Here it is: the bike that could take more victories than any other at the 2016 Tour de France, team Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish‘s Cervélo S5.
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Is this one of the fastest bike in the peloton?
The rider from the Isle of Man will be riding on a Cervélo S5 that will be kitted out with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (with junction box placed under the saddle), a 53-39 chainset, an SRM power meter and a KMC black and green chain.
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However, the pictures you see here are Cav’s spare bike, which still has Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, but uses Rotor’s NoQ chainrings (53-38) and Rotor’s new 2INpower power meter.
Cav’s spare bike has Rotor NoQ chainrings and a 2INpower power meter
The sprint shifters that feature on this S5 are positioned very high on the inside of the bars – and actually upside down – and it seems easier to get to them from the hoods than from the drops.
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The sprint shifters that feature on this S5 are positioned very high on the inside of the bars and they’re actually upside down
Cav opts for a set of Enve wheels with very deep 70mm rims and DT Swiss 240 hubs. Enve also provides also a 12mm stem and its Garmin mount, the bars are Pro aluminium (with the logo covered with black tape) and there’s a Tacx bottle cage.
Cav’s spare S5 has 70mm deep Enve wheels with DT Swiss 240 hubs
120mm stem also comes from Enve
Finally, Cav uses are Speedplay pedals, a Rotor chain guard and a Fizik Arione saddle.
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Cav uses Speedplay pedals with his Rotor 2INpower crank-based power meter
Cavendish uses a Fizik Arione saddle with chrome rails and the Di2 junction box tucked underneath