CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING
A high performance bike you can trust. Stiffness and geometry work together for pedaling efficiency and stable handling. Wider tires and frame compliance create a smoother ride which reduces rider fatigue. And the R5’s Pro Fit has a lower front end for better aero performance.
Cervélo values user-friendly and intuitive adjustments. The thoughtful details of the R5 will delight you: chain-stay protector, plenty of tire clearance (for tires up to 28mm wide), and an integrated computer mounting for uncluttered handlebars.
We made the R5 stiffer at key points in the bike while maintaining its featherweight status. The R5’s careful balancing of stiffness and weight results in a bike that accelerates quickly but is stable and predictable at speed.
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Squoval™ Max tubes
The frame uses Squoval™ Max tubes, the product of extensive R&D and testing. Squoval™ Max tubes are a library of tube shapes that combine the attributes of a square with an oval but with a more aerodynamic leading edge. With these unique shapes, we dial in the ideal balance of stiffness and weight in specific areas of a frame, while reducing aerodynamic drag.
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Pro Fit Road
Cervélo’s Pro Fit offers our lowest frame stack heights to enable an aerodynamic riding position. The Pro Fit is the direct result of input from our pro racers who wanted to get their handlebars as low as possible for maximum aerodynamic advantage.
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Cervélo developed BBright™ to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. With the BBright™ system, larger-sized tubes are used in the seat tube, down tube, and lefthand chain stay. The benefit is increased stiffness and pedalling efficiency in a lighter weight frame. BBright™ is compatible with all major bottom bracket standards.
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No Wasted Effort
A combination of material, shape, and lay up are used to engineer the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. For the R5 we optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so that more of your power goes into turning the rear wheel.
21% stiffer at the head tube than the previous generation R5
13% stiffer at the bottom bracket than the previous generation R5
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Less Drag, More Speed
Aerodynamics are critical to engineering a fast bike: aero drag accounts for as much as 90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider. Using special frame tube shapes, we improved the aerodynamics of the R5 so you can reap the benefits of reduced drag.
44 gram aero improvement over the previous generation R5