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Old 07-01-20, 10:12 AM
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Cervelo r5

I purchased a 2020 Cervelo r5 4 months ago, which I absolutely love; however I find the steering "twitchy", and I can't take my hands off the bars, which is important to rest my shoulders. Does anyone care to comment?
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Old 07-01-20, 02:27 PM
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I also bought an R5 about 5 months ago (end of Feb) but don't find the ride twitchy. The only few times I've had to keep a good grip is when the crosswinds are strong, but that could be due to my light wheelset (Firecrest 303). I'm riding a mixture of flats and rolling hills so spend the majority of time on the drops, but don't feel like I'm in a death grip. I also switched out to a longer stem so I could get lower and more aero, so is the ride twitchy when you're in the drops?
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Old 07-01-20, 06:03 PM
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Cervelo R5

Dear Chubby, Thanks for replying to my note; It's a great bike and I'm enjoying it; my shoulders get tired on rides, and I like to take my hands off the bars; but, I really don't feel I can do that; I have a 58cm frame and a short stem, which may be a factor. I'll check out those wheels. Thanks, Bob
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Old 10-02-20, 06:46 PM
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The R5 is not twitchy in my experience. My daily wheels are 45mm deep front and rear and I can ride with no hands or in aero mode with my forearms on top of the bars with no stability issues.


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