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.
The new Cervelo R5 is seriously light, stiff, and good looking. Boasting a 20% weight reduction compared to the previous edition, improved aerodynamics, better vibration absorption, 42mm tyre clearance and an elegant design the new R5 is a serious head-turner.
*Note: SRAM Red E-Tap AXIS model shown purely for colour purposes only. This bike will come with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.