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.
|Frame||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork|
|Wheels||New Reserve 34/37mm DT370 XDR, 20h (F), 24h (R), 22.6mm IW (F), 21.6mm IW (R), Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 25c|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Dub|
|Crankset||SRAM Force AXS 48/35 with Power Meter|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12 spd|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM Force 12s XG1270, 10-33|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12 spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Force HRD|
|Rotors||SRAM Paceline 160mm|
|Handlebars||Cervélo HB13 Carbon|
|Stem||Cervélo ST31 Carbon|
|Seatpost||Cervelo SP24 Seatpost|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch M5 PAS TiRox|
|Accessories & Extras||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount|
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