Cervelo R5 Disc Frameset 2018
First spotted at the Dubai Tour being ridden by none other than Team Dimension Data, the Cervelo R5 Disc Frameset is pitted as the ultimate road bike for riders who don’t compromise in any aspect of their riding, squeezing every ounce of energy and efficiency out of their performance by any means necessary.
After years of testing on the road, in the lab and in the wind tunnel, Cervelo have been able to improve upon what was already a winning combination by enhancing not only its comfort but its handling and stability. Vertical compliance is enhanced over any other suspension like system, and in turn, reduces fatigue and boosts power output over longer distances.
The capability to take wider tyres also delivers greater aero benefits, but improves traction and puncture protection on rougher surfaces, smoothing out your ride. Combine this with Cervelo’s new aero seatpost, and vertical compliance is further increased without affecting aerodynamics, allowing you to ride harder and faster for longer.
The R5’s geometry and fit have also been addressed, taking queues from World Tour riders. Thanks to this research, the new pro fit and stable, responsive handling has been praised by the World Tour team, Dimension Data, with Omar Fraile powering it to victory in the 100th Giro d’Italia.
Of course, Cervelo is known for pushing the boundaries with their bikes, and they’ve continued their endeavour to produce a supremely efficient frame with the new Squoval Max tube shapes. These tube shapes increase stiffness by a harrowing 21% at the headtube and 13% at the bottom bracket, making it Cervelo’s most rigid frame to date! Its this ratio of stiffness-to-weight that makes it ideal for high-performance road cyclists who attack at every opportunity.
As well as all of these huge changes, Cervelo has added a new chain-stay protector to stop chain slap, a sleek fitting top cap and an integrated clamp cover around the seatpost.
- Lighter, stiffer and faster frame that improves speed over longer distances
- 21% stiffer at the headtube and 13% at the bottom bracket
- 28mm tyre capabilities make it perfect for all-around riding
- Vertical compliance reduces fatigue for a more intensified final sprint
- FRAME: Cervelo R5 Disc frameset
- FORK: Cervelo all-carbon tapered R5 fork
- SEATPOST: Cervelo carbon SP18
- HEADSET: FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
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