This Cervelo R5 VWD Frameset 2012 is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
One of the lightest frames available. The R5 VWD is built to Cervelo's high stiffness and strength standards using highly complex layups and technology to provide exceptional efficiency, torsional rigidity and calculated vertical compliance.
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Second Generation Squoval Tubing Profile
Developed at Cervelo's west coast American test facility, the Squoval tubing profile has undergone further development to reduce weight and increase stiffness where needed.
Road frames have come a long way in recent years with new advancements in technology and materials. Carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium are all widely used now as well as the more traditional steel tubesets. They all have their own advantages: aluminium offers good performance at a reasonable price, titanium offers ultimate performance at a premium price while carbon fibre offers superb comfort and performance at intermediate cost. It is not uncommon for the materials to be mixed to give the benefits of all the materials in one frame - a carbon fibre rear end on an aluminium frame, for example. Here at Wiggle we list a selection of road frames to suit most budgets, from the affordable aluminium frames right up to the technically advanced carbon and titanium frames from leading manufacturers.
Cervélo Cycles saw the light of day in 1995 when 2 engineers, Phil White and Gérard Vroomen, decided to take the work they had been doing on developing faster Time Trial bikes to market. Already involved in bicycle and Human Powered Vehicle design since 1986, the turning point came when a top-ranked Italian pro cyclist approached Gérard to design the fastest possible Time Trial bike for him. The team was very enthusiastic about the bike, and so was almost everybody we showed it to. We were already personally involved in triathlon and road racing, and everywhere we went with the bike people asked us where they could get one. An important exception was the team’s bike sponsor, who was not yet ready to part with tradition. We drew the conclusion that if pro riders and athletes, both in the cycling and triathlon world, liked our design but the bike companies didn’t, our only option would be to start a company of our own. And so Cervélo Cycles was born!
|Size Guide (Cervelo R5 Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|48cm||157 - 168||66 - 73|
|51cm||165 - 175||71 - 76|
|54cm||173 - 183||73 - 78|
|56cm||180 - 190||76 - 81|
|58cm||188 - 195||78 - 83|
|61cm||195||81 - 86|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
|Head Tube Angle:||70.5||72||73||73.5||73.5||73.5|
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