The Cervelo Caledonia-5 is as Cervelo themselves put it, a bike for ‘big stupid rides.’ Designed to tackle that crazy loop you’re not quite sure is possible, an unexpected rough road, the odd bit of nifty single track and everything else you can throw at it, this bike caters to cyclists who demand versatility without sacrificing speed.

Performance: Equipped with SRAM Force eTap AXS, the Caledonia-5 delivers precise and reliable shifting performance. The wireless electronic shifting ensures smooth gear changes even under load. Whether climbing steep ascents or sprinting on flat terrain, the wide gearing options from the 48/35 Chainrings and 10/36 cassette mean that you are never caught out looking for that easier bailout gear or spinning out at the town sign sprint.

Comfort: The Caledonia-5 is an endurance bike, with comfort the top priority, just not as you know it. Gone are the days when comfort meant slow and vibration dampening was code for a dead riding frame. The Calednoia-5 manages to perfectly blend being light, nimble and allowing the rider to find their perfect position. The 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. Additionally, the frame’s clearance for wider tires allows you to further enhance comfort and stability.

Handling: With its stable yet responsive handling, the Caledonia-5 inspires confidence in various riding conditions. The bike feels planted during high-speed descents, offering precise control and stability, whilst still being nimble enough to take on slow speed technical single track sections that you sometimes find yourself on during those big days out.

Design and Aesthetics: Cervelo’s attention to detail is evident in the Caledonia-5’s sleek design and aesthetic appeal. The clean lines, internal cable routing, and subtle branding contribute to a sophisticated look that stands out on the road. Available in a range of eye-catching color schemes, this bike is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. They have also neatly integrated hidden mudgaurd mounts, making this the perfect winter bike.

Overall Impressions: In summary, the Cervelo Caledonia-5 with Force eTap is a top-tier endurance road bike that excels in performance, comfort, and aesthetics. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist tackling epic challenges or a recreational rider exploring scenic routes, this bike delivers a great riding experience. With the combo of cutting-edge technology, refined design, and all-day comfort, the Caledonia-5 is a compelling choice for discerning cyclists seeking the ultimate blend of speed and versatility.

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