The Caledonia-5 Ultegra Disc Road Bike from Cervélo aims to provide accessible performance on all kinds of roads; from smooth sweeping alpine passes to potholed streets or gritty country lanes. The frame successfully combines compliance and efficiency, adding a dash of aerodynamics into the mix as well, making it a great endurance option. A longer rear-centre measurement and increased trail make the handling on difficult surfaces easier as well as reduce fatigue on all-day rides, whilst the hidden mudguard mounts and option to fit 34mm tyres only serves to increase its versatile appeal.
Shimano’s 11-speed Ultegra groupset provides snappy shifting and reliable stopping power from the hydraulic disc brakes. A mid-compact 52/36 chainset and 11-34t cassette provide a very wide range of ratios to cope with any punchy hill or long climb, and the DT Swiss E1800 32 Spline wheelset offers good performance whatever the wind angle. 30mm wide Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR tyres bring great traction, comfort and speed, as well as being tubeless-ready like the rims. Cervélo carbon handlebar and seatpost are a classy finishing touch.