Cervélo R5 Dura Ace
Cervelo is known for setting the standard in both bike design and engineering. Each of their lines serves a specific purpose. The P-series is their time trial, ultra-fast event specific bike line; the S-series is their aero road bike for flat, fast races and the R-series is their line of bikes offering uncompromising weight and stiffness. Take notice of the today’s pro-peloton and you will see teams, especially Team Garmin-Sharp utilizing Cervelo’s full line to win races.
Cervelo’s R5 offers a more traditional bike for the road racer, that is equally comfortable climbing ahead of the pack, diving into corners in a criterium or spending all day on the road at cyclosportive events. Second only to the R5ca as the worlds' lightest and stiffest frame, the R5’s construction seems to defy the possible—especially considering the balance of power transmission and the ability to absorb harsh bumps and vibration.
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.
For 2013, Cervelo has chosen to adorn this stead with what has been called the best mechanical group, ever… Shimano’s Dura Ace 9000. Complete with 11-speeds, redesigned ergonomics and silky smooth shifting, Shimano has once again set the gold-standard for mechanical shifting (SRAM are you listening?).
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.
Setting new standards meant re-imagining traditional shapes. By redesigning tube shapes, we make huge advances in frame performance.
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.
Larger lower head tube dimensions offer an improvement in stiffness and handling. However, it is not as simple as 'bigger is always better
Pricing & Availability
|Size||Seat Tube||Top Tube||Effective Tob Tube||Stack||Reach||Head Tube||Head Tube Angle||Seat Tube Angle|
|Headset||FSA IS3 Tapered|
|Seatpost||3T Dorico Team|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|Bottom Bracket||Rotor PressFIt 30|
|Crankset||Rotor 3D+ BBright 110BCD 52/36|
|Handlebar||3T Ergonova Team|
|Stem||3T ARX Team|
|Saddle||fi'zi:k Antares Manganese|
|Cassette||Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11-25t|
|Chain||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|Wheels||Fulcrum Racing 3.5|
|Tires||Vittoria Diamante Pro Light 23c|