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Cervélo Launches Revolutionary Rca Frameset
CBD Cycles - 15/03/2013
Cervelo has launched the new Rca - replacement to the R5 California.

To introduce the frame Cervelo has launched a mico-site -product info can be found here:


Hand-made in Project California frameset integrates category-defining light weight, stiffness, and ride quality
with S-series aerodynamics.

Toronto, ON – 14 March 2013 - Cervélo, the cycling world’s engineering leader, today announced the launch of
the Rca frameset. Building on the legendary R5ca, the Rca makes the lightest even lighter (667g average weight
for 54cm with paint and small parts) while maintaining optimal stiffness. The Rca also introduces Squoval 3™
tube shapes, drawing on aerodynamic lessons learned with the category-leading Cervélo S-series, as well as
future-proof internal cable routing. The Cervélo Rca frameset is available now for RRP 8.800€ in a limited edition run of 325.

“The Rca showcases the best of Cervélo’s knowledge, testing, and industry-leading engineering processes,” said
co-founder and CEO Phil White. “We are always proud to introduce a new Cervélo, but given its no-holds barred,
best-of-the-best nature, launching a new Project California bike is particularly special. The new Rca further
solidifies our leadership in innovating faster, stiffer, lighter, and stronger bikes.”

Using their Concurrent Aero & Structural Engineering (CASE) approach, Cervélo brought their Toronto and
California teams together in a cross-disciplinary process with the goal to maximize the structural and
aerodynamic performance of the final design. Utilizing in-house F1 engineering design tools - (CAD, FEA, CFD),
Cervélo was able to virtually test all aspects of frame performance. The Rca also features the cycling-world
debut of new technologies such as 3M™ Powerlux™ Composite, which allows reduced weight for equal strength, and Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate™, enabling a safe, secure fork with the unbelievable weight of 300g with an uncut steerer.

The results are astounding:

 667g average weight for 54cm frame with paint and small parts

 Stiffness equivalent to R5ca

 Aerodynamic savings of 7.4 watts over the current R-series (over 100 kilojoules over a 5-hour stage) and
up to 10.2 watts less drag than typical road bikes.

All of this is achieved without sacrificing the legendary ride quality of the R5ca, a bike as renowned for its lively,
comfortable ride as for its phenomenal low weight. Using the ComfortPly™ technology also developed as part of
Project California, which removes unnecessary

Also here is a link to the bike launch page on cyclingnews.com: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cervelo-unveils-dollar-10000-rca-frame

Pop into either CBD store to have a look at the the fact sheet and press release.

RRP for the frame will be around $11,000 (TBC)

Sizes available for order:

Rca - 48cm -

Rca - 51cm -

Rca - 54cm -

Rca - 56cm -

Rca - 58cm -

Rca - 61cm -

Any questions please pop in and see us or give us a call.