"THE ULTIMATE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BIKE," RE-ENGINEERED. When Cervélo introduced the Rca early in 2013, the limited edition of just over 300 pieces quickly sold out. By then, the Rca had won the Eurobike Gold, JEC Innovation, and Bike Radar’s Most Wanted awards. Not to be outdone, Germany’s Tour Magazin rated it the lightest frame they’d ever tested, and with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio. And now Cervélo has created the next step in the Rca legacy, with weight, stiffness and ride quality as priorities for engineering and design.
Performance By The Numbers. The new Rca frameset is still made entirely by hand at Cervélo’s Project California facility, and utilizes new proprietary fabrication techniques, layup and materials.The new boron-filament reinforced, California-made, fork delivers significant performance improvements: increased compression strength, 15% stiffer laterally and 7% less stiff (more compliant) longitudinally. It’s also significantly lighter, by 12%. No longer a “limited edition,” it’s now more of a “limited production” model. That said, the new Rca will forever be in short supply: each frameset requires three full days of intensive hand labour by the Project California staff. Consequently, production is limited to just a few hundred pieces per year. But the good news is if you missed out the first time, there might once again be an Rca in your future.
- Fork - Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Rca Fork
- HeadsetFSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-3/8”
- Bottom BracketFSA PF-30