2018 Cervelo R5 Build

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by salesguy

Finished this build up yesterday. Some build notes:

First build with a cervelo road bike. Epoxy on the fork insert was a new process but very easy. Nice and secure.

I've ridden Di2 since the first gen, the 9150 generation is flawless and refined. Aside from the wiring hassles (mostly self-inflicted) setup and adjustment was trivial.

Wiring: I wanted a very clean cockpit, no exposed wires (especially behind stem into top tube). This required additional lengths of wire to come out with the rear brake housing. I am also using both sprint and climbing shifters, so all ports are used on the shifters. This required an additional b-junction to be used, which is inside the bars, along with the all the other wiring. It's a tight fit and unfortunately I didn't wrap the junction in foam tape and it rattles something fierce. Will be fixing ASAP.

I used the PRO VIBE AL bars, due to stock availability. They were drilled differently than the carbon version, with no holes at the shifters. Much prefer the carbon bars and will be swapping out as soon as they come in stock.

Ride notes: Only around the parking lot but feels very stiff, very similar to my s-works tarmac. Geometry is pretty close, fit almost exactly the same.

Weights: I tried to document the weight of all the components, with pictures below. I wasn't trying for a particularly light build, but wanted a fuss-free durable high performance bike. I prefer Shimano/PRO due to an industry connection, so that resulted in some heavier parts selections. I would have liked the 9100-P crankset but wasn't available, so I went with another Quarq which we have had good luck with, very reliable and functional. Shifting is 100% with the 9100 rings.

Frame and fork: 2018 Cervelo R5 rim brake
Wheels: Roval CLX-40
FD: Shimano R9150
RD: Shimano R9150
Shifters: Shimano R9150
Brakeset: Shimano R9100 standard mount
Cassette: Shimano R8000 11x28
Chain: Shimano HG-901-11 with connecting pin
Stem: Shimano Pro Vibe AL
Bars: Shimano Pro Vibe AL 42cm
Bar tape & plugs: Shimano Pro
Headset: Cervelo/FSA
Chainset: Quarq D-Four91
Bottom Bracket: Wheels MFG PF30 Threaded Angular Contact
Rings: Shimano R9150 52x36
Seatpost: Cervelo/FSA
Saddle: Shimano Pro Falcon Carbon
Pedals: Shimano R9100
Tires: Continental GP4000IIs 700x25c
Skewers: KCNC Titanium
Cages: Shimano Pro Carbon x2
Misc: Shimano R9150 Internal battery, b-junction, wiring. Bar-end junction. Extra b-junction inside bars. Pro tape.
Complete bike with bar tape, cages, pedals no computer.JPG
2018 Cervelo R5 frameset complete.JPG
2018 Cervelo R5 bare frame.JPG
Wheels angular contact BB with spacers and dust covers.JPG
9100 brakeset.JPG
9100 pedals.JPG
9150 Battery with rubber holder.JPG
9150 Front.JPG
Bar-end junction 9150.JPG
bottle cage bolts (Cervelo).JPG

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by salesguy

more pics
Bar-end junction 9150.JPG
Cervelo Chain catcher.JPG
bottle cage bolts (Cervelo).JPG
Fork cut with insert.JPG
FSA Seatpost.JPG
Wheels angular contact BB with spacers and dust covers.JPG
2018 Cervelo R5 bare frame.JPG
Shimano Pro Falcon Carbon Saddle.JPG
Sphyre RC9 Shoes with cleats.JPG

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by mrlobber

Enough of the components teasing, just give the full bike pic! :D

P.S. Bare frame without anything? Size 54?

P.P.S. Total weight with carbon clinchers, really heavy bars, stem, cages, cassette etc, is good!
Retired bikes: Cervelo S5 2015 / Felt AR FRD 2014 / Cannondale SS HM 2014 / Scott Addict SL 2014 / Scott Plasma Premium 2014 / Orbea Orca 2008 / Look 596 /

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by salesguy

Ha! Sorry I forgot a few of the completed bike

Will be swapping out the AL bars for the Vibe Carbon bars later this week
Complete Bike 2.JPG
Angle View.JPG
Clean Front end 2.JPG

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by prendrefeu

What size is the frame?
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by dudemanppl

That is one of the worst finishing tape jobs I have ever seen.

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by themidge

I know bar tape is something that people struggle with sometimes but it isn't so hard to line up the electrical tape with the edge of the bar tape is it?

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by salesguy

Frame is a 56cm

Yes, the finishing job on the tape is a mess. It's temporary, and partially related to not knowing what I want to do with those satellite shifters. I didn't like the big rubber holders they came with, so they are held in place with the extra tape.

new carbon bars some this week, which have fully internal routing for all cables, unlike the Al version. this will clean things up a bit, and simplify the rats nest of di2 wiring inside the bars just a little.

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by salesguy

I promise to take pictures of the new bars.

To be extra critical, the rear housing can be trimmed a few mm (which I will do) and the front needs 3:1 shrink tubing vs the 2:1 that was used in those photos

Both transgressions will be remediated shortly

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