Cervelo was founded in 1995 by Phil White and Gérard Vroomen. The duo, driven to design the world’s fastest time-trial bikes, began their journey in a small garage.
The standout feature of Cervelo is its focus on aerodynamic design. From the outset, White and Vroomen prioritized reducing drag, a philosophy consistently setting Cervelo apart from its competition. They were pioneers in using computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing to optimize the aerodynamics of their bike frames. This made Cervelo a favorite among triathletes and professional cyclists, especially in time-trial and triathlon events where aerodynamic efficiency is paramount.
Cervelo’s flagship road bike model is the R5, which was ridden by Jonas Vingegaard to his back-to-back Tour de France victory in 2022 and 2023. The Cervelo R5 is engineered for peak performance in climbing by blending a lightweight design with stiffness.