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Old 07-07-2020, 03:40 PM
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Cervelo S2, my speed demon bike

I bought this frame here and just realized I never posted a shot of it built up. I have about 2500 miles on it. 2009 bike, I prefer the rear triangle of the S2 over the S3. I tried setting it up mechanical with Force 11 and I did get it to work, but I was able to get an Etap drivetrain and it's a much better compliment to the bike. Not having to deal with the internal cable stops is appreciated. Also more aero;-)

It's got Zipp SL70 aero drop bars, Kalloy stem, Fizik saddle, and the Etap mentioned above.

Usually I have the Boyd 60mm tubulars which are laced to Wheels Mfg hubs with Cx-Rays. Bike is a hair over 16lbs.

With the climbing specials (FSE tubulars laced to Alchemy UL hubs) the bike is almost a pound lighter.



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Old 07-07-2020, 03:55 PM
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normally i'm a big believer in deep wheels on aero bikes, but the FSEs look quite at home.
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:59 PM
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normally i'm a big believer in deep wheels on aero bikes, but the FSEs look quite at home.
I had the same reaction. Picture #1 is good, picture #2 is great.

( that may be the first time in history that I favored black spokes)
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Old 07-07-2020, 05:41 PM
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Simple and fast. I dig it.
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:18 PM
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You're not allowed to have any non-Ergott branded wheels, especially you can't post photos of them.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:08 PM
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You're not allowed to have any non-Ergott branded wheels, especially you can't post photos of them.
Welllll, I did build them;-) just couldn't find a place for my decal that I liked.
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:47 PM
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Cervelo doesn't get a lot of love around here, but that's killer.

(As much as I respect Boyd as a company, I think the deep-section wheels would look a lot better without those decals.)
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Old 07-08-2020, 07:30 AM
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dude. killer. ditch the boyds, FSEs are perfection.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:09 AM
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dude. killer. ditch the boyds, FSEs are perfection.
The FSEs are great and I've recommended/built many, but they just got dropped in US. Shame, the last set I recently built was the new 58mm disc rims.

Love those Boyds. Not only are the rims/hubs well made and designed, Boyd has been around for a long time and you can expect excellent support years down the road. He's been established and won't leave you hanging.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:54 AM
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Love this bike! Cervelo made the best aero road frameset for YEARS! This is so well done - the Etap is huge for getting the cables gone from the front of the frame.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:23 PM
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Suh-weet! From back in the day when Cervelos were the hot ticket.
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:12 PM
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Definitely my favorite bike of the pros back then (some skipped the S3 in favor of S2 if I remember right). The original shifter cable routing does look pretty bad these days, glad I'm rid of that. Not sure how much of an improvement the current bikes are when they all have much larger frontal cross sections (fat tubes). No desire for anything bigger than a 25mm tire so not trying to hide a 28-30mm tire behind the tubes.

Gotta say, this held up over time better than most!

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Old 07-08-2020, 03:28 PM
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I absolutely agree.

That generation of Cervelos can be built to be 98% as aero as the newest aero road bikes at a fraction of the cost!
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:37 PM
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I absolutely agree.

That generation of Cervelos can be built to be 98% as aero as the newest aero road bikes at a fraction of the cost!
I bet the way I have it set up it's one of the most aero bikes with standard rim brake components.

PS - I tucked that front brake cable crimp in and facing back for better profile
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Old 07-08-2020, 04:39 PM
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It certainly looks quick. Sweet ride.
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