The Cervelo S5 test bike

We have the new Cervelo S5 aero road bike in our hands and here now is a detailed gallery of this Hed, Fizik and Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed setup.

This is a 56cm Cervelo S5 and we very much look forward to take this bike on the road.

The view from slightly behind shows that there is not much to see for the wind.

The massive aero downtube is distinctive. We however did not shoot the images in black and white, but that might not be easy to discern.

The toptube of the S5 tapers nicely towards the seat cluster.

So far a singular Profile Design carbon cage will have to do, but eventually there will be 2 cages. We decided to mount it to the lower spot.

Up close with the seat cluster of the Cervelo S5. The wedge bolt system holds the post well.

Shadowy graphic games in black, grey and white on the S5 fork.

This protective strip prevents the chain from damaging the drive side chainstay.

The Rotor 3D+ crank here is 172.5mm on this 56cm bike.

The Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed mechanical group is well respected for the crisp shifting.

The Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical controls are mounted to the Cervelo aero road bar.

The view from above shows the details of these aero shaped bars better.

The steerer was another 1 inch longer and we trimmed it to this length, but have not yet decided if we will keep the bars as low as they are and have thus left some steerer length there.

The Fizik Antares saddle is a great spec and is well appreciated by us.

The new aero S5 post has only one position to mount the saddle, but should still allow for plenty of space to adjust.

The Cervelo S5 as seen from the front.

Continental Grand Prix 23mm tires on Hed Jet 6 wheels.

Steve Hed is likely smiling from well above us.

We will be spending lots of time on this aero road bike and then share a proper review.

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