We're fans of the Cervélo C bikes, having ridden them in South Africa when they were first released and with Toby at The Tri Store riding one as his daily commute bike. The new 2018 C5 is not only stunning to look at but now also comes with Ultegra Di2 rather than just Dura Ace, meaning it is within reach of more budgets.
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 callipers 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
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