Cervelo ZSF-5 full suspension mountain bike Cervélo has launched its first full-suspension MTB, the ZSF-5, marking the Canadian brand’s next move into the world of top-level mountain biking.
We first reported on Cervélo’s ZSF-5 cross-country bike when it was raced earlier in 2023 at the first round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Nové Město.
At that point, details were a little thin on the ground but, after a few months of speculation, Cervélo has pulled back the curtain and it’s a bike unapologetically designed to be ridden fast on XC race tracks, whether it’s pointed uphill or down.
Following in the tyre tracks of the ZHT-5, a hardtail that arrived last year as Cervélo’s first mountain bike , the ZSF-5 is available with 100mm or 120mm of travel and uses a single-pivot, flex-stay suspension design.
Cervélo will offer six builds in total, with prices ranging from £5,499 to £10,499. Single-pivot flex-stay suspension
Dutch pro, Fem van Empel, has been riding the new Cervélo ZSF-5. Pablo Morano / BSR Agency / Getty Images
The ZSF-5 will be available with 100mm or 120mm of rear suspension . The longer-travel option is achieved by simply switching to a longer-stroke shock (190x40mm versus 190x45mm), meaning the frames are identical in every other aspect.Rear-wheel travel is delivered via a single-pivot flex-stay design (rather than an additional pivot point near the rear axle), with a link driving the top-tube mounted shock.Cervélo has opted for this suspension platform – one that’s common in the design of the […]