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Cervelo R5 eTap Disc Road Bike 2018


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Product ID: 741687

The Cervelo R5 eTap Disc Road Bike is the perfect option for the rider looking for a direct, responsive and premium setup.

With a highly engineered carbon fibre frameset offering the rider a slick and smooth ride with a strong and rigid integrity, you can be sure that no power is wasted in your pursuit of the line. Rolling on Zipp 302 wheels and benefitting from disc brakes and a full SRAM RED eTap groupset, your ride is fully tweaked and tuned for that best ever experience.

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Cervelo R5 eTap Disc Road Bike 2018

For riding with the times and benefitting from the greatest possible advantages that modern technology can provide, the Cervelo R5 eTap Disc Road Bike assures you of a premium performance from a lightweight, stiff, responsive bike that offers wireless gear changing alongside an impressive, modulated braking force that gives you the best possible biking experience.

Built around Cervelo's intricately and meticulously designed R5 frameset, this latest model has been tweaked to provide major improvements on the previous iterations. With a rider first geometry at the core of Cervelo's composition, they've focused on improving the rigidity without compromising the lightness of this bike. The results are evident too, and Cervelo themselves claim a 13% stiffer bottom bracket and a 21% more solid headtube, allowing you a greater degree of control and efficiency over the power you can put through your machine.

Cervelo's trademark all-carbon Squoval tubing assuring you of an unrivalled level of structural integrity, you can be assured of a responsive ride at every point of your pedal stroke. With an aerodynamic benefit assured by this innovative shaping, you can benefit from a 44-gram improvement, giving you a slight edge that can make the difference when riding at that top-end threshold pace.

Equipped with the world's most advanced wireless shifting groupset to assure you of a smooth gearing pattern without the hassle of cabling interfering in your experience, you can be sure of direct, measured, precise shifting on behalf of the revolutionary SRAM RED eTap groupset. 11-speeds served on the fiercely aerodynamic and fast rolling Zipp 302 wheelset that this bike is supplied with, you can be sure to produce your best ever performance on the bike.

Finally, equipped with disc brakes, this lightweight, aerodynamic and impressively specced bike is ready to provide a top of the line braking force that gives you the confidence to carry your speed for longer, taking your pace into the corners and scrubbing it off later into your ride, leading to an overall, faster performance by bike.


  • 21% stiffer at the headtube, 13% stiffer at the bottom bracket, and a 44GM aero improvement over the previous model.
  • Clearance for tyres up to 28mm
  • New handling geometry
  • Disc brake specific
  • Ideally suited for climbing with its lightweight construction
  • Squoval tubing for strength
  • Equipped with a full SRAM RED eTap groupset

Please note: Image shown for representation of colourway only, specification subject to change at any time. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified.

Technical Specification

FRAME Cervelo All-Carbon, R5 frame for disc
FORK Cervelo All-Carbon, tapered R5 fork for disc
HEADSET FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"
STEM Cervelo Carbon Stem
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Red eTap, 11-speed
FRONT WHEEL Zipp 302, clincher
REAR WHEEL Zipp 302, clincher
FRONT TYRE Continental Grand Prix 700 x 25c
REAR TYRE Continental Grand Prix 700 x 25c
SADDLE Fizik Antares R5
SEATPOST Cervelo Carbon SP18

Built, Checked, Tuned and Tested

All our bikes are fully built, checked, tuned and tested by our Cytech qualified mechanics and then securely packaged, ready for delivery. All you have to do is add the pedals (if included), attach the handlebars to the stem and tighten them following the included detailed instructions or by watching our video and using the provided FREE tools. Visit our Bike Assembly page to see how you assemble your new bike once you receive it.

All bikes collected from our shop, are built, tested and ready to ride.

Please note, occasionally, manufacturers may change the specification without notice. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified. Bikes ordered for delivery will not arrive with the pedals installed, please refer to the owners manual and pedal installation guides provided for guidance. We do not install accessories to bikes, including mudguards. Bikes ordered for delivery that have tubeless compatible tyres and rims will arrive with inner tubes installed or with tubeless valves installed, this will be brand dependent. Sealant is available to be purchased separately.

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