2012 R5 thoughts
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    2012 R5 thoughts

    G'day all,

    I was after peoples thoughts on the R5 pictured below. I have an 08 R3-SL what changes or differences would I expect? This one is available as a brand new frame, with near new 7900 DA.

    I suppose the big question, is it better than my 08 R3-SL?

    2nd_hand_Cervelo_R5.jpg
    Last edited by ralph1; 08-06-2013 at 03:29 AM.
    cheers

    Pete

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    I have a 54 R5vwd from 2012 and I absolutely love the bike. Stiffer than you'll ever need and plenty comfortable. Depending how you build it you'll have a really light weight bike. Compared to my Super Six it's a smoother ride. You can't go wrong with that frame! My only gripe is the paint is kinda cheap.. and the cable guides aren't in the best locations. Otherwise it's a fantastic bike.

    CerveloR5vwd.jpg

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    Last edited by ZoSoSwiM; 08-06-2013 at 02:56 AM.
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    The R5 is going to be stiffer, more responsive in cornering and steep climbing, and lighter. Plus the ride will feel better even though it's stiffer.

    If it's a good deal, jump on it. If it's not, I would wait until the new vwd replacement comes out in 2014.

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