We don't see road bikes as delicate machines meant only for putting watts into and receiving speed from. They're an extension of our soul, of the way we want to see our worlds, and the lives we want to live. Sometimes that means cutting across park grass, and sometimes it's seeing where that dirt road off to the left leads you. The Caledonia-5 is a bike for the modern road rider.
The Caledonia is the bike we keep reaching for when we know the odometer's going well past the triple-digit mark. Long rides invariably have some smooth tarmac, some junk pavement over backroads, a cutty singletrack connector, and maybe even your own local Strade Bianche sector. So we built a bike that could take on all of them, do it well, and fit fenders in case the ominous clouds turn into a downpour 130km into your day.
We developed the Caledonia-5 in collaboration with our World Tour riders to satisfy the need for a dedicated cobbles bike. Faster handling isn't necessarily better-we engineered the handling based on the specific use-case. In this case, it's Roubaix. Roubaix is harder on bikes than any other race on the calendar, and there's zero margin for error. We increased the rear center, lowered the BB, and increased the trail. The handling is still fast, but we've added stability.
Modern road riders are looking for bikes to handle long-distance, high pace, no limits, and offer maximum fun. By placing lower modulus carbon in key areas to mitigate the brittleness of hi-mod fiber-the Caledonia delivers performance, comfort, and speed. Oh, and you can fit a 34mm tire in there. Or 31mm with fenders.
Balanced Handling: Stiffness and handling work together to ensure the bike tracks
predictably and responds immediately to critical pedal and bracing
Aero Cable Management: The Cervélo frame, fork, handlebars, and associated components are designed to hide brake and shift control lines (mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic) from the wind for improved aerodynamics, without sacrificing usability or performance.
Performance Fit: The Caledonia-5's integrated stem and two bearing cap options allow for stacks ranging between an aggressive 7mm and a relaxed 22mm without the use of spacers. With a wider fit coordinate range (stack) of 580mm to 687mm, the Caledonia can be slammed or more upright. All while looking and being seamlessly fast in the wind.
- Removable FDM: Our bolt-on front derailleur mount is made from high-strength aluminum alloy and attaches to the frame with two countersunk screws. This allows for easy replacement in the event of damage but also enables you to adapt to new standards as they become available or remove the front derailleur mount completely if you choose a 1x system.
- Integrated Accessory Mounts: Integrated mounts enable the use of fenders, lights, and computers without compromising the aerodynamics or structure of your bike. The built-in mount systems provide a simple and clean-looking solution.
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Caledonia-5 Fork
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss E1800 32 Spline, 24h (F), 24h (R), 20mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready OR Fulcrum Racing 600 XDR, 20h (F), 24h (R), 20mm IW, Center-Lock, 2-Way Fit|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G2.0 30c|
|Crankset||SRAM Rival AXS|
|Chainrings||SRAM Rival 48/35|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Dub
|Chain||SRAM Rival, 12 spd
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Rival eTap AXS 12 spd
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Rival eTap AXS 12 spd
|SRAM Rival 12s XG1250, 10-36
|Shifters||SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD 12 spd
|Handlebars||Cervélo HB13 Carbon
|Stem||Cervélo ST32 Alloy
|Brake Levers||SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD 12 spd
|Brakes||SRAM Rival HRD
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension STN|
|Seat Post||Cervelo SP24 Carbon|
|Extras||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount, Removeable Fender Mounts|