Sleek aero bike for Cavendish’s lead out man mark renshaw cervelo s5 After two seasons leading out Mark Cavendish at Etixx-Quick Step, Mark Renshaw has followed the Manxman across to Dimension Data for the 2016 season, meaning both will be aboard new bikes this year. For the vast majority of races we’d expect that bike to be the Cervelo S5, the aero bike at the top of the Cervelo range.
The bike, which we reviewed last year , has all the hallmarks that are typically associated with aero bikes. The most most obvious of these on the S5 is the cutout seat tube which sits snug against the rear tyre giving only minimal clearance between the tyre and the frame.
The brakes are hidden behind the specially-designed seatstays (Photo: Watson)
Things are a little less tight at the front, where despite the down tube joining the head tube slightly lower than on most bikes, there is still plenty of clearance to the front wheel. The other aero features of note are the elongated aerofoil tube shapes, and the seatstays which have been specially shaped to divert air around the rear brake calipers.
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