Cervelo 2021 Caledonia-5 Force eTap AXS - Steed Cycles

Cervelo 2021 Caledonia-5 Force eTap AXS

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Cervelo Caledonia Review

A New Bike for Classic Rides

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 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.

World Tour Inspired

We developed the Caledonia-5 in collaboration with Team Sunweb to satisfy the need for a dedicated cobbles bike. Keep your eyes peeled at the Monuments.


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 (compare this to the R3 that was raced last year), lowered the BB, and increased the trail. The handling is still fast, but we’ve added stability.

Inspiring & Refined

This is a race bike—it was designed for and will be used as our teams’ Roubaix bike. Rather than designing multiple versions of the bike with various fit profiles (R5, R-Series, etc.) like we’ve done in the past, we designed a system that enables a broad range of fits on a single bike while maintaining the aesthetic and functional cleanliness we demand.

Stable, Carefree, and Confident

We’ve stayed away from compliance gimmicks; no elastomers or funky tube intersections. Our proven library of tube shapes is at the core of every bike we design, and these tube shapes all have different known attributes.

You can’t cheat physics. Triangulation and the force required to deflect is at the heart of the ‘double-diamond’ frame design, and has been since the safety bicycle’s inception. We know how our tube shapes behave, and it’s a matter of placing them in a layout that achieves the desired compliance based on that deflection. The simplest solution is almost always the best.

Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Caledonia-5 Fork

FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2

Cervélo SP18 Carbon D-Post

SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12 spd

Rear Derailleur          
SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 spd

Front Derailleur         
SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 spd

Brake Calipers          

Brake Rotors 
SRAM Paceline 160mm

Thru Axles   
Cervélo Indexed Thru-Axles w/ Lever, 12x100/142

SRAM Force AXS 48/35 with Power Meter

Bottom Bracket        

Cervélo AB09 Carbon

Cervélo ST32 Alloy

Prologo Dimension TiRox

SRAM Force 12s XG1270, 10-36

SRAM Force, 12 spd

Reserve 35mm DT370 XDR, 20h (F), 24h (R), 21mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready

Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 30c

Cervélo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount, Removeable Fender Mounts

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

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