Cervelo R5 2014 road bike review

Cervelo R5 2014 Road Bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's been many years since we last had the opportunity to jump on an R-series Cervélo, and it's clear they've really moved forwards over the intervening time. This bike is lighter, faster, stiffer and has better handling to boot. Now that you can run 25c tyres, there really isn't much to criticise. Then again, any bike costing over £5,000 should be pretty near perfect, so it's just a shame the wheels aren't of a similar quality to the rest of the bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Great on changeable road surfaces

Reasons to avoid
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Not many manufacturers are able to claim that their £5k bike is the product of ‘drip-down technology' from their even more expensive models. But that's just what Cervélo says about the updated R5.

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