Meet the R5-CX

Designed for a Rainbow Stripe Roster

Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert have lit up courses from Namur to Zolder with a dozen World, European and National titles between the two of them. And we used their feedback to perfect every detail of the R5-CX to world champ standards. While R5-CX is currently pro racer only, it'll be available to everyone Summer 2022.

World Cup Standout

Putting the W in Waterloo

The R5-CX debuted on the North American World Cup scene under Marianne Vos with a commanding win at Waterloo followed by a top step in Iowa. It has since taken on the European circuit with 13 wins under Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert including a Dutch and Belgian National Championship.

2021-2022 Winning Record

Marianne Vos

Dutch National Championships Rucphen
UCI World Cup Rucphen
UCI World Cup Iowa City
UCI World Cup Waterloo

2021-2022 Winning Record

Wout van Aert

Belgian National Championships Middelkerke
X2O Trofee Herentals
X2O Trofee Baal - GP Sven Nys
X2O Trofee Loenhout - Azencross
Telenet Superprestige Heusden-Zolder
UCI World Cup Dendermonde
UCI World Cup Val di Sole
Ethias Cross - Robotland Cyclocross Essen
Telenet Superprestige Boom

Wout and Marianne Skid on a Cervélo R5-CX
Inspired by the R5

But A Bike All Its Own

You might recall that this isn’t our first ‘cross bike. In 2007, we made two R3 Cross frames for Jonathan Page, one of which he rode straight to being the first American on a World Cup Podium. Like the R3 Cross, the R5-CX draws much of its performance and design from the R5, but with some key differences. The handling and fit are unique to this model, and based on Wout and Marianne’s input. And while we’ve kept the asymmetric cups of BBRight, we've threaded them into a T47-sized hole. While a unique-to-us implementation, it uses standard inboard and outboard T47 cups.

Checks All the Boxes

The Ultimate CX Frame

The D-shaped seat post (with double clamps, stock), not only adds compliance but was a specific request from Wout and Marianne to keep the saddle facing forward in the event of a crash. All cables route internally, and the frame is only compatible with electronic drivetrains to limit grit and water ingress. There's gobs of clearance for gobs of mud, and it’ll be available in four sizes—51, 54, 56, and 58cm.