Cervelo's R5 is a favorite among road racers who want a very well rounded machine. Its popularity extends outside of the peloton too though, and it's been heralded by many a road bike magazine and website as a bike that simply does it all. It's a frameset that prioritizes a stiffness to weight ratio yet remains extremely comfortable over a stage race or 8-hour fondo and has just a dash of aero. Thanks to feedback from the pros, and the cost-is-no-object engineering challenge from Project California, the R5 is as refined as any frameset on the market and if you're looking to get into a complete bike with discs and electronic shifting, we offer the R5 Disc Ultegra R8070 Complete Bike.The first thing you notice when you hop aboard an R5 is its impressive stiffness and geometry that magically shapeshifts between stability and agility when you need it most. Cervelo was able to make the R5 stiffer at key points while still remaining featherweight. In fact, it claims the disc version of the R5 is its stiffest road frame to date. By placing such an emphasis on that stiffness to weight ratio it results in a bike that leaps forward with each pedal stroke yet isn't a wet noodle that's unruly on steep, technical descents and remains predictable at speed.Cervelo achieves this feat by building up the frame using special carbon layups and construction techniques, allowing it to reduce the frame's weight while making it stiffer. It uses advanced engineering software like Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that allows it to better understand exactly how each layer of carbon fiber is working and if it's being used properly. Its carbon expertise prescribes a specific frame layup by placing hundreds of individually cut plies of carbon in a mold in a certain order and orientation. By precisely cutting these plies, the frame is able to be made lighter while still achieving the desired strength and reliability.And because different areas of the frame experience different loads while clim...
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