The Cervélo C5 is undeniably the most comfortable, efficient and versatile road bike available on today's market. It is well known that Cervélo created the C-Series without podium's or Olympic medals in mind but what they did have in mind was designing a bike for the serious endurance cyclist. The cyclist who wants to be as comfortable when they started their ride as when they finished it and a cyclist that can rely on efficiency and versatility from their bike. The C5 is simply as good as it gets when it comes to long days in the saddle.
A single-piece rear triangle and wide seat stays boost back-end and bottom-bracket stiffness, allowing weight reduction to be the focus of the carbon-fibre layup elsewhere across the C5 frame. The result: At 850 grams with paint and all small parts, the C5 is the lightest endurance road frame on the market today.
Two proprietary features perfectly complement the C5’s damped ride effect: An all-carbon fork developed by Cervélo’s pioneering Project California team, which skillfully balances lateral stiffness with comforting vertical compliance; and unique curved seat stays, which were engineered to provide a high vertical deflection.
Longer chainstays add trail-balance handling at the front end and boost tire clearance to 32mm, providing room for a standard fender and mount. A downtube rock guard and chainstay protector help prevent potential damage on mixed surfaces, while through-axles, flat-mount calipers and Future-Proof internal cable routing deliver smooth shifting every time.
Frame: Cervélo all-carbon, tapered C5 fork for disc
Handlebar: Cervélo, AB06
Brake: Shimano Ultegra 8070
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 8000 50/34
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11spd
Wheels: Mavic Allroad Elite Disc CL
Headset: FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"
Seatpost: Cervélo carbon SP19
Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11spd
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, 11spd
Bottom bracket: BBB bottom fit BBO-72, PF30 threaded
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Antares VS
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
Chain: Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
Tyres: Mavic Yksion Elite Guard 700 x 28c
Stem: Cervélo ultra light alloy stem
Brake Rotor: Shimano Ultegra SM-RT800, 160mm