Cervélo Officially Releases New R5 Road Bike

Image courtesy of Cervélo

Canadian manufacturer Cervélo has officially released the 4th generation of its flagship lightweight road bike, the Cervélo R5.

The latest R5 was developed with considerable input by pro riders from Team Jumbo-Visma including Primoz Roglic, who won overall at the 2021 La Vuelta aboard the new R5. Sepp Kuss and Wout van Aert also used the latest R5 to impressively claim two mountain stage wins at the 2021 Tour De France.

As with previous versions of the R5, Cervélo has designed the R5 to be a lightweight climbing and descending specialist.

Cervélo claim that the frameset is 16% or 130g lighter than the previous model. The new frame has a claimed weight of 703g (size 56cm/medium) and 329g for the fork.

The handlebars and stem are both 12g lighter each and the seatpost is also 20g lighter.

Wout van Aert on Stage 11 at the 2021 Tour De France. Image courtesy of Cervélo

Tyre clearance is now 34mm, up from 28mm. The R5 is disc compatible only.

The R5 is available as a frameset or with four different groupset options – Dura Ace Di2, Ultegra Di2, Red eTap AXS and Force eTap AXS.

The SRAM Red eTap model is £11,699 / $12,000 /CAD$15,400 / €11,999 / AU$16,500.

The Dura-Ace Di2 model is £11,699 / $12,000 / CAD$15,400 / €11,999 / AU$16000.

The Force eTap AXS model is £8,599 / $8,400 / CAD$10,800 / €8,799 / AU$11,600.

The Ultegra Di2 model is £8,299 / US$8,700 / CAD$11,150 / €8,299 / AU$11,600.

The RRP for the frameset is £4,499 / $5,000USD / CAD$6,400 /AU$7,300.

To learn more, please visit the Cervélo website.

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