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Julien Vermote's Cervelo R5 - Gallery

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Julien Vermote's Cervelo R5

Julien Vermote's Cervelo R5
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A look at the front end of Vermote's bike

A look at the front end of Vermote's bike
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Dimension Data began using Astute saddles at the beginning of the 2018 season

Dimension Data began using Astute saddles at the beginning of the 2018 season
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It appears Vermote is running an unbranded FSA K-Force seat post with zero setback as opposed to an ENVE post the team usually use

It appears Vermote is running an unbranded FSA K-Force seat post with zero setback as opposed to an ENVE post the team usually use
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Dimension Data are known to pair their ENVE wheels with Chris King, DT Swiss or ENVE hubs

Dimension Data are known to pair their ENVE wheels with Chris King, DT Swiss or ENVE hubs
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes front and rear for Vermote

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes front and rear for Vermote
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Tape at the tubular valves prevents any valve rattle

Tape at the tubular valves prevents any valve rattle
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Dimension Data also have colour coordinated Chris King R45 hubs in their Emerald Green colourway

Dimension Data also have colour coordinated Chris King R45 hubs in their Emerald Green colourway
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Dimension Data use Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages

Dimension Data use Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages
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The team's ENVE 4.5 SES wheels have flashes of green on the decals in line with Dimension Data's team colours

The team's ENVE 4.5 SES wheels have flashes of green on the decals in line with Dimension Data's team colours
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Vermote opts for a standard 53-tooth Rotor NoQ chain ring, the Spanish components specialists also provides Dimension Data with their 2InPower power meter cranksets

Vermote opts for a standard 53-tooth Rotor NoQ chain ring, the Spanish components specialists also provides Dimension Data with their 2InPower power meter cranksets
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A look at the seat cluster on Vermote's Cervelo R5

A look at the seat cluster on Vermote's Cervelo R5
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A closer look at the out-front computer mount

A closer look at the out-front computer mount
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ENVE have their own out-front computer mount

ENVE have their own out-front computer mount
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals are understated in form but certainly not function

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals are understated in form but certainly not function
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Green decals stand out on the raw carbon finish of the frameset

Green decals stand out on the raw carbon finish of the frameset
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A closer look at the ENVE valve extenders

A closer look at the ENVE valve extenders
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Dimension Data are one of a few WorldTour teams who regularly run Shimano Ultegra, as opposed to Dura-Ace cassettes

Dimension Data are one of a few WorldTour teams who regularly run Shimano Ultegra, as opposed to Dura-Ace cassettes
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Vermote runs satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops

Vermote runs satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers provide the stopping and shifting controls for Vermote

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers provide the stopping and shifting controls for Vermote
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The front profile of Vermote's Cervelo R5

The front profile of Vermote's Cervelo R5
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ENVE provides Dimension Data with carbon-specific brake pads to be used with their wheels

ENVE provides Dimension Data with carbon-specific brake pads to be used with their wheels
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The 1.79 metre tall Belgian rides a 54cm frameset

The 1.79 metre tall Belgian rides a 54cm frameset
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Vermote's ENVE stem measured 125mm (c-c)

Vermote's ENVE stem measured 125mm (c-c)
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The Dimension Data drivetrains stand out among the peloton with gold KMC chains, Rotor and Shimano components

The Dimension Data drivetrains stand out among the peloton with gold KMC chains, Rotor and Shimano components
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After seven seasons with the Quick-Step Floors team, Julien Vermote switched from the Belgian squad to the South African team of Dimension Data for 2018. The Belgian made the move to have more of his own opportunities in the spring Classics and to have a chance to link up once again with Mark Cavendish as part of the Briton's sprint team.

Vermote switched from Specialized bikes to Cervélo for the first time in his career, opting for the all-round Cervélo R5 over the more aero-focused Cervélo S5 for nearly all racing and training this season. Vermote rides a 54cm Cervélo R5 frameset, with a raw carbon finish and contrasting green decals in the Dimension Data team colours.

Dimension Data have long partnered with carbon components specialists ENVE, with nearly all of the finishing kit components and wheels for Vermote's Cervélo R5 coming from the American company. Vermote's frameset is paired with ENVE 4.5 SES wheels, with custom green and white decals for Dimension Data and Chris King R45 hubs in matching Emerald Green. ENVE also provides Vermote with handlebars and a stem.

Unlike his teammates who run ENVE seat posts, Vermote looked to have an inline FSA K-Force seat post, in a raw carbon and unbranded finish. The seat post is topped with an Astute saddle, who Dimension Data partnered with for the first time at the start of the 2018 season.

Also for the 2018 season, Dimension Data have switched from handlebar tape from LizardSkins to tape from Colorado-based company Joystick.

Vermote's drive train uses a mix of components from Shimano, Rotor and KMC. Shifting and controls come courtesy of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 components, while Rotor provides Vermote and Dimension Data with chainrings and power meters. KMC link the components together with an eye-catching X11SL Gold chain.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Julien Vermote's Cervélo R5.

Frame: Cervélo R5, size 54
Fork: Cervélo All-Carbon, tapered R5 fork

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with ENVE pads
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with ENVE pads
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-30
Chain: KMC X11SL Gold
Crankset: Rotor 2InPower, 53/38 chainrings, 172.5mm cranks
Wheelset: ENVE 4.5 SES
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: ENVE Road Handlebar, 400mm
Stem: ENVE Road Stem, 125mm
Headset: FSA
Tape/grips: Joystick Analog Bar Tape
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Astute Sky Carb
Seat post: FSA K-Force, 0mm setback
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus
Other accessories: ENVE out-front computer mount

Critical measurements

Rider height: 1.79m
Saddle height (from BB C): 730mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 545mm
Top tube length: 548mm