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Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

Last post 12-08-2012 5:49 PM by richievet. 6 replies.
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  • 12-06-2012 11:21 PM

    Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    Hi, I can't really tell which frame will fit me. Any help would be appreciated! I can't tell whether a 54CM or a 51CM bike will fit me. I am 5"7 and I have an inseam of 31". The 2011 R5 or the 2012 S5 Team are what I have in mind. Thank you so much.
  • 12-06-2012 11:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    I am the same height as you but shorter inseam (29-30").

    I have the 2012 S5 Team 54cm and have no problems riding it. If I get another Cervelo it will be a 51cm because I want a more aggressive riding position (saddle will be higher than the handlebar).

    I recommend the 51cm.

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  • 12-07-2012 1:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    51

  • 12-07-2012 9:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    51 for both.

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  • 12-07-2012 3:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    In general, I agree with the suggestion for 51, but keep in mind it has a shorter head tube.  If you don't want or don't feel as comfortable with as much drop, you may need more spacers under the stem than you might prefer from an aesthetic perspective.

  • 12-07-2012 4:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    I'm 5'8 and have a 30" leg, 51 fits perfect!
  • 12-08-2012 5:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Cervelo R5 or S5 Sizing Help? 54cm or 51cm

    i have the same measurements.. have tried a 51 and 54cm r3, a 51cm s2 and have purchased a 51cm r5..! The 54cm frame was comfortable but a little stretched for me, which meant not being totally comfortable on the hoods..the 51cm r3 gave a really nice racey aggressive position.
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