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Cervelo R5 WVD

gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179
edited 9 May in Road general



Anybody got one of these and can comment ? One locally to me I’m interested in . Old now at 2013

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  • MrsRMrsR Posts: 81
    edited 11 May
    Did you get it? I recently bought the 2020 Cervélo R5 SRAM red etap AXS and have absolutely no regrets. Steady and nimble, and I am a runner who rides so not a cycling fanatic, I seem to manage an accidental Strava segment crown on each outing. Quick uphill and downhill, and a lot of fun. Lots of happy owners out there it seems.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,771
    Bit of a classic now, Gary, I'm not into carbon fibre bikes but I'd probably grab one of these at the right price.
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  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179
    No I didn’t buy it . I really like rim brake light bikes for climbing and I believe this is one of the lightest and excellent for climbing . The age isnt putting me off it’s more the price over 1450£. I’ll have to try and haggle...
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,059
    How much?????

    Forget that my son.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,951
    I have the 2012 version it's a dream bike for sure, until i just changed wheels it was nudging sub 6kg, right now its got heavyish tubeless wheelset and a dinner plate cassette i also had to ditch the carbon pedals


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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,951

    No I didn’t buy it . I really like rim brake light bikes for climbing and I believe this is one of the lightest and excellent for climbing . The age isnt putting me off it’s more the price over 1450£. I’ll have to try and haggle...

    You should bite their arm off for that price, the frameset alone when new was +£4500 a good spec'd model would have been in the 8k region.
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  • jimmurrayjimmurray Posts: 130
    Fantastic frameset. Rrp was £3,500 but Cervelo sold a load of them at half price, £1,750. I’ve got the vwd above and an R5 disc, both running sram etap. Both excellent bikes with the rim brake feeling a bit more nimble and not as skittish as the disc version. Not sure how much of this is down to the wheels, r-says on the vwd, 302’s on the disc.
  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179
    Good to hear -Anybody know tyre clearance???
    I’ve read 23mm which would be a tad unnerving unless it’s a very compliant frame
    Currently running Pirelli 25 which spread to 28 on 3t wheels

  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179
    MattFalle said:

    How much?????

    Forget that my son.

    Too much for complete bike ?
  • jimmurrayjimmurray Posts: 130
    edited 14 May
    23mm tyres. 25mm will fit but too little clearance for my liking. Frame is pretty compliant, part of why it’s such a good frame, check how thin the seat stays are.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,059

    MattFalle said:

    How much?????

    Forget that my son.

    Too much for complete bike ?
    its 8 years old, what condition are all the bits in...... remember to factor in equal quality replacements
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,059

    Good to hear -Anybody know tyre clearance???
    I’ve read 23mm which would be a tad unnerving unless it’s a very compliant frame
    Currently running Pirelli 25 which spread to 28 on 3t wheels

    23mm is fine - have them on everything except the Prince and never had an issue.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,106
    edited 14 May
    My best bike is 23mm, a Felt F1 so similarly stiff, but I don't feel any discomfort on long rides.
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  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179
    itboffin said:

    I have the 2012 version it's a dream bike for sure, until i just changed wheels it was nudging sub 6kg, right now its got heavyish tubeless wheelset and a dinner plate cassette i also had to ditch the carbon pedals


    How does it climb ? Need I ask !

  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,445
    Like a monkey in crampons
  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 179

    Like a monkey in crampons



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