US$4,200.00
Black/Black/Graphite Navy/Red/Orange
Model shown: R5 Disc Dura Ace Di2 in Black/Black/Graphite | Configure Your R5

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
Ride Quality

Confidence is Everything

A high performance bike you can trust. Stiffness and geometry work together for pedaling efficiency and stable handling. Wider tires and frame compliance create a smoother ride to help reduce your fatigue. Disc brakes ensure controlled braking in all conditions.

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Usability

Detailed Perfection

Cervélo values user-friendly and intuitive adjustments. The thoughtful details of the R5 will delight you: RAT thru axles for fast wheel changes, plenty of tire clearance (for tires up to 28mm wide), and an integrated computer mount for uncluttered handlebars.

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Speed

Optimal Balance

We made the R5 stiffer at key points in the bike while maintaining its featherweight status. In fact, the disc model of the R5 is our stiffest ever road bike frame. The R5's careful balancing of stiffness and weight results in a bike that accelerates quickly but is stable and predictable at speed.

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Pro Road fit on the R5 disc
Design / 1 of 3

Pro Road Fit

Cervélo's Pro Fit offers our lowest frame stack heights to enable an aerodynamic riding position. The Pro Fit is the direct result of input from our pro racers who wanted to get their handlebars as low as possible for maximum aerodynamic advantage.
BBRight on the R5 disc
Design / 2 of 3

Squoval™ Max

Squoval™ Max tubes are a library of tube shapes that combine the attributes of a square with an oval but with a more aerodynamic leading edge. With these unique shapes, we dial in the ideal balance of stiffness and weight in specific areas of a frame, while reducing aerodynamic drag.
BBRight on the R5 disc
Design / 3 of 3

BBright™

Cervélo developed BBright™ to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. With the BBright™ system, larger-sized tubes are used in the seat tube, down tube, and left hand chain stay. The benefit is increased stiffness and pedaling efficiency in a lighter weight frame. BBright™ is compatible with all major crank standards.
Pro Road fit on the R5 disc
BBRight on the R5 disc
BBRight on the R5 disc
Engineering / of

No wasted effort

A combination of material, shape, and lay up are used to engineer the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. For the R5 Disc we optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so that more of your power goes into turning the rear wheel.

  • 18% improvement in head tube stiffness compared to the previous generation R5
  • 26% improvement in bottom bracket stiffness compared to the previous generation R5
Engineering / of

Less drag, more speed

Aerodynamics are critical to engineering a fast bike: aero drag accounts for as much as 90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider. Using special frame tube shapes, we improved the aerodynamics of the R5 Disc so you can reap the benefits of reduced drag.

  • 44 gram aero improvement over the previous generation R5

John Butler, keen amateur racer and everyday rider

“It really had the feeling of being stupid light without feeling hollow. The bike always felt really planted and stable while cornering”
"surprising stiffness and pedaling response"

VELONEWS REVIEW

"surprising stiffness and pedaling response"

"It’s a joy in the mountains and shockingly capable in just about every other situation, making it the VeloNews bike of the year for 2017. [...] Cervélo set out to “reinvent the classic road bike,” and while that claim smacks of marketing speak, it’s clear Cervelo was successful in creating one of the best-handling bikes on the market. Couple that with surprising stiffness and pedaling response and you’ve got the consummate race bike, now with disc-equipped stopping power."

Full review
"a premium performer"

CYCLING WEEKLY REVIEW

"a premium performer"

"Gorgeously good looking and lightening fast, the Cervélo R5 is a premium performer that'll have you grinning from ear to ear."

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Other bikes in the R series
R5

R5

This supreme all-round racing machine sets new benchmarks for lightness, stiffness, and confidence-boosting handling.

  • Colors: Black/Black/Graphite Navy/Red/Orange
  • Options: 8 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$5,000.00
R3

R3

Top-shelf specs, a lightweight frame, and responsive feel makes this a race-ready bike for all terrain.

  • Colors: Orange/Navy Black/White
  • Options: 6 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$3,700.00
R2

R2

The stiff, lightweight frame and confidence-inspiring handling add up to a pro-calibre ride at real-world prices.

