Here, we have a Cervelo…
Right, that’s your attention taken care of – now here comes the next part of that sentence.
…and it’s an endurance bike.
Oxymoron? Certainly when it comes to the Cervelo we’ve known over the years. After all, it’s the S range of aero bikes, the R range of super-lightweight machines and the P range of crazy time trial monsters that have given Cervelo their name. An endurance bike may not be in keeping with the Canadian brand’s race-focussed DNA, but that doesn’t mean the new C range has received any less attention.
This is the C5, Cervelo’s flagship endurance machine, and it features plenty of know-how brought over from the race models. One example of this is the oversized BBRight bottom bracket, which (slightly confusingly) means the BB is extended leftwards by 11mm, having the effect of almost doubling the width of the left chainstay, providing extra stiffness and strength. Endurance bike it may be, but the C5 is still a bike designed to be ridden fast.