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    What was the best year for the Cervelo R3

    Starting to look for a used R3. Are there any years to stay away from? Is there a certain year that was best?

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    2012 and newer for three reasons -- Pre-BBRight had some issues with BB cracks, BBRight makes for a really stiff BB, RD Hanger design with horizontal bolts instead of vertical bolts is more durable and a better design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmerka View Post
    2012 and newer for three reasons -- Pre-BBRight had some issues with BB cracks, BBRight makes for a really stiff BB, RD Hanger design with horizontal bolts instead of vertical bolts is more durable and a better design.
    I agree 100%. I waited to get a 2012 R3 Team for all of those reasons.

    Although the new 2014 R3 looks pretty nice...

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    I have 2013 Cervelo Ultrega, it was funtastic in road which every week i ride.

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    So has anything changed on the R3 from 2012 to 2014? Is a 2012 the same as a 2014 except different color?

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    2014 changed a little - I know it went to internal cables...also. Think they have a 105 version which is probably 11 speed and not too expensive. Used would have to be pretty cheap to compete wih that
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    New Squoval tubes, internal cabling were introduced in 2014 becoming more aero and adding stiffness. I picked up an R2 and the 11spd 105 feels like the 11spd Ultegra. The R2 is a great bike for the price and looks real nice. The R2 has a little heavier fork, but allows for bigger tires to be used. You can't go wrong with a 2012 or newer R3. If I were you I'd go with an R2 to get the lifetime warranty. And the 2015 R2 and 2014/2015 R3 are the same frames just different forks and grouppos - 105 and Ultegra.

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