Cervélo Cycles is a Canadian manufacturer of racing bicycle frames. Cervélo uses CAD, computational fluid dynamics, and wind tunnel testing at a variety of facilities including the San Diego Air and Space Technology Center, in California, USA, to aid its designs.
Gerard Vroomen and Phil White founded Cervelo Cycles in 1995. Vroomen started his reserch and development of his bike frames at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He took his knowledge to Canada to continue the research in McGill University.
The name Cervélo is a play on two words: the Italian word for brain, and vélo, the French word for bike. Cervélo is now owned by Pon, a Dutch company that also owns Gazelle, and Derby Cycle, owners of Raleigh, Univega, and Focus Bikes.