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“The R5 is at once just a quiet and wonderful place to be in the world being propelled under your own steam. One of the most effective race weapons ever devised elegantly wrapped in a hand-crafted velvet glove.” - Phil Burt, Cycle Fit
The R5, for years, has been loved by riders for its incredible versatility. It has the capability to be taken anywhere, from the French Alps to your local criterium whilst performing at an equally spectacular level. Built with 18% more stiffness at the headtube and 26% more at the bottom bracket, the new R5 is Cervélo's stiffest ever road bike. As well as this the R5 has maintained its lightweight heritage that allows your legs to feel as fresh after the ride as they did before.
With 18% more stiffness at the headtube and 26% more at the bottom bracket, the new R5 Disc is our 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 tires can deliver aero benefits. For these reasons, tire 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 tire 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.
ForkCervélo all-carbon, tapered R5 fork for disc
SeatpostCervélo carbon sp18
Handlebar Cervélo, ab06
StemCervélo carbon stem
Rear derailleurSRAM Red ETAP, 11 Speed
Front derailleurSRAM Red ETAP, 11 Speed
ShiftersSRAM Red ETAP, 11 Speed
Brake calipersSRAM Red Hydraulic
Cassette SRAM XG 1190, 11-28
ChainSRAM Red 22
CranksetSRAM Red 52/36
Saddle Fi'zi:k antares r5
TyresContinental Grand Prix 700 x 25c
HeadsetFsa is2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
Bottom bracketSRAM PF30
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