Last winter when Cervélo debuted their dedicated R5-CX cross bike under Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert, it looked like you pretty much could only get one if you had won a few CX World Championships. But now, much like once-again World Champion Vos, you can now build up your own R5-CX frameset to be ready for the impending race season… #crossiscoming! Cervélo R5-CX cyclocross race bike
photo by Alex Hays Side note away from Cervélo for a second and back to that Jumbo-Visma team… Seriously, can we just take a moment to appreciate the 11 World & 12 National Championships between that pair. That’s a pretty solid line-up for a CX team that has effectively two athletes racing. 35-year-old Vos is an 8x CX World Champ, not to mention 3x Road World Champ, 2x Track World Champion & 2 Olympic Gold medals. And 27-year-old van Aert is no slouch with 3 CX Worlds and 5 Spring Classics wins on the road.
But yeah, Vos won her record-breaking 8th Cyclo-Cross World Championships on this bike last February – where we got an up-close look at her race build . And while she’ll move on to a custom-painted bike with plenty of well-deserved rainbows, there are two sparkly colors of R5-CX frameset you can buy and build now…
photos c. Cervelo
…plus a coming soon limited-edition Moon Drop Camo. Tech details
For a quick refresher, the Cervelo R5-CX is a cyclo-cross race-adapted R5 with handling & tire clearance tuned for cross – specifically […]