TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo has unveiled its S3 Disc, which the company says is stiffer and more aerodynamic than its rim-brake counterpart.
The S3 Disc’s 12-millimeter thru-axle technology boosts stiffness in both the back-end and in the fork, leading to better handling and an 8 percent increase in headtube stiffness, the company said. Bottom-bracket stiffness was boosted 9 percent to improve overall handling and power transfer.
The re-engineered leg airfoil of the S3 Disc fork, combined with an elevated fork crotch that reduces the low-pressure zone behind the crown, also makes the S3 Disc 19 grams faster than an S3, Cervélo said.
“The S3 Disc’s superior handling and control will give performance-seeking riders the confidence to pull away from the peloton or crush a Saturday morning group ride,” said Antoine Ballon, Cervélo’s global marketing manager. “We know the Cervélo community around the world will love our new disc platform as much as we do.”
The new S3 Disc is available Sept. 16. It comes in two builds in two colorways. Retail price is $4,500 for Ultegra 6800 and $7,400 for Ultegra Di2 6870.