WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN
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.
FASTER IN EVERY DIRECTION
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.
|FORK||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork|
|HEADSET||FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2|
|THRU AXLES||Cervelo Aero Thru-Axles, 12x100/142, Removable Handle|
|WHEELS||New Reserve 34/37mm DT240 XDR, 24h (F), 24h (R), 22.6mm IW (F), 21.6mm IW (R), Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready|
|TIRES||Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 25c|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Red AXS 48/35 with Power Meter|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Ceramic Speed Dub|
|CHAIN||SRAM RED 12 spd|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SRAM RED eTap AXS 12 spd|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM RED eTap AXS 12 spd|
|CASSETTE||SRAM RED 12s XG1290, 10-28|
|BRAKES/SHIFTERS||SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD 12 spd|
|HANDLEBARS||Cervélo HB13 Carbon|
|STEM||Cervélo ST31 Carbon|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||SRAM Red HRD|
|SADDLE||Prologo Scratch M5 NACK OR Selle Italia FLITE BOOST SuperFlow Carbon|
|SEATPOST||Cervelo SP24 Seatpost|
|BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM CenterLine XR 160mm|
|ACCESSORIES||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount|
* Please note: price and parts spec information is subject to change.