The hidden seatpost binder allows for quick
and easy adjustment.
Cervelo has an interesting computer mount, as this Bar Fly unit mounts behind the stem’s
proved a capable and efficient climbing
machine, as you can get out of the
saddle and not feel any flex in the frame.
Luckily, it’s still comfortable enough
for long stints in the saddle.
Overall, we came away impressed
with the new R5. This is a bike geared
towards the cyclist with aggressive
instincts. All the different build options
provide consumers with a wide range
of bikes to choose from. Even though
we weren’t too excited with the wheel
choice at this price point, thanks to the
frame and Shimano drivetrain, this R5
is still a solid platform to give the
consumer a good start at building up
a truly capable race bike.
If you’re looking for a stiff yet not
harsh ride, the R5 may be a bike worth
looking at. Besides the R5 tested here,
it also comes in four separate builds,
ranging from their Shimano Ultegra
version, which is priced at $5000, all
the way up to the Shimano Di2 version
at $9000. ■
• World Tour-tested frame
• Wheel spec could be better
• Stiff and responsive frame
Weight: 15. 37 pounds
Sizes: 48, 51, 54 (tested), 56, 58, 61cm