Cervélo’s S3 is a high performance hybrid that pulls front-end aero cues from its S series bikes but comfort-boosting rear features from the R series machines. The result is an effortless distance machine that’s deceptively quick and closer cost competition to mainstream brands than you might expect.
- Highs: Impressively comfortable, efficiently fast aero all-rounder
- Lows: Low grade rolling stock, ugly Di2 installation
- Buy if: You want an ultra-efficient yet comfortable distance machine
While the sloped top tube and rearward diminishing tube tapers of the S3 create the appearance of a tall front end, it’s actually very closely matched to most other aero road bikes in terms of head tube length in comparable sizes.