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R3 to S5

Last post 03-18-2019 10:56 AM by yep. 3 replies.
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  • 03-17-2019 9:41 AM

    • apwndwest
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    R3 to S5

    Looking to buy a used 2012 S5 that's in great shape with SRAM red components. Only thing I am concerned about is the position I need to be in to take full advantage of the bike. It it true that I will be in a much lower tuck position most of the time? That's gonna take some getting used to no? Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.
    2014 R3 (Hills bike)
    2012 Roubaix SL3 (Endurance bike)
  • 03-17-2019 10:05 PM In reply to

    • Kookie
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    Re: R3 to S5

    I think the 2012 S5 has a taller head tube than the current S5, probably similar to the current R3. So I don't think you'll be in a lower tuck position unless you have a slammed stem with a -17 stem.
    2013 Cervelo R5 SRAM Red
    2017 Cervelo S5 SRAM eTap
    2018 Cervelo R5 Classics Edition Limited Frameset
  • 03-17-2019 11:12 PM In reply to

    • apwndwest
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    Re: R3 to S5

    Thanks Kookie
    2014 R3 (Hills bike)
    2012 Roubaix SL3 (Endurance bike)
  • 03-18-2019 10:56 AM In reply to

    • yep
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    Re: R3 to S5

    I test rode a S5 in a 54 yesterday. It's probably a lower stack height than the 2012, but I think your last couple of questions are the important ones. If you're going for an aero frame, then the point is cheating the wind as much as possible. I've decided that I probably could the S5 like my TCR Advanced, but I'll work toward have fewer spaces and running it lower as much as I can.
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