New and improved. Isn't every freshly designed road bike? Well, Cervélo would argue the latest R5 is different and we would have to agree. With a 44% increase in stiffness, following on from its predecessor, Cervélo have engineered a fork that puts the control of the bike back at your fingertips. The R5 can now clear 28mm, proven to enhance aerodynamics and add to the range of options of road surfaces to ride on and routes to explore. The integrated bar and stem, however, is one of the key highlights of the latest R5, it saves you watts, reduces the overall weight of the bike and improves your control in and out of tricky descents. Finally, this model of the R5 if finished with SRAM's brand-new AXS hydraulic disc groupset. The 12-speed design increases your range of gears, reduces the ratios between the gears and also makes gear shifting even quieter and more subtle than before. The R5 is a store favourite and fantastic for riding between the French and Swiss Alps or just as good in your local sportive, or Sunday club run.
With 18% more stiffness at the headtube and 26% more at the bottom bracket, the new R5 Disc is Cervélo's stiffest-ever road frame. And it gets better: By integrating the latest disc-brake technology, lateral fork stiffness has been boosted even further. But that’s far from the whole story: The R5 Disc also incorporates a stiffness-to-weight ratio that has been meticulously tuned to the attacking style of high-performance road cyclists.
Elite road riders no longer equate comfort with soft, slow bikes. Vertical compliance can reduce fatigue and, in turn, boost power output. Wheel manufacturers’ wind-tunnel testing has also shown that wider tyres can deliver aero benefits. For these reasons, tyre clearance for the new R Series has been widened to 28mm. Combine this with a Cervélo-engineered aero seatpost, and vertical compliance is further increased while improving aero. At the same time, the latest disc-brake technology, and a new profit and fine-tuned handling geometry, will have you charging down chicanes and attacking cobbles with complete confidence.
As well as the freedom to use a wider range of tyre sizes, dozens of small, satisfying design details separate good from extraordinary: Helpful thru-axle installation graphics, a subtle-yet-robust chain-stay protector, a sleek fitting cap, a stem that allows for internal electronic routing and easy computer mounting, an aero seatpost with integrated clamp and cover...the list goes on.
Frame - Cervélo R5 Disc
Fork - Cervélo all-carbon, tapered R5 fork for disc
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB Bbright
Headset - FSA IS2 1-1/8 X 1-1/2"
Seat Post - Cervélo Carbon SP18
Front & Rear Wheel - DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35 Disc
Front & Rear Tyre - Continental GP 4000 S II 25mm
Chainset - SRAM Red DUB 48/35
Shift Levers - SRAM Red eTap AXS HRD 12-Speed
Front Derailleur - SRAM Red eTap AXS 12-Speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM Red eTap AXS 12-Speed
Cassette - SRAM Red XG1290 10-28
Chain - SRAM Red 12 Speed
Front & Rear Brake Callipers - SRAM Red HDR
Front & Rear Brake Rotors - SRAM CenterLine X 160mm
Handlebars - Cervélo AB06
Stem - Cervélo Carbon Stem
Saddle - Astute Skyline Lab