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Cervelo C3 as all-rounder?

Old 04-05-19, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
I got a C3 a few years ago. Over time, it became my favorite ride. I slowly got rid of most other bikes, sold the C3 and got a C5. The 28s are fine for me on cinder trails, dirt, and gravel.
Yeah it's amazing what I've been able to ride on 28s.

How do you feel the C3 and C5 compare?
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Old 04-05-19, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
How do you feel the C3 and C5 compare?
Very little difference. The C5 is slightly lighter and maybe is a little stiffer but that could be my imagination to be honest. I really got it for the Di2. My C3 was Ultegra mechanical so I splurged knowing it willl be my mostly only bike.
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Old 04-05-19, 06:19 PM
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Try reading my other post regarding stems and saddle position. Brilliant logic on sizing too. Next time I will consider getting a 70cm frame so I can ride it with a -17d stem.

Originally Posted by Chi_Z View Post
saddle pointed all the way down, +6 stem, should have gotten the next size up
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Old 04-05-19, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by matt92037 View Post
Try reading my other post regarding stems and saddle position. Brilliant logic on sizing too. Next time I will consider getting a 70cm frame so I can ride it with a -17d stem.
size 61 would have fit you much better, +23mm stack with only +9mm reach, also bigger frame will be more compliant and increase comfort
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Old 04-05-19, 08:38 PM
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You are still missing what I am trying to say. That pic was straight off the bike stand after I built the bike. Now have different stem, different post and cut the steer tube more.

Anybody else receive their shipments from Excel yet? The more I ride the C3 the more I like it.


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size 61 would have fit you much better, +23mm stack with only +9mm reach, also bigger frame will be more compliant and increase comfort
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