Well I had the bike all built up, was riding it to dial in the fit and get everything working well before I finished it up. Cut the steer and even raced the bike once and then two weeks into its short life my first Cervelo is already dead and disassembled. The rear brake mounting set-up used by cervelo on the S-5 to account for the strange layout of the rear triangle completely broke free from the frame. I don't mean the metal piece that the rear brake is attached to but the boss/mounting hole broke out of the frame.
Here are a few pictures of what I am talking about. The first picture is of the broken frame and the piece that broke off the frame:
And one from the back:
I'm pretty bummed because before this unfortunate accident I was really digging the bike; I'm putting it in the mail today to get it warranted and back in a few weeks. I suppose its kind of a good thing because I'm preparing for the state time trial and should be out on the TT bike instead but I'm still kind of upset.
Oh and the weight without race wheels (had on training set when I weighed it at the local bike shop [1800g pair]) it came in at 7.22kg. Goal is to get it to around 6.3kg-6.5kg while still being one of the most aero and stiff bike around. Here is one more blurry pic of the bike in near that state; please don't flame for the little ring:
Still had alot to do in this picture but it kind of gives you an idea of what it was looking like; will get it really done up right when I get the frame back from RAcycles in a few weeks. Will also get a frame weight
Edit- I am also trying to figure out what kind of final powermeter/ bottom bracket to include in this bike; any suggestions or help would be appreciated. I know that I am first going to replace the FSA pfbb30 bottom bracket with a enduro ceramic pfbb30 bottom bracket. Currently I am using the enduro reducers to allow the use of my old bikes GXP Quarq. However eventually I would like to get a permanent new powermeter/crank for this bike so that I can go back to training on my Torelli. So my options are:
- get a 2012 SRAM Red BB30 Quarq and remove the preload adjuster so that it will fit into the wider bbright platform
- get a new SRM powermeter for the bike (either a Red, Rotor, or maybe even the M3 THM or whatever that thing is)
- keep the GXP on the Cervelo and get a powertap for the torelli and put back on the old red crank
- keep the GXP crank for both bikes and just shuttle it around (not really ideal if I'm racing alot, I hate to have alot to do before races. I know it only takes 5 minutes but the adjustment is never the same when you are doing this even; when you do it with a proper torque wrench)
I will likely go for the first or second option because I'm lazy but I guess I would just like some other peoples opinions or insight into what works best for them.