Why We Like The Cervelo Caledonia Ultegra Road Bike
The Cervelo Caledonia is a brand new breed of a modern racing bike that preserves the sensations of the weekend epics that start from home and move toward routes that haven't yet been explored. Designed for a mix of it all and leaving little off the table, Cervelo creates an all-new work of art that effortlessly fills the void between the aggressive road-specific design and laid-back gravel capacity. The Caledonia is a bike for which so many riders have been waiting. Designed for riders who favor the speed and compact front end of road bikes, but are also pulled to the earthy taste of fine gravel dust on a gritty smile, the Caledonia opens doors that we always thought were possible. And paired with the performance-tuned and reliable Ultegra semi-compact groupset, "road-riding" is about to be redefined.
The Caledonia is "engineered for the modern road" with a lightweight frame of 1031 grams and a shorter wheelbase and front-center than the Aspero gravel racer, it satisfies the road cycling, aero-mesh-wearing crew quite nicely. And with a trail and head tube angle similar to the Aspero—not to mention clearance for 34mm tires—the Caledonia is well-suited for mixing in with the roads less traveled and making use of a head unit's explore feature. Although constructed to be slightly heavier than its sibling, the Caledonia-5, Cervelo blends compliance and stiffness into the Caledonia's carbon layup to provide a smoother ride that mitigates the jarring effects of rough pavement without sacrificing the benefits of a stiff front end and bottom bracket area. The result is a frame that responds quickly to accelerations while remaining compliant enough to absorb significant turbulence from the roadways.
Cervelo opts for a more traditional stem-bar interface on the Caledonia and a standard 27.2mm seatpost. The front derailleur mount is removable should you ever go 1x and want a cleaner aesthetic. Internal cable routing is available, although not integrated through the stem junction as in the Caledonia-5. Additionally, hidden fender mounts are onboard, that when used with fenders minimally reduce tire clearance down to 31mm. All in all, the Caledonia ushers in a new breed of racing bike that satisfies the growing demands of modern, all-terrain cycling.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Carbon frameset that starts a new era of smooth and chunky riding
- Road swiftness and aerodynamics with a laid-back setup
- Cervelo's trusted tube design for fast, efficient racing
- Shimano Ultegra semi-compact drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
- Clearance for 34mm tires goes beyond the limits of road-specific design
- Internal cable routing and removable front derailleur mount running 1x
- Fender mounts for mud and rain sessions
- Bento mount for that extra-long JRA ride
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