  • Colors: Riviera/White/White Slate/Navy/Red
  • Options: 1 model / Rim only
  • Priced: From US$2,400.00

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
Ride Quality

Confidence is everything

A high performance bike you can trust. Stiffness and geometry work together for pedaling efficiency and stable handling. Wider tires and frame compliance create a smoother ride which reduces rider fatigue. And the R5's Pro Fit has a lower front end for better aero performance.

Learn More
Usability

Detailed perfection

Cervélo values user-friendly and intuitive adjustments. The thoughtful details of the R5 will delight you: chain-stay protector, plenty of tire clearance (for tires up to 28mm wide), and an integrated computer mounting for uncluttered handlebars.

Learn More
Weight

Optimal balance

We made the R5 stiffer at key points in the bike while maintaining its featherweight status. The R5's careful balancing of stiffness and weight results in a bike that accelerates quickly but is stable and predictable at speed.

Learn More
Squoval Max tube shapes on the R5
Design Feature / 1 of 3

Squoval™ Max tubes

The frame uses Squoval™ Max tubes, the product of extensive R&D and testing. Squoval™ Max tubes are a library of tube shapes that combine the attributes of a square with an oval but with a more aerodynamic leading edge. With these unique shapes, we dial in the ideal balance of stiffness and weight in specific areas of a frame, while reducing aerodynamic drag.
Pro Fit on the R5
Design Feature / 2 of 3

Pro Fit Road

Cervélo's Pro Fit offers our lowest frame stack heights to enable an aerodynamic riding position. The Pro Fit is the direct result of input from our pro racers who wanted to get their handlebars as low as possible for maximum aerodynamic advantage.
BBRight on the R5
Design Feature / 3 of 3

BBRight™

Cervélo developed BBright™ to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. With the BBright™ system, larger-sized tubes are used in the seat tube, down tube, and lefthand chain stay. The benefit is increased stiffness and pedalling efficiency in a lighter weight frame. BBright™ is compatible with all major bottom bracket standards.
Squoval Max tube shapes on the R5
Pro Fit on the R5
BBRight on the R5
Engineering / of

No Wasted Effort

A combination of material, shape, and lay up are used to engineer the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. For the R5 we optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so that more of your power goes into turning the rear wheel.

  • 21% stiffer at the head tube than the previous generation R5
  • 13% stiffer at the bottom bracket than the previous generation R5
Engineering / of

Less Drag, More Speed

Aerodynamics are critical to engineering a fast bike: aero drag accounts for as much as 90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider. Using special frame tube shapes, we improved the aerodynamics of the R5 so you can reap the benefits of reduced drag.

  • 44 gram aero improvement over the previous generation R5

Reese Ruland / Athlete and avid rider

“The R5 is the most responsive and playful bike I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding. It’s a race machine built for the kid inside us all.”
"pulse-like response"

BIKERADAR REVIEW

"pulse-like response"

"Straight from the gate, the R5 feels taut. Standing out of the saddle and stomping on the pedals gives a pulse-like response, it feels like every ounce of your energy through the pedal stroke is pushing you forward with no losses from flex through the frame."

Full review
Other bikes in R series
R5

R5

This supreme all-round racing machine sets new benchmarks for lightness, stiffness, and confidence-boosting handling.

  • Colors: Black/Black/Graphite Navy/Red/Orange
  • Options: 8 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$5,000.00
R3

R3

Top-shelf specs, a lightweight frame, and responsive feel makes this a race-ready bike for all terrain.

  • Colors: Orange/Navy Black/White
  • Options: 6 models / Disc & Rim
  • Priced: From US$3,700.00
R2

R2

The stiff, lightweight frame and confidence-inspiring handling add up to a pro-calibre ride at real-world prices.

