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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.
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.
Red and Force builds include Quarq Zero powermeters integrated into the crank. The integration of a powermeter results in better stiffness, lighter weight, and improved accuracy over aftermarket solutions—and the DZero delivers power measurement accurate to +/- 1.5%, even in variable temperatures.
|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||Cervelo SP24 Seatpost|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8170, 12 spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8150, 12 spd|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8150, 12 spd|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano Ultegra 8170 Hydraulic Disc|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano RT-MT800, 160mm|
|Thru Axles||Cervelo Aero Thru-Axles, 12x100/142, Removable Handle|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra 8100 52/36|
|Bottom Bracket||JY-BB 24|
|Handlebar||Cervélo HB13 Carbon|
|Stem||Cervélo ST31L Carbon|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch M5 PAS TiRox|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra CS-R8100, 12 spd, 11-30|
|Chain||Shimano CN-M8100, 12 spd|
|Wheels||New Reserve 34/37mm DT370, 24h (F), 24h (R), 22.6mm IW (F), 21.6mm IW (R), Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 25c|
|Accessories||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount|