Second only to the R5ca as the worlds lightest and stiffest frame, its construction seems to defy the possible—especially considering the balance of power transmission and the ability to absorb harsh bumps and vibration. Tested and chosen by the top riders from Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda to win the “hilly” stages of Grand Tours like the 2012 Giro d’Italia, these riders particularly appreciate its precise cornering, ultimate balance and instantaneous response. Light weight and stiff, featuring BBright™, Smartwall™ technology, and optimized second-generation Squoval™ tube shapes, the R5 is a true climbing machine. With a lively feel that transforms sky-high climbs into dream experiences, this bike will meet any challenge you put in its path.
Cervelo R5 VWD Frameset Features:
BBright: BBright optimizes system stiffness and weight while allowing for the largest range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.
Optimized Tapered Head Tube: Larger lower head tube dimensions offer an improvement in stiffness and handling. However, it is not as simple as 'bigger is always better'.
Ultra Thin Seat Stays: Shapes and materials can add stiffness where it counts. They can also be designed to take stiffness away from where you don't want it.
Squoval: Setting new standards meant re-imagining traditional shapes. By redesigning tube shapes, we make huge advances in frame performance.
Cervelo R5 VWD Frameset Specifications:
Fork: Cervélo FK33
Seatpost: 3T DORICO LTD
Bottom Bracket: FSA BBright™
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