Make No Compromise
The R5 will fuel your passion, whether you find glory in winning races or beating your friends to the top of the hill. The R5 makes no compromises as a race machine first and foremost: like you, it thrives on punishment.
Ideal For: Stage Races / Hill Climbs
The Cervélo R5 is the premier climbing bike made by Cervélo. It is built with an ultra-light 850-gram carbon frame and is more aerodynamic than your typical climbing machine. The R5 can do it all from sprinting to handling and remaining comfortable during long endurance rides. If you want the chance to build a top of the line road bike that can do it all, the Cervélo R5 frame will help you rule the peloton.
The frame of the R5 features some key differences from that of the R3 that make it a more elite road bike, built for racing. The R5 has a shorter head tube, allowing riders to get into a more aerodynamic position. The R3 was built with more comfort in mind, causing riders to sit in a more upright position. The R5 also contains a lower bottom bracket and a longer wheelbase to optimize pedaling efficiency and speed. The clearance of the fork allows for a maximum of 28mm tires in case you want a more comfortable ride on a bumpier road. Compatible with disc brakes, you will feel confident in all weather.
This version of the R5 includes improvements to stiffness and weight compared to past iterations. This frame is an estimated is 21 percent stiffer at the head tube and 13 percent stiffer at the bottom bracket, making it faster than ever. The Cervélo Squoval Max tube design makes it more aero and efficient for climbing with its rounded, rectangular tubes. This helps the frame improve its aerodynamics while minimizing weight and maximizing stiffness and compliance. The Cervélo R5 is more than just a climbing bike, it can hit top speeds on the sprint with the help of these frame improvements.
Speed becomes even more impressive when one considers the aerodynamics of this frame. After spending countless hours in the wind tunnel, Cervélo came up with a frame that gave them a 44-gram aero improvement. More aerodynamic handlebars and a thin front profile allowed Cervélo to create a bike that cuts through the wind without adding any weight to it.
The Cervélo R5 is one of the best road bikes on the planet and can put you in a great position to win your next race. This is one of the few bikes that can do it all with very little sacrifice. Its ultra-light carbon frame will keep you flying up the mountains and the stiffness of said frame will get you moving on the straightaways. Thanks to some extra aero elements, you will charge down descents with excellent handling and confidence. The Cervélo R5 is your all-tool bike that will give you the edge on race days.