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 Post subject: RichieE46 - Cervelo S5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:54 am 
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Hey all,

Just wanted to introduce myself and here's my 2013 Cervelo S5. Hoping to train hard this year and try out racing. Just enjoy biking and modding my bike. I'll update this as the S5 changes. It's already changed quite a bit in the past 2 months.


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 Post subject: RichieE46 - Cervelo S5
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:00 am 
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2013 Cervelo S5
Current List of Components: (10/29/2013)
Gruppo: Di2 6770
Wheels: ROL D'Huez
Handlebars: Zipp Vukasprint
Brakes: Planet X CNC brakes
Crank: Rotor 3DF 50/34
Saddle: Specialized Toupe Expert
Brake line housing: Aican Bungarus
Cassette: Dura Ace 7900 - 12-28


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:03 am 
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Judging the amount of seatpost showing, and the angle and push forward on your saddle rails that frame looks too big for you, but nice build otherwise.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:07 am 
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Yea the seatpost was raised about 4 cm since that picture. But you are right...it might still be a little too big.

Its a 51cm frame and I am 5'4" with a 29.5" inseam.

The 48cm S5 felt too short in terms of reach. I could have opt'ed for a longer stem to account for this but I still felt more comfortable on the 51cm.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:18 am 
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Difficult message top deliver after you have spent so much on the frame, but the shorter frame/longer stem/layback saddle approach would possibly have been better.

The received wisdom is to ride as small a frame as you can get away with and use the cockpit to fine tune the fit. Saves weight, makes the ride more responsive, and of course importantly looks more 'pro'!

Nothing wrong with the build at all. Very nice indeed otherwise.

In the end, what matters is that you ride it lots and that it puts a big smile on your face every time you do. In that respect, it has clearly been a success.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Yea I know what you mean. I kind of had my heart set on the S5 even while I shopped other bikes.

This is a very shallow reason but the 48cm S5 just looked weird aesthetically... Which also contributed to why I got the 51

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Nice bike!

You would have lost 25mm of stack if you went with the 48. I don't know how much excess steer tube is on the S5, but you might have had a hard time getting your bars in the same spot.


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