- - Cervélo Unveils New R5-CX Cyclocross Bike

Cervélo Unveils New R5-CX Cyclocross Bike

First spotted being ridden under the auspices of world class riders Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert last season, Cervélo has finally unveiled its latest cyclocross bike called the R5-CX, offering the rest of the cycling masses a pure CX frame that tips the scales at a feathery 850g.

The stand-out features that punctuate the new R5-CX include a threaded T47 bottom bracket for ease of servicing and greater durability, full cable and hose integration and a D-shaped carbon seatpost that will always stay in place – regardless of the rigors of the course.

One caveat though, the frame is only compatible with electronic shifting. But, it will work with both 1x and 2x drivetrains.

The R5-CX is available in four sizes and two colorways, Frost White or Five Black for a hefty $5,500. 

Cervélo says it has plans to offer a zanier Purple Moon Drop camouflage paint scheme later on. 

For CX’ers who are looking for a complete bike, Cervélo offers the R5-CX in two guises, a Force eTap AXS equipped bike for $9,000, or the top-tier model that’s fitted with a SRAM Red eTap AXS groupset for $13,000, while both bikes include a power meter and Reserve 44 tubeless carbon wheelset. 

However, Cervélo indicates that customers might have to wait until spring 2023 for a complete bike.





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