WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN
R5 has one job—get to the top, fast. But for all the glory and fanfare that comes with a summit finish, they're rarely the only climb of the day. And while a race isn't usually won on a descent, they can certainly be lost. A climbing bike that can't carve a hairpin is a bit like a cup of decaf coffee. This is the fourth iteration of the R5, and while weight and stiffness have varied over the years, the handling, poise, and unmatched prowess on a descent have been consistent since day one.
|Frame||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered R5 Fork|
|Rims/Wheels||Reserve 32 DB/TL Wheelset|
|Tires||Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 28c|
|Crankset||Shimano Dura-Ace 9200 52/36|
|Bottom Bracket||Ceramic Speed 24|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9250, 12 spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9250, 12 spd|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9200, 12 spd, 11-30|
* Subject to change without notice.