Bike of the Week: Cervélo Caledonia-5
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- By Aidan Raynor
Designed for those big stupid rides, the Caledonia-5 is turning heads. Read more about the bike that will get you here, there and everywhere
Being the last bike to come out of the Cervélo Toronto office the designers knew they had to make something special. Riding to work or out on their coffee rides at lunch they could never get away from Caledonia Road in the outskirts of Toronto. Much like our very own Lakeshore Drive, it’s bumpy, full of pot holes and busy so the designers set out to make the perfect bike for the average rider.
With a blend of the S-Series aerodynamics and R-Series weight and handling then adding in a little bit of compliance the Caledonia-5 was born. Stiff enough to beat your mates to the town sign but supple enough to get you through the worst our Montreal roads have to offer. They went all out and made sure this bike could do it all in just one ride by adding fender mounts to the frame too.
The all weather riding capabilities of the Caledonia-5 have really made it stand out of the crowd. With fender mounts like no other bike in its class, the fully integrated mounts are invisible to even a keen eye when they are not in use so if staying dry is not your style no worries about the mounts being an eye sore.
With clearance for up to 34mm tires you can go where ever your ride takes you. Little gravel section at the far end of your ride? No problem! Single track connector? You’ve got room for that too. Whatever tire suits your riding style the Caledonia-5 probably has room for it.
What separates the Caledonia-5 and the regular Caledonia is quite a bit. The Caledonia-5 has a fully integrated cockpit, D-shaped carbon seat post, Cervélo’s carbon bar and stem as well a couple aerodynamic advantages in the frame around the lower head tube as well as bottom bracket area. The Caledonia-5 frame is also lighter than the regular model. Both models handle the same and achieve the same design goals.
With a full model range the Caledonia-5 starts with Rival eTap AXS at $8,000 and goes up from there. Or just the frameset for $6,650 including handlebars, stem and seat post. We still have some stock left in store come by and check them out today!
Build Specs Photographed Above:
Frame: Caledonia-5 - Five Black - Size 56
Fork: Cevélo All-Carbon, Tapered Caledonia-5 Fork
Headset: FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/12
Thru Axles: Cervélo Indexed Thru-Axles w/ Lever, 12x100/142
Handlebar: Cervélo HB13, Carbon
Stem: Cervélo ST31 Carbon
Seatpost: Cervélo SP24 Carbon
Groupset: SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 speed
Crankset: SRAM RED Quarq 172.5 mm w/48-35
Cassette: SRAM Force 10-33
Wheels: Roval C38
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control 28C
Seat: S-Works Power 142 mm