R Series bikes are known for a surprisingly high degree of ride quality, given their low weight and definitive stiffness. The R3 Disc adds plenty to that equation with a stiffness-enhancing single-piece rear triangle and through-axles, and flat-mount disc-brake calipers that cater to compatibility.
The R Series is focused on offering the best of our lightweight engineering. The R3 Disc delivers a sub-1,000-gram frame (size 56, with paint and hardware). With that kind of performance, the hills that used to throw you a Saturday-morning challenge will start looking a whole lot smaller.
The R3 Disc’s through-axles boost lateral stiffness in the disc-specific fork, while the removal of seatstay-mounted rear brakes permits a wider seatstay placement and improves bottom-bracket stiffness by 25 per cent. Then there’s the single-piece rear triangle, the result of a new manufacturing process that eliminates bond joints and produces a stronger, stiffer and more stable back end.
Start looking for a coffee shop a lot farther from home: This bike is ready for anything you – or the pavé – can throw at it. Our signature slender seatstays offer class-leading compliance, disc technology delivers responsive braking and modulation, and the secure, sure-footed handling will keep you in the saddle for hours you won’t even notice flying by.