2012 Cervelo R5 VWD 6.718kg. Oldie but Goodie. Updated PICS/Build. Pg 2!

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MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

Hello,

Long time lurker here. Bike is at a point where I would like to share it. Owned since 2012. Love the classic lines. Never gets old. Great weight without Weight Weenie specific parts. Future? Looking at Sram ETAP upgrade kit and EE Brakes along with shaving the cable stops.

2012 Cervelo R5 VWD 56cm
Shimano DA9000 Group Set
Shimano DA9100 Crank 172.5
Shimano DA9000 Cable Set
Shimano DA9000 Pedals
Shimano DA9000 Chain
Shimano DA9000 11-28 Cassette
Pioneer Duel Leg Power Meter w/ Magnets
VCRC Ceramic Bottom Bracket
3T Team Handle Bar
Zipp CX Tape
Enve 100MM -6 Stem
Enve Garmin 1000 Mount
Cobb Head Set Cap
Cervelo Stem Cap
3T Pro Zero Offset Seat Post
Fizik Antares 00 Saddle
Zipp 404 NSW Clinchers
Specialized Turbo SWorks Tires 26MM
Continental Race Light Tubes
Velo Plugs
Zipp Platinum Pads
Arundel Bottle Cages
Garmin Speed Sensor
Bolts-OEM components

14.81 lbs/6.718kg

Open to constructive criticism.

ImageR5 by Michael Nguyen, on Flickr
ImageR5 by Michael Nguyen, on Flickr
ImageR5 by Michael Nguyen, on Flickr
ImageR5 by Michael Nguyen, on Flickr
ImageR5 by Michael Nguyen, on Flickr
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evan326
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by evan326

Constructive criticism: it looks terrible, you should throw it in the trash in front of my house!
Think it looks super clean, personally don't like the white tape :thumbup:

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MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

evan326 wrote:Constructive criticism: it looks terrible, you should throw it in the trash in front of my house!
Think it looks super clean, personally don't like the white tape :thumbup:

Ha. White tape is so Pro. :)
I had BLK tape but wanted to change the look up.

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Lightweenie
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by Lightweenie

I this looks perfect, very elegant and well balanced!

damond
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by damond

Really good looking bike! where can i get one of those pm magnets?

SLCBrandon
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by SLCBrandon

I absolutely love this generation of Cervelo's. I keep finding them on eBay and have to talk myself out of them.

Really classy/clean build. Great job.

jmagoulas
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by jmagoulas

Beautiful timeless bike. Well done. Constructive criticism... Drop the ENVE stem and 3T post and go with Deda Superzero. (The lines match the boxy tubes on the Cervelo) and black tape with red stitch to set it apart from the others. Just my $.02

MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

damond wrote:Really good looking bike! where can i get one of those pm magnets?


Thanks Fellas!

Magnets came with my Pioneer PM. You might can order it from Pioneer. It's double side tape. I have it on both sides of the bike. Metallic grayish/black tape. Matched the frame perfectly.

MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

SLCBrandon wrote:I absolutely love this generation of Cervelo's. I keep finding them on eBay and have to talk myself out of them.

Really classy/clean build. Great job.



I don't know the used market on these frames but the VWD was a premium back then. Retailed for $5K then. R5CA was $10K. I built this bike as a climbing bike. I had an S5 team at that point. Sold the S5 because it was a pig at 16.5 LBS. S5 was WAY faster than the R5. Didn't have to work as much to keep the bike going.

Now, I use the R5 for everything when weather is good. Legs just gotta work a little more but the 404's make it easier.

MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

jmagoulas wrote:Beautiful timeless bike. Well done. Constructive criticism... Drop the ENVE stem and 3T post and go with Deda Superzero. (The lines match the boxy tubes on the Cervelo) and black tape with red stitch to set it apart from the others. Just my $.02


Yes, I can look into that as long as those components are lighter. I do like the clean set up of the Enve Stem/Garmin Combo. I hadn't seen BLK tape with Red Stitch before. What brand?

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choiboi
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by choiboi

Smashing looking cervelo

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Neddysmith
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by Neddysmith

Very clean looking machine

MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

Thanks Fellas!

I believe the VWD is the lightest model R5 up to date. Not including the exotic RCA. I could be wrong though. Internal cable routing and more aero shape should had added more weight right? The black frame along with the grey/red top tube were the 2 models after the VWD. I wonder how much better/faster it rides though. Not talking about the newest redesign. Any can chime in?

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by alpinestar

Nice machine! To me it screems for a white saddle! or black bartape! :)

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MomentumR5
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by MomentumR5

alpinestar wrote:Nice machine! To me it screems for a white saddle! or black bartape! :)


Haha. I know the Velo Rules. I like white tape but not white saddles. I figure I can get away with it since the saddle is hidden under my butt while I'm trying to haul ass.

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