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Cervelo - C5 Disc Road Frameset

Cervelo C5 Disc Road Frameset

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$1,999.00 $3,500.00

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    • Black/Flouro, 48cm
      sale $1,999.00
    • Black/Flouro, 51cm
      sale $1,999.00
    • Black/Flouro, 54cm
      sale $1,999.00



    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    carbon fiber
    Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered C5 Fork for Disc
    FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"in
    Bottom Bracket Type:
    Cervelo Carbon SP19
    Front Axle:
    12mm thru-axle
    Rear Axle:
    12 x 142 thru-axle
    Tire Size:
    700c, up to 32mm
    not included
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    C5 Disc Road Frameset

    Cervelo has long been known to take the cake in the paved world with top-tier road and tri bikes that combine featherweight carbon with aggressive geometry that begs to be pushed to higher speeds. The Cervelo C5 Disc Road Frameset may stray away from some of the characteristics of its racier predecessors, but don't be fooled into thinking that this endurance machine wasn't built to go fast — it just happens to be built to go far, too. The C5 isn't limited to the tarmac, either. Instead it's built with space for loftier 32-millimeter tires, and with a more upright fit to tune into comfort, allowing you to extend your road riding by leaving the tarmac all together, and continuing for centuries and Gran Fondos.

    A glance at the C5 will have you noticing some visual queues that remind you of Cervelo's R-series steeds. Squoval down-tube technology combines the rigidity of square tubes for rigidity and torsional stiffness, much like its siblings, and it even packs in the oversized BBRight bottom bracket shell that adds an extra 11mm of material to the non-driveside adding even more rigidity to the frame with its beefy anchor point. But from there, things start to stray to a different zone with a slightly longer head tube to provide a slightly more upright fit, and significantly lower bottom bracket. The low bottom bracket pairs up with long chainstays to stretch out the wheel base and elevate stability, keeping you in control when you're departing the tarmac for new adventures.

    Cervelo's designers try to find a balance when it comes to riding position. While sitting upright is undoubtedly comfortable, we don't want to feel like we're on the way to grocery shopping on a beach cruiser when we're hammering into mile 85 of a Gran Fondo — but inversely we prefer to avoid a compact aero fit through the long miles. Cervelo strikes an ideal in between with a 7mm lift above the head tube in the R3, and a steep seat tube that still keeps you forward in the cockpit. In the rear end things differ a bit, with arced seatstays and seat tubes that are designed to soak up some of the jarring forces from rough roads, while beefy chainstays keep the flex in seatstays from altering your positioning on the bike. This translates to a bit more comfort, without completely tossing aerodynamics out the window, so you can go far, fast.

    If you've got an eye for geometry, you may be wondering what the difference is between Cervelo's C5 and C3 endurance bikes. We don't blame you — even if you've done some diving into the numbers you'll find that the C3 and C5 feature identical geometry. Where the two frames drift apart is in their carbon layups. The C5 uses Cervelo's lighter, higher-grade carbon fiber to shed grams to an astonishingly featherweight frame, while the C3 opts for a practical carbon layup that drops the price down at the cost of grams.

    • An endurance steed built to go far, fast
    • Cervelo's top-tier carbon keeps things featherweight
    • Squoval downtube elevates stiffness for power and control
    • Slight upright position enhances comfort off the road
    • Wide, low bottom bracket is stiff and stable
    • Room for lofty 32mm tires for damping jarring roads
    • Long chainstays and slack headtube keep things steady on gravel roads



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    Effective Top Tube



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    Seat Tube Angle

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Bottom Bracket Drop


    48cm       52.7cm 35.2cm 69.9cm 10.89cm 70° 73°   7.75cm 42cm  
    51cm       54.9cm 36.2cm 72.4cm 13.83cm 70° 73°   7.75cm 42cm  
    54cm       57.2cm 37.2cm 75.5cm 15.58cm 71.1° 73°   7.5cm 42cm  
    56cm       59.5cm 38.2cm 79cm 18.01cm 71.5° 73°   7.5cm 42cm  
    58cm       61.8cm 39.1cm 81.1cm 20.7cm 71.5° 73°   7.25cm 42cm  
    61cm       64.1cm 40cm 83.9cm 23.12cm 71.5° 73°   7.25cm 42cm