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Roadie: R5 Dura Ace Di2 | $9,000
The new R5 introduces the Rca’s frame profile to the R-series line-up. Light and stiff, the R5 offers a 7.4 watt aero advantage thanks to the Squoval family of tube shapes. With a 9.5 per cent stiffer bottom bracket compared to the last generation R5, this bike is perfect for acceleration, climbing or on the attack, while a 15 per cent increase in torsional head tube stiffness offers improved handling. The R5’s new fork shape improves side stiffness and front compliance while maintaining aero performance. Future-proof cable routing is ready for mechanical, electronic and hydraulic, and a rear dropout cable exit provides a straight, low-friction path for rear derailleur cable routing.
Pros Who Ride This Bike: Team Garmin-Sharp, including Ryder Hesjedal, Team Lotto-Belisol.