Cervelo R5 Road Bike Cervelo R5 Road Bike

Make No Compromise

The R5 will fuel your passion, whether you’re pinning on a number or pushing for segment glory. In short, it’s a high performance bike you can trust. Stiffness and geometry work together to achieve pedaling efficiency and stable handling. Compliance engineered into the frame and clearance for 30mm tires create a smoother ride to help reduce your fatigue. Disc brakes ensure controlled braking no matter what the weather’s like at the summit.

We made the R5 stiffer at key points in the frame while maintaining its featherweight status—not only is it significantly stiffer than the previous iteration of the R5, the disc model is our stiffest ever road frame. That careful balance of stiffness and weight results in a bike that responds quickly to input, but is stable and predictable at speed.


As low as US$4,200.00
Black/Red/White Green/Gold/White
Model shown: R5 Disc Dura Ace Di2 Green/Gold/White

3 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
  • Accessories
  • Red eTAP AXS Disc

    From US$10,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Reserve 50mm DT350, 24h (F), 24h (R), 21mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
  • Vittoria Corsa TLR G 25c
  • SRAM Red AXS 48/35
  • SRAM Dub
  • SRAM Red, 12 spd
  • SRAM RED eTap AXS 12 spd
  • SRAM RED eTap AXS 12 spd
  • SRAM Red 12s XG1290, 10-28
  • SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD 12 spd
  • Cervelo AB06 Carbon
  • Cervelo Carbon Stem
  • SRAM Red HRD
  • SRAM CenterLine XR 160mm
  • Fizik Vento Argo R3
  • Cervelo SP18 Carbon D-Post
  • Dura Ace Di2 Disc

    From US$10,500.00
    Configure
  • Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Reserve 50mm DT350, 24h (F), 24h (R), 21mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
  • Vittoria Corsa TLR G 25c
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 52/36
  • JY-BB 24
  • Shimano CN-HG901, 11 spd
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 spd
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11 spd
  • Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11 spd, 11-30
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170, 11 spd
  • Cervelo AB06 Carbon
  • Cervelo C026 Carbon
  • Shimano Dura Ace 9170 Hydraulic Disc
  • Shimano SM-RT900, 160mm
  • Fizik Vento Argo R3
  • Cervelo SP18 Carbon D-Post
  • Frameset Disc

    From US$4,200.00
    Configure
  • Cerv√©lo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc / Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork for Disc
  • FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
  • Cerv√©lo Carbon, SP18 / Cervelo Carbon, SP18
  • Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount

Components Subject to Change

VeloNews

"It’s clear Cervélo was successful in creating one of the best-handling bikes on the market."
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.
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
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
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"
  • 51mm2.01"
  • 83mm3.27"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 573mm22.56"
  • 972mm38.27"
  • 712mm28.03"
  • 410mm16.14"
  • 51
  • 524mm20.63"
  • 371mm14.61"
  • 73°
  • 516mm20.31"
  • 700c
  • 72°
  • 57mm2.24"
  • 51mm2.01"
  • 83mm3.27"
  • 74.5mm2.93"
  • 573mm22.56"
  • 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"
  • 68.5mm2.70"
  • 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
"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."

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CYCLING WEEKLY REVIEW

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