2012 Cervelo R5 VWD *Updated*

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stephenjwhan
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by stephenjwhan

i'm 5'9 with shorter legs and a longer torso.
my S2 and S5s were both 51cm, fitted by a shop that always put me on the smaller size but most other shops recommended i be on a 54cm. i always felt a little cramped and compressed on the 51s even with a longer stem.

after a lot of back and forth, i finally decided to go with the 54cm as i simply felt more comfortable while still being in a fairly aggressive position and i love how the bike feels and more importantly how i feel on the bike.

hope this helps :)

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gosh exactly the same height/body dimensions as me, thanks Stepehen, enjoy your R5 mate!

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by JummsBikeStudio

Nice R5! I've got the same height as you and decide the same size also, hope it fits me :D

stephenjwhan
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by stephenjwhan

thanks !
i was kinda in between 51 and 54, but found the 54 to be much more comfortable, and never found a comfortable position on my 51cm S5 Team.

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by stephenjwhan

a couple updates

- steerer tube has been cut down
- picked up a Fizik Kurve Chameleon, but might exchange for the Bull after a few test rides

will post some new pictures soon

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by stephenjwhan

*update*

- Fizik Kurve Chameleon Saddle
- Cut steerer tube

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stephenjwhan wrote:i'm 5'9 with shorter legs and a longer torso.
my S2 and S5s were both 51cm, fitted by a shop that always put me on the smaller size but most other shops recommended i be on a 54cm. i always felt a little cramped and compressed on the 51s even with a longer stem.

after a lot of back and forth, i finally decided to go with the 54cm as i simply felt more comfortable while still being in a fairly aggressive position and i love how the bike feels and more importantly how i feel on the bike.

hope this helps :)


Can you tell me what your saddle height is as pictured?

JummsBikeStudio
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by JummsBikeStudio

Thanks stephenjwhan, mine is done and very fit me with 130mm stem. My dimension is 555mm saddle-bar, 680mm saddle-bb :wink:

There's one thing I don't like about this frame is a handlebar stack, even I cut half of a headset cap off, it still higher than I get used more than 2cm :cry:

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by Reamens

A true work of art.
My dream :) :thumbup:

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by justkeepedaling

JummsBikeStudio wrote:Thanks stephenjwhan, mine is done and very fit me with 130mm stem. My dimension is 555mm saddle-bar, 680mm saddle-bb :wink:

There's one thing I don't like about this frame is a handlebar stack, even I cut half of a headset cap off, it still higher than I get used more than 2cm :cry:


Get a -17 degree stem, that should help a bit

stephenjwhan
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by stephenjwhan

@Reamens - thanks !

@JummsBikeStudio - yes a -17 degree stem would definitely help or you can get an even shorter headset cap.
my shop already put on a shorter cap for me and then you can or you can do what ryder hesjedal does and remove the upper headset cover all together :)

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by dellpan

What a great bike! :)
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by mfcycling

nice photo

dlin88
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by dlin88

hi stephen,

I'm building my R5 Vwd now..
and I see u were able to fit SRAM exogram bb30 crank.
I thought the SRAM exogram bb30 was too short to fit BBright frame?

can you give me some input? If i get the bb30 SRAM exogram crank set, how do i make it fit? are there any special adapters needed?

thanks!!

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by stephenjwhan

@dlin88 - you are correct ! the bb30 cranks do not fit in the bbright BB. my cranks are GXP and fit into the bb using the enduro bb adapter. it works perfectly fine. i know some people will complain that the adapter will reduce stiffness of the bbright bb, but for me, and this completely personal, i haven't noticed a huge difference. i also believe there is a rotor adapter but not sure if its just for rotor cranks. i've heard good things about that adapter system tho.

@lovestheclimb - in comparison to my previous S5 Team and S2, this bike much much more comfortable. i like the geometry on the 54cm, coming from the 51cm which i found to be a bit too compact and aggressive. on this geo, i can still be in a good position while being comfortable. with that being said, i might opt for a 100mm stem when the season starts, feel slightly stretched out, but that's on my trainer so maybe it'll feel normal again on the road.

thanks for all the compliments !

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