Cervélo

R5

Grand Tour Proven

Why the Cervélo R5?

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.

Technical Details

Light as a feather, the R5 frame is 130g lighter than the last generation, that's a whopping 16%. It's also more aero thanks to its stealthy cable routing.

  • Lighter and More Aero
  • Five Black
  • Comfort is Speed
  • Reserve Ready

Geometry

48 51 54 56 58 61
A Reach 363 371 380 389 398 407
B Stack 497 522 547 572 597 622
C Head Tube Angle 71° 72° 73° 73° 73° 73°
D Front Center 574 576 578 594 611 628
E Bottom Bracket Drop 74.5 74.5 72 72 69.5 69.5
F Wheelbase 972 974 977 994 1011 1028
G Chainstay Length 410 410 410 410 410 410
H Head Tube Length 93 114 137 163 192 218
I Top Tube Length 515 531 548 564 581 598
J Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
K Standover Height 695 724 755 778 800 824

*All measurements in degrees or millimetres

Frame Sizing

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

Size Height
Imperial Metric
48 4'11" - 5'3" 150 - 160cm
51 5'3" - 5'5" 160 - 168cm
54 5'5" - 5'9" 168 - 176cm
56 5'9 - 6'0.5" 176 - 184cm
58 6'0.5" - 6'3" 184 - 192cm