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R5 has one job—get to the top, fast. But for all the glory and fanfare that comes with a summit finish, they’re rarely the only climb of the day. And while a race isn’t usually won on a descent, they can certainly be lost. A climbing bike that can’t carve a hairpin is a bit like a cup of decaf coffee. This is the fourth iteration of the R5, and while weight and stiffness have varied over the years, the handling, poise, and unmatched prowess on a descent have been consistent since day one.
The new R5 frame is 130g lighter than the previous model—a 16% reduction from an already-light frame. And while aerodynamics weren’t a focus with this frame the way they would be on an S5 or P5, bringing the cables inside reduced drag by 25g.
The color black may absorb all light, but Cervélo Five Black is anything but heavy. This ultra-minimal graphics and paint package results in a frame that’s significantly lighter—they’ll never even see you coming.
You can, in fact, reinvent the wheel. Meet Turbulent Aero, a unique R&D program that leverages real world wind data to create the most rapid, stable, and best handling wheels in real world riding conditions.
The R5 is stiff, but not too stiff—the Goldilocks of climbing bikes if you will. Poise, stability, and power transfer that feels “just right” and keeps you fresh and ready to take on the road ahead.
|Reach | mm||363||371||380||389||398||407|
|Stack | mm||497||522||547||572||597||622|
|Head Tube Angle||71°||72°||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Front Center | mm||574||576||578||594||611||628|
|Bottom Bracket Drop | mm||74.5||74.5||72||72||69.5||69.5|
|Head Tube Length | mm||93||114||137||163||192||218|
|Top Tube Length | mm||515||531||548||564||581||598|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Standover Height | mm||695||724||755||778||800||824|
|Trail | mm||57.3||57.3||57.3||57.3||57.3||57.3|
|Fork Offset | mm||57.5||51.5||45.5||45.5||45.5||45.5|
|Wheelbase | mm||972||974||977||994||1011||1028|
|Chainstay Length | mm||410||410||410||410||410||410|
How do I determine what bike size I need?
The age-old question, isn’t it? There are many factors that go into bicycle sizing and fit, particularly for high-performance bikes. Without being able to measure you and see you on a bike, precise fit information is difficult to supply. It’s also not unusual for someone to be able to ride two different sizes depending on their goals, flexibility, and fit tolerance. That said, we have some fantastic retailers, and we’d encourage you to go start a conversation with them about what you want from your new bike.
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2|
|Seatpost||Cervélo SP24 Carbon|
|Left Shifter/Brake||SRAM Red AXS, 12 speed|
|Right Shifter/Brake||SRAM Red AXS, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red AXS, 12 speed|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red AXS, 12 speed|
|Brake Calipers||SRAM Red|
|Thru Axles||Cervélo Aero Thru-Axles, 12x100/142|
|Crankset||SRAM Red AXS, 48/35T, DUB, with power meter|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Ceramic, BBright|
|Handlebar||Cervélo HB13 Carbon, 31.8mm clamp|
|Stem||Cervélo ST31 Carbon|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch M5 Nack|
|Cassette||SRAM Red, 10-33, 12 Speed|
|Chain||SRAM Red, 12 speed|
|Front Wheel||Reserve 34, 23mm IW, Zipp ZR1 SS, 24H, centerlock, tubeless compatible|
|Rear Wheel||Reserve 37, 21.6mm IW, Zipp ZR1 SS,12x142mm, XDR freehub, 24H, centerlock, tubeless compatible|