  • Colors: Riviera/White/White Slate/Navy/Red
  • Options: 1 model / Rim only
  • Priced: From US$2,400.00

8 Models Available

  • Spec Item
  • Fork
  • Headset
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Crankset
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chain
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Cassette
  • Shifters
  • Handlebar
  • Stem
  • Brake Caliper
  • Brake Rotor
  • Saddle
  • Seatpost
  • Ultegra Rim

    From US$5,000.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss P1800 Spline 32
  • Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed
  • Cervelo AB07 Ultra Light Alloy Bar
  • Cervélo Ultra Light Alloy Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • Ultegra Di2 Disc

    From US$8,000.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35 Disc
  • Continental GP4000 S II 25mm
  • Shimano Ultegra 8000 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG701, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra 8050, 11 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-30
  • Shimano Ultegra 8070, 11 speed
  • Cervélo, AB06
  • Cervélo Carbon Stem
  • Shimano Ultegra 8070 Hydraulic Disc
  • Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm
  • Prologo Zero II STN
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • Dura Ace Di2 Rim

    From US$9,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35
  • Continental GP4000 S II 25mm
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG901, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-30
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 speed
  • Cervélo, AB06
  • Cervélo Carbon Stem
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
  • ASTUTE Skyline Lab
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • RED eTap Rim

    From US$9,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35
  • Continental GP4000 S II 25mm
  • SRAM RED 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 30x86
  • SRAM RED 22
  • SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd
  • SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd
  • SRAM XG 1190, 11-28
  • SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd
  • Cervélo, AB06
  • Cervélo Carbon Stem
  • SRAM RED
  • ASTUTE Skyline Lab
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • Dura Ace Di2 Disc

    From US$10,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35 Disc
  • Continental GP4000 S II 25mm
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 24x90
  • Shimano CN-HG901, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 speed
  • Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-30
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170, 11 spd
  • Cervélo, AB06
  • Cervélo Carbon Stem
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9170 Hydraulic Disc
  • Shimano SM-RT900, 160mm
  • ASTUTE Skyline Lab
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • RED eTap (HRD) Disc

    From US$10,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • DT Swiss PRC 1450 Spline 35 Disc
  • Continental GP4000 S II 25mm
  • SRAM RED 52/36
  • Cervelo BBright Connect 30x86
  • SRAM RED 22
  • SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd
  • SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd
  • SRAM XG 1190, 11-28
  • SRAM RED eTap HRD, 11 spd
  • Cervélo, AB06
  • Cervélo Carbon Stem
  • SRAM RED HRD
  • SRAM CenterLine X 160mm
  • ASTUTE Skyline Lab
  • Cervélo Carbon SP18
  • Frameset Disc

    From US$4,200.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Cervélo Carbon, SP18
  • Frameset Rim

    From US$4,200.00
    Configure
  • Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Cervélo Carbon, SP18
Geometry & Sizing
MM IN
  • Size
  • A Stack
  • B Reach
  • C Seat Tube Angle
  • D Top Tube Length
  • E Wheel Size
  • F Head Tube Angle
  • G Trail
  • H Fork Offset
  • I Head Tube Length
  • J Bottom Bracket Drop
  • K Front Center
  • L Wheelbase
  • M Standover Height
  • N Chainstay Length
  • 48
  • 499mm19.65"
  • 362mm14.25"
  • 73°
  • 516mm20.31"
  • 700c
  • 71°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 83mm3.27"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 573mm22.56"
  • 972mm38.27"
  • 693mm27.28"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 51
  • 524mm20.63"
  • 371mm14.61"
  • 73°
  • 532mm20.94"
  • 700c
  • 71°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 51mm2.01"
  • 103mm4.06"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 576mm22.68"
  • 974mm38.35"
  • 723mm28.46"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 54
  • 548mm21.57"
  • 380mm14.96"
  • 73°
  • 548mm21.57"
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 125mm4.92"
  • 72mm2.83"
  • 577mm22.72"
  • 976mm38.43"
  • 753mm29.65"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 56
  • 572mm22.52"
  • 389mm15.31"
  • 73°
  • 564mm22.20"
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 151mm5.94"
  • 72mm2.83"
  • 594mm23.39"
  • 993mm39.09"
  • 784mm30.87"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 58
  • 596mm23.46"
  • 399mm15.71"
  • 73°
  • 581mm22.87"
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 178mm7.01"
  • 69.5mm2.74"
  • 611mm24.06"
  • 1011mm39.80"
  • 815mm32.09"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 61
  • 620mm24.41"
  • 408mm16.06"
  • 73°
  • 598mm23.54"
  • 700c
  • 73°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 45mm1.77"
  • 203mm7.99"
  • 69.5mm2.74"
  • 627mm24.69"
  • 1027mm40.43"
  • 846mm33.31"
  • 410mm16.14"
Bike Geometry Graphic