Cervelo lifts the covers off its new R5-CX cyclo-cross bike

A Cervélo R5-CX cyclo-cross bike in Jumbo-Visma's yellow and black colours stood in a forest
(Image credit: Cervelo)

Cervélo has today unveiled the latest bike in its lineup, officially bolstering its range to 10 models and expanding its coverage into a new discipline: cyclo-cross. It has lifted the covers off the R5-CX, a race-tuned 'cross bike designed for - and with input from - Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert

When Cervélo joined forces with Jumbo-Visma at the start of the 2021 campaign, it immediately faced a problem. Despite now sponsoring two of the best cyclo-cross racers in the world, it didn't have a bike for them to use. Among the hoards of WorldTour-capable road and time trial bikes such as the S5, Caledonia, R5 and P5, the brand didn't have a 'cross bike. Its only off-road capable bike at the time was the Áspero gravel bike. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.