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    2015 R2 who else has one?

    Bought this R2 last fall, was looking at left over R3 models that were priced low but saw the R2 was coming out. I liked the idea of going ahead and moving to 11 speed and internal cable routing. I figured I get the same higher end frame as the R3 and respectable components for a decent price. I figured I can upgrade some things easily over time. So far I've read the new 105 stuff is really pretty good, which I believe seems to be true, I came off a 2003 Klein road bike with full Ultegra and this new 105 stuff works as well or better. So I upgraded the brakes to the new 105, it does stop a little better. I got a cant pass it up deal on a Rotor 3DF crankset take off from another new Cervelo that went right on easily. It is definitely lighter than the FSA it came with, it also seems to perform better. I think this is a nice bike at an appealing price worth upgrades maybe next I'll look to a little lighter rims. Who else has this ride what do you think? What have you put on it?

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    2015 R2 who else has one?

    I went from a 2013 R3 to a 2015 R2. Upgraded cranks, wheels, seatpost and saddle. Plan to go tubeless with the Enve's soon. The bike rocks! 11spd 105 shifting feels so much better than Ultegra 6700. Great frame for the price point, plus the white is refreshing after all the blacked-out colorways these days.

    FSA SL-K cranks
    S-Works Toupe Saddle
    S-Works one-bolt seatpost +20 offset
    Enve 3.4's, S-Works Turbo tires
    Arundel Mandible cage

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    Performance is about the same as the R3. I can't really tell a difference other than this bike feels a little more stable overall. Could be from sizing up from a 48 to 51 which is one of the reasons I bought the R2.
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    R2 with Cosmic Elite S wheelset. Only other add on is a K-Edge chain catcher and Elite bottle cages. Very nice upgrade from my last bike, a 2011 Specialized Allez comp 105. Difference is night and day. 3 pounds lighter.
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    Does anyone know the actual difference between an R2 and an R3. I currently have a 2012 R3 but I want to buy a frame with internal routing so I can put all the "parts" onto the new frame and also purchase 6870 groupset. Its my bday/xmas present for myself.

    I just hate the way the R3 2015 is painted... and the R2 looks really nice! Or is it worth it to just purchase the R3 frame and suffer through the paint job?

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    The fork is only difference, but frames are the same. Fork is the R3 Mud fork. More clearance for bigger tires.

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    Yeah, the white R2 is real nice! They released a grey and Orange R2 recently. I still think the white is nicer than the grey.

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    Very nice. Almost walked out with one but didn't have my size so I grabbed an R3. Love the R series Cervelos!!

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    I've got a gray R2 that's been very fun to ride. I'll post pictures soon.

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    Found a left over 2015 R2 at one of my local shops. It's a 51cm frame, stock, no upgrades. They weighed it for me and it pulled 18 lbs which kinda surprised me. I know that an Ultegra set up might drop the weight by 1/2 to 1 pound and another pound would drop with a fair set of wheels. I was expecting 16 lbs for this bike. That R2 fork must have some significant heft to it!

    My training bike is an '05 aluminum Specialized Allez Comp with 105's in a 54cm frame that weighs 21-22 lbs depending which wheels I have on it. Not sure if that's enough to make me switch, although, the aero advantage of the R2 would be nice. The old Allez is a parachute in a head wind but otherwise, it's a really lively ride that's fun on the rollers. Big hills are definitely tough work on that bike.

    Might have to see if they'll set that R2 up for me, and give it a serious spin. Will report if I actually try it out.
    At my age, it's all uphill!!!

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