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Re: I have seen a Cervelo cross bike in the window.. [Mister944]
Hi Mister,

We've no plans to produce more cross bikes. We're keeping busy enough for now, engineering faster road and tri bikes. ;-)

The R3 cross in the window is one of the few (three?) we made for Jonathan Page. Durk posted a nice photo of one of them above.

It's based on the R3. We used the existing front triangle, made a new mold for the chainstays and BB, and used an existing open mold for the seat stays. The geometry was an output, not an input - the longer front fork raised the front end of the frame, in a happy coincidence raising the bottom bracket while slackening the head tube angle. But the resulting geometry is not what one would really have chosen when designing a CX bike from a blank slate.

Nevertheless, in 2007 Jonathan raced it to an admirable second place to win the silver medal at World's in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium. Despite several 'cross fanatics on staff lobbying hard for it, and having gone so far as to having drawn up frame centreline dimensions for a full size run, every year when it came time to decide to produce it or not, a different model took higher priority and we never quite found the time and resources to put the bike into production. It's a piece of history now!


Damon Rinard
Engineering Manager,
CSG Road Engineering Department
Cannondale & GT Bicycles
(ex-Cervelo, ex-Trek, ex-Velomax, ex-Kestrel)
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