -- slowly evolved over many engineering iterations into the bike you see here. Named for the notoriously rough Caledonia Road near Cervélo’s Toronto headquarters, the Caledonia platform has been engineered to be precise in its performance, yet broad in its application.
Able to accommodate tires up to 35mm in width, the Caledonia's chassis is light and fast enough to keep the pace of a race bike on the pavement, but stout enough to comfortably venture off of it.
Because its mission is versatile, its geometry had to be, too. The Caledonia strikes that magical balance between aggressive and relaxed, low enough to charge in a sprint finish one day, but eased enough take you on a century ride the next.
Whether for a short spin or a long cruise, stable handling is key. Compared to Cervelo's road-focused R-series of bikes, the Caledonia has a longer wheelbase and a lower bottom bracket, to give it greater stability and a more planted feeling at speed.
In designing the Caledonia, Cervelo never forgot the important lessons in aerodynamics it's learned over the years developing its S- and P-series bikes. The Caledonia benefits from aero-tuned fork blades and tube shaping from axle to axle.
Available in two versions — the Caledonia and Caledonia 5 — the bike can built to different needs and different budgets. The more expensive Caledonia 5 features an integrated front cockpit, with the option to fully internally route cables for a sleek look, and maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
Multiple versions of the Cervelo Caledonia are now available at R&A, including the Caledonia 5 frameset that we can build up to your specifications. Click below to see them all.