I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby NapoleonD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:18 am

The S3 seat stays should make a fair bit of improvement in comfort over the S2.
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:28 am

NapoleonD wrote:The S3 seat stays should make a fair bit of improvement in comfort over the S2.


Yeah, probably. All I have to compare it to is the Tarmac SL I have and it's much better over heavy road surfaces. Mind you, wheels and tyres can have as much to do with how a bike rides/feels as the frame.

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby mk1markfalkirk » Mon Jan 14, 2013 16:00 pm

Strange topic to come up, I've only just discovered the R5 last week and can't stop looking at it. Must get saving!

Currently ride a Tarmac and it s great to ride. Terribly bland to look at. The Cervelo has sex appeal!

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 16:26 pm

Both terribly bland to look at though
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby NapoleonD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 18:30 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:Both terribly bland to look at though


I think the same. Especially the r3/r5.
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby Hanners » Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:01 pm

i still love my S1 a bit harsh but it feels so quick i preferd ridding it over my R3 ended up selling the r3 and getting a steely genesis equilibrium for training/ commuting and kept the s1 for racing/ tting.
i have heard from my lbs that they are about to offer some very good deals on the S2 frame and fork along the lines of the wvd discounts they were knocking out before crimbo.

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby proto » Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:48 pm

I've always fancied an S2. Just couldn't justify it, so it remained just a dream.

I kept looking for bargains but nowt doing. Corley's, my local dealer had one in, £1700 last season. Ouch!

Reduced to £1200 in their end of year sale. On Tuesday a mate was in there and kept badgering to get my credit card out. I struggled but resisted. And resisted. And resisted some more.

Good job I did, because today it was further reduced to £999 !!!!!!!

It's now sitting on the sofa in my back room :D

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby upperoilcan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:55 am

proto wrote:I've always fancied an S2. Just couldn't justify it, so it remained just a dream.

I kept looking for bargains but nowt doing. Corley's, my local dealer had one in, £1700 last season. Ouch!

Reduced to £1200 in their end of year sale. On Tuesday a mate was in there and kept badgering to get my credit card out. I struggled but resisted. And resisted. And resisted some more.

Good job I did, because today it was further reduced to £999 !!!!!!!

It's now sitting on the sofa in my back room :D



Nicely done mate,that's a bargain.

I to have decided on the Cervelo S2 as my next bike,mainly as i love the look of them and secondly i have'nt heard a bad word against them (any model).
I have been to a retailer in my area and have been quoted around £3000:00 for a 2012 S2 frame with a Veloce groupset and Mavic Cosmics.

My intial thinking is that i need more money as i would prefer a better groupset if im honest,I currently own my 1st road bike which is a 2010 Bianchi Via Nirone (Veloce) 55cm which ive been told is too big for me as im 5ft 7.

I have thought of sourcing the parts myself for the S2 but im lost as to what size frame and parts although the Cervelo shop said i should be riding a 52cm frame.I would have no idea of stem length or handlebar fit let alone crank arm length's !!!

So im assuming i would need to get a bike fit done to get the correct sizing ?.

I never realised that so much info is needed to get the correct sizing as the last thing i want to do is spend a shitload of money and have a bike that doesnt fit me right...
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby upperoilcan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 08:42 am

Gabbo wrote:It's as if I am obsessed! I own a Specialized Tarmac myself with pretty average components (Shimano 105) so you'd think I would be content with what I have got. On the other hand, my friend has a Specialized Allez and he absolutely adores it. Why do I not feel that way about my Tarmac?

I'm forever on different websites reading about and drooling over the Cervelo S2. I think I may have to buy myself one of these next year.


Just to further feed your obsession,looky here......http://forums.cervelo.com/forums/t/72.aspx.

Some real beauties on there.
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby mk1markfalkirk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 17:24 pm

Can someone explain the differences between the S series and the R?

The S is aero does that make it heavier than the R?

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby NapoleonD » Mon Jan 21, 2013 17:59 pm

The S is heavier and less stiff than the R.
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby Sir Velo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:37 pm

NapoleonD wrote:The S is heavier and less stiff than the R.


But the 'S' series is hardly heavy and is certainly stiff enough.


Got one of each and both are a joy to ride, I would say the R gets up to speed quicker but the S hold the speed better. But wheels make a big difference too.

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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby upperoilcan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 09:55 am

Primera are doing the 2012 S2 frameset for £999.99...
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Re: I can't stop looking at the Cervelo S2

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:00 am

Sir Velo wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:The S is heavier and less stiff than the R.


But the 'S' series is hardly heavy and is certainly stiff enough.


Got one of each and both are a joy to ride, I would say the R gets up to speed quicker but the S hold the speed better. But wheels make a big difference too.


I found the S2 a harder ride too. My main issue with stiffness was at the headtube, I found the handling vague on the S2 at speed.
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