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Geometry: Performance Road
Price Category: Frameset $4500+. Built Bikes $6500+.
Components: Factory Specs or Fit Werx Custom.
Who is it for? The Cervelo R5 is for the rider looking for an ultralight frameset that does not punish you in exchange for the lightweight.
Noteworthy: The Cervelo R5 is basically a Cervelo R5ca that is made overseas and costs significantly less.
Bottom Line: While the geometry and general aesthetics of the Cervelo R5 are nearly identical to the Cervelo R3, it is what is beneath the paint that holds the differences. The Cervelo R5 uses a completely different carbon layup schedule that not only reduces weight from the R3, but does so while further enhancing lateral stiffness and further enhancing ride quality. The advanced carbon layup found in the Cervelo R5 was originally developed during the engineering of the Cervelo R5ca and includes the full complement of Cervelo patented innovations, from BBRight to tapered SL fork, which makes for an exceptionally light and balanced riding frame.