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cshong88
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by cshong88

any rumors or insight as to whether we can expect an update of the r5 next year?

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2021 isn't next year ;-)
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Technically, the R5 would be 3 years old by mid 2020, which might suggest a new one could be coming (ridden by pros @ mid 2020, available to consumers late 2020 or early 2021). However, Cervelo have not really followed "traditional" 3 year upgrade pattern for their bikes, and the current R5 is already a great bike. What it "lacks" (for some, not for all), is the "modern" front end integration and in practice it could be lighter (but that's what we should say just about all disc brake bikes).
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cshong88
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by cshong88

Anybody hear of any rumors that Cervelo will be updating their R5 model soon? My current R5 bike is seemingly falling apart and while the new Emonda and Tarmac are tempting, I'd hold out for a new R5 if possible... Thanks!

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by robeambro

From the UCI list I'd say we'll see a new Reacto, a new Scultura, and from gossip a new BMC Teammachine and a Bianchi.. But no rumours at all coming from Canada..

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I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
Cervélo S5 Disc (2019) - 7.8kg
Open WI.DE (2019) - 8.5kg
Specialized Shiv TT Disc (2020) - 7.9kg
Specialized SW Æthos (2021) 6.4kg
Trek Émonda SLR9 (2021) 6.9kg

*all weights include pedals, computer mounts, speed sensor, and bottle cages.

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FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
Bike24 has had 2019 R5 frames on sale at ~2k for ages now.

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Unniti wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:38 pm
FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
Bike24 has had 2019 R5 frames on sale at ~2k for ages now.
That says a lot about how desirable the bike is atm.
Cervélo S5 Disc (2019) - 7.8kg
Open WI.DE (2019) - 8.5kg
Specialized Shiv TT Disc (2020) - 7.9kg
Specialized SW Æthos (2021) 6.4kg
Trek Émonda SLR9 (2021) 6.9kg

*all weights include pedals, computer mounts, speed sensor, and bottle cages.

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New one coming out soon...
Allez Sprint Disc - 7.60kg
SL7 S-Works - 6.73kg
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FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
R5 is very comparable to the SL6 and Ultimate. SL7 is a different question but thats not on sale yet.

It's got to be near the end of life now I would have thought.

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by cshong88

ryanw wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:22 pm
New one coming out soon...
Ah, very interested. If you don't mind me asking, what is your source for this info and how soon??? Thanks.

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FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
I would for sure. R5 is available for 2000-2500 Euro (both rim and disc).
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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wheelsONfire wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am
FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
I would for sure. R5 is available for 2000-2500 Euro (both rim and disc).
The fact that it is selling for a fraction of the cost the others proves, that it is a lot less desirable. The R5 is supposed to be on the level of Emonda SLR 9 and SW Tarmac.
Cervélo S5 Disc (2019) - 7.8kg
Open WI.DE (2019) - 8.5kg
Specialized Shiv TT Disc (2020) - 7.9kg
Specialized SW Æthos (2021) 6.4kg
Trek Émonda SLR9 (2021) 6.9kg

*all weights include pedals, computer mounts, speed sensor, and bottle cages.

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Cervelo and Scott always appears on high discount sales. I'd never buy on of those for retail.
Alot of people also bough Factor 02 at -50%
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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FlatlandClimber wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am
FlatlandClimber wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
I can't really imagine that the R5 is selling at all. I wouldn't know how anyone looking for a roadbike currently would choose the R5 over the Tarmac/Emonda/Teammachine/ Ultimate Evo etc.
I would for sure. R5 is available for 2000-2500 Euro (both rim and disc).
The fact that it is selling for a fraction of the cost the others proves, that it is a lot less desirable. The R5 is supposed to be on the level of Emonda SLR 9 and SW Tarmac.
But unlike many people think higher price doesn't actually mean that something is a better product. And a lower price doesn't mean inferiority. Besides there are disc and rim S-Works Tarmacs being sold at 2000 - 2500 euros also right now. So it's in the samish price bracket if you care about that, and the Ultimate CF SLX is about 2500 euros, though it does come with a one piece cockpit.

It may not be selling as well but that probably has more to do with marketing done by the brands than the product quality. I've been looking at a new disc frame and the R5/Tarmac/Ultimate CF SLX are all in contention. Alongside with a few more candidates, maybe most notably the new Felt AR, honestly if the Felt frameset came in white like the full builds I would've probably gotten one already.

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