Cervelo R5 VWD Red
Second only to the R5ca as the worlds' lightest and stiffest frame, its construction seems to defy the possible—especially considering the balance of power transmission and the ability to absorb harsh bumps and vibration. Tested and chosen by the top riders from Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda to win the “hilly” stages of Grand Tours like the 2012 Giro d’Italia, these riders particularly appreciate its precise cornering, ultimate balance and instantaneous response. Light weight and stiff, featuring BBright™, Smartwall™ technology, and optimized second-generation Squoval™ tube shapes, the R5 is a true climbing machine. With a lively feel that transforms sky-high climbs into dream experiences, this bike will meet any challenge you put in its path.
The VWD Designation stands for Vroomen White Design, which is the company within Cervelo that is responsible for all the design and engineering used in their bikes. The result of this painstaking engineering is a bike that offers superb road feel, while offering uncompromising handling & stiffness.'
This bike is definitely a racers bike, it offers race car firm suspension and begs to be ridden fast. With the R5's ultra thin seat stays, casual riders couldn't ask for a smoother ride, but aggressive riders will also feel right at home. One of the best qualities of the R5 is it's prowess in the turns. Few bikes offer such solid handling that inspires confidence on fast descents.
After spending many hours aboard this bike, we can honestly say that the R5 is one of the best production bikes on the market. This bike rewards the rider with uncompromising performance that will certainly help put you at the front of the pack.
BBright optimizes system stiffness and weight while allowing for the largest range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.
Shapes and materials can add stiffness where it counts. They can also be designed to take stiffness away from where you don't want it.
Setting new standards meant re-imagining traditional shapes. By redesigning tube shapes, we make huge advances in frame performance.
Pricing & Availability
|Size||Seat Tube||Top Tube||Effective Tob Tube||Stack||Reach||Head Tube||Head Tube Angle||Seat Tube Angle|
|Fork||Cervelo FK30 SL tapered 1 3/8"|
|Headset||Cane Creek IS-3|
|Seatpost||3T Dorico Team|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red|
|Brake Calipers||SRAM Red|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA BBright Ceramic|
|Crankset||FSA K-Force Light BBright (53/39)|
|Handlebar||3T Ergonova Team|
|Stem||3T ARX Team|
|Cassette||SRAM OG 1090 (11-26)|
|Chain||SRAM OG 1091|
|Wheels||Fulcrum Racing T|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick|