The job of the Cervelo R5 Force eTap AXS Road Bike is here to get us to the top of the climb as fast as possible and then down the other side just as fast. The lightweight carbon frame is stiff, but not too stiff, providing the perfect handling, stability, and power transfer to keep us feeling fresh and grabbing all the KOMs. The longer wheelbase and low bottom bracket offer increased control on fast descents, and while this bike features optimal aerodynamics, it is built with an all-around riding geometry for all-day comfort. This R5, spec’d with the SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset, provides us with the modern gearing, trustworthy braking power, and easy personalization we need to conquer anything in our way. With the simple and intuitive eTap shift logic, we can quickly and efficiently switch between our 10-33T cassette and 48/35T chainrings to ensure we are always in the proper gear ratio. There’s even an integrated Quarq Zero power meter on the crank, delivering power measurements accurate to +/- 1. 5% in variable temperatures, so we always know how hard we are going.