Cervelo Launches New S5 at Domestique Cafe
by Chris Redden
July 28, 2011 (Dundas, ON) – Cervelo recently announed the launch of their new model, the S5 at Domestique Cafe in Dundas, Ont. The stealth looking bike was a non-stickered model for the preview (decals will be added later of course).
Cervelo's S5 - already proven at the Tour... © Chris Redden
The bike features a new design that positions the rear wheel into the frame, as well as a completely different head tube design. All of the tubes have been reshaped for minimum air turbulance. The entire bike is designed to go faster than any of their previous models.
Cervelo S5 - the new design positions the rear wheel into the frame. © Chris Redden
The numbers speak for themselves – aerodynamic savings over Cervélo’s S3:
- 36.8 seconds over 40k
- 0.92 seconds per kilometer
- 92 grams of drag
- 9.2 watts of power savings
Cervelo's new S5 sleek and fast... © Chris Redden
All of this adds up to a faster (if that’s possible) Cervelo bike. The S5 was ridden by Garmin-Cervelo’s Thor Hushovd at the Tour de France where he wore the yellow jersey for more than a few days and won two stages while riding this bike – proof enough that this is one fast machine. More on the S5 soon.
Thor Hushovd wins his first of two stages at the 2011 Tour on the new S5. © Cor Vos
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