This speed machine is the brand new Cervelo R5 Disc, and it's my latest test bike. Before I get to fitting some pedals and hitting the road, here's a quick video first look at all the key details and why this bike might be a contender.
If you missed the launch of the updated Cervelo R5 and R5 Disc, you can read all about it here. In a nutshell, the new bike is stiffer, more aero and comfortable than the old bike, and is now offered with disc brakes for the first time.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.