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CerveloR5
Road Frameset

$5,000.00

Item # CVL1WWY

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  • Five Black, 48cm ($5,000.00)
  • Five Black, 51cm ($5,000.00)
  • Five Black, 54cm ($5,000.00)
  • Five Black, 56cm ($5,000.00)
  • Five Black, 61cm ($5,000.00)
  • Lime/Black, 48cm ($5,000.00)
  • Lime/Black, 51cm ($5,000.00)
  • Lime/Black, 54cm ($5,000.00)
  • Lime/Black, 56cm ($5,000.00)
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Description

Why We Like The R5 Road Frameset

If you plan on building up a lightweight dream bike, there's a couple of things we'd recommend. One, choose the brand's top-tier offering, most likely the one that prioritizes stiffness to weight, and two, it absolutely needs to have disc brakes. The R5 Road Frameset from Cervelo checks both of those boxes and if you live for the Tuesday night hammer-fest and daydream about racing (are you reading this at work?) the R5 with its featherweight build, stiff efficiency, and comfort that's proven itself in the Grand Tours and during 6-hour cobbled classics, offers the ideal foundation for that build. Add to that an aggressive pro-worth geometry and you'll quickly understand how this brand for Canada has racked up some of the sport's biggest victories in such a short amount of time. The first thing you notice when you hop aboard an R5 is its impressive stiffness and geometry that magically shapeshifts between stability and agility when you need it most. Cervelo was able to make the R5 stiffer at key points while still remaining featherweight. In fact, it claims the disc version of the R5 is its stiffest road frame to date. By placing such an emphasis on that stiffness to weight ratio it results in a bike that leaps forward with each pedal stroke yet isn't a wet noodle that's unruly on steep, technical descents and remains predictable at speed.

Cervelo achieves this feat by building up the frame using special carbon layups and construction techniques, allowing it to reduce the frame's weight while making it stiffer. It uses advanced engineering software like Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that allows it to better understand exactly how each layer of carbon fiber is working and if it's being used properly. Its carbon expertise prescribes a specific frame layup by placing hundreds of individually cut plies of carbon in a mold in a certain order and orientation. By precisely cutting these plies, the frame is able to be made lighter while still achieving the desired strength and reliability.

  • Set the climbs on fire with this featherweight frameset
  • Pro Fit geometry boosts aerodynamics and improves handling
  • Refined carbon layup drops grams and improves responsiveness
  • Squoval Max tube shapes boost stiffness and ride comfort
  • Internal cable routing offers a clean aesthetics
  • BBright bottom bracket shell efficiently transfers power
  • Clearance for 28mm tires offer a cushy, grip filled ride

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Tech Specs
Frame Materialcarbon
Wheel Size700c
ForkR5
Head Tube Diameter1-1/8 - 1.5in tapered
Headset IncludedFSA IS2
Bottom Bracket TypeBBright
Cable Routinginternal
Front Derailleur Mountbraze-on
Brake Typedisc
Compatible Componentselectronic, mechanical drivetrains
SeatpostCervelo carbon SP18
Seatpost Diameter27.2mm
Front Axle9mm quick-release
Rear Axle130mm quick-release
Activityroad cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylimited lifetime
Geometry

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 48cm51cm54cm56cm58cm61cm
      
      
51.6cm53.2cm54.8cm56.4cm58.1cm59.8cm
49.9cm52.4cm54.8cm57.2cm59.6cm62cm
36.2cm37.1cm38cm38.9cm39.9cm40.8cm
69.3cm72.3cm75.3cm78.4cm81.5cm84.6cm
8.3cm10.3cm12.5cm15.1cm17.8cm20.3cm
717273737373
737373737373
      
7.45cm7.45cm7.2cm7.2cm6.95cm6.95cm
41cm41cm41cm41cm41cm41cm
97.2cm97.4cm97.6cm99.3cm101.1cm102.7cm
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Weight

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48cm
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51cm
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54cm
1880g
66.32oz
56cm
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61cm
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Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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