in

Buying a 2012 s5. Any thoughts on the bike

Last post 03-19-2019 12:19 AM by apwndwest. 3 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (4 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • 03-17-2019 11:15 PM

    • apwndwest
    • Top 75 Contributor
    • Joined on 09-11-2014
    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Posts 275

    Buying a 2012 s5. Any thoughts on the bike

    Hi there about to buy a lightly used S5. Anyone have one and feel like giving me some feedback? It's coming with SRAM red components. TIA
    2014 R3 (Hills bike)
    2012 Roubaix SL3 (Endurance bike)
  • 03-18-2019 8:29 AM In reply to

    • Kookie
    • Top 50 Contributor
    • Joined on 02-04-2012
    • Toronto
    • Posts 438

    Re: Buying a 2012 s5. Any thoughts on the bike

    I used to have the 2012 S5 Team Edition. Overall the bike for me was fine. The only downside for me was not being able to install most 25mm tires (probably wasn't designed for 25mm). A number of strong riders felt the front (ht, fork, bb) wasn't stiff enough, hence new design.
    2017 Cervelo S5 SRAM eTap
    2018 Cervelo R5 Classics Edition Limited Frameset
  • 03-18-2019 5:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a 2012 s5. Any thoughts on the bike

     Had/have the 2012 S5 Rival.  Loved the bike.  Had a crash in a group ride that fractured the integral rear dropout rendering the

    bike unrideable ;>(  Yes the bike was only able to ride with 23mm tires without rubbing.

     

    Still miss the ride feel of the bike.....

  • 03-19-2019 12:19 AM In reply to

    • apwndwest
    • Top 75 Contributor
    • Joined on 09-11-2014
    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Posts 275

    Re: Buying a 2012 s5. Any thoughts on the bike

    I chose not to buy this bike. Lots more out there. In the end 25mm was the deal breaker.
    2014 R3 (Hills bike)
    2012 Roubaix SL3 (Endurance bike)
Page 1 of 1 (4 items)
Copyright © 2007-2013 Cervélo Cycles Inc. All rights reserved.