The S5 is the most advanced aerodynamic road bicycle ever developed by Cervélo. Inspired by the demands of the world’s top pro riders, the S5 deploys everything Cervélo has learned in 16 years of aerodynamic design, and combines it with advanced material engineering honed in our Project California facility. Using the latest TrueAeroTM shapes combined with our most advanced lay-up knowledge, the S5 doubles the aerodynamic advantage the S3 had over traditional road bicycles. By adding BBrightTM and SmartwallTM engineering, we maximize energy response, and raise the torsional rigidity a whopping 12% over its highly acclaimed predecessor. The result is a quantifiably faster bicycle, which is also agile and responsive, yet smooth and comfortable on the toughest road surfaces.
For 2012, there are three S5 models to choose from:
S5– Our benchmark is a no-compromise aerodynamic road bicycle which benefits from all of our latest technologies and advanced lay-ups.
S5 Team– Maintains the same stiffness and strength numbers, but is made 100 grams lighter through further material refinements. This is the bike of choice for Team Garmin-Cervélo.
S5 VWD– At under 1000 grams- some 270 grams lighter than S5- this bicycle combines all of our aerodynamic knowledge plus everything we have learned from the Project California R5ca to offer performance absolutely unmatched in the aero road category.
1. Time trial bicycle aerodynamics to save energy.
2. High torsional rigidity for fast descents and hard cornering.
3. BBright™ results in high bottom bracket stiffness.
4. Single bend cable routing for effortless precise shifting.
5. All day riding comfort.