WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN
R5 has one job—get to the top, fast. But for all the glory and fanfare that comes with a summit finish, they’re rarely the only climb of the day. And while a race isn’t usually won on a descent, they can certainly be lost. A climbing bike that can’t carve a hairpin is a bit like a cup of decaf coffee. This is the fourth iteration of the R5, and while weight and stiffness have varied over the years, the handling, poise, and unmatched prowess on a descent have been consistent since day one.
FASTER IN EVERY DIRECTION
The new R5 frame is 130g lighter than the previous model—a 16% reduction from an already-light frame. And while aerodynamics weren’t a focus with this frame the way they would be on an S5 or P5, bringing the cables inside reduced drag by 25g.
REINVENTING THE WHEEL
In 2023, Reserve carbon wheels proved that its wheels are the fastest in Pro Tour racing, as Team Jumbo-Visma wrapped up its third major Grand Tour victory in one year. This was a feat that had yet to be achieved in the long and storied history of pro cycling. Congratulations to Primož Roglič, Jonas Vingegaard and Sepp Kuss on their GC victories at the Giro, the Tour and the Vuelta respectively.
How do I determine what bike size I need?
The age-old question, isn’t it? There are many factors that go into bicycle sizing and fit, particularly for high-performance bikes.
Without being able to measure you and see you on a bike, precise fit information is difficult to supply. It’s also not unusual for someone to be able to ride two different sizes depending on their goals, flexibility, and fit tolerance.
This is a helpful guide, but we encourage you to come to our shop and we'll be happy to assist you.