As the smaller sibling to the Cervélo S5, the Cervélo S3 is designed to keep all the ride characteristics of its GC contending older stable mate and pair them with a more forgiving geometry. However, the geometry changes haven't made the S3 feel slow or cumbersome, and it's exceptional fast and seriously stiff. But this itself is an acquired taste, and there's a rigidity to the frame that would be tough to live with day in, day out.
While aerodynamic advantage is very difficult to quantify in ride feel, the stiffness of the frame is very obvious. Every pedal stroke courses through the frame, pushed forward thanks to that stiff bottom bracket.
It really feels like every part of this frame is built to drive the bike forward. Very cliche I know, but nothing seems to be wasted here and I’d go as far to say that this is one of the fastest bikes I’ve ever ridden.
Happy Wheels is your go to destination for all things road and triathlon, while also looking after kids, commuter, MTB, and scooter riders. Stew and the team have many years experience and will ensure you're really pleased with your purchase.
Keep in mind that we want you on the perfect bike and in most cases can't ship our bikes, however drop in and we'll do what we can.