"Cervélo is obsessed with aerodynamics. They believe that aerodynamics is the key to going faster, as the wind is the biggest, foe you face. Even small aero gains add up to big differences over time, and this S5 Ultegra bike saves watts over the previous S5, which itself was a ridiculously aero road bike.
The biggest single change Cervélo made to this bike were the aero handlebars they designed and built for the bike. From one vantage point, they look like a more-or-less normal compact ergo design, with 80mm of reach and 128mm of drop. But the widened and flattened top section, which can barely be seen by the wind, saves 4.4 watts over a standard handlebar. There's a round center section partially hidden behind the wing. This clamps into a normal round 31.8mm handlebar clamp. Because these engineers suffer from OCD, they found that a standard "round" stem is more aero with these bars than an aero stem. And that mounting a Garmin (their pro riders have been using Garmin computers) on the stem makes the setup faster still.
The S5 Ultegra, the name highlighting the Shimano Ultegra 6800 components found on the frame, is the easiest way to enjoy the aero edge of the new S5 design. The components benefited from the recent Dura-Ace redesign, and do the same things, just with less fancy finishes. The shifting is easy, the levers comfy, the brakes have a light touch, offer great modulation and work well with wide rims."
Original MSRP was $5500.
This bike has resided on the sales floor of a pro bike shop since we received it. It may have gone for some test rides. It has been hanging in a secluded basement location for the short term, and is no longer available for testing. It will be checked out/tuned by a pro bike mechanic before it is packed and shipped. We ship via BikeFlights to continental US locations only.
Disclaimers! This bike is being sold as new. We do our best to photograph any blemishes or issues with anything we sell, and we make sure to pack up items so they can arrive at your destination exactly as they left ours.
Type: Road Bikes
Size CM: 51cm, 56cm
Size: M/L, One Size
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra
Braking Type: Rim Brakes
Item condition: New
Stack: 519mm Reach: 376mm
Frame: carbon monocoque
Fork: Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered S5
Stem: FSA OS 98 100mm
Handlebars: Cervelo All-Carbon aero 40cm
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 6800 rim
Brake levers: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra direct mount
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette: 11 speed
Crankset: Rotor 3d30 52x36 170mm
Seatpost: Cervelo integrated aero carbon
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Wheels:Mavic Cosmic Elite Tires: Mavic Yksion Comp 700x25