Cervelo S2 inherits trickle down tech for increased rigidity

Aero frame gets tapered head tube and stiffer bottom bracket

The Cervélo S2 has inherited technology from other high-end frames to increase its rigidity and improve ride performance.

The S2 is the Canadian brand's entry-level aero road frameset. The frame – to be sold in a Shimano 105 build for £2,399/US$2,850 – adopts Cervélo's chunkier spindled BBright (PF30) bottom bracket system, which is now a standard features on the upper level S3 to S5 frames. Details of those frames' updates were announced at Eurobike.  

Meanwhile the front end of the S2 has been given a new tapered head tube, something that brings it in line with most modern framesets. Cervélo say it gives the frame 32 percent more rigidity than the old model.  

The rear triangle has also been modified. Out go the chunky seatstays and in come the slender versions borrowed from the R-series bikes – a move which should lend improved ride quality. The seat tube has also been sculpted around the back wheel to improve its aero performance.

In August, Cervélo announced the R3 Dark, a budget version of the acclaimed R3. It's available in sizes from 48cm to 61cm and went on sale earlier this month.

Visit www.cervelo.com for further details.